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6th Swiss Open Cultural Data Hackathon (online edition)

5. June 2020 - 13:30 to 6. June 2020 - 15:30 Add to calendar


The Swiss Open Cultural Data Hackathon will take place as an online event on 5 & 6 June!

This year’s GLAMhack will be virtually hosted by the Swiss Institute for Information Science at the FHGR Chur. Linked open data, machine learning, human-computer-interaction and crowdsourcing have been chosen as the main themes of the hackathon.

The programme is online. We will hold a short info-session the week before the hackathon to present some of the challenges and new datasets. One or two workshops will also take place before the main event. Please check the programme for regular updates.

Registration is open until 29 May. If you want to get the surprise package, make sure to subscribe before 14 May!

We are looking forward to seeing you in June!


The 2020 Edition of the Swiss Open Cultural Data Hackathon will take place on 4-6 June. It is hosted by the Swiss Institute for Information Science at the FHGR Chur, in collaboration with the Institute for Multimedia Production. The focus of the GLAMhack will lie on Linked Open Data, Machine Learning, Human-Computer-Interaction and Crowdsourcing. The Thursday will be dedicated to workshops and guided tours, while the main hackathon will take place on the Friday and Saturday. Once again, we are happy to collaborate with Wikimedia CH, and other members of the Friends of OpenGLAM Network.

REGISTRATION is now open! You can register HERE until 22 May 2020.

Event flyer: you can download our event flyer to send it to your colleagues and friends. Spread the word!

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Share your data in view of the next Open Cultural Data Hackathon
You may own yourself cultural data that you are ready to share. Please look at these infosheets (German / French) on how to share data. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact

Main focus and format
The interlinking of cultural heritage data, the use of structured data as well as crowdsourcing and machine learning are becoming more and more institutionalised in the international GLAM community. This is why the focus of the 2020 and 2021 editions will lie on linked open data, machine learning, human-computer-interaction and crowdsourcing.

The hackathon will start with the group formation on Friday morning and end with a round of presentations on Saturday afternoon. A warm-up session will take place on the Thursday afternoon with workshops and guided tours.

See the detailed programme on the event webpage.

Practical information
How to get there
The easiest way to get to Chur is by railway. Direct trains from Zurich Main Station leave regularly. The journey takes 75 minutes. From the train station in Chur, you can take a bus to the FHGR Campus. More details will be published soon.

We have reserved a number of beds at the local Youth Hostel. The hostel is located near the old town, only 10 minutes away from the train station on foot. Most of the beds are in dormitories, some in smaller rooms of three or four beds. The accomodation is included in the registration, but we can not guarantee a bed for every participant. First come, first served! You can also book your own accomodation if you prefer having more privacy.

You will be provided with food and beverages during the Hackathon.

Organised by: 
OpenGLAM Working Group /


Chur University of Applied Sciences
Pulvermühlestrasse 57


Valérie Hashimoto

Additional event information

Cost information

0.00 CHF

Registration information

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