Code and culture are heavily connected: through the increase of availability in broadband networks and thus apps and social media, we share and spread our culture with unprecedented simplicity and intensity.
The aim of the event, Coding Culture, is to bring together people with programming skills and people with access to and great knowledge of culture for the purpose of discovering what they can create. We want to see code take an even larger role in sharing and shaping culture, and bring it to life through visualisations, connectivity and experiences.
While most events aim for the best user experience or technical innovations, we would like to focus on projects that value the meaning of datasets and the history and culture tied to them.
At the start of the event, teams of coders and cultural experts will come together to meet, share ideas and knowledge. Over the following four weeks, teams will use this understanding to create and collaborate on projects, in order to bring an idea, centred around culture, to life.
In a world with a broad spectrum of cultures, languages and traditions, code can be a common language for the expression of ideas. Like cultures, code can be forked and adapted while retaining its original function. In this sense, all projects and code will be made available under an open source license.