The fall edition of Cluj Tech Society is dedicated to EduTech (Education and Technology).
If you’re passionate about both IT and education, this edition of Cluj Tech Society is for you!
The main conference will bring international speakers, motivators and people aiming to inspire those present in the two full days of stage talks. Among those present at the event we will have Eden Lazaness, Head of Innovation at King’s College, representatives from Google (from Zurich) and Testerum (Amsterdam).
The second day will bring two panel discussions, both with a focus on education:
- Education: Evolution vs Involution, with Thea Ionescu, from the Psychology College of UBB, Maria Predoiu, EdTech entrepreneur and Urania Cremene, author of the program ‘All about Parenting.’
- Upgrade Technology, with Eden Lazaness, Head of Innovation at King’s College, Crux Conception, Phd at Walden University, Daniela Popescu, Vice-Rector at Technical University and Simona Motogna, Prodean at Mathematics and Informatics College of UBB.
We will also have a hackathon, called EduHack, that will bring together important members from areas essential to optimization and problem-solving in various industries; and we will also implement an editathon, under the name “Wikipedia and open education”, a workshop made in collaboration with Wikimedians from România.
EduHack is a 24 hours coding, designing and prototyping event that brings together great minds from fields such as IT, Education, Marketing and Business, challenging them to join their forces towards developing innovative solutions designed for problems from the educational field.
Identify a problem in Education – All participants must identify a problem from an area of the Education industry (corporate learning, formal and non-formal training, schools and universities) and try to get to the root of it, without relying only on suppositions.
Develop a demo-solution – Together with a team of professionals from various fields, all participants will develop certain tools that solve the prior identified problems & will get real-time feedback on them.
Create a business model – Good planning right from the start is what can set you apart from other players on the market. For that you need a good business model, a great pricing policy & an understanding of the financials of launching new solutions.
Build a brand – Each team will have the assignment of building a new brand, setting up its marketing strategy and collaborating with highly skills mentors from fields such as Media & UX/ UI.
Sell your idea – After everything is set up, the next & final step you are going to go through will be to sell your solution. Just like you’d do in a pitch where you have to impress the juries in order to win the big prize.
Win great prizes! – By contributing to our hackathon you can win co-working space at ClujHub, a mentorship offered by Techcelerator and cool prizes from our PC Coolers!
Get coaching and advice from top industry experts. Work in a team. Contribute to a great cause of improving education globally.