General FAQ's

9 – 14 November, 2021 

The first 4 days will help to prepare for the Full Speed hackathon during the last 2 days. 

4 evenings will be dedicated for the most engaging topics of EdTech with valuable talks and discussions.

Vilnius Univeristy Business School together with Western Union & supporters organizes an exclusive event – a 6 days challenge called Edtech Hackathon.

Hackathon will be held online.

Slack, Zoom and other tools will be used for communication.

Public talks will be streamed online via VU Business School Facebook page, 15min.lt news portal.

• Visionaries and leaders with previous startup experience
• Education enthusiasts (teachers and other education workers)
• Software developers
• UX/UI designers
• Marketers and business developers
• Everyone else, interested in EdTech

You can fill in the participant’s form on this web page by 23:59, 1st of November. According to your answers in the questionnaire, the organizers of the event will evaluate your motivation (which is the most important) and personal qualities.

*organizers will try their best to fit as many participants as possible.

People, who are selected to take part in the event, will be divided into teams on the day 1 of the event (mostly by 4 to 6). These teams will be formed by unifying ideas. In order to bring together teams of high quality and fulfilling needs for different competencies, each member will be assigned one of these roles: Developer, Designer, Project manager or Entrepreneur, Education Expert. Participants will be able to choose their roles in advance by completing the registration form.

Teams are also invited to register.

Everyone participating in the Edtech Hackathon will receive:

  • All the connection details for the tools to communicate
  • Information for a successful start (short but concrete introduction to prototype development)
  • Professional help (mentors from different fields will share their insights and advice)

Solutions for a more innovative education system

Many people will agree, that Lithuania’s current education system needs some changes. Only young, ambitious, courageous people who have unconventional ideas can help to fix these problems. The solutions developed during the Hackathon should encourage young people to make more active and effective use of the benefits of the Lithuanian education system. But first of all, society needs to be prepared for innovation.

Teams that makes the most progress over the week and will get the best evaluation for the final pitch, will win.

Sure, all the pre-event formed teams are welcome to register.

Each team member needs to register with the same team name!

On the 9th November, just after an opening ceremony, pre-recorded videos of each challenge will be displayed.

Upload your video to here: EdTech Video 

This video should represent your project. Your video will be shown during the Livestream just after the Welcoming ceremony 

VIDEO SCRIPT:
Duration up to 60 seconds
1. introduce the name of the idea (challenge)
2.  introduce Yourself (name & 1-2 context details about Yourself or team)
3. present what problem You want to solve why it is important & relevant to education?
4.  pitch a short inspiring vision, what would change if we would solve this problem?
5.  let us know if you are looking for teammates & what kind of skills/experience you need?

Deadline to upload the video: the 7th of November, till 13:00 EET. 

The livestream of all the talks and discussions are public and will be livestreamed via VU Business School facebook page and news portal 15min.lt

1. Relevance in Education

2. Feasibility

3. Impact on Society

4. Innovation in Education

Write a message to the Slack channel “ask_for_mentor” or a direct message to @[staff]LaurynaMacijauskaitė. We will organize a zoom call with the mentor.

Edtech Hackathon team have identified the challenged brought directly from the Lithuanian schools that are related to the Hybrid/Blended learning.

Challenges will be presented during the opening ceremony on 9th November 2021 and we encourage you to join the team to solve the challenge.

1st place winner will get 3000 Eur established by Transcom

2nd place winner will get 2000 Eur established by Guidehouse

3rd place winner will get 1000 Eur establised by Guidehouse.

 

The winning teams will also get prizes that supports the further development of solutions.

IT support @dominykasdanys (slack)

General help desk @sandravileito @vytenismockus (slack)

Mentors & Speakers @LaurynaMacijauskaite (slack)

Edtech Conference

The livestream of all the talks and discussions are public and will be livestreamed via VU Business School facebook page and news portal.

 

  1. Hybrid & Blended learning.
  2. Edtech Trends: Lithuania&global
  3. Future technologies of Education
  4. The Future of Work

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