The Linked Music Hackathon brings together those with a shared passion for music and the data that describes it: students, coders, researchers from all disciplines, and members of the public; all with an interest in exploring, combining, playing, hacking, and creating with the vast wealth of musical information now available in digital form.
We will provide access to a number of linked (and potentially linkable!) musical datasets drawn from sources including the British Library and the BBC, with a particular focus on historical music data including early European music of the 16th and 17th centuries; as well as a collection of tools and expertise to aid in the interlinking, analysis, creative use, and (re-)publication of this data.
Come and bring your ideas, enthusiasm, your own datasets and software, arts and craft materials, friends and colleagues! Technical expertise is not a requirement (although certainly much valued!) -- friendly techy collaborators will be available on the day. The goal is, loosely stated, to create something amazing, from scratch, within a very short time.
This event will take place at Goldsmiths, University of London, from 10am to 5pm on Fri October 9th 2015. Attendance is FREE but tickets are required. Please see here for more information: http://semanticmedia.org.uk/?q=hackathon