Baltimore will hold Art Bytes, a hackathon where technology and creative communities work together to build programs and applications inspired by art or to address specific challenges faced by museums. This will be Baltimore’s, first art museum hackathon.
This event will be at the Walters Art Museum from July 27–29. On Friday evening, July 27, staff from Baltimore’s museum community will present specific challenges or ideas that they would like solved—from how to use technology to experience a collection to how to virtually access archives. Over the course of the weekend, technologists, innovators, scholars and artists will coalesce into teams in the Walters’ Sculpture Court to design and develop their solution. Participants will be able to visit the museum’s galleries for inspiration throughout the weekend. On Sunday afternoon, July 29, leaders of the technology and innovation communities will judge which teams were the most successful.