Hackathon Open Data x '{"lang":"lb"}'

Published on May 12, 2023

A two-day collaborative hackathon about the Luxembourgish language based on Open Data.

We are organising on the 8 and 9 June a collaborative hackathon about Open Data and the Luxembourgish language in collaboration with the Zenter fir d'Lëtzebuerger Sprooch (ZLS) and GovTech Lab.
The objective of the Hackathon Open Data x '{"lang": "lb"}' is multidisciplinary collaboration to develop ideas for innovative tools that use and build on the linguistic data made available by the ZLS, including datasets from the Lëtzebuerger Online Dictionnaire (LOD) and data collected in the context of the schreifmaschinn.lu project.
This event is open to any participant with an interest in Open Data and data related to the Luxembourgish language. Examples of profiles: data scientist, developer, UX designer, project manager, business analyst, researcher, data journalist, etc.
You can register as groups of 4-6 people or individually. In the latter case, individual participants can either join an existing team or create their own. Please register as soon as possible, as the number of participants is limited!

Date: 8-9 June 2023 (starting at 9:00am)
Location: GovTech Lab
560 Rue de Neudorf
2220 Luxembourg


Participation is free, please fill out this form to register.
Registrations are open until 31 May 2023.


The Flyer of the event is available in English and in Luxembourgish.

Why participating?

Discover useful data

There are many interesting data sets readily available on data.public.lu, which can be useful for your next projects. Discuss the data sets directly with the main data producers in the domain.

Develop your creativity

Creativity is clearly an asset to all problem-solving. However, creativity is like a muscle and needs regular exercise. By brainstorming and collaborating with people from diverse backgrounds, you will stimulate and exercise your creativity and come back to the office with lots of new ideas.

Learn new tricks

Collaborate among a multidisciplinary team and discover new tools and techniques, which could be useful for your daily job. Practice your analysis and prototyping skills in a time-constrained environment.

Networking opportunities

You will have many opportunities to chat with other participants and data producers. Presenting your concepts to the other participants will give you a unique opportunity to get feedback from your peers.

It is free!

Participation in the event is free, with free meals, refreshments and coffee.


What is a collaborative hackathon?

A collaborative hackathon focuses on multidisciplinary collaboration and not on the competition compared to other hackathons. There is no jury, no evaluation at the end, no price. There is nothing to win, and thus nothing to lose. We prefer to invest in the quality of the event, to put you in the best conditions to develop your creativity and network with people with similar interests in Luxembourg.

Who can participate?

This event is open to any participant with an interest in Open Data and housing data. Possible profiles: data scientist, software developer, UX designer, project manager, business analyst, researcher, data journalist, etc.

Can I come with my team?

Yes, you can.

Do I need to be able to speak luxembourgish to participate?

The luxembourgish dictionary (available on lod.lu) is a translation dictionary, with translations available in german, french, english and portuguese. If you know one of these languages, it should theoretically be enough to work with its data.

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