20, 21 & 22 April - Coimbra
Pavilhão Dr. Mário Mexia

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What is  Shift Appens?

Shift APPens is a technological event, where the goal is to create an app in 48 hours. This event gathers students from several technological areas, as well as entrepreneurs and high tech enthusiasts!

On its way to the fifth edition, Shift APPens is on the top of the portuguese technological environment, offering year after year innovation and the best challenges to its participants. Counting on a relaxed environment and looking to promote a healthy competition and trade of different knowledge from the high-tech world, this hackathon makes it easy to develop hard and soft skills, like creativity, team spirit and the ability to work against the clock.


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When and where?

Shift APPens will happen on the 20th, 21st and 22nd of April of 2018, in the beautiful city of Coimbra. These three intense days of coding, coffee drinking and random things happening will take place in the Dr. Mário Mexia Pavilion, in the centre of Coimbra provided by a good transports network and a shopping centre!

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Who is  SA?

The main activity of Shift APPens is the 48-hour hackathon. Participants are invited to create teams, bringing together the most variated technological and creative skills.

After this comes the brainstorming moment, where each team must give way to their imagination and choose an innovative idea to develop.

In the following hours, there is a period of intense work, concentration, caffeine and a lot of fun, where all the team’s efforts come together to give life to the idea chosen by them.

In the final pitch, they will have to present the idea in a dynamic and appealing way, in order to captivate the jury and get on the podium.

Made with   by us.

This hackathon is brought to you by two lovely groups that join together to give the best weekend of your life: the students core of Informatics Engineering and Multimedia Design and a junior enterprise from the University of Coimbra.


The enrichment of student’s experience during their time in University of Coimbra is one of the main principles of NEI/AAC. The main goals of this student's core are to represent the students of Informatic Engineering and Multimedia Design and to regularly organize formative, cultural and sports activities and events like Shift APPens, ENEI, ENED, OpenDEI and Summer University.


jeKnowledge was founded in 2008 with the purpose to provide the students from various courses from the FCTUC the possibility to use the knowledge they acquired at the University in the global market, through an enormous panoply of internal and external projects. It’s entirely formed by students from the area of Science and Technology with the ambition to go further, and believes that that step is given through real projects, for real clients.

This is Shift’s 5th Edition!

This year, we want to bring you more coding, more connecting, more sharing and more fun! Don’t miss out on this amazing hackathon.

Have a look at our past Editions!

Are you curious to know a little bit more about Shift APPens?

These are some of the awesome teams we’ve worked with…

During these 4 editions we were able to work with some of the most valuable teams in our country! Learn more about them!