Baltathon is a series of free hackathons taking place within the Batlic Museums: Love IT!.
Museums, touristic attractions, IT specialists and research institutions from Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Lithuania and Germany, cooperate in the project Baltic Museums: Love IT! in creating IT-enabled tools for natural and cultural heritage attractions in the South Baltic Region. The overall goal of the project is to create services for IT-supported tourism, and its basis is exchange of the experiences between partners, visitors and users.
Baltathon participants are tasked with creating an information tool – an application based on the gamification, which will contribute to the greater interest and involvement of tourists visiting cultural institutions in the Baltic States.
The Baltathon. Hackathons for Baltic Museums take place in:
- Gdynia (PL), 17-18th March 2018
- Klaipeda (LT), 14-15th April 2018
- Malmo (SE), 11-25th September 2018
- Greifswald (DE), 2019
The organization of the hackathon in Malmo is under the Foundation of Internet Industry Development Netcamp from Szczecin (Poland) in cooperation with Malmo Museer from Malmo.
The organization of the hackathon in Malmo is under the Foundation of Internet Industry Development ‘Netcamp’ from Szczecin (Poland) in cooperation with Malmo Museer from Malmo and NaturBornholm from Aakirkeby (Denmark).
We invite students, programmers, designers, graphic designers, Internet experts and all the new technology freaks to take part in the competition! We provide full catering and attractive prizes for the best teams.
Everything will start from the warm-up. During this meeting (which will be organized twice, on 11th and 18th Sep) you have the chance to get familiar with the exhibitions, problems and challenges the Museum of Malmo faces, and to get to know each other better. It’s also time for you to look for partners in crime (in case you don’t have a team yet).
From warm-up till the final day of hackathon you are asked to develop your idea and code. During final day on 25th September, you will get time to finalize your work, create a final presentation, talk to museum’s workers and IT experts from different companies. The final presentation will be presented to other teams, organizers and partners.
Number of teams is limited to 6. Maximum number of contestants in one team is 5 people.