Press Release 100/2021

Culture Hackathon for Students and Tech Enthusiasts

Cultural Institutions Make Their Data Treasures Accessible
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The big culture hackathon will be organized for students and young tech enthusiasts to develop visualizations, games, VR/AR applications, or apps. (Photo: Lydia Albrecht, KIT)

During the “Coding da Vinci” culture hackathon, students and other tech enthusiasts will be free to use the open data of big cultural institutions of Baden-Württemberg. The programming competition will focus on digital applications for the creative use of the cultural heritage of the state. With its about 23,000 students, of which 9,000 study economics, informatics, and humanities and social sciences, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is one of the co-organizers. 

Further Information: | #CodingdaVinci |

Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,800 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,300 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

mex, 03.11.2021


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