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Shift APPens

Coming up on the 7th edition, Shift APPens is a Hackathon organized with love by NEI/AAC (Informatics Students Nucleus from Academic Association of Coimbra) and by jeKnowledge (Faculty of Sciences and Technology of University of Coimbra’s junior company), that brings students and workers from all over the country to the city of Coimbra.

Participants have 48 hours to create an application, defending it in a final pitch, in front of a carefully chosen jury. We aim to promote a healthy competition and exchange knowledge from the tech world amongst the participants, all in a relaxed environment. We gather developers, designers and entrepreneurs of different technological fields, from every corner of the country.

We can promise you fun, competition, challenges and friendships! If you have never participated, come join us! We are much more than a Hackathon, do you really want to miss it?

Online Edition

After 2020’s edition being cancelled due to the pandemic, we’re back in 2021, and this time nothing can stop us to go all the way until the end!

To guarantee the security of all those involved in the event, our 7th edition is going to be online. This year’s Hackathon will be a special one! You can participate from the comfort of your house, so get excited and bring your best sweatpants!
We’re preparing some fun things, so you won’t even notice you’re in your living room... Are you ready? We’re counting on you! Join us from april 16th to 18th 2021!


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How can I learn more about this hackathon?


You can explore our website and visit our social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin) for more information! If you still have any personal questions or doubts that you wish to ask us, you can send an email to

How is it going to be?


It’s going to be challenging and online! You have 48 hours to create an application, trade knowledge, get to know some companies’s work and participate in all of the challenges prepared for you! All from the comfort of your house! Bring your team to this relaxed competition and challenge yourself to work against the clock, while learning some hard and soft skills.

Who can participate?


Any student, professional or enthusiast can be part of it! You can team up with your closest friends, your family, your co-workers, someone who’s willing to put their heart and soul into this adventure!







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