Invitation to developers to take part in LoCloud hackathon

The LoCloud project has developed a series of services and we would like to invite developers to take part in a Hackathon to use these to come up with innovative applications for the cultural heritage sector. 

The hackathon will take place at the Google Cultural Institute in Paris on Wednesday February 11th from 12.00-19.00. 

The competition is to build an application using LoCloud Services and Europeana data.  The Services include:

  • The MoRe repository
  • Enrichment services – background linking and vocabulary matching
  • Geolocation service
  • Geocoding application
  • Historic placenames service
  • Vocabulary services
  • Wikimedia application

Participants should bring their own laptops (with any kind of development environment setup) and be familiar with technologies like: REST, XML, JSON, RDF.  Virtual Machines (Linux based) can be provided if needed.
Participants can:

  • 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.

Participants will demonstrate their services at the end of the Hackathon to participants and a panel of judges (from LoCloud and Europeana) who will vote for the most innovative application/service. The winner of the completion will win a prize of a Moto 360 smartwatch.

Provided information & services
All participants will be provided with sample content 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.
APIs are available for the MoRe aggregator and the LoCloud enrichment services ( that developers can use to build their own applications. The APIs are REST based and make use of one of the three following formats: XML, RDF, JSON.  Documentation is available online for the APIs and examples will also be provided.

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.  To enter the building all participants must first register and then present their ID or Passport to the reception.

 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 (

Further information
In case you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Dimitris Gavrilis at
Hackathon microsite: