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2 minutes to read Posted on Monday May 28, 2018

Updated on Monday November 6, 2023

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Nicholas Jarrett

Senior Marketing Manager , Europeana Foundation

EuropeanaTech 2018 – Gorgeous Data, Glorious Technology: In review

On May 15-16 nearly 300 innovators and thought leaders from across the world met on the SS Rotterdam for two action-packed days of EuropeanaTech 2018. Those in attendance watched and contributed to 37 presentations, seven panel sessions and a very entertaining and thought-provoking debate.

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EuropeanaTech 2018
Sebastiaan ter Burg
16 May 2018
The Netherlands

Taking place on the SS Rotterdam (no ordinary place for a conference) there was an energy and purpose combined with a sense of community and collaboration that flowed through all of the sessions. Some of the key themes covered included:

  • How to combine centralisation and decentralisation to achieve the best possible results.
  • Putting the user at the centre of all we do – especially when thinking about Linked Open Data
  • What the future of collaboration looks like for a bunch of talented people working in digital cultural heritage.

Harry Verwayen, Executive Director Europeana Foundation, said: "What a thrill to meet all these forward thinking people from all over the world in one – quite spectacular – place. It was one of those occasions where I left with more questions than answers but left fully satisfied."

If you weren’t able to make it, or want to relive the event, you can: 

Watch the EuropeanaTech 2018 video.
Watch the keynote speeches on our youtube channel.
Download the presentations.
Read the story of EuropeanaTech through tweets.
See the event photos.

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