Hackathon Registration – Now Open!

The registration for our cultural hackathon in Maastricht is now open! The event will take place February 7 and 8 (Saturday/Sunday). You can register here.

During the hackathon, we will create innovative, digital projects related to Limburg’s mining heritage: how can we show material and visualise data related to the mining history of the region? Did you always want to create an app, design an augmented reality game, build an interactive installation, and work together with creative people on a digital project? Bring your ideas, laptops, smartphones, any material you would like to use, and join us on:

February 7-8, 2015 at the Continium Discovery Experience in Maastricht (Boschstraat 30a, 6211 AX Maastricht).

This hackathon is not only for programmers: we invite people from various backgrounds and with different interests to join us – hackers, students and professionals from arts and heritage, media culture, design, computer science, or engineering are all likewise welcome!


The hackathon will start on Saturday morning, February 7 at 11h. The building (Boschstraat 20a) will be open for us until 21h. On Sunday, February 8, we will start at 11h again and the event closes with a borrel around 16h. We can stay at the Continium Discovery Experience until 17:30h that day. We organised drinks and lunch for both days as well as dinner for Saturday.

Hacking Heritage: Kick-off

This week, we received the great news that our project “Hacking Heritage” has been granted by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). In this blog, we will share and discuss our research results as well as material which we will discovery during the upcoming year. The project will investigate how hacker and maker communities are involved in events offered by cultural institutions in Limburg. In particular, during the upcoming regional “Year of the Mines 2015”, we will have the chance to investigate events bringing together mining heritage with hacking and making practices.

The project is a collaboration between the Betawerk ICT company, the Social Beta Foundation (Heerlen), the Continium Discovery Center Kerkrade and Maastricht University. Dr. Karin Wenz and Dr. Annika Richterich (Maastricht University) will investigate how hacker and maker practices can be combined with cultural heritage events.