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Vision of INSPIRE Hack

Karel Charvat, Bente Lilja Bye and Tomas Mildorf

(Submission #60)


The first INSPIRE hackathon was organised at the INSPIRE Conference 2016 in Barcelona. The history of organising hackathons started few years earlier when the authors were gaining experience through various EU projects. After the INSPIRE Conference 2017 in Kehl/Strasbourg, the authors begun to organise so called ‘satellite hackathons’ in different places throughout the year focused on concrete topics like Earth Observation or metadata. The INSPIRE hackathons are now supported by a number of EU projects including DataBio, NextGEOSS, Polivisu, EUXDAT and SKIN. The community around the INSPIRE hackathon is growing. What is the INSPIRE hackathon? The INSPIRE hackathon is not an event - the INSPIRE hackathon is a process. The INSPIRE hackathon is a playground for experts of all ages that want to merge overlaps and fill gaps between results and efforts in European and international open data integration. The INSPIRE Hackathon supports the vision (not only) for Europe: Open Innovation, Open Science and Open to The World. A special focus is on supporting open data policies, in Europe and internationally. The INSPIRE Hackathon provides the playground for seasoned experts of all ages and from all nations and organizations that work with implementation of open data policies. The INSPIRE Hackathon ensures continuity of open data integrations done in time limited efforts such as those in EU funded projects. The INSPIRE Hackathon contributes to capacity building and education of open data policy implementation and management. The INSPIRE Hackathon uses INSPIRE as its platform. From this platform a network of satellite hackathons are supported to grow the community in Europe and beyond. For the future evolution we foresee to be able to organise preparations before hackathon events (including coding) that might include input from problemathons, ideathons and datathons – as input and preparations for future INSPIRE hackathons. The presentation will be focused on experiences with organising INSPIRE hackathons, attracting people to cooperate and on sustainability of the hackathon results.


Topic Area:  [3.1] Making INSPIRE work in 2025
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation and paper in IJSDIR

Additional Fields

Academic:   Yes
Data Provider:   Yes
Data User:   Yes
INSPIRE Implementer (IT):   Yes
INSPIRE newbies:   No
Policy Officers:   Yes
Public Administration (MS/Regional/Local):   Yes
Thematic specialists:   No
Comments:   Hackathon, INSPIRE, Open Data, capacity building

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