Edinburgh DigiEduHack - DigiEduHack 2019

Edinburgh DigiEduHack

Join us on 03 October 2019



University of Edinburgh Digital Education Hack

Join our DigiEdHack Hack at the University of Edinburgh to connect with other people interested in digital education, innovation, and entrepreneurship to tackle the challenges facing education today, including interconnectivity, interdisciplinarity and sharing of knowledge. Participate in the challenges, meet new and exciting people, and turn your vision into reality! You will have the opportunity to showcase your solutions on a European and global scale, and the best teams can win €5,000 in a global award contest!

Join the DigiEduHack in Edinburgh

We're getting together at the University of Edinburgh to tackle some challenges related to digital education and creating connections among students and researchers. Join us for a day full of hacking, snacks, inspirational talks and more!


Teachers or educators


Education professionals



Join us on 03 October 2019

Edinburgh DigiEduHack Challenges

These exciting challenges are waiting to be solved by you.

How do we connect all the research that is carried out in Edinburgh?

In an increasingly complex society, interdisciplinarity and collaboration becomes essential. Therefore, creating more opportunities for early career researchers to network with others with similar research interests can help foster a culture of collaboration within and without the University

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How can we integrate AR into a classroom to make learning fun and engaging?

Technologies are opening up the realm of what is possible within the educational space. Augmented Reality (AR) technologies promise to help make classroom activities more enriching, interactive and fun for the students.

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How can we use datasets to track the evolution of knowledge?

Venture into the historical datasets released by the National Library of Scotland to track the development of education and knowledge across the first eight editions of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, from 1771 to the mid-nineteenth century, making use of your text analysis & critical thinking skills.

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Check out our schedule for the 24 hours!

03 October 08:00

Registration beings

03 October 10:00

Opening Ceremony

03 October 11:00


Welcome talk given by Sian Bayne, Director of the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh

03 October 12:00

Team formation and planning

03 October 12:30


03 October 13:15

Hack begins!

03 October 14:30

Inspirational sessions

03 October 16:30


03 October 17:00

Hack continues

03 October 19:30


03 October 20:15

Hack continues

03 October 22:15

Pitch training

Learn the do's and dont's of pitching your projects

03 October 23:00

Midnight yoga/stretching

03 October 23:30

Hack continues

Alternatively, napping time!

04 October 03:30

Morning walk

04 October 04:00


04 October 05:00

Pitch practice

04 October 07:00

Pitching to panel

04 October 08:00

Winner announcement and closing


The best solutions submitted for the DigiEduHack will receive Amazon Gift Cards. Your solution can also be entered for the global challenge for the opportunity to win €5,000 and showcasing your work globally!

Coaches, Experts & Jury

Throughout the Digital Education Hack, you will be supported and mentored by people from the University and from within the industry.

Elena Dumitrana

Mentor and Judge

Lead Business Analyst at Lloyds Banking Group

David Eccles


Founder and Product Director at Wallscope

Sarah Ames


Digital Scholarship Librarian at the National Library of Scotland

Sean MacNicol


Acquisition Lead at Moneydasboard

Michael Gallagher

Mentor and judge

Lecturer in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh

Jeremy Knox


Lecturer in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh

Owen Bower

Mentor and judge

Cirrus Logic


InSpace - University of Edinburgh


1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh
GBEH8 9YL - Edinburgh

How to get there

By train: Exit at Waverley station, then walk down South Bridge and take a right at Nicholson Square Gardens

By bus: Take buses 23, 27 or 35 to Lauriston Place, or buses 2, or 41, 42 or 47 to Bristo Place,

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