Glasgow Schools Hackathon

12 Jun - 13 May

To celebrate the Glasgow Science Festival this June, STEM Glasgow are running a Hackathon for Glasgow Secondary schools. A Hackathon is a sprint-like event in which a group of creative designers, engineers and technologists work together to collaborate on solving a problem in a short period of time. Hacks can be a physical product, an app/webpage or a social movement, it’s up to you!


The 2019 STEM Glasgow Hackathon will be themed on the Glasgow events and tourism industry and will be sponsored by the award winning tourism brand PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW. On the day pupils will work in teams of 5 to choose a problem and create a ‘Hack’ to so solve it. They will present their solution to the other teams and a panel of judges at the end of the day with one team being crowned the Hackathon Champions 2019. All problems that pupils will be asked to hack will focus on accessibility, facilities, transport and technology issues for tourists, consumers and event organisers in Glasgow.


Glasgow City Council schools can sign up to take part on either Wednesday 12th or Thursday 13th of June. The Hackathon will take place at the Riverside Museum running from 9.30am – 2.30pm. Schools can bring up to 5 pupils to take part from either S2 or S3. This is a fantastic opportunity for pupils to participate in both Glasgow Science Festival and work together to improve the city in which they live. The Hackathon is an invite only event and we would like to see your establishment represented on the day. Places at the Hackathon are being offered to a limited number of schools in the city so please let us know either way by no later than Friday the 24th of May by emailing If your school plan to attend then please also fill out the attached registration form.