Where Ideas and Ideals Come Together
We envision a sustainable future for higher education and international cooperation in Berlin. Help us achieve this by joining our hackathon and finding innovative ways to use digital education tools to support teaching and learning in an international science community. Let us make the future more accessible, inclusive and sustainable – without losing our international focus, mobility and personal connections.
Join us online on 12-13 Nov 2020
And team up to solve our challenge:
#14 / Building Bridges – Digital, International & Sustainable
Join our hackathon to reimagine international cooperation in the age of sustainability. Work on digital tools to support the accessible and inclusive future of higher education and turn your vision into reality. You’ll be in with a chance to win up to €5000.
Who can join?
Teachers or educators
Check out the schedule below for an overview of the event.
09 November 20:00
Team Building Phase
Start of the Team Building Phase on Mattermost. You'll have the chance to get to know the idea facilitators and all participants. Find your team and get ready for the hackathon kick off on 12 November.
12 November 09:30
We'll get the day started by introducing the challenge, us as organizers and the mentors.
12 November 10:10
Final Team Building / Mentor Matching
We'll mingle on Mattermost to match teams, members and mentors. You'll have the chance to pitch your idea, brainstorm together and find the perfect project for you!
12 November 11:15
Use this time to work on your team's solution. And every two hours... drop in on the Zoom-livestream, get an energy boost and see what others have been up to.
12 November 18:45
Wrap Up Day1 / Deadline for Idea Pitches
Upload your idea pitches on Mattermost and let us know what you've been working on. The Zoom-livestream ends for the day, now it's up to you: Work all night and/or join the virtual DJ session on the Main Stage.
12 November 19:00
Main Stage Virtual DJ Session
Join the Main Stage Livestream on digieduhack.com for a virtual DJ session with DJ Marlon Hoffstadt and VJ Michael Titze.
13 November 09:30
We'll start the day with new energy and ideas!
13 November 09:45
Use this time to finalize your solutions and join the livestream every two hours for an energy boost!
13 November 20:00
*Deadline for final Solutions*
It's time to upload your team's solution to the DigiEduHack website!
13 November 20:00
We'll meet once again in the Zoom-livestream to take a look back at what we've achieved together!
18 November 00:00
The jury will take time to deliberate and choose the most convincing solutions.
20 November 00:00
Winners will be announced
The winners of our hackathon will be announced via Social Media. They will go on to compete in the global contest.
The best teams will be in with a chance to win €600 (1st place) and €400 (2nd place) in the local competition. In addition, you will compete with all DigiEduHack teams for the €5000 prize in the global award contest.
Mentors & Jury
Your hackathon will be supported by mentors from TU Berlin with expertise in the fields of sustainability, digitalization and international cooperation. First and second places for the best ideas will be awarded by an interdisciplinary jury.
Mentor | Area of Expertise: informatics, campus management and internationalization
TU Berlin, Research Associate at the Information Systems Engineering Research Group
Prof. Dr. Andrea Cominola
Mentor | Area of Expertise: urban water/energy demand management, behavioral modelling and sustainability, data analytics, digitalization of critical infrastructure systems
Einstein Center Digital Future/TU Berlin, Junior Professor
Dr.-Ing. André Baier
Mentor | Area of Expertise: Democracy, sustainability, responsibility, social-ecological transformation, interdisciplinarity, study reform, student-driven teaching
TU Berlin, Coordinator of the Sustainability Certificate
Dr. Anja Wipper
Mentor | Area of Expertise: blended learning concepts, courses with learning management systems, learning videos and online tools
TU Berlin, ZEWK - Online Teaching Team
Dr.-Ing. Alexandra Schulz
Mentor | Area of Expertise: media-enriched teaching concepts
TU Berlin, ZEWK - Online Teaching Team
Mentor | Area of Expertise: alternative learning formats, co-designing the teaching of students, sustainable building
TU Berlin, Blue Engineering
Mentor | Area of Expertise: digital education, student-led teaching and learning formats
TU Berlin, Blue Engineering
Mentor | Area of Expertise: change to a more sustainable and future-oriented society, self-motivated, interdisciplinary and interactive learning
TU Berlin, Blue Engineering
TU Berlin, AStA - Referat für Wissenschafts- und Technikkritik
Prof. Dr. Angela Ittel
TU Berlin, Vice President for Strategic Development, Junior Scholars and Teacher Education
TU Berlin, ZEWK - Zentraleinrichtung Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung und Kooperation
Creative Agency, Nordsonne Identity
Downloads and links
Event rules and conditions
1. Preliminary statement
Welcome to DigiEduHack. This set of rules is a body of principles governing DigiEduHack as a whole.
Each DigiEduHack challenge might have additional and/or specific rules.
DigiEduHack is a hackathon that encourages collaboration, co-creation and real-life change. Even if in the end three teams will be crowned as global winners and will get 5000€ each, any solution uploaded on digieduhack.com can potentially have an impact on digital education. This reflects the spirit of DigiEduHack: you take part in this hackathon because you and your team members want to take action and contribute to solving an actual challenge.
DigiEduHack is free, accessible, inclusive and sustainable. Please keep in mind these values when entering and taking part in a DigiEduHack challenge. Participants are expected to behave according to these values.
Do not shame, mock, attack, despise or hurt other participants.
Do support other teams, respect the differences, encourage, help and include others.
Be positive and remember to have fun: DigiEduHack is fist and foremost a great experience where you are going to meet fantastic people, get new cool skills, grow your network.
Last but not least: in case of doubt, please contact either the owner of the challenge or the DigiEduHack central team email@example.com
Prior to joining Digieduhack, you as a participant should pick a challenge. Most of the challenges have an open recruitment; some challenges have a conditional recruitment (be a student part of the challenge owner's institution for example). You can see the status of a challenge by checking its label on the "2020 events" page and on the "2020 challenges" page.
As a participant, you can only join/take part in one DigiEduHack challenge in 2020. You can join alone, or take part as a team. If you tale pat as a team, each team members should sign up for the challenge individually. The size of the teams is decided by each challenge owner. This size may vary from one challenge to another. The composition of a team is decided by the local challenge owners. Please refer to the documentation specific to the challenge you wish to join. In case of doubt, please contact the challenge owner.
As a participant you are expected to take part in all/most of the activities organised by the challenge owner on the 12-13 November 2020. Challenge owners can decide to make some or all activities mandatory, either before, during or after their DigiEduHack event. Please refer to the planning of the challenge you joined for further info.
Your solution should be co-created and finalised during the DigiEduHack event you're taking part in. It's allowed to join with draft ideas, frameworks, ideas and concepts. It's not allowed to join with a ready-made, ready-to-be-rolled-out solution. You can get inspiration from existing solution but plagiarism, copy and/or any other form of treachery or deception are totally forbidden. You can use open source resources if you clearly attribute the sampled part(s) to their original creator(s) and if the sampled part(s) is a minor component of your solution.
DigiEduHack is a multilevel hackathon where each challenge owner chooses one winning solution and might choose one or several runner-ups. Each challenge owner has their own judging grid to assess submitted solutions: please contact your challenge owner for more details. All the winning solutions (NOT the runner-ups) enter the global competition where the DigiEduHack steering group chooses 10 to 12 finalists based on the criteria available here. These 10 to 12 finalist solutions are uploaded on the United Nations' Unite Ideas platform to be submitted to a public vote. The three solutions that gather the most votes are declared global winners and their teams are awarded 5000€ each.
At the end of the event you are taking part in, follow and respect your challenge owner's instructions on when to stop working on your solution and on where, how and when your solution will be assessed: pay especially attention to mandatory pitching/demo sessions and upload requirements. You had no time to finish? No worries: notify it during your pitch/demo/upload in the description of your project. All the solutions created during DigiEduHack 2020 should be uploaded on digieduhack.com. Solutions uploaded to digieduhack.com are made public under the DigiEduHack intellectual property guidelines.
Only ONE team member should upload the team's solution on digieduhack.com, and only ONE solution per team should be uploaded. A team can only upload a solution for a challenge they are registered for and actually took part in. Before starting the upload process, please check the solution upload guidelines. To upload your solution digieduhack.com: login, go to "upload your solution" and follow the steps.
Participants or teams can be disqualified and excluded from DigiEdUhack for breaking one of the aforementioned rules/preliminary statements. If a single participant in a team breaks a rule, the participant will be excluded from their team and from DigiEduHack. The rest of the team can keep taking part in DigiEduHack. If a team as a whole breaks a rule, they will be excluded from DigiEduHack. Each challenge owner decides in full discretion on exclusions for their own event. The DigiEduHack central team decides in full discretion on exclusions for the global competition. Exclusions are definitive. Solutions that break the rules described in 2.4 will be disqualified. If a winning solution is disqualified, the challenge owner will organise a second deliberation and annouce a new winner. If a finalist solution or a global winning solution is disqualified, the Steering group as a whole or in a smaller quorum will assess a new finalist solution and a new public vote will take place.
Frequently asked questions
In 2018 Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin joined forces to establish the Berlin University Alliance. The aim of the alliance is to transform Berlin into an integrated research environment and one of Europe’s leading science hubs, crossing the boundaries of individual disciplines and institutions. Check out the website for more information.
You did not find the answer? Please contact one of the organisers
Campus' Digital Energy Lab (CDEL)
Dr. Ulrike Hillemann-Delaney
Dr. Ing. Alexandra Schulz
Dr. Anja Wipper
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