Baltathon: BalticMuseums Hackathon in Greifswald. Creative Weekend for IT in our Museums!
Joint event of the Business Academy North and Stralsund University of Applied Sciences as part of the project ‘BalticMuseums: LoveIT!‘
18 and 19 May 2019, Greifswald (Germany)
During a full creative weekend event, technology-savvy, curious and out-of-the box thinking people develop ideas for museums: Baltathon – the BalticMuseums Hackathon in Greifswald, Germany, the creative competition and think tank for games on museum visitors’ smartphones. The main criterion: The game fosters curiousity about the museum and motivates for the visit! It should be fun to play both in the queue and before (but of course also after) the visit. And it should be feasible to produce with currently available technical means, usable on a smartphone. So – beaming is not (yet) possible, is it?
Throughout a weekend the participants dive into the museum world and have time to get creative in a good atmosphere: also overnight. Together, they work, learn and party. Some creative minds even abstains completely from sleep. And at the end there is the grand finale: the best idea is chosen by the jury. Only the winners take home cool prizes, but all participants take the inspiration and team spirit with them.