Category Archives: Hackathon

Research Hackdays 2015

make.opendata.ch Research Hackdays 2015
Date Friday June 5 9:00am – Saturday June 6 5:00pm (CEST (UTC+02))
Location
  • FORS, Bâtiment Géopolis, University of Lausanne
  • ETH Zentrum, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich, rooms HG D 3.1/3.2/3.3
Price Free, sign up here Eventbrite event (in German, sign up no longer possible)
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On June 5 and 6, 2015, Opendata.ch invites researchers and experts, designers, developers, journalists and all people who would like to embrace experimentation with data to participate in our hackdays in Zurich and Lausanne. Open research data from diverse scientific domains will be at the centre of this 2-day creative event, as well as the one big question: how can we get the most out of the huge potential of Open Data in scientific research?

With amazing speakers and team leaders, from Bastian Greshake and his open-source genetics network openSNP to biodiversity data with Donat Agosti or black holes and galaxies with Kevin Schawinski, the event’s schedule is pointing towards the great potential of open research data. We’ll listen, but first and foremost we’ll make things happen, putting in two days of intensive work to make data used and useful — all while having a great time together.

Join us for the next steps in the direction of Open Research Data!

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Reykjavík Nordic Open Data Week Hackathon

Reykjavík Coworking Unit (That could be you in the middle)
Date Saturday June 6 12:00pm-7:00pm and Sunday June 7 12:00pm-7:00pm (UTC+00)
Location 79 Fiskislóð, Reykjavik, Iceland
Price Free
Official site Reykjavík Coworking Unit


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For anyone interested in participating in the Nordic Open Data Week while in Iceland, Reykjavík Coworking Unit opening the doors June 6 and June 7 12pm to 7pm to use as base for a weekend hackathon.

There will be great coffee, good music, some whisky and plenty of space :-)

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June 5 we’re tracking Nordic Open Data Week 2015 events in #Aarhus, #Stockholm, #Malmö, #Helsinki, #Oulu, #Tampere, #Turku, #København and #Hönefoss

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Nordic Open Data Week

Today it’s the Danish Constitution Day and you can attend Nordic Open Data Week 2015 events in Danmark, Norge, Sverige and Suomi.

Links to calendar:   

Map with all upcoming events

NOTE: All times are CEST (UTC+2), this has implications for Suomi which is EEST (UTC+3), so add one hour for Finnish events.

    AARHUS: Internet Week Denmark 2015 #iwdk
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    Ends: 6th June 2015 – 12:00 am
    Location: Aarhus, Denmark
  • STOCKHOLM: Restaurants and Wikidata: A recipe for success
    Starts: Event is in progress
    Ends: 7th June 2015 – 5:00 pm
    Location: Jussi Björlings allé, Stockholm, Sweden
  • MALMÖ: From Soil to Structure
    Starts: Event is in progress
    Ends: 5th June 2015 – 5:00 pm
    Location: Bangatan 9H, 214 26 Malmö, Sweden
  • HELSINKI: #Opendata Makes You Move Hackathon
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: 5th June 2015 – 6:00 pm
    Location: HUB13, Kaisaniemenkatu 13, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
  • OULU: #Opendata Makes You Move Hackathon
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: 5th June 2015 – 6:00 pm
    Location: Kasarmintie 13, 90100 Oulu, Finland
  • TURKU: #Opendata Makes You Move Hackathon
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: 5th June 2015 – 6:00 pm
    Location: Lemminkäisenkatu 14, 20520 Turku, Finland
  • TAMPERE: #Opendata Makes You Move Hackathon
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: 5th June 2015 – 6:00 pm
    Location: Monitoimitalo 13, Satakunnankatu 13, 33100 Tampere, Finland
  • HØNEFOSS: #hack4no – hack for Norway – 2015
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: 6th June 2015 – 9:00 pm
    Location: Kartverksveien 21, 3511 Hønefoss, Norway
  • KØBENHAVN: Danish Constitution Day Celebration
    Starts: 9:30 am
    Ends: 5th June 2015 – 6:00 pm
    Location: Grønningen, København K, Denmark

Biodiversity hack

Biodiversity Map - trees and lasers
Biodiversity Map – trees and lasers
Date June 3 2015 1.00pm – 6:00pm (EEST (UTC+03))
Location Hub13, Kaisaniemenkatu 13 A, Helsinki, Finland
Price Free. Please fill in the project form, this account works for FORGE virtual machine management, developer user services and documentation. It is recommendable for everyone to apply. Biodiversity Map project account form
Official site Facebook event: Biodiversity hack, Nordic Open Data Week


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Welcome to the “Biodiversity map” hackathon. During the afternoon you may contribute to the Open Knowledge Finland biodiversity map project. Hackers, GIS-specialists as well as biodiversity experts and enthusiasts are all welcome!

More info about the project Lajirikkauskartta hanke-esittely (in Finnish)

Please fill in the project form, this account works for FORGE virtual machine management, developer user services and documentation. It is recommendable for everyone to apply. Biodiversity Map project account form

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Trafiklab meetup

Date Wednesday June 10 2015 5.00pm (CEST (UTC+02))
Location Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan Valhallavägen 79, 114 27 Stockholm, Sverige
Price Free, limited seats sign up here (in Swedish)
Official site Trafiklab (in Swedish)


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Join Trafiklab for an evening at Commutathon!

Welcome to a meetup with Trafiklab on Commutathon, a hackathon, with the aim of developing concepts to facilitate the daily commuting for Stockholmers with mobile services. The Hackathon is arranged by Swedish Radio along with OpenLab, Trafik Stockholm, Stockholm and Trafiklab. You can read more about it here! The hack will be held on OpenLab on 10 to 12 June and Trafiklab will run a meetup on 10 June.

We have a terrible good agenda – more on that coming soon at Traffic Labs blog. (Psst! Among other things, Ellen Sundh invite us in the sensor world and tell us how we can combine the data collected with the physical machines and discover the unpredictability of APIs and data around us).

During the evening you will meet other developers and APIs owners who would like to hear about what you’ve done with data from Trafiklab. We offer something light to eat and drink during the evening.

Have you developed something cruel based on Traffic Lab data you want to show off or talk about? Send an email to linnea.bjorkman@samtrafiken.se and tell us!

Limited seats. First come first served! sign up here! (in Swedish)

See you!

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DroneArt Helsinki!

Date June 3 2015 1.00pm – 5:00pm (EEST (UTC+03))
Location Hub13, Kaisaniemenkatu 13 A, 2nd floor, 00100, Helsinki, Finland
Price Free
Official site Hey Event: DroneArt Helsinki!


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Wikimedia Suomi, Avoin GLAM and Maptime Helsinki organize together a maker event on public artworks. Let’s photograph some, put them on a map, model them in 3D and make them alive! Bring your own cameras, laptops, drones or balloons!

List your equipment and software recommendations here: https://wmfi.hackpad.com/DroneArt-Helsinki-RtOyTAaKOot

Program

10.00–11.30 am Getting together in the morning, HUB13
11.30–2 pm Photographing/Droning artworks
2–5 pm Workshopping/hacking at HUB13 (online working)
5pm #GLAMkaljat at Open Knowledge Finland office lawn, Caloniuksenkatu 9 D 64

Participants will also have the chance to 3D-print the photographed statues at Fablab the following day, Thursday 4 June: Facebook event: #CultJam15 Workshop Helsinki . Preregistration required.

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How to share cultural heritage on Wikimedia Commons and OpenStreetMap

It can be difficult to contribute to open data projects.

In this, very detailed article, I’ll take you through all the steps involved in adding a commemorative plaque to Wikimedia Commons – an open source of educational materials, like pictures, and OpenStreetMap – an open map that you can edit like Wikipedia.

Notice that you can use different tools, but these are the ones that I often use, and also notice that I’ve been very thorough. You can choose to cut some corners, and wait for others to add the information, that’s the beauty of projects like Wikimedia Commons and OpenStreetMap.

Introduction

I often pass commemorative plaques that I’ve never noticed before, it makes me very curious about the history behind it, so I quite often take a picture of them and later I share them on Wikimedia Commons and OpenStreetMap.

A lot of the plaques are already documented, but in closed databases, we can do better in the 21st Century.

Here’s one in Central Copenhagen that I’ve never noticed before.

Founding of Politiken Commorative Plaque
Founding of Politiken Commorative Plaque

It commemorates the founding of the Danish national newspaper Politiken October 1 1884, a very important day in Danish media history.

Now I want to add it to Wikimedia Commons and OpenStreetMap, and these are the steps involved.


Step 1: GeoLocation

NOTE: This step can be skipped if you have a modern cell phone or camera with GPS that records the GeoLocation automatically (including compass heading).

The first step is to add the picture to Wikimedia Commons, I don’t have GPS in my camera, so I need to determine the location of the plaque, I use the excelent service GeoLocator, especially because it makes it easy to add the camera heading.

Since I knew that the plaque was located new the departmentstore Magasin du Nord in Copenhagen, I did a search for it.

GeoLocator - Search for Magasin du Nord
GeoLocator – Search for Magasin du Nord

After I selected it, the map is shown.

GeoLocator - Magasin du Nord
GeoLocator – Magasin du Nord

Find the precise location of the commemorative plaque, which is on the corner of Østergade and Kristen Bernikows Gade.

Alt+Clicked the location of the camera, which is the geo location that is used for Wikimedia Commons.

GeoLocator - Founding of Politiken Commemorative Plaque
GeoLocator – Founding of Politiken Commemorative Plaque

Notice the marker and that the latitude and longitude of the marker position is displayed.

Switch to Street View to confirm that we’re at the right location.

GeoLocator - Founding of Politiken Commemorative Plaque - Street View
GeoLocator – Founding of Politiken Commemorative Plaque – Street View

Yes, that looks right.

Now we need to get the compass heading of the camera, this is done by Shift+Clicking the map to draw a line indicating the camera heading.

GeoLocator - Founding of Politiken Commemorative Plaque - heading
GeoLocator – Founding of Politiken Commemorative Plaque – heading

Notice the arrow that indicates the direction, and the compass heading, next to the caption “h = ESE 106°”, meaning East-South-East 106 degrees.

That’s it, we have the camera location:

latitude 55° 40′ 46.91″ N (55.679696°)
longitude 12° 34′ 57.84″E (12.582733°)
heading 106°

Now we’re ready to upload the image to Wikimedia Commons.

Step 2: Upload image to Wikimedia Commons

Go to the Wikimedia Commons UploadWizard (you’ll need a Wikimedia account, but not to worry, you’ll be prompted to create one.

First the instructions are shown, I’ll skip those, it’s just to make sure that you understand the terms of sharing content on Wikimedia Commons, and make sure that you select the correct license.

Select the “Next” button on the bottom of the page, you can also select “Skip this step in the future” to dismiss the instructions page.

Wikimedia Commons - UploadWizard - Next
Wikimedia Commons – UploadWizard – Next

Select the media-files to upload.

Wikimedia Commons - UploadWizard - Select Media FIles
Wikimedia Commons – UploadWizard – Select Media FIles

Browse for the media files.

Wikimedia Commons - UploadWizard - Browse for Media FIles
Wikimedia Commons – UploadWizard – Browse for Media FIles

Select the file you want to upload.

Wikimedia Commons - UploadWizard - FIles Uploaded
Wikimedia Commons – UploadWizard – FIles Uploaded

Press continue and select the release rights, usually “Own Work” if it’s pictures you’ve taken your self.

Wikimedia Commons - UploadWizard - Release Rights
Wikimedia Commons – UploadWizard – Release Rights

Now add some details, we’ve added a description in English, Danish, categories:

location and other in other information we add a link to the Copenhagen Library page on the plaque bibliotek.kk.dk: Mindeplade for dagbladet Politikens grundlæggelse].

Wikimedia Commons - UploadWizard - Description
Wikimedia Commons – UploadWizard – Description

Select Next and you’re done, you picture has now been shared on Wikimedia Commons, and you can use it in other Wikimedia projects and on the web by copy/pasting the links show on the “Use” screen of the UploadWizard.

Wikimedia Commons - UploadWizard - Use
Wikimedia Commons – UploadWizard – Use


Step 3: Add OpenStreetMap (OSM) node

Finally we want to add a node to OpenStreetMap (OSM), you’ll need an OSM account, so can create one if you don’t have it <a href=”https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/new”>Create new OpenStreetMap account</a>.

Since we’ve already established the location of the camera when we added the picture of the plaque to Wikimedia Commons, we do a search for that location on OSM.

latitude 55° 40′ 46.91″ N (55.679696°)
longitude 12° 34′ 57.84″E (12.582733°)

We’ve found the location, so select the link to the location

OpenStreetMap Search Results
OpenStreetMap Search Results

We now have a location marker and we can add the node by selecting the Edit button.

OpenStreetMap - Location selected

There are several different editors, but we’ll use the default editor, called ID, in this example.

OpenStreetMap - ID Editor
OpenStreetMap – ID Editor

Now we’ll the node by selecting the “Point” button, we’ll get a marker that we can move to the correct location, but notice that the location Wikimedia Commons wants is the location of the camera, but OpenStreetMap wants the physical location.

OpenStreetMap - ID Editor - Add point
OpenStreetMap – ID Editor – Add point

Now we need to add type of OSM node we want to add, it’s a memorial, so we’ll search for that.

OpenStreetMap - ID Editor - Search for Memorial
OpenStreetMap – ID Editor – Search for Memorial

OpenStreetMap - Edit feature
OpenStreetMap – Edit feature

Now we’ll add some information. We’ll use the common name used by the website of the Copenhagen Library “Mindeplade for dagbladet Politikens grundlæggelse”

First use the “Add field” function to add commonly used fields in a nice UI, we’ve added “Name”, “Address”, “Website” and a link to the Danish “Wikipedia” page for Politiken.

This translates to “tags” in OSM terminology, and each node type has a number of different tags you can choose from, you can even invent your own, but you might consider suggesting them to the community.

For the node type historic=memorial you should consult the OSM Wiki page for the historical=memorial tag.

We’ll add these tags:

OpenStreetMap - Edit feature - All tags
OpenStreetMap – Edit feature – All tags

Press “Save”, summarise the changes and press “Save” again.

OpenStreetMap - ID Editor - Save changes
OpenStreetMap – ID Editor – Save changes

Congratulations: You just edited OpenStreetMap!

OpenStreetMap - ID Editor - You just edited OpenStreetMap!
OpenStreetMap – ID Editor – You just edited OpenStreetMap!

If you select “View on OSM”, you’re taken to the changeset

OpenStreetMap - Changeset
OpenStreetMap – Changeset

Select the node to view the node you added.

OpenStreetMap - Node - Mindeplade for dagbladet Politikens grundlæggelse (3521036042)
OpenStreetMap – Node – Mindeplade for dagbladet Politikens grundlæggelse (3521036042)

And, finally, share it on Twitter using the Tweet button on OSM.

OpenStreetMap - Tweet - Node - Mindeplade for dagbladet Politikens grundlæggelse (3521036042)
OpenStreetMap – Tweet – Node – Mindeplade for dagbladet Politikens grundlæggelse (3521036042)

Notice that I’ve added the tags #culher for culTURALherITAGE and #nodw15 for Nordic Open Data Week 2015, since there’s a Open Data Cultural Heritage Challenge on during Nordic Open Data Week 2015

This is how the Tweet looks.

You now have the skills to share cultural heritage on the Wikimedia Commons and OpenStreetMap. Notice that I’ve been very thorough, you can choose to cut a few corners.

Finally press the share button, add a “marker” and select HTML format and copy/paste the code it to website.

OpenStreetMap - Share
OpenStreetMap – Share

For this result.


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Open Data Cultural Heritage Mapping Challenge

Runestones theghnnames
Date May 14 2015 11.00am – June 6th 11:59pm (CEST (UTC+02))
Location Global
Price Free
Official site The page you’re currently reading

Join the “Open Data Cultural Heritage Mapping Challenge”

Submit your cultural heritage OpenStreetMap nodes to participate in the challenge, it can be a new node or an existing node you have improved.

You’ll get points for documenting cultural heritage on OpenStreetMap, Mapillary, Wikimedia Commons, Wikipedia, Wikidata, Tweeting a GeoTagged picture, a blog or any other open data platform, including your own.

If you use OpenStreetMap you can submit your OSM nodes using this form:
Google Form: Open Data Cultural Heritage Mapping Challenge

(after having read the guidelines).

Participate by Tweeting

This is a good example:

Participate by e-mail

Happy mapping!

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How

The contest is simple in structure, based on a KISS point system: You get points while adding information, with the goal for each participant to gain as many points as possible. All you have to do is to submit your work using this form:
Google Form: Open Data Cultural Heritage Mapping Challenge


When

The challenge will run forever, but the contest during Nordic Open Data Week will end at 11:59pm on 6 June 2015 (CEST (UTC+02:00)).

Who

Everybody can help in any language with translating or by adding images, descriptions etymology and personal stories. Anyone can participate. If you need help adding updating the sites, state so in the description of the work you submit.

Why

We want to try out the power of Open Data to document memorials and monuments as we believe that it could be a fantastic tool to make important historic information easily accessible as possible! Currently a lot of this information is locked in closed databases.

Help us make this a success!”

Inspiration

Scoring

The idea is to “tell a story” for inspiration look at this OpenStreetMap node (2788425472):


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It’s a commemorative plaque dedicated to Operation Carthage aka. Shellhusbombardamentet in Copenhagen during World War II.

It’s linked to Wikimedia Commons https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Commemorative_plaque_-_S%C3%B8nder_Boulevard_106_-_Operation_Carthage.jpg and Wikidata https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1810832

Examples of updates we’ll honour

  • Add a new node to OpenStreetMap cultural heritage node. Nodes that qualify are of type historic=memorial, tourism=artwork, historic=archaeological_site, historic=rune_stone 5p
  • Add a new image of the object in Mapillary (image tag) and/or Wikimedia Commons (wikimedia_commons tag) and add it to an OpenStreetMap node: 5p
  • Add inscription tag to OSM node: 3p
  • Add inscription:url of commemorative plaque to OSM node: 1p
  • Add name:etymology:wikidata of commemorative plaque to OSM node: 1p
  • Add wikidata tag to OSM node: 1p
  • Add xx:wikipedia tag to OSM node: 1p
  • Add/update Wikipedia article on the subject: 1-10p
  • Write blogpost on the subject: 10p
  • Creativity will be honoured accordingly


Example:

Track your points by submitting from this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GTDbXPEMukSuh6-0hH9NDDZn4WDE0aLUBycv91ompRY/viewform, fill out your name, date, a description of what you did and enter the total number of points for the task.

In the above example with Operation Carthage we would get.

Name: Mr. Open
Description: Add new node to OSM: 5p,
Add new picture to Wikimedia Commons: 5p
Add inscription tag to OSM node: 3p
Add inscription:url to OSM node: 1p
Add name:etymology:wikidata to OSM node: 1p
15p total

Prizes

OpenStreetMap goodie bags.

In addition you’ll have a shot at the “Nordic Innovation Prize”, especially if you combine it with public data sets from Nordic Countries Nordic Innovation Prize

If you make a visualisation based on datasets from sepcific agencies, you can also have a shot at the Awards for best visualization of an agency’s open data Awards for best visualization of an agency’s open data

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#Opendata Makes You Move Hackathon

#Opendata Makes You Move Hackathon
Date Tuesday June 5 2015 9.00am 7:00pm (EEST (UTC+03))
Location HELSINKI: Hub13, Kaisaniemenkatu 13 A, 2nd floor
TAMPERE: Monitoimitalo 13, Satakunnankatu 13
TURKU: Boost Turku, Lemminkäisenkatu 14-18 A
OULU: Hotelli-Ravintola Lasaretti, Kasarmintie 13
Price Free, but sign up using Eventbrite
Official site Register for the event in the city closest to you now, as the space is limited: //opendatamakesyoumove.eventbrite.com

The Six cities organize a spare time hackathon in Finland.

What moves you? And how could you turn it into business?

A hackathon is not a mystery – it is a free collective event, where anyone can:

  • Learn about open data and the business opportunities it enables
  • Network
  • Envision what spare time means in the future
  • Enjoy good food and relaxed atmosphere

The aim of the event is to develop new open data based spare time business concepts and prototypes, which will be pitched to all participants at the end of the day. Brainstorming ideas will take place in four cities simultaneously.

This event is part of the Nordic Open Data Week.

Registration: http://opendatamakesyoumove.eventbrite.com

External links

Nordic Open Data Week Logo Open Data makes you move sponsors

Nordic Open Data Week in Gothenburg

Wikimedia Hackathon 2013, Amsterdam - Flickr - Sebastiaan ter Burg (28)

Date Saturday May 30 2015 8:00am – 6:00pm
Location Köpmansgatan 20, 411 13 Göteborg, Sweden
Price Free
Official site Välkommen till Nordic Open Data Week 2015 lördag 30 maj i Göteborg – Göteborgs Stad (in Swedish)


Vis større kort
Do you want to be involved in developing new smart services? Do you want to take part in inspiring seminars on digitization and open data? Then you should sign up for the Gothenburg event during the Nordic Open Data Week 2015. It is free and you can compete for great prizes.

On May 30, 2015 organizes the City of Gothenburg, together with SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden and the Social Media Club Gothenburg a full day around open data. During the day there will be workshops on innovation, open data and digital services. In addition, organized a hackathon, where you as an innovator will be able to develop ideas with those data sets available, along with other participants. The event is supported by VINNOVA.

The competition focuses on solving the challenges emanating from the three sustainability pillars, socially, economically and an ecologically sustainable society. Compete individually or in teams. You can start developing your contribution as soon as you have registered. On May 30, all participants gathers for the on-site development of ideas through visualization of prototypes and suggestions. The ideas will be demonstrated for the audience and the winner is decided by the end of the day.

– My hope is that we can get to see all sorts of exciting creations, why not a horn saluting us Gothenburgers when we fall below our levels of air pollution, says Ronald Caous, leading Gothenburg digital development.

Welcome!

External links

Vinnova Nordic Open Data Week Logo