Coding da Vinci Saar-Lor-Lux 2020


In 2020, Coding da Vinci came into the greater region of Saar-Lor-Lux and showed once more, how many surprising opportunities lie in open cultural data. Here, in the heart of Europe, Coding da Vinci not only crossed boundaries between the cultural and the tech world but also across national borders.

9 projects emerged on the basis of open cultural data between the kick off weekend on 16th/17th May (our first entirely online event) and the award ceremony on 4th July.

Coding da Vinci Westfalen-Ruhrgebiet 2019


The kick-off weekend of Coding da Vinci Westfalen-Ruhrgebiet took place on the 12th and 13th October 2019 in the impressive and historic former coal mine "Zeche Zollern" in Dortmund.

Eleven projects were presented to the jury and the guests of the award ceremony on 6th December 2019 in the event centre "Dortmunder U".

Coding da Vinci - Westfalen Rhurgebiet 2019

Coding da Vinci Süd 2019


During the two kick off days on 6th/7th April in the municipal library "Am Gasteig" in Munich participants formed teams to generate ideas, projects and prototypes. 31 cultural institutions presented datasets for the hackathon under open licences.

The presentation of the 18 projects resulting and award ceremony took place on the 18th May 2019 in the "Tafelhalle" of the arts and culture centre in Nürnberg.

Coding da Vinci Rhein-Main 2018


At the kick off event on 27th and 28th October 2018 at the University of Mainz, local cultural institutions presented their datasets and hackathon participants formed teams to develop ideas for mobile apps, websites, data visualisations, games and interactive installations.

The closing ceremony took place at the State Museum in Mainz on 1st December 2018. 16 projects in total were presented.

Coding da Vinci Ost 2018


At the University Library of Leipzig the kick-off was held on 14th and 15th April 2018. The institutions who donated data presented their datasets, the participants formed teams and created ideas for mobile apps, websites, data visualisations, games and interactive installations.

14 projects were publicly presented at the closing event of Coding da Vinci Ost 2018 on 16th June 2018.

Coding da Vinci Berlin 2017


The kick off took place on 21st and 22nd October 2017 at the University for Applied Sciences (HTW) in Berlin. Participants had six weeks time to develop their projects.

The jury members evaluated all 15 team projects at the award ceremony on 2nd December in the Jewish Museum in Berlin and awarded prizes in five categories. The guests of the ceremony were also asked for their favourite project to find the "everybody's darling" winner.

Coding da Vinci - Berlin 2017

Coding da Vinci Nord 2016


In 2016, developers, designers, humanities students and enthusiasts of culture from northern Germany and Denmark in interdisciplinary teams created new apps, websites and other digital forms of expression and on the basis of open cultural data over the six weeks of Coding da Vinci Nord .

17 projects were presented to the 150 guests of the award ceremony on 6th November 2016 in the sold-out venue "resonanzraum". An expert jury awarded prizes in five categories.

Coding da Vinci Berlin 2015


What happens when cultural institutions meet software developers, UX- and game designers and together create mobile apps, services, games and visualisations on the basis of free-to-use cultural data?

Within the ten weeks of the sprint between the kick off and closing ceremony of Coding da Vinci 2015 on 5th July, the participants and representatives of cultural institutions developed 21 ideas into executable prototypes.

Coding da Vinci Berlin 2014


What new perspectives emerge when cultural heritage is made openly available in the digital sphere?

17 prototype applications were created on the basis of open cultural data during the six weeks following the kick off (26th/27th April) of Coding da Vinci 2014. These results of a fruitful dialogue between cultural institutions and participants from all over Germany were presented and awarded at the closing ceremony on 6th July.