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Hackathons and Workshops for education


Our community organizes hackathons and workshops. Educational experts and active people meet here, come up with solutions and "hack them".
The results of our hackathons often become projects in our user and partner community and are included in the open source code.

"Many thanks for three great days in Weimar at # hack4oer"

Bildungsportal Sachsen GmbH via Twitter



How can I participate?
  • registration in the edu-sharing association as a member
  • participate as a developer
  • as an open source educational software solution, we provide our source code at GitHub . You can tell us suggestions and ideas via the contact form.
  • What is a Hackathon?
    The neologism hackathon combines the two terms "to hack" and "marathon". The composition of both words created the word "hackathon" at the end of the 1990s. A hackathon is an event that collaborates on innovative software and hardware solutions. The aim of an edu-sharing hackathon is to develop creative non-profit IT infrastructures, tools or software for the edu-sharing community .
    What means #hack4OER?
    edu-sharing is a software solution that is particularly beneficial for education and e-learning. In order to continually develop and optimize the software, we organize hackathons specifically for OER. OER are Open Educational Resources. These are educational materials available under a free license so that they can be used, edited and shared by teachers and learners.
    What are OER?
    Open Educational Resources (OER) are educational materials that are available under a free license so that they can be used, edited and shared by educators and learners. Furthermore, UNESCO defines that OER can include not only individual materials, but also entire course offerings as well as all types of media (texts, images, videos, etc.).