Education data examination: hackathon

A hackathon at school, using new open education data a brand new API that you use for the first time!

What are new creative ways that we can use to present parents, students, teachers, and school administrators with data about education? How can we present this data in order to gain a better understanding of our system and improve the quality of our education?

We’ll start by sleeping through class and—of course—by bringing plenty of beer and pizza. During our hackathon, DUO will demonstrate a new open API for data on education. With the help of this API and new data sets, you’ll work on a prototype that will visualize large amounts of data surrounding the theme of education.

Join us for a chance to win:

3500 to spend on an entrepreneurial, programming, or graphic design workshop; and contact with educational data organizations for the opportunity to work together and bring your prototype to life! You can spend this prize at Impact Hub or Tec-X

Data expeditions

The afternoon prior to the hackathon, parents, teachers, school administrators, and data experts will meet in small groups to explore publicly available data in order to discover relationships and create data stories. For this activity, a data expedition toolkit has been developed. The ideas formulated and questions raised by participants during these expeditions will serve as inspiration for the hackathon. More information on the data expeditions can be found here.

Who is this for?

Developer, designers, and students who are interested in education data.

The program


16:30 – Getting familiar with ideas from parents, teachers, students, and education professionals

18:00-19:30 – Official program led by State Secretary Sander Dekker

19:30-02:00 – Begin the hackathon


07:30-15:30 – Continue hackathon

15:30-17:00 – Pitches and awards

This event is organized by Waag Society in collaboration with 24h Education Hackathon on the behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

Next Open Data Eduhack: Data expeditie 11 November 2016, Globally 24/7, Utrecht



After 4 successful editions in the last year together with over 60 partners who helped making it possible we are happy to see that other organizations are also putting Education Hackathons on the Agenda. In the following months we are building strong partnerships with EduOnTour, SOLEspace Vienna, Presenté to become a network of innovators for supporting the transition in education through innovation


Educationhack will be part of the community which we decided to name EduShiftsUnited. We are currently seeking for support in making this great platform reality soon, if you are interested in more than just attending or partnering up Eduhacks please let us know via or ping me directly on 31-(0)639895302. We have volunteering and partnerships available and are happy to announce that we are publishing our first co-creation book with 17 education innovators we have met over the last 5 years including Ricardo Semler.


Thanks for being part of the community.


Nick van Breda, Puck Simons, Dennis Voorn & team EduShiftUnited


Education Hackathon

Education Hackathon is a global platform for students, designers, developers, edtech startups, schools, education innovators & suppliers. We focus on building solutions for today’s education problems and bring up creative ideas and solutions in the form of prototypes with a multidisciplinary approach. We don’t bash the current problems in education, we see them as a starting point for building solutions bottom up with all stakeholders. The next edition we have the privilege to be hosted by Campus Party, a completely new learning environment where you are able to meet thousands of other innovators in every industry. The Education Hackathon takes place on the event from the 26th until the 27th of May where we start together at 12 Noon on Thursday all celebrate the outcomes together on 12 Noon the 27th at the award ceremony. You can sign up by getting a Campusero ticket on the Campus Party website using our promocode “EDUCPEU2016″

May 2016 edition on Campus Party

Campus Party is the greatest technological experience of the world which brings together young geeks & aspiring entrepreneurs in a festival of innovation, creativity, science, digital entertainment & entrepreneurship. Campus Party will return to Europe, where it’s fourth edition will be held in Utrecht, The Netherlands on 25 – 29 May 2016. This weeklong, 24-hours-a-day technology event is the place to be for young technical talent to innovate, learn and engage with some of the biggest names in technology. Thousands of “campuseros” including geeks, nerds, designers, developers, gamers, hackers, scientists, startups and other fans of Internet and technology will all come together during intense days of networking and activities such as workshops, hackathons and competitions about innovation, creativity, science and digital entertainment and entrepreneurship. Go to the website »

About the Hackathon

A short intro about 24h Education Hackathon (2016)

What will be the future of Virtual Reality in Education, how will we achieve life-long learning independent from place and time, what will be the tools to learn in a way that is more personalised and fun? This edition we partnered up with a blend of the best edtech startups, the most impactful education suppliers and ofcourse awesome Technology partners.

This year’s themes

Personalized Life-long Learning

Open Source

New Technologies in Education

This year’s cases!

Prepare yourself: download this year’s cases!

The Jury

The prices

Smartwatches for the winning team of case Kennisnet
– Powered by Kennisnet
3D printers for the winning team of case Avans Innovative Lab- Powered by Avans University
Become a shareholder in the worldwide platform for 24h Education Hackathons: EduHacksUnited!
– Powered by Presente!

The partners


The Program

Program 24h Education Hackathon: The Netherlands May 2016

                • 11:00-12:00 Keynote Tijl Koenderink (Science Stage) – Case presentations case partners & Vow ECDL
                • 12:00-13:00 Workshop 1 (Science workshops room): Trendwatching & Ideation in groups (DOON)
                • 16:00-17:00 Workshop 2 (Science workshop room): Concepting & business modeling (DOON)
                • 17:00-18:00 Workshop 3 (Science workshop room): API & intro coding class (Kennisnet, Avans & Edtech partners)
                • 18:00-19:00 Workshop 4 (Science workshop room): Gamification – How to make your concept addicting! (Mission Start)
                • 23:00-00:00 Workshop 5 (Science workshop room): Pitch Training by David Beckett
                • 00:00-15:00 (Campus Arena) Building a working prototype, business plan, business model, pitch
                • 15:00 (Campus Arena) Deliver final products with your team, pitch your prototypes at your table, jury will select the 6 best teams to pitch their prototypes on stage for the prices (guests welcome to listen with Campus Party day ticket)
                • 18:00-19:00 (Science Stage) Final pitches & Award ceremony (invite your colleagues & friends over)

The Team

We would love to welcome you at this year’s edition, so be there! @Jaarbeurs, Hallencomplex, Utrecht (NL)