LoCloud Hackathon in Paris


LoCloud Hackathon

The LoCloud Hackathon, planned to take place in Paris on Wednesday, February 11th, invites developers that would like to come up with innovative applications that would be of interest to the cultural heritage sector. The competition is build around the LoCloud project infrastructure and more specifically involves:

  • The MoRe aggregator
  • The various enrichment micro-services

The participants will have to bring their own laptops with any kind of development environment setup and will have to be familiar with technologies like: REST, XML, JSON, RDF. Virtual Machines (Linux based) could be provided if needed. The participants could:

  • create their own applications (e.g. a web based app or a mobile app)
  • create their own metadata enrichment services in any programming language through MoRe’s virtual enrichment driver (VED) and plug them in directly into the enrichment process.

The participants will have to demonstrate their services after the Hackathon giving the opportunity to a committee of humanists to vote for the most innovative application/service. The winner of the completion will win a prize.

Provided information & services

All participants will be provided with sample content on various cultural heritage material which will be made available both for download and though REST endpoints. The sample content will be encoded in XML (all information on the respective metadata schemas will be provided in English). Other useful information such as thesauri will also be provided through REST in one of the three following formats: XML, RDF, JSON.

Furthermore, the MoRe aggregator and the enrichement services will provide APIs that developers could use in order to build their own applications. Documentation on the provided APIs will be made available online with examples. The APIs will be REST based and will make use of one of the three following formats: XML, RDF, JSON.

Organizing information

The Hackathon will take place at the Google Cultural Institute in Paris:


Lab de l’Institut Culturel de Google
Google France
8 rue de Londres
75009 PARIS

Participation and access to the Venue is by invitation only. In order to enter, all participants must present ID or Passport.

In order to obtain a ticket, please register at:


The LoCloud Hackathon is supported by the LoCloud community and organized by the Digital Curation Unit – Institute for the Management of Information Systems, Athena Research Center (http://www.dcu.gr/).

In case you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Dimitris Gavrilis at d.gavrilis@dcu.gr.