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Art4Europe Application, winner of the Poznan Hack4Europe edition in the category of the greatest commercial potential, was among the four best European applications. Creators of the project received the award at the Digital Agenda Assembly in Brussels.
Recall that Hack4Europe! is a series of international meetings of programmers,which took place simultaneously in four European cities – Pozna˝, London, Barcelona and Stockholm. All hackathons aimed at development of innovative applications created on top of data about 18 million of cultural heritage objects collected by Europeana. The event in the capital of Wielkopolska (7-8.06.2011) was organized in cooperation with Europeana Foundation, PSNC and the Kˇrnik Library of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

The edition organized in Poznan  was attended by a total of 18 programmers from various places all over Poland, who managed to create 8 prototypes during two very intensive days. In each category, the jury awarded the Art4Europe application, the Europeana Field Game Project and the Hackmemory game (here you can find more information about the awards on Hack4Europe! in Poznan).

Art4Europe prototype




Polish winners took apart in second round to compete with applications awarded during hackathons in Barcelona, Stockholm and London. The results of this final round were announced a few days after last the end of last hackathon. We are very glad to announce that Art4Europe won once again! Apart from Polish project, also three other applications were awarded:

•    Casual Creator (developed during London hackathon) application which facilitates using pictures of the cultural heritage objects in teaching.
•    Time Mash (Stockholm) fully functional geo-location aware search of Europeana for mobile phones. Users can take photos and associate them with existing Europeana objects. Through an inbuilt function to overlay new pictures with Europeana pictures, a seamless “Then-Now” effect is created. The new photos are uploaded with the current GPS position so the app can also function as a geo-tagger tool for Europeana.
•    Timebook (Barcelona) the app integrates content from Europeana and DBpedia and presents it in an easy to use format with, for instance, posts for famous quotes, friends status for influential persons and photos of paintings.

Hack4Europe! awards ceremony was organized on 16th of June during the Digital Agenda Assembly in Brussels. Winners received prizes from European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes.


Agnieszka Musialska

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