Friday to Sunday15-17 September

Edinburgh Global Goals Jam 2017

Informatics Forum

Are you a designer, developer, data scientist, creative or person passionate about making a difference in the world? Then join us for the second annual #GlobalGoalsJam in Edinburgh and take action to create real impact on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Be part of a global mission, a global community, a global action. Let's design our future together!

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Do you want to be part of a small group of committed people who will spend a weekend hacking innovative solutions to specific challenges that can help organisations in Edinburgh contribute to achieving the Global Goals?
This year we will be developing, designing and testing prototype solutions in the following areas: poverty, hunger, health, education and sustainable cities and communities. We will use data, design and user-centred methods, so if you have particular skills in these areas or would like to learn them, please join!
In order to achieve the goals of the Jam, we will have an intense schedule:

Kick-off: Friday 15 September 2017, 5-7pm
Developing and Designing: Saturday 16 September 2017, 9:30am-5pm
Testing and Presenting: Sunday 17 September 2017, 10am-5pm
There are only 30 spaces available, so join now!

There is a small fee to ensure that we get accurate numbers for the event. Food and drink will be generously provided over the weekend.

Edinburgh Global Goals Jam 2017 is hosted by the University of Edinburgh and the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations in partnership with MediaLAB Amsterdam and the United Nations Development Programme.

Questions? Contact Cat Magill at

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