GLAM-WIKI 2013/Hackathon

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This is the Wikimedia discussion page for THATCamp London 2013. THATCamp is an open, inexpensive meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot. Prepare for inspiring lightning talks, thought-provoking group sessions and getting as involved as possible.

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Find out more

  1. Booking is now closed. You should have the ticket information sent from Eventbrite if you have registered.
  2. Create an account here share your ideas with other participants.
  3. Start thinking about a session you’d like to facilitate. THATCamps are informal and participant-driven, everyone is encouraged to get involved in proposing sessions. Or perhaps you’d like to run a workshop or help facilitate the scheduling session on the morning of the unconference? Let us know!

Date & Time

Sunday 14th April; 11:30-16.30.


The British Library Conference Centre. The venue is a short walk from Euston, Euston Square, King’s Cross and St Pancras rail stations.

For help in planning your journey, please consult the TFL journey planner or get in touch with us on twitter (@THATCampLdn) or email (thatcamplondon2013 at


We're hosting Europeana's hackathon as part of THATCamp London 2013. This will give Wikimedia community developers and GLAM developers the opportunity to come together, share ideas and expertise, squash bugs and write cool new features.

Suggested Development Themes

  • Work on the GLAMwiki toolset: Europeana's developing team will be present at the hackathon and they have a bunch of things they would like your help with!
  • Open Data/Content/Communities: Mashups of Europeana metadata coming from UK providers, with Wikipedia/Wikimedia resources and content, data from OpenStreetMap, Projekt Gutenberg and other open data providers from the UK.
  • Mobile, including Augmented Reality: Mobile services that are building on the Wikimedia and Europeana API, such as packaging and conceptualizations of content, mash-ups with check-in services, augmented reality overlays, support for mobile upload to Wikimedia that control/compare/connect the uploaded media to Europeana's metadata etc.
  • Structured/semantic data: Building and exploiting structured/semantic data together with WikiData and Dbpedia.

Europeana's API

Here are some useful links to Europeana's API if you would like to start looking around a bit.

Suggested UK Open Data Sources

Please list your suggestions of good Open Data sources from the UK that we should work on:

  1. Here!

Sign up

If you have booked your place via Eventbrite, you can sign up here to talk to other Wikimedia users.

  1. Gordo (talk)
  2. Tamsyn
  3. Sam Leon
  4. Leutha (talk)
  5. SarahStierch (talk) 18:22, 14 March 2013 (UTC)
  6. David Haskiya
  7. Maarten Zeinstra
  8. Joris Pekel
  9. Axel Pettersson (WMSE) (talk) 15:23, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
  10. John Cummings

After the hackathon

The hackathon prototypes that you create will be promoted by Europeana on their API pages and through other channels - making the world aware of your awesomeness. Pretty neat, right? For best results, please send a short prototype description (a paragraph), good quality screenshots and, ideally, a link to the demo/download link to

See also