1. Test your skills in the real world
  2. Brainstorm like never before
  3. Try researching against the clock
  4. Tackle a wicked problem
  5. Experiment with new technologies
  6. Build things
  7. Learn to use open data
  8. Experiment with service design
  9. Discover design tools
  10. Develop your business skills
  11. Learn to pitch ideas
  12. Give public speaking a go (if you want!)
  13. Speed light prototyping
  14. Test your idea with real people
  15. Brush off on your team skills
  16. Develop leadership skills
  17. Network with people with different or similar expertise
  18. Boost your Linkedin profile
  19. Meet your future employers
  20. Discover a new passion
  21. Got a great idea? Turn into a start-up
  22. Make friends
  23. Have fun
  24. Get inspired!
  25. And … did we mention great prizes?


Culture Shift             GSJGlasgow jam-jump


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If you’re itching to get involved in a Hack now, we have a few upcoming events:

CycleHack 2015, kindly sponsored by Sustrans

Stirling Futures

Not convinced yet? We have a brilliant example of how powerful a small idea can be: Penny in Yo’ Pants! This Hack was born during the Cyclehack 2014 event in Glasgow and has reached more than 3.4 million people around the globe so far! The idea is simple – a rubber band and a penny make skirts bikeable. After the Hack, the team started to further develop and prototype their idea, and are currently working to translate this into a business. Watch this brilliant TEDx talk to find out more about the lessons they’ve learnt.