NEWS // ADS Data Reuse Award: The Archaeology Data Service has an award on offer for those jammers which choose to leverage data from their collection. Check out their webspace and blog for more information on this.
NEWS // Partnerships: We are proud to announce that we will be partnering with the Archaeology Department at the University of York, Yorkshire Museum, Mavin, Bivouac and YorNight to bring you a jam which expands through academia, industry and public sectors.
NEWS // Announcing The Theme: The wait is finally over! The theme for THJ2015 is "Museums and Collections" - be sure to check out the video and blog for inspiration!
NEWS // Forums and Registration is Open: Be sure to check out our newly opened forums if you are looking for a team, want to chat about your emerging projects or want to share great resources! The forums can be found HERE and registration is open HERE or follow the link on the sidebar to the right!
NEWS // #THJchat: Following on from the successes of the first #THJchat (which you can read about HERE) we will be hosting a follow up chat on twitter and facebook on August the 27th at 5pm (GMT+1). Save the date and come talk about what you are producing, ask questions or just kick back and relax with the THJ team.
NEWS // Announcing The Sleep Over: We are so excited to announce that our in-person jammers will have the opportunity to sleep over in one of York's most amazing, quirky and historic structures. Check out the video HERE and check out our sleep over section in the FAQ for more information.
NEWS // Events: This year the Heritage Jam will be running at the same time as YorNight, allowing participants to explore, socialise and network between construction sprints. Use the navigation above to explore more about the Heritage Jam and the ways which you can get involved - remember to sign up for the mailing list and follow us on social media so you can keep up to date with the latest news!
The Heritage Jam first ran in 2014 as a way to bring together people from across all disciplines - from heritage professionals to artists, programmers, game designers and members of the general public - to compete and collaborate on short-term projects based around a central theme, which this year is "Museums and Collections".
The Jam is open to anyone and everyone and the only constraints for what you can create are the timeframe, theme and your imagination!
This year you can take part in the Jam as an individual or a team, online or in-person. The online portion of the Jam will run from the 20th of August to the 24th of September whilst the main event will be held at King's Manor, Department of Archaeology, University of York from the 25th to the 26th of September.
Read more about the jam HERE or through the navigation above.
- 20/07/2015: Heritage Jam 2015 Announced - Save the Date!
- 20/08/2015: Theme Announced
- 20/08/2015: Registration Opens - Online and In Person
- 20/08/2015: Planning Begins - In Person Categories
- 20/08/2015: Construction Begins for Online Categories
- 24/09/2015: Registration Closes - Online and In Person
- 24/09/2015: Submissions Close for Online Categories
- 25 - 26/09/2015: THE MAIN EVENT - In Person Jam
- 26/09/2015: Judging and Awards Announced
Read more about the key dates and timetabling on the scheduling page.
There are four ways you can take part in The Heritage Jam.
Attend the ‘making-sessions’ as a team on the 25th and 26th of September. Make your own team before the event or on the day.
Attend the 'making-sessions' as an individual on the 25th and 26th of September.
Take part Online as a team join forces with other creators online from the 20th of August to the 24th of September.
Take part Online as an individual– Work on a personal project from the 20th of August to the 24th of September
Registration is NOW OPEN HERE and the theme (museums and collections) has been announced. Follow out blog, Twitter, Facebook and sign up for the mailing list to stay up to date with what is happening.
Over the course of the Jam the team will be adding resources regarding a number of different topics: handy hints on how to approach jamming, useful links to theme related resources and a helpful list of programs, image sources and base-code that you can use as a starting point for your project. You can check out this list of resources HERE.
Be sure to check out the resources page on a regular basis as it will be updated frequently!