Thursday, April 29, 2021
7:00 AM CET to 4:00 PM CET
Online Hackathon – join us from wherever you are! Applications are open until Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 12:00 pm
Here we go: digital.engagiert is entering another round. The program, with its annual support round, is designed to kickstart social initiatives and their digital solutions benefiting our society as a whole.
Out of more than 230 submitted projects, the expert jury has already selected twelve. You can be part of this impact story! What can you expect? Arts, culture and civic engagement for a better and just society.
Join us on Thursday, April 29, 2021 and use your skills for good: Shape the future of education by supporting innovative ed-tech solutions and build your own impact network!
The Future of Education Hackathon is designed to bring the participating ventures/teams to the next level and aims to achieve three major goals:
The program is made to have an impact that lasts: All teams receive extensive coaching and benefit from a broad network of experts from technology, civil society, and social enterprises. Moreover, the three winning teams that convinced the jury the most will receive additional prize money totaling 30,000 euros so that they can continue to take off after the funding round.
In improvisation theatre, young people can develop personally and creatively. With the project Spotlight Spontan, “Die Affirmative“ wants to make improvisational theatre accessible to all young people – digitally. Through an online portal, young people can book digital improv theatre workshops and network with each other.
The Hacker School offers diverse programming projects to get young people excited about IT and programming. Now it wants to bring its "Hacker [email protected]" offer to schools in the near term. The goal is to introduce pupils to programming, train IT trainees to become teachers and show teachers how they can support.
Some children have a harder time at school than their peers. Haydee! supports them with digital tutoring and thus ensures more equal opportunities. The initiative brings together volunteer mentors and mentees. In addition, mentors can network and share their know-how with each other.
The LOVIS project is developing an app that teenagers can use to inform themselves anonymously and in an age-appropriate way about sexual development issues – via chatbot. LOVIS answers the teenagers' questions based on expert knowledge in order to support them in their free and individual development.
In order to prevent dropouts from training and studies, it is important to have modern and sustainable career guidance at schools. The digital platform “TRAUMJOB CAMPUS” teaches pupils in an age-appropriate and interactive way what is important when choosing a career. Selected coaches provide individual support.
Many pupils need tutoring in a subject at least once during their school career – but extracurricular learning assistance is simply too expensive for many families. The app naklar.io connects pupils with certified volunteer tutors: Whether via audio chat, video chat or a virtual blackboard.
Anti-Semitism is still a major social problem. The “Netzwerk für Demokratie und Courage e.V.” is now digitalizing its interactive educational offer for young people: Through exchanges, online training and online events, young people learn skills to take a courageous stand against anti-Semitism in everyday life.
In nursing training, theory and practice are often far apart. The result: Far too many dropouts. Novaheal is developing a digital learning platform for nursing trainees to counteract this trend. The platform conveys learning content in an interactive and playful way in order to improve nursing training in the long term.
“Rapper* ohne Grenzen” helps children worldwide to learn the English language – through rap. In the form of online workshops, they teach children how to write lyrics and create instrumental music – with mutual support and guided by rap artists around the world.
Schools should be democratic places for children where they can participate, co-design and have a say. In order to make use of the great potential of pupil councils, the association "Schule ein Gesicht geben" has come up with something: The team provides class representatives and pupil councils with know-how through an app: Barrier-free, interactive and intuitive to use.
Different barriers make it hard for young people to participate politically. Vote Rookie wants to change that: On their digital platform, young people can start citizens' initiatives or vote on their own issues – and learn political media skills at the same time.
Creating inclusive forms of housing for people with disabilities is no easy task. WOHN:SINN wants to develop a barrier-free learning platform on which people with disabilities, their relatives, professionals and counselling centres can learn from each other. An interactive community answers all questions about inclusive forms of housing quickly and easily.
Founder Vostel Volunteering
Design Strategist, Entrepreneur & Teacher
Co-Founder @TensorParc & Board Member @CodeDoor.org
Digital Innovation Lead at Amazon Web Services
Either way, you become part of an interdisciplinary team bringing together innovators, education specialists, culture enthusiasts, digital professionals, and entrepreneurs, that aims to support one or more of the above-described projects.
In preparation for this hackathon, each of the twelve teams receives personal coaching sessions with N3XTCODER to define the hackathon challenges – which results in highly specialised, predefined problem statement(s) from each team such as
Digital prototypes and landing pages with comprehensive graphs /designs
A new app/website feature
The UX design of a user journey
Concepts of non-digital and digital solutions
Pitch decks/marketing campaigns
A tracking system to better understand the user experience
You, as a participant, will have the chance to directly jump into one of the hands-on challenges after getting to know one out of the twelve social initiatives and their founder(s). As soon as the hackathon starts, you can bring in your digital expertise – making it count for change!
N3XTCODER is a Berlin-based impact tech hub that helps both young and established companies to develop and scale sustainable and social solutions. We identify and work with the best data-backed technology solutions and projects, providing them with the expertise and skills required to transform an idea into a disruptive digital product. At N3XTCODER, we strive to use data for good and work to build solutions that have the potential to tackle the most pressing problems that persist today. We strongly support the Global Goals and aim for all our projects and partners to contribute to one or more of the 17 Global Goals that have been launched by the United Nations in 2015.