Good day all,
The Hack UR Culture Lekgotla 2021 registrations are underway, kindly read
through and register today if one of the thematic areas is your interest.
Also, note that the due date for registration to be a speaker is tomorrow.
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From: Hack Ur Culture <hackurculture.gmail.com(a)hubspotfree.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Sept 2021 at 15:15
Subject: Reserve your spot for the #HackUrCulture2021 Lekgotla,
registrations closing soon.
We can't wait to see you at this year's #HUC2021 Lekgotla. Register now to
reserve your spot as a speaker or attendee.
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*Molweni, Avuxeni, Hello, #HackUrCulture Community & Happy Heritage Month!*
In this week’s mailer, we’re giving you a quick recap of the #HUC2020
hackathon winners and funded projects.
The #HackUrCulture2020 hackathon gathered a community of professional
creatives, software developers, researchers and cultural heritage experts
to collaborate on solving a set of challenges.
Using internet channels to find each other and form teams, the teams then
had to self organise, engage in training and workshops to better understand
the challenges so they could develop and build solutions across the
different problem tracks.
The Sub-Saharan African leg of the 2020 Hack Ur Culture (HUC) hackathon
resulted in a one-month long pan-African digital sprint, virtually hosted
with individual participants from 24 African countries.
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In November 2020 we saw the virtual exhibition go live in collaboration
with the Fak’ugesi - African Digital Innovation Festival
where the winning projects were showcased.
For the inaugural Hack Ur Culture, the HUC committee opted for 3 prize
categories to ensure sufficient latitude when assessing the various
projects. The 3 categories were as follows:
- Overall Winners: 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place
- Most Compelling Project: 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place
- Best Team Spirit: 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place
To assess the different projects submitted to HUC, a highly credible panel
of judges were assembled made up of representatives from different GLAM
institutions and stakeholders from across the cultural and creative
*1st Prize for Best Overall Project went to District 6 Social App by Team
“Artyfact was represented by five team members residing in Senegal,
Cameroon and Ghana. They developed a digital location-based platform that
allows users (District 6’ers) to interact with their environment through an
auditory and visual gamified experience.
They do so by interacting with their immediate environment (maps & shops)
together with the audio files relevant to the marked locations making it
easier to learn about the history.
This is backed through a gamified process through a leader board and
progress tracking. District 6'ers can explore and interact with archives:
this is a refreshing and exciting way to learn about history with friends.”
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The Goethe-Institut approached 2 of the project teams to fund their
projects for further development. These projects are:
1. Mogau’s Kingdom By Culture Code in partnership with Book Dash
2. Strictly Silk by Hack Circle in partnership with The Nest Collective
- *Book Dash Game - Mogau’s Kingdom:*
Culture Code chose to work with the Book Dash data set to transform one of
their open-source books into a game.
The project aims to bring awareness to Book Dash’s online library of books
by creatively adapting their open access books to make a fun, engaging
edutainment experience that will appeal to a younger audience and assist
Book Dash with their vision to ensure that every child owns a hundred books
by the age of five; before they enter school.
- *Strictly Silk Online:*
Is a safe online space for the queer community to gather in Kenya
especially under the limitations of lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The website was built in collaboration with the Nest Collective, one of the
GLAM partners from Nairobi, Kenya.
The project aims to pivot & replicate all that has been done and learnt by
Nest Collective in the Strictly Silk physical space into a viable virtual
space taking into consideration access, community fostering, safety,
ticketing, shopping from event vendors and assurance in digital security
all with due diligence and care.
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The #HUC2020 Lekgotla will take place *on Twitter & Zoom platforms *for an
open dialogue and discussion *between 27-29 September 2021* as part of our
campaign leading up to the *#HUC2022 Hackathon*.
To register for the online lekgotla as a *presenter/speaker**, please
follow this link to complete registration.*
15 September 2021)*
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To register for the online lekgotla as an *attendee**, please follow this
link to complete registration.*
Once you have registered and wish to participate as a *speaker*, note that
all speakers will be requested to join our *speakers/presenters Briefing
session on 21 September 2021. *
For more information, you can visit the Hack Ur Culture website here
Follow our new Hack UR Culture accounts on social media to stay informed on
incoming news and updates about the Lekgotla
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Dear Community Members,
We are glad to announce that the call for submission of proposals for Wiki
Indaba 2021 is now open.
WikiIndaba will be hosted by the Wikimedia Community User group Uganda and
held virtually between 05 - 07 November 2021 under the theme Rethink +
Reset : Visions of the Future.
Please check the link below for more information about submissions :
The deadline for submission is 24th September 2021.
Please reach out to wikiuganda(a)gmail.com if you have any questions.
Geoffrey Kateregga, on behalf of the Wiki Indaba 2021 Local Organizing Team
Wiki Indaba 2021 is less than three months away and we are calling upon you
to lend your skills, passion and experience by joining our team of
volunteers who will work with the core organizing team of members of the
Wikimedia community user group Uganda .
We have identified and defined roles that we believe can make our plan for
this conference a reality. Planning such an event is an opportunity to work
with other Wikimedians. Your support will help us make the first virtual
Wiki Indaba a memorable conference.
Please through the required roles here
And send in your application through this form by 7th September 2021
Wiki Indaba 2021 Communications Lead