14-16 Nov 2020
48 hours
IBB Minsk, Belarus
your opportunity to develop new digital products and IT solutions* to be used in historical education and memory culture for popularization of remembrance sites and museums on the Second World War

* apps, websites, podcasts, databases, archives, AR / VR and multimedia projects etc
a series of online mentoring sessions with the prominent experts in history, PR, design and IT will boost your project
project support
three winning teams will receive expert support (in the amount of 2000 euro each) to finalize project development
network of contacts
you will meet many like-minded passionate colleagues and form partnerships for potential projects in the future
you will have a unique experience pitching your project to the jury getting useful tips and insights
if you are reading this, you are likely the one :)
we invite teams of 2-4 people including historians, teachers, museum employees, NGO representatives, journalists, designers, IT experts and students from
Germany, Russia, Poland, Ukraine and Belarus

* teams with IT experts, designers and developers as
team members are preferably selected

working languages are English and Russian
(with interpretation provided)
important note
Due to unchanged pandemic situation and current political context in Belarus, #hack4history will be conducted mostly as an online event, with the option to take part on the spot in Minsk. Belarusian teams are invited to travel to Minsk and international participants will join online (if international participants are willing to travel to Minsk, please contact the organizers with email below). Teams will work on their prototypes on the spot in Minsk with Belarusian mentors and online with international experts.
we cover your travel costs (up to 250€)
we accommodate you at IBB Hotel in Minsk (shared double rooms)
we provide meals and cover travel insurance
PROGRAMME (to be updated)
14 November / Saturday
16:00 – 18:00
16:00 – 18:00
18:00 – 20:30
18:00 – 20:30
Welcome, introductions and presentation of ideas
20:30 – 21:30
20:30 – 21:30
Dinner and networking
15 November / Sunday
09:00 – 11:00
09:00 – 11:00
Lectures and presentations by experts
11:00 – 20.00
11:00 – 20.00
Work in teams / mentor sessions
13:00 – 14:00
13:00 – 14:00
20:00 - 21:00
20:00 - 21:00
16 November / Monday
09:00 – 13:00
09:00 – 13:00
Work in teams, check-point, panel discussion
13:00 – 16:00
13:00 – 16:00
Lunch and finalization of projects
16:00 - 18:00
16:00 - 18:00
Project pitching
18:00 - 20:00
18:00 - 20:00
Dinner, jury meeting and award ceremony
Covid-19 information
Due to the complicated world situation, it is difficult to make long term plans, when it comes to international events. Therefore, we do not exclude the possibility of changing the format to online fully. We will communicate all possible changes with you and promise to make everything possible to maintain your safety and health.
Apply to join #hack4history!
eager to take part? then fill out the form till 26 Oct '20

and look out for an email in your inbox
Feedback from #hack4history '19 participants:
Our team managed to go deeper into website design and its construction, ethics in developing projects related to the memory culture.
Leto team
Moscow, Russia
I got a better idea of how to create chat-bots and mobile apps, develop media and promotion plans, search for partners and resources to monetize a project.
Our Memory team
Grodno, Belarus
We got to see new IT technologies, learnt to structure information, got insights for communicating with developers and better understanding of marketing and management
Kharkiv, Ukraine
We explored practical IT solutions and specific expert cases learning the experience from the real project practices.
Minsk, Belarus
The project is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office
and realized by IBB Minsk and IBB Dortmund:
The project is implemented in partnership with:
14-16 Nov 2020
IBB Minsk, 11 Gazety Pravda Ave
Europe room
+375 17 3784972
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