14-16 Nov 2020
48 hours
IBB Minsk, Belarus
INTERNATIONAL HISTORICAL
HACKATHON
#hack4history
WHAT IS IT?
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
WHAT WILL YOU GET?
mentorship
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
pitching
you will have a unique experience pitching your project to the jury getting useful tips and insights
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
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.
Travel
we cover your travel costs (up to 250€)
Accomodation
we accommodate you at IBB Hotel in Minsk (shared double rooms)
Meals
we provide meals and cover travel insurance
MEET OUR MENTORS
the smartest and coolest experts on board will share their
vision on your ideas to help drive your projects
Eva Deinert
Germany
digital-journalist, BR (Bavarian Broadcasting), head of several historical cross media projects
Phillip Dzyadko
Russia
founder and editor-in-chief of Arzamas Academy, media manager and columnist
Anna Desponds
Poland
curator, journalist, creative producer and researcher working with audiovisual media, art & tech
Oleksandr Makhanets
Ukraine
historian, head of Urban Media Archive at the Lviv-based
Centre for Urban History
Gleb Koipish
Belarus
IT expert in business analysis and lean product management, CEO at Iquadart studio
Viktoria Naumenko
Ukraine
historian, deputy head of the Institute for Social Strategies and Initiatives
Mika Golubovski
Russia
editor-in-chief of Bookmate Originals, former editor of Esquire, makes apps & podcasts
Sylwia Żółkiewska
Poland
designer, visual artist, creative manager, and expert on mobile apps for culture and education
Alexandra Polivanova
Russia
founder of topos.memo.ru project, curator of educational programmes at Memorial
Serhii Prokopenko
Ukraine
co-founder of Gwara Media, strategic media manager,
media producer
Aliaksandr Dalhouski
Belarus
historian at the Leonid Levin History Workshop, curator of an electronic archive of witnesses
Roman Romadin
Russia
senior software engineer, developer of modern and powerful APIs & web-applications
PROGRAMME / UTC+3
* with slight changes possible
14 November / Saturday
10:30 – 11:00
10:30 – 11:00
Registration
11:00 – 11:45
11:00 – 11:45
Welcome, introductions, hackathon rules
11:45 – 12:30
11:45 – 12:30
Presentations by experts and mentors
12:30 – 14:00
12:30 – 14:00
Presentation of ideas and teams
14:00 – 15:00
14:00 – 15:00
Lunch
15:00 – 17:00
15:00 – 17:00
Work in groups / mentor sessions
17:00 – 18:00
17:00 – 18:00
Two parallel workshops
18:00 – 19:00
18:00 – 19:00
Mentor sessions
19:00 – 21:00
19:00 – 21:00
Work in teams
15 November / Sunday
10:00 – 11:00
10:00 – 11:00
Work in teams
11:00 – 12.00
11:00 – 12.00
Check Point (progress of projects)
12:00 – 14:00
12:00 – 14:00
Mentoring sessions
14:00 - 15:00
14:00 - 15:00
Lunch
15:00 - 17:00
15:00 - 17:00
Workshops
17.00 - 21.00
17.00 - 21.00
Finalization of project presentations
16 November / Monday
11:00 – 13:00
11:00 – 13:00
Project pitching
13:00 – 14:00
13:00 – 14:00
Jury meeting
14:00 - 14:30
14:00 - 14:30
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 to 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 31 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
anonymous
Kharkiv, Ukraine
We explored practical IT solutions and specific expert cases learning the experience from the real project practices.
anonymous
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
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