Shift APPens


Can I be part of it?

Any student, professional or enthusiast can be part of our 6th edition of Shift APPens! As long as you are creative, motivated, and ready to have fun, Shift APPens is definitely YOUR hackathon!

How do I register?

Applications are open! You can apply on our website, registering and filling in the form in this link.

What can I do?

Any application (mobile, web, desktop, game or other) that has come to your mind, but that you still haven’t had the chance to make it real, can fit the Shift APPens concept, and qualify to be one of the winning ideas to be awarded the awesome prizes we have. Our jury will take into account the originality, the technical difficulty involved, the final quality and the degree of utility for the target audience of the product that was developed during the event.

With who can I participate?

You can apply alone or with your friends! Teams need to have between 2 to 4 participants, but if your friends don’t want to be part of this incredible hackathon, you can register alone and find a team during the event! You just need to bring ideas and a lot of motivation! It’s up to you!

How much will it cost?

The tickets have a cost of 15€. If you're a student, then it will cost you 10€. Those burgers don’t come from the sky, you know?

Where is it APPening?

We always heard to come back to a place that makes us happy. For that reason, and because there’s no better place to stay in the city of students, the 6th edition will be in Pavilhão Dr. Mário Mexia.

How is it going to be?

We won’t tell you everything, but be prepared because anything can APPen! You will probably be shot several times by a ninja nerf gun or even find our Tiger around the venue. We promise to give you all the conditions to be able to code for more than 48 hours! 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.

What about sleeping and showering?

If you decide to be a REAL Shifter, you may spend the 48 hours at our venue. We will have a sleeping area ready for you, and you only need to bring a sleeping bag (you can also bring a mattress and a pillow!). You will also be able to take a shower at our changing rooms!

And what about food?

We will ensure you don’t starve and give you all major meals. You can count on breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, as well as several coffee breaks throughout the day.


Do I need to be at the Ideation to register for the hackathon?

No. Even though it can help you a lot structuring your ideas and prepare for the Hackathon, you can go and register for the Hackathon without having been to the Ideation.

Do I need to register for the Ideation?

Yes, you do. Applications are still open.

If I am registered for the Ideation am I registered for the whole process?

No. If you decide to participate in the Hackathon, then you should register directly for the Hackathon.

Any questions you may still have, you can read the regulation of the event, contact us via email or through our social networks! We will be happy to help you with anything!

Are you interested?

Just sign in and buy your ticket here!