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April 2017

April 5, 2017 and April 26, 2017 MEKTORY

E-Health Meet-up

TTÜ Department of Health Technologies and Connected Health Cluster would like to invite students and e-Health enthusiasts to e-Health Meet-ups on 5. and 26. April.

During the Meet-ups the participants will meet with:
Competence Center of Food and Fermentation Technology: http://tftak.eu/
MedHub: http://www.medhub.com/
Nortal: https://nortal.com/
Synlab: https://synlab.ee/

More information and registration: HERE
April 7, 2017 at Paabel (Ülikooli 17, across the street from the UT main hall).

ICS Career Day 2017

The traditional Institute of Computer Science Career Day is held on April 7 from 12.15-17.00 at Paabel (Ülikooli 17, across the street from the UT main hall).

Head of the Institute prof. Jaak Vilo will deliver opening words at 12.15 after which the winners of the winter student project contest will be announced.

Representatives of companies will be arranged in a fair in the atrium and room 105.
Companies will give mini-lectures in rooms 115 and 219 from 13.00-16.00.

More information: HERE
April 7 - 9, 2017 Tallinn

Skype University Hackathon 2017

Skype and Microsoft in Estonia are organizing a Hackathon for University students to create practical IT solutions to any kind of problems that they encounter in real life. This is a 2,5 day event where you can turn your wild idea into something real, get help from Skype engineers, connect with other bright students, build something amazing and have fun!

Hackathon is hosted by Skype Estonia and will take place in Skype Tallinn Office (Akadeemia tee 15B).

Theme of the Hackathon: you can work on anything - app, academic project, solution for a problem that students have, etc. If you have an idea that needs to be made real - this is the best place to do it. If you do not have a project idea before the hackathon - no problem, there will be plenty of ideas pitched at the start and you can choose which one you join.

Register here
Facebook event
April 21-22, 2017

TransferWise Hackathon 2017

Come join us for a stellar day!
  • TransferWise Hackathon is a 24 hour Fintech event for University students.
  • Learn about Product Engineering, Start Up thinking, and turning big ideas into a prototype.
  • TransferWise employees will be on site to guide you to success with training and mentorship.
  • There will an energetic vibe, plenty of freed food, RedBull, and awesome prizes.
Apply here: https://transferwise.com/hackathon/

May 2017

May 19 - 21, 2017 Tallinn Lift99

Garage48 Baltic Open & Big Data 2017

Garage48 in collaboration with Tele2 is proud to announce Baltic Open & Big Data 2017 - a hackathon that puts data in the centre of the stage!
Garage48 Baltic Open & Big Data 2017 takes place on 19-21 of May in Tallinn at LIFT99 - a one of a kind, urban co-working space nestled in the middle of a lively Telliskivi Loomelinnak.

This hackathon is targeted towards anybody, who feels passionate about data and wants to put their thoughts into action. Data aficionados, visionaires, developers, designers— you are all invited to join!

Over the past few decades we have gathered a vast amount of data, which presents a perfect opportunity for generating new knowledge.
Big data is already known for having a major impact in transforming healthcare, predicting crime, studying customer’s buying behaviour and helping manufacturers to avoid miniature but costly mistakes.
But there is so much more to be done!

Garage48 Open & Big Data 2017 hackathon is bringing data science closer to teams by providing them with a wide list of open databases for both public and private purposes.
While open data contains stories that empower the general public and encourage change, not everyone is data-literate. People approach big data differently and by coming together
we can solve problems or come up with completely new groundbreaking solutions.
Whether you are working on a grande scheme on how to change the world to a better place, or have just some good old knowledge on how to put open data to use for business purposes- your contribution matters.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR: data scrapers, data scientists, backend developers, frontend developers, UI/UX designers, visionaries, experts, marketing gurus and passionate project managers!

Read more: http://garage48.org/events/balticopenbigdata2017

Join the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1262596010513877/
May 25 - 26, 2017, Tallinn Creative Hub


Latitude 59 is the flagship startup & tech event of the world’s first digital society.

Why Latitude59?
2-day conference with 2000 people in the awesome venue of a century old power plant transformed into a creative hub.

Look into the future of digital health, fin-tech, smart cities and other topics through the lens of practical realities of the digital society.

More information and tickets: HERE
Facebook event: HERE

June 2017

June 1st, 2017 TTÜ Mektory

ICT thesis contest 2017

ICT thesis contest 2017 will take place on the 1st of June in TTÜ Mektory

The competition takes place for the fifth time, including all the School of IT specialities.
  • 1st - 15th of May – period for submitting formal application, supervisor’s cover letter and thesis
  • 29th of May - organizers announce who has qualified (or not qualified) to the final stage
  • 31st of May – submit defence speech slideshow and the updated version of the thesis digitally
  • 1st of June – ICT thesis contest (final stage).

More information: https://www.ttu.ee/ictcontest

Everyone is welcome to the audience for the final round of the competition, June 1.

Sign up here!
June 8 - 9, 2017, Creative Hub, Põhja pst 27a, Tallinn

GeekOut 2017

GeekOut is a Java Technology Conference in Tallinn, Estonia. 2017 will see the 7th GeekOut.

The focus of the conference is on Java, the JVM, covering developer tooling, solution architecture, programming methodologies, continuous delivery and programming languages for the JVM platform.

More information: HERE
Facebook event: HERE

July 2017

July 24 – August 6, 2017 at Tallinn University of Technology

Summer School on Secure e-Governance

Estonia is one of the most advanced e-societies in the world - an incredible success story that grew out of a partnership between a forward-thinking government, a pro-active ICT sector and a switched-on, tech-savvy population. Estonia boasts the world’s leading IT infrastructure and e-services. The creation of different e-services as well as linking them to government databases and rising popularity among users has greatly influenced and given an enormous boost to the ICT sector in the country. Aforementioned success enables to share the Estonian knowledge and competence on a wider scale. TTÜ has been providing this knowledge for several years by having many different masters’ programs related to these topics.

Now you can experience the Estonian success on spot by joining the Secure e-Governance Summer School

Scholarships available!

Read more https://ttu.ee/egov/

Register: HERE

Find us in Facebook: HERE
July 24 – August 6, 2017 at Tallinn University of Technology

Summer School on Practical Robotics with 3D printing

Estonia is the home of Skype, Starship Technologies and the biggest robotics competition in the world – Robotex 2017 http://www.robotex.ee/en

Tallinn University of Technology (TTÜ) is the flagship of Estonian engineering and technology education. This summer you can experience Estonian approach to robotics and 3D printing on spot during whole two weeks.

The aim of the summer school is to give an overview of the use of microcontrollers for robotic applications and CAD modelling with 3D printing for robot mechanical design. To develop practical skills and knowledge of the robotics and apply acquired knowledge for the practical robotic tasks.

We offer limited number of full scholarships!

Read more https://ttu.ee/robo/

Register: HERE

Find us in Facebook: HERE

July 31 - August 25, 2017 Tallinn

Helmes Summer Bootcamp 2017

Helmes is one of Estonia’s largest IT companies. It was recognised as the most successful software developer in 2014, secured first place in the 2015 competitive performance rating and was named one of the most family- and employee friendly companies in Estonia in 2016.

If you feel like doing something interesting and useful this summer, then why not come to the Helmes Summer Bootcamp this August.

The Bootcamp is a four-week intensive and fun software development training course, where you can quickly whip yourself into shape and develop a real-life IT project.

More information and registration: HERE
Facebook: HERE

March 2017

March 10, 2017, TTÜ Mektory, Tallinn

LEAP 2017

LEAP is an event to boost the entrepreneurial spirit of Estonian youth through interactive learning spaces with businesses and start-ups.


- Anto Liivat (Politician/Entrpeneur, Management Lecturer at EBS, popular business broadcast anchor, and a member of the supervisory board of Enterprise Estonia)


- Dimitry Toukhcher (CEO, LGFG Fashion House)

- Kristel Kruustük (CEO, Testlio)

- Markus Villig (CEO, Taxify)

- Aleksander Gansen (CEO, Shipitwise)

- Rain Rannu (CEO, Fortumo)

- Aivar Laan (CEO, Festivality)


- Anna-Greta Tsahkna (CEO, Timbeter)

- Triin Kask (CEO, Nevercode)

- Kristel Tuul (Life Hacker)

and much more!

Price: Free
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1851121731810128/

March 10, 2017 Lift99, Telliskivi 60a (B building, 2nd floor) Tallinn

Solar Hackathon

During the ages of energy transition, not only the big corporations have the capability to go solar. Innovation has driven the prices of renewable energy so low that each year more and more people can start using solar panels for local energy production. But why isn't then everybody going solar?
Well...that's where You come in to play. It is Your chance to step up and take the lead in accelerated energy transition! This is the event where we give You the tools and a glimpse at a prototype for a total solar service system, we give you the database information for everything you need to know about it, we give you top-notch specialists who will provide mentoring and help, we even give you food for your brains and tummies!

In turn, we want You to develop Your own start-up! Most importantly we want You to show us the front-end of it, the design, which comes together with the process description, the value proposition and a bit of the financials too.

You have the skills for that?

Sign up for the event via getting the tickets (free admission, no worries) and we'll provide You with more information about the event.

NB! The event is oriented towards people living in Estonia (doesn't have to be Estonian though), because the interested parties are looking forward to implementing the business idea in Estonian market.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1342123955863051/
March 14, 2017 TransferWise Veerenni 24, Tallinn

TransferWise hackathon pre-event in Tallinn

Uku Tammet & Vitaliy Lakusta will talk about how to become a product engineer, what it means to be one in TransferWise, what stack we use and how to succeed at product, in our hackathon or elsewhere.They will also talk about internship opportunities and the hackathon itself at TransferWise https://transferwise.com/hackathon/

After the first part of the session there's time to chat in a more relaxed environment while enjoying some snacks and refreshments.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/271618263267984/

March 14, 2017 at Estonian Information Technology College, Tallinn

Public Lecture: Integrating Artificial Intelligence to you daily life

Markus Karileet from Helmes will hold a public lecture on „Integrating Artificial Intelligence to your daily life“ at Estonian Information Technology College.

From the day one, we have been trying express our intents to computers using graphical interface which meant visual attention and physical interaction. This, however, is changing and changing fast due to Artificial Intelligence! Chatbots and voice assistants are shaping the world now!

Attend the event to find out how you can benefit from the emerging future!

Markus Karileet is Software Architect at Helmes AS with 10+ years experience.

Register at: https://www.facebook.com/events/845481718925602/
March 16, 2017, Paabel Building of the Institute of Computer Science Ülikooli 17, Tartu

TransferWise hackathon pre-event in Tartu

Chris Raastad & Vahur Hansen will talk about how to become a product engineer, what it means to be one in TransferWise, what stack we use and how to succeed at product, in our hackathon or elsewhere.They will also talk about internship opportunities and the hackathon itself at TransferWise.

After the first part of the session there's time to chat in a more relaxed environment while enjoying some snacks and refreshments.https://transferwise.com/hackathon/

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1555821527779121/

March 22, 2017, Testlio HQ, Telliskivi 60, Tallinn

Meetup by Testlio: Understanding the Business Value of Testing!

We invite all digital professionals and testing enthusiasts to join us as we kick off this year’s first Meetup by Testlio: Understanding the Business Value of Testing!

Testing is not only about detecting bugs in the software, it’s also about measuring its quality attributes. And in this age of consumerism, quality is truly what drives business value. So how exactly does testing add value to a business? Can a company even afford not to test?
These and many more questions will be answered by our awesome expert panelists: Helena Jeret-Mäe (Head of Testing, Nortal), Kristjan Uba (Development Manager, Betsson Group), Tiit Paananen (Head of Quality Engineering at Pipedrive), Einar Roosileht (CTO, Rush Interactive...).

Also, don’t miss a rare appearance by Testlio’s own Head of Sales (coming straight from San Francisco), who will introduce the evening’s topic by tackling some questions on how to sell testing to companies.

You don’t want to miss this, so please RSVP on Eventbrite to ensure entry to the meetup. (tickets are free but limited)!

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/648731408647437/

February 2017

February 1, 2017

Tech Sisters and Helmes Present: What Analysis?

Important: entrance with tickets only! Registration for the event opens on *Saturday, January 28 at 10am*. Stay tuned for the updates.

We’re very excited to announce that the next Tech Sisters panel discussion and networking event will be hosted by our dear friends at Helmes.

This time we'll be diving deep into the topic of analysis and why it is so difficult to find two analysts with the same job description. Who are these mythical creatures, why their contributions are crucial to an organisation’s success and how come they always wear so many different hats?

Helping us find answers to these questions and giving us even more food for thought are our panelists:

Eliis Väert, Business Unit Manager at Helmes
Martin Kapp, Software Architect at Pipedrive
Kaisa Soovik, Analyst at Helmes
Meelis Lang, General Manager at Testlio

The panel will be moderated by Maria Lasprilla, Product manager at Pipedrive.

As tradition has it, we'll kick things off with a tour of the offices guided by the locals at Helmes, and there will be plenty of networking opportunities thoughout the evening.

Don't miss out! Tickets will become available on Saturday, January 28 at 10am. The link to the tickets will be posted on this event page https://www.facebook.com/events/1182005075246898/

February 1, 2017

Python CodeClub Spring 2017: session 1

Are you interested in coding? Do you want to know more about Python? And meet other people like you? Then come to Python CodeClub. The club and events are powered by the leading Estonian Python development team Thorgate.

Who is this for?
Everybody interested in coding Python. We welcome total beginners as well as advanced Python learners to come and share their knowledge, help others or find new ideas.

How does it work?
If you have your own project: you can ask for help or ideas from other people. You can present it if you like, or just ask around. You can get feedback. Experienced coders from Thorgate can help you find solutions to problems.

If you don't have your own project: we will give a little introduction to Python and then guide you through some coding challenges throughout the whole semester. There will be easier challenges for the beginners and complex ones for the advanced coders.

When and where?
Wednesday, feb 1 18.00. The exact location will be announced soon!

Senior developers and snacks provided by Thorgate. Bring your laptop!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/102230640292305/
February 3, 2017

HCT Hackathon

The first HealthCare Technology Hackathon will take place on the 3rd of February in Mektory. The Hackathon is mandatory for first year HCT students, but we are also happy to welcome second year students to participate as a volunteer in the Hackathon.

The presentations at the end of the day are opened for everybody.

Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/events/293856264349992/

February 12, 2017

Student project contest

The University of Tartu Institute of Computer Science hosts the competition for IT projects every autumn and spring semester. Students are invited to participate either as individuals or in teams.

Prizes: at least a €3,000 prize fund for every contest of which at least €1,500 is for the Bachelor's category and €1,500 for the Master's category. Estimated prizes: €1000 for I , €800 II, € 600 III, €400 IV and €200 V prize (per team), multiple prizes possible.

Have a look at the statute for specific requirements for the project and how to submit it:


The deadline for submitting projects is February 12, 2017 at 23.59.

February 17 - 19, 2017

Garage48 Hardware & Arts 2017

Garage48 Hardware & Arts 2017 is a one of a kind hackathon bringing together the creative communities of electronics, mechatronics and software engineers, UI/UX and product designers, marketers and other professionals. The event will be held at the University of Tartu, Institute of Physics on February 17-19, 2017, marking its fourth year in helping teams to innovate and change our lives.

This will be the hackathon of the year, where we expect people to work on crazy ideas with the aim to have fun while developing something cool and REAL - something you can hold in your hands. No matter what skills you possess - everybody who wants to build something is welcome! We want to engage people from different levels of experience: from students to experienced electronics engineers and start-up entrepreneurs.

Garage48 Hardware & Arts 2017 is organised in cooperation with the University of Tartu and the Estonian Academy of Arts.

Find out more: http://garage48.org/events/hardwarearts2017
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/711963448969791/
February 20, 2017

STARTERtech Advanced Launch Event - "All about Passion!" TTÜ Mektory

While building startups everyone talks about passion. Everyone says you have to be "all in" in order to succeed.
But what really makes you move? Besides building a company or career, there are many other things one can be passionate about. So we figured, that there has been enough talk about startups and entrepreneurship on startup events, let's do something different this time. Let's talk about passion. Let's give people an opportunity to talk about what they really care - deep inside.

Our awesome speakers will have only 7 minutes to give their talk and we will have 8 minutes to dig deeper. That's it. Simple. Clear. Passionate.

PS: Put on your colourful socks or bring cosy slippers with you - the room will transform accordingly and we'll settle in on pillows and couches this time. No shoes allowed!

STARTERtech Advanced Launch Event - "All about Passion!"
FEB 20, 17.30 - 20.00 at TTÜ Mektory
Registration until 16.02 - https://goo.gl/forms/zDG9xi6u2dGKtQcN2
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/240962626361716/
February 28, 2017

Applications of Text at Lingvist and Cartskill - Tallinn University of Technology

We invite you to our next event on the popular Machine Learning meetup series. Please register here - https://www.meetup.com/Machine-Learning-Estonia/events/237165540/ The maximum capacity is 180 participants and 126 have already registered.
The meetup focuses on language learning and conversational bots.
17:30 Doors open
18:00 “Statistical Methods in Language Learning”, Tanel Hiir, Lingvist
19:00 Coffee break
19:30 "ML applied to visual product recommendation and chat bots", Hendrik Luuk, Cartskill
20:30 The End

Price: Free
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/422477711426669/

January 2017

January 19, 2017

Open seminar with Üllar Jaaksoo

Digital creative media incubator DIGIX is ready for a new batch of ambitious start-ups in digital creative media. Come visit our open doors day on Thursday, January 19 at 16:00 PM. We will introduce DIGIX programme for the next 6 months and tell you more about how we can contribute to the success of your enterprise. After the intro you are welcome to join DIGIX weekly seminary by Üllar Jaaksoo.

More Information: http://digix.eu/
For attending: https://www.facebook.com/events/101843813658762/

January 26, 2017

Open seminar with SmartCap

Digital creative media incubator DIGIX is ready for a new batch of ambitious start-ups in digital creative media. Come visit our open doors day on Thursday, January 26 at 3:30 PM. We will introduce DIGIX programme for the next 6 months and tell you more about how we can contribute to the success of your enterprise. After the intro you are welcome to join DIGIX weekly seminary by Olle Tischler from SmartCap.

Find out more: http://digix.eu/
For attending: https://www.facebook.com/events/1839519569598262/

January 27 - 29, 2017

Loomehäkk vol 3: Entertainment edition

Loomehäkk is here for the 3rd time and dead serious to entertain! The Baltics’ biggest creative industries hackathon takes place from 27-29 January, 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia. Loomehäkk vol 3 topic is entertainment. Loomehäkk brings together creatives, techies, designers and entrepreneurs to explore the future of the the creative industries. You will have mentors, guidance, gadgets, the entire Baltic Film and Media School venue and 48 hours to hack and present your idea to a panel of gurus. Early bird ticket before December 31st is 15 euros, thereafter 25 euros. Registration is free for students (get the promotion code from your school or write marekm@tlu.ee), bring your student ID. Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/events/1837732009788835/
January 30 - February 4, 2017

Student Startup Camp Tartu 2017

The Student Startup Camp (SSC) is back in Tartu! Together with University of Tartu and UT IdeaLab we are bringing you the annual entrepreneurship bootcamp designed to build your idea into a working prototype and to learn the basics of launching a tech startup. You will be guided through the most important steps by active startup entrepreneurs and trainers who collaborate to create a hands-on learning experience.

The 6-day course consists of team work, intensive mentoring, hands-on talks on specific topics around launching a tech startup, visits to the startup and tech centres in Tartu and inspirational talks by the #EstonianMafia founders, including people behind Garage48, Weekdone, Mooncascade and many more.

More info on our website:
January 31 - February 1, 2017

Tallinn Cyber Conf 2017

  • Learn about the new techniques and cyber risks that threaten every company
  • Learn about what happens to your information and how it is being used
  • The risks of social logins, how to reduce those risks and what you can do to change your data privacy settings immediately
  • What is personal identifiable information and what regulations and risks they have
  • Technologies that can help identify cyber attacks
  • Technologies that can help prevent cyber attacks
  • How hackers think and what they look for
  • What makes a hacker job more difficult and challenging
  • What you can do now to avoid being the next victim of cyber crime
This event will provide valuable information that will benefit all of the following audiences. It will help bring awareness of the risks that exist, how hackers think and what you can do to reduce your risks of being a victim of cyber crime. Companies of all sizes will benefit and learn from the event.

Find out more: http://topconf.com/cyber-conf-2017/

December 2016

December 2 - 4, 2016


Robotex is the greatest robotics competition in the Baltic countries, coordinated by Tallinn University of Technology in cooperation with the University of Tartu and Information Technology Foundation for Education.

Robotex 2016 takes place 2 - 4 December. In this three-day family event different international robot competitions in both well-known and new fields take place.

Schedule: http://www.robotex.ee/calendar 

December 2 - 4, 2016

Garage48 Pärnu 2016 Women in Tech

Garage48 is teaming up again with the Pärnu City Council and Pärnu Entrepreneurship & Development Center and our local partners to bring a hackathon to Pärnu for the 4th year.

You can join with whatever cool and innovative idea you have. Prepare yourself for 48 hours full of fun, coding, building, designing, selling and thinking BIG! So if you’re ready to think outside of the box, meet like-minded people and build something crazy and innovative, this event is for you!

Why Women in Tech?
Technology can be the great equalizer. Start-ups are not constrained by nationality, language, or borders. Instead, ideas and teams are the driving force behind their innovative and disruptive concepts. However, despite their... egalitarian nature, women are often excluded from start-up teams whether they are located in Europe or elsewhere in the world and we are setting out to change this fact. We’re proposing a gender-equal hackathon to encourage more women to participate in Estonia's tech sector.

Programme and registration: http://garage48.org/events/garage48-parnu-2016-women-in-tech

December 5 - 7, 2016

TTU Mektory Start-up Competition 2016

The annual TTU Mektory Start-up Competition is around the corner! We are looking forward to seeing already established teams, at least half of the team should be students, whose idea is preferably technology oriented. As usual our list of rewards is impressive ranging from Silicon Valley study trip to mentoring programmes offered by our good partners at Tehnopol start-up incubator and Prototron Fund.

Programme and registration: http://www.ttu.ee/startup
December 9, 2016


Long have everyone criticized startups for burning investors` money but not being brilliant at earning money. Now it is eventually time to answer to the BIG question:
How to Earn if there’s Nothing to Burn? sTARTUp Day 2016 is a first-time business festival in Tartu, Estonia, where 40 + international and local experts from many different subject fields will try to answer that question.

Festival is open for EVERYONE who is interested in:
  • entrepreneurship and startups;
  • getting to know how to avoid making common mistakes starting a business;
  • getting to know how to increase success rate;
  • meeting with interesting people, networking with greatest minds and making new contacts or just wants to have fun enjoy the inspiring vibes at the biggest business festival ever held in Tartu!


November 2016

November 15 – November 18, 2016

Topconf Tallinn 2016

Topconf Tallinn is a premier international software conference designed for Developers, Product Owners / Managers, Architects, Project Managers, Methods- and Process-Experts. Our speakers are authors, experts and practitioners across various areas of software development.

Topconf Tallinn offers ideal opportunities for learning, networking and tracking innovation occurring in the Java, Mobile, .Net, OpenSource, Lean/Agile, Project Management, Architecture, New Languages & Process communities.

Topconf Tallinn is part of the international Topconf Software Conferences.

Programme: http://topconf.com/tallinn-2016/schedule/

Registration: http://topconf.com/tallinn-2016/page/registration-tallinn-2016/

October 2016

October 15-23, 2016

EU Code Week

Europe Code Week is a grassroots initiative which aims to bring coding and digital literacy to everybody in a fun and engaging way.

Get involved:
Organize an event - Anyone is welcome to organize an event. Just pick a topic and a target audience and add your event to the map.
Join an event - Coding is for everyone. Try something new and discover the fun of coding by joining an event near you.
Spread the Word - Help the cause by spreading the word so that more people can learn about Code Week. If you know people who would be willing to organize an event, let them know about Code Week.

Check out our toolkits and start planning your event. Don’t forget to add your event to the Code Week map!

October 21-23, 2016

Garage48 Open & Big Data 2016; Tartu

At the hackathon you will meet future participants and potentially new team members, brainstorm ideas for the hackathon in a creative environment, get inspired by leading data scientists and practice pitching with our pitch master! We guarantee fun and new ideas that could possibly take you on a whole new journey!

Plus, we will take care of you – fuel you with coffee and delicious snacks! Agenda and registration here.

September 2016

September 1 - 3, 2016


Conference builds on a series of events run around the world gathering thought leaders in identity around Estonia's e-Residency Program.
This event is for thought leaders working in digital identity, Fintech, Healthcare, and e-Government. We are convening a unique group of people from around the world to further the work being done on e-Identity, to explore the future, and to see e-Identity in action as part of Estonia’s e-Government services.


You should attend The Future of Identity if you want to meet the people leading this sector at a small event designed around discussion, sharing ideas, and learning, with a focus on delegates having time to meet, talk, and connect. This is also an opportunity to meet the team delivering e-Government in Estonia, the world leader.

Read more http://www.futureofidentity.org/   

September 2 - 3, 2016

Blockchain and Identity Hackathon

The hackathon is focused on creative mashups of Estonian e-identity with new blockchain & decentralization tech, for target applications in identity, supply chain, IoT, financial, energy, and creative industries. The hackathon is run by blockchain experts from Berlin and New York.

This unique Hackathon on Blockchain and Identity is running as part of the Future of Identity Conference - www.futureofidentity.org - which is bringing to Tallinn global experts on Blockchain, Identity, Security and more.

Tickets are available via the Eventbrite link (http://blockchainidentityhackathon.eventbrite.com/). Registration requires a deposit of €10, which will be refunded upon arrival.
September 9-11, 2016

VUNK Garage48 Hackathon 2016

Join us for a weekend of hacking the telecom industry. Build your idea into a working prototype and get inspired. Winners get to the next phase!

This year we are looking for teams who can disrupt the world of Internet of Things, E-Commerce & Digitaliation. Read more about the VUNK program: http://vunk.eu/accelerator-program-2016
September 30-October 1, 2016

Cross Motion Tallinn Conference and Hackathon

Cross Motion Tallinn Hackathon and Conference is a meetingplace for media and gaming industries with the health, tourism and educational sectors. The unique two-day event will aim to spark ideas how to bring innovative gaming and audiovisual solutions to the service of the mentioned sectors.

The event is free, for information and registration, please visit http://www.crossmotion.org/tallinn-conference-and-hackathon
September 30.- October 2, 2016

Oxford Training Sessions on the Modern Information Society no 3.

The Oxford Training Sessions discuss innovative uses of information technology in Estonia and elsewhere to identify, clarify, and model how changing configurations in cyberspace influence the structures and processes of political systems within and across national borders. Classroom lectures and discussion are designed to allow students to relate information society issues with their primary studies in other fields. Practical simulation exercises enable students to translate this new knowledge into concrete insights and recommendations for professional action.


The course is specifically designed for university students working in non-IT fields at all levels of instruction (BA, Diploma, Masters, PhD). No previous IT or computer science training is required to enrol. Students specializing in IT fields are also welcome to attend the course. Non-students may be allowed to enroll subject to space limitations.

Read more here.

August 2016

August 26-28, 2016

HIVdigital Hackathon

The HIVdigital Hackathon for validating ideas, forming teams and developing concepts will be held from 26 - 28 August 2016 in Tallinn (Tehnopol Startup Incubator, Mäealuse 2/1). HIVdigital is a competition for digital health solutions that focuses on problems and needs in the area of HIV.
Submit your idea by August 14 (incl.) or register to join teams by August 25 (incl.) through project website www.hivdigital.ee/en/
August 26-28, 2016

Digix and TLU present: Loomehäkk vol 2

What happens when you mix creative industries with IT!?

Come show off your skills at our 48 Hour creative hack. Meet people from all creative industries as well as IT sector and collect valuable tips from local and international mentors. Win prizes from our partners but most of all start something up! Read more >>

July 2016

July 3-8, 2016

Cyber Security Summer School "Digital Forensics — technology and law"

Location: Estonian Information Technology College
Target Group: PhD level students and junior researchers
Participation Fee: 350 EUR

The Summer School is organised by Information Technology Foundation for Education in collaboration with Tallinn University of Technology, University of Tartu and The University of Adelaide.

The program and application requirements will be available in February 2016. For more information please visit www.studyitin.ee/c3s
July 2, 2016

2nd Interdisciplinary Cyber Research (ICR) workshop

The aim of the workshop is to bring together young as well as established scholars undertaking research in various disciplines related to information and communication technologies such as computer sciences, political and social sciences, and law.
For more information, please visit http://cybercentre.cs.ttu.ee/en/icr2016/
Facebook event: here

June 2016

June 26 - July 9, 2016

Joint Summer School "Secure e-Governance"

Estonia is one of the most advanced e-societies in the world- an incredible success story that grew out of a partnership between a forward-thinking government, a pro-active ICT sector and a switched-on, tech-savvy population. Estonia boasts the world’s leading IT infrastructure and e-services. Read more.
Application deadline: 25 April, 2016. Online application system opens in December 2015.
June 1-3, 2016

CyCon 2016: 'Cyber Power'  Tallinn, Estonia

The 8th International Conference on Cyber Conflict 2016 (CyCon 2016) is an annual NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (NATO CCD COE) event, conducted in technical cooperation with the IEEE Estonia Section. CyCon 2016 will focus on the theme of Cyber Power, CyCon 2016 will ask how the traditional concept of power applies to cyberspace. The issues to be covered include international cooperation, technical challenges and requirements, conflict in cyberspace, legal framework, regulations and standards. Watch the video here.

CyCon is organised by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. Every year, over 500 decision-makers and experts from government, military and industry from all over the world approach the conference’s key theme from legal, technology and strategy perspectives, often in an interdisciplinary manner. See more here.

June 27-29, 2016

11th International Symposium on Reconfigurable Communication-centric Systems-on-Chip (ReCoSoC 2016)      Tallinn, Estonia

Over the past decade ReCoSoC has established itself as a international reference event for research in the areas of reconfigurable and communication-centric systems-on-chip. Its informal and dynamic philosophy encourages technical and scientific interactions of both academic and industrial participants through presentations and special sessions reporting latest advances in the related areas.

Please find more information about ReCoSoC 2016 here.

June 2, 2016

Tallinn University of Technology ICT thesis contest 2016

ICT thesis contest 2016 is for all the undergraduate and graduate students of TUT IT Faculty.

Theses submitted to the contest will compete in various categories. Read more here.

June 18. - 25.2016

12th Joint European Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning

The summer school aims to encourage participants to adopt a critical stance in thinking about the role of technologies in providing opportunities for learners and the potential of these opportunities in terms of learning. The summer school provides a stimulating learning environment where participants are given opportunities to: develop research skills; increase their knowledge base; collaborate with others in their own and complementary research areas; engage in debate; have access to experts in the field; and discuss their own work. The programme covers topics from a broad range of domains which contribute to advancing the field of Technology Enhanced Learning. More information here.
June 27.- until September

Nortal Summer University 2016

Nortal Summer University is a training program for IT-students in Estonia and Lithuania with emphasis on practical experience and being part of real software development projects. We offer an intense internship program with a prospect of full-time job in Estonia (Tartu or Tallinn) or Lithuania (Vilnius) for programmers and analysts.

You will work and train alongside with the top IT-specialists in the Baltics. Trust us - it's our 11th Summer University! The deadline for submitting applications for Nortal Summer University 2016 was April 1. Read more.
June 7-9. 2016

NITEC 2016.

The 2016 NATO C4ISR Industry Conference and AFCEA TechNet International (NITEC16)

Building Resilience Through Secure C4ISR: NATO-Industry Collaboration in a New Era will be held in Tallinn.

The conference programme will focus on the new way of engaging with industry adapted to the diversity and simultaneity of threats and rapid technological developments, while providing concrete opportunities to connect, exchange views and lessons learned and collaborate with industry partners.

To register and for further information, visit the NITEC16 website.

June 29.- July 1. 2016

Mobile Tartu 2016

The aim of the international conference is to discuss theoretical, methodological and empirical aspects of research using mobile data – derived from mobile phone or crowd-sourced social media – and explore practical applications of this data in geography and planning.

Mobile Tartu 2016 proposes also special events:

1)      PhD course “Mobile Phone based Data Collection Experiment” on 29−30 June

2)      "Social Network and Travel behavior" - COST TU1305 Workshop on 29−30 June (http://www.tu1305.eu/)

3)       “Mobile phones, travel and transportation” on 1-st July organised by NECTAR (http://www.nectar-eu.eu/).

A special issue(s) in a scientific journal cited in ISI Web of Science is planned to be published. The journal will be selected after receiving papers. The papers from Mobile Tartu 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 were published in the Journal of Urban Technology, the Journal of Location Based Services, and International Journal of Geographical Information Science (http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tgis20/29/11).

Read more: http://mobilitylab.ut.ee/mobiletartu

May 2016

May 31 - June 1, 2016

Latitude59   Tallinn, Estonia

Latitude59 tech conference turns 9 in 2016 and has developed into a great platform for innovators and startup entrepreneurs to meet investors and potential partners. In 2016, we are expecting 1500+ participants including top notch startups from the Northern European region as well as investors from Silicon Valley, Europe, Russia and Asia! Join us in Tallinn, e-Estonia, the unique digital society where unique people create unique solutions! More information and tickets here.
May 30-31, 2016

Tallinn e-Governance Conference 2016

E-Governance, transparency and economic growth
Focus will be on the overall theme of e-governance’s impact on a country’s transparency development and related economic growth. Discussions will take place in the main auditorium and will be in the form of keynote addresses, presentations and a panel discussion. High level political and business representatives will be able to express their ideas and experiences, and the audience will be able to actively participate via Q&A sessions.

Day 2 Regional cooperation development
Discussions will be held in three working groups dedicated to the following sub-themes:

  • Impact of e-governance tools on the economies and society of the EU Eastern Partnership countries
  • Impact of e-governance tools on the economies and society of the Western Balkan countries
  • Challenges and benefits of using e-governance tools in very small countries (including small island states)

More information: http://tallinnconference.ee

20.-21.May 2016

ActInSpace Estonia - Pre-event of SpaceTech 2016

This event brings together entrepreneurs, students, job seekers, developers, scientists, astronauts, creative users over a weekend. The goal is to form teams and resolve within 24 hours one of the challenges proposed by the organizers and European Space Aganecy (ESA). The challenges consist in finding every day uses for space developed technologies or space acquired data.
Registration is open until 18th May. Read more and register here.
27.-29.May 2016

Garage48 SpaceTech 2016

Why SpaceTech? Have your ever considered how many space technologies are embedded in our daily lives? NASA technologies, for example,... are benefitting life on Earth in the form of commercial products since 1976. NASA’s premier publication Spinoff has profiled nearly 2000 technologies that improve health and medicine, transportation, public safety, consumer goods, energy and environment, information technology and industrial productivity.
The aim of the 48-hour-long prototyping hackathon is to build practical products that could be used by private sector companies, airlines or why not try to sell your innovation to NASA or SpaceX? Most importantly – we want the participants to have fun and explore innovations that the space agenies are buzzing about. Both software and hardware projects are welcome.

Read more about the hackathon on our webpage: http://garage48.org/events/spacetech
Registration is open: https://en.xing-events.com/spacetech.html
May 30, 2016

ITEE Center of Excellence in Digital Connected Economy

The seminar will discuss the exciting research and innovation agenda of the new ITEE Center of Excellence and its impact on the economy. We will explain how our adopted innovation system model will help to increase the cooperation between companies and Universities and bring new innovative solutions to the market or improve the existing technologies.

The event gives you a unique opportunity to get a detailed insight of Estonian ICT research scene and to learn about the future collaboration possibilities with one of the top universities in the world!

For agenda and registration please go to: http://it.ee/news/ict-week-2016

April 2016

April 7, 2016

Free student event in Tallinn and Tartu: What do employers expect from me?

Taking place for the fourth time, the event aims to put you in touch with Estonia's top companies and to give you a chance to obtain essential knowledge and tips for entering the job market.

The event will be held on 7 April in Tallinn and Tartu on the same day:
- at 17:00 at the Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol, UK lounge (Mäealuse 2/1, II floor, Tallinn)
- at 18:00 at the Playtech Estonia (Vanemuise 7, Tartu)

You can join the discussion to find out what employers expect from graduates and to learn about their recruitment programmes. Detailed information and registration here.

March 2016

March 11-13, 2016

Skype University Hackathon 2016

StudyITin.ee in cooperation with Skype is organizing Hackathon for students to create practical IT solutions to any kind of problems that they encounter in real life. This is a 2,5 day event where you can turn your wild idea into something real, get help from Skype engineers, connect with other bright students, build something amazing and have fun!

Hackathon will take place in IT College building (Raja 4C, Tallinn).

Deadline for submitting your participation request is February 21st 2016.
Registration and additional information HERE

March 18, 2016

Career Day

Every Spring Institute of Computer Science is organizing a Career Day. The purpose of the event is to bring together the students of the Institute of Computer Science and the practical training and career opportunities offered by companies in the field.

The event will be held as a fair. There are 2 working languages. Find more information here.

March 20, 2016

TransferWise Hackathon

It’s an event where students, hackathon enthusiasts and TransferWise employees gather up for one crazy day to share their ideas and knowledge with one another - plus build something awesome in FinTech.

There will be great mentors, a QA session with co-founder Kristo Käärmann, food, prizes (e.g. Kindle, Raspberry Pi), snacks, an afterparty and of course loads of great experiences and learning!
More information in FB. Watch their video.

February 2016

2-7. February 2016

Student Startup Camp Tartu 2016    Tartu, Estonia

This event will take place for the third time. Students wishing to participate in the camp should submit this form by 15 January 2016. Read more here.
5-7 February, 2016

Garage48 Hardware & Arts 2016    Tartu, Estonia

Garage48 Hardware & Arts 2016 hackathon in Tartu is going to be as exciting as ever! Naturally we will provide all the teams with necessary tools to enable them to bring their ideas to life! We have a big list of materials and equipment suitable for all sorts of hardware and arts projects. List of available equipment and materials free for use during the hackathon. Registration is open here.
February 28 - March 4, 2016

21st Estonian Winter School in Computer Science (EWSCS) 

EWSCS is a series of regional-scope international winter schools held annually in Estonia. EWSCS are organized by Institute of Cybernetics, a research institute of Tallinn University of Technology.

The main objective of EWSCS is to expose Estonian, Baltic, and Nordic graduate students in computer science (but also interested students from elsewhere) to frontline research topics usually not covered within the regular curricula. The working language of the schools is English.

The schools' scientific programme consists of short courses by renowned specialists and a student session. Please read more here.

January 2016

29.-31.January 2016

Loomehäkk @BFM     Tallinn, Estonia

What happens when you mix creative industries with IT!?
Come show off your skills at our 48 Hour creative hack. Meet people from all creative industries as well as IT sector and collect valuable tips from local and international mentors.
Win prizes from our partners but most of all start something up!

More information here. Registration.

26. January 2016

CyberConf16      Tallinn, Estonia

Learn how to avoid being the next victim of a Cyber Attack.
Learn more here.  Organised by Irish-Estonian Business Network. 
19.January 2016

AI and Deep Learning     Tallinn, Estonia

A meetup to talk about all things related machine learning, data mining and finding value in data. Learning focused group at intermediate and advanced level. 

The speakers for the second event will be:
 "The AI Control Problem", Jaan Tallinn
 "Deep Learning", Ilya Kuzovkin, University of Tartu

Register here.

November 2015

November 18-19, 2015

Topconf Tallinn

Topconf Tallinn is a premier international software conference designed for Developers, Product owners / managers, Architects, Project Managers, Methods- and Process-Experts. Our speakers are authors, experts and practitioners across various areas of software development.

Topconf Tallinn offers ideal opportunities for learning, networking and tracking innovation occurring in the Java, Mobile, .Net, OpenSource, Lean/Agile, Project Management, Architecture, New Languages & Process communities. Read more HERE
November 13-15, 2015

Garage48 Tourism Pärnu 2015

This time Garage48 is going to focus on TOURISM sector which brings innovation and efficiency to the entertainment, health&wellness, logistics & food industries.
For thus we created the Garage48 Tourism Pärnu 2015 hackathon, which aims to bring together tourism sector professionals with IT and technology specialists to develop new startups of the future. The event itself will be held in the inspiring and newly renovated Pärnu Koidula Gümnaasium on November 13-15th, 2015.

We expect around 120 people to participate in this incredible initiative brought to life in cooperation with Enterprise Estonia Tourism Development Centre.

Read more HERE
November 11, 2015

Work in Estonia fair for international students

This is your chance to meet employers in person to hear first-hand about their opportunities.
Whether you are interested in long-term career prospects or part-time positions, there are excellent opportunities waiting for you.

Seminars about:

  • legal requirements for working
  • local work culture
  • personal experiences
Please sign up before 11th of October HERE

October 2015

October 30-November 1, 2015


One of the biggest Estonian hardware hackathon brings together innovative idea authors with hardware and software engineers. The goal is to build a functional device from the idea during a weekend – is it a minidrone, smart birdnest or something else. Each idea will get a 5 to 10 member team, that needs to build the first protoype. Read more HERE
October 2, 2015

Estonia ICT Day, Digitally Smart Solutions for Sustainable Development

DescriptionEstonia ICT Day, Digitally Smart Solutions for Sustainable Development

September 2015

September 4-6, 2015

University of Oxford Training Session on Modern Information Society

This three-day training session is organized and delivered by Oxford University faculty. It will discuss in detail the challenges and opportunities of the modern information society. Lecture topics include the following:
  • Computing and Networks: The Basics
  • Code as a Weapon: Worms, Viruses, and Stuxnet
  • International Security and Conflict in the Cyber Domain
  • Rules of War in Cyberspace
  • Cyber security and the Age of Privateering: A Historical Analogy
  • Origins and Development of the Estonian State Information Society
  • Principles and Functions of the Estonian State Information System
  • The Future of the e-State: Digital Embassies and e-Residency (tbc)
The course is open to university students at all levels of instruction (BA, Diplomas, Masters, PhD etc.). For more information please visit: www.egov.ee/oxford
September 18-20, 2015

Garage48 Trafficking in Persons hackathon

This September Garage48 in collaboration with US Embassy will organise a first of its kind regional hackathon focused on matching NGOs and government officials with Estonian technologists to develop innovative solutions to tackle the challenge of Trafficking in Persons.

You are welcome if you have world changing idea or you are interested in this topic and want to solve problems with IT applications.
Theme: All ideas connected to human trafficking (web and mobile projects).
Who: IT developers, marketeers, project managers, designers, visionary entrepreneurs, NGOs and government officials. Read more here.
September 11-13, 2015

Estonian e-residency services to have a codefest in Vormsi

The hackathon is organised in co-operation with the international hackathon organisation foundation Garage48, Enterprise Estonia, the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, and the Information System Authority. The main event takes place on 11-13 September on Vormsi island.
Read more: http://garage48.org/events/garage48-e-residency

August 2015

August 16-20, 2015

Estonian Summer School on Computer and Systems Science (ESSCaSS) 2015

The Estonian Summer School in Computer and Systems Science 16.08.-20.08.2015, hosted by the University of Tartu Institute of Computer Science.

It's an annual international event promoting interdisciplinary education of graduate students specializing in (but not limited to) computer science, systems science, software engineering, artificial intelligence, and bioinformatics.

The courses to be presented at ESSCaSS'15 are:
  • FIONN MURTAGH - Towards the New Science of Big Data Analytics, Based on the Geometry and the Topology of Complex, Hierarchic Systems
  • JILLES VREEKEN - Exploratory data mining
  • DEKAI WU - Machine translation
  • HANNU TOIVONEN - Computational Creativity
More info and registration: https://courses.cs.ut.ee/t/esscass2015
August 24-26, 2015

The International Conference on Software and System Process (ICSSP)

ICSSP is the conference series on the topic of software and systems development process.

The ICSSP 2015 edition is seeking submissions of workshop proposals, tutorials, as well as full and short papers addressing research and industry best-practice related to the reconciliation of business, systems and software processes, grounds for process improvement collaboration, and consideration of all business and system stakeholders in the development and evolution of software and systems. Read more HERE
August 28-30, 2015

VUNK Garage48 Telecom

Garage48, Eesti Telekom and Startup Wise Guys have teamed up to bring you something special! For the first time in Garage48 history we present to you an opportunity to rock the telco industry!

VUNK Garage48 Telecom takes place on the 28-30 August, 2015 in Kultuurikatel. JOIN us to bring teams full of talent and creativity together to make an idea into a working prototype in just a weekend. Read more HERE

August 18-19, 2015


SummerCamp4Startups welcomes you @Toosikannu Puhkekeskus. This year we are going back to the basics. Together with Garage48, Tehnopol and Advokaadibüroo Hedman Partners, we will go through the passage of founding a startup. So if you are looking to gain some basic knowledge about founding a startup, meet new people or potential teammates and generally want to have a good time, then book the dates now to come and join us! Read more HERE
August 26-28, 2015

BIR 2015

14th International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research
Tartu, Estonia

The mission of the BIR conference series is to foster highly inter-disciplinary research in the field of business informatics, particularly research that bridges across management and engineering aspects and that strikes a balance between scientific rigor and practical relevance and applicability. In addition to a research, work-in-progress and industry paper sessions, BIR'2015 will feature a doctoral consortium and workshops aimed at attracting work-in-progress research in focused emerging topic areas.
Read more

July 2015

July 12-17, 2015

Cyber Security Summer School 2015, Estonia

Information Technology Foundation for Education (HITSA) welcomes the 2015 Cyber Security Summer School (C3S), where questions regarding Information Security will be investigated: how to keep data safe, how to safely share it, how to anonymise it, and what it takes to reverse engineer data, etc.

The experience of Estonia will be used to discuss the benefits, concerns and technical details. We will discuss how we can all live securely in a digital society in the future.

Read more: http://studyitin.ee/c3s
July 6-24, 2015

European Innovation Academy

During the program, students will develop the skills needed to turn an innovative idea into a successful start-up. Program is strongly focused on IT related products and services (mobile and web applications, cloud computing, internet of things, big data).

EIA and EAS support the most motivated IT students to take part of the program. Scholarships covering 3 weeks program avalilable! IT students have to cover only their flight tickets (max 200€,accommodation (380€) and daily food cost.

To take part of the Academy, please send an application letter (informal), Curriculum Vitae and an academic transcript to info@inacademy.eu The deadline for students to submit their application is 20th of March.

July 18, 2015

Interdisciplinary Cyber Research (ICR) workshop 2015

Tallinn University of Technology Centre for Digital Forensics and Cyber Security invites you to attend the 1st Interdisciplinary Cyber Research (ICR) workshop to be held at the Tallinn University of Technology on the 18th of July, 2015. Participants are requested to submit a 1000-word abstract by 1st of May 2015.

Read more: http://cybercentre.cs.ttu.ee/en/icr2015/
July 13-24, 2015

Experimental Interaction Design

A two-week energetic hands-on workshop in experimental interaction design of web, mobile and specialized hardware user interfaces.
The main goal of the course is to provide participants with basic knowledge in Interaction Design and IT fields, introduce them to the latest trends in the industry and get not only theoretical, but also practical experience. Daily mini-lectures will cover among others interaction design practices, rapid prototyping, usability testing and graphic design. Read more HERE

June 2015


Nordic Testing Days in Tallinn, Estonia

Nordic Testing Days is an annual conference primarily aimed at software testers. However, during the recent years we have branched out and also welcome others ranging from programmers to UX specialists, project managers to designers etc. In other words, everyone who is interested in dipping their toes into testing and contributing to smoother software development cycle and quality. We believe this will help diversify learning across the board.

Find more information here.


2015 GeekOut. Salme Kultuurikeskus in Tallinn

The GeekOut conference was started as a single day event by ZeroTurnaround in 2011. It has since grown into a full-blown, two day show for developers. 2015 will see the 5th GeekOut. The focus of the conference is on Java, the JVM, covering developer tooling, solution architecture, programming methodologies, continuous delivery and programming languages for the JVM platform. GeekOut focuses on ideas and communication - rather than on the quantity of talks and pitches. The main goal for the conference is to have each attendee learn new ideas and meet new people.

Find more information here.

28.06. - 11.07.2015

E-Services Summer Course

Estonia boasts the world’s leading IT infrastructure and e-services. Their linking to government databases and rising popularity among users has given an enormous boost to the ICT sector in the country. By the end of the course you´ll have at least one pitched e­‑Service Prototype to implement in the future!

Register to the course and find out more: www.ttu.ee/e-services2015


Idea Garage - Personalised Medicine Solutions

The Idea Garage offers an opportunity to all those interested in personalised medicine to propose and validate new ideas on how personalised medicine can better solve medical and healthcare related problems.

The aim of the idea garage is to gather people with different backgrounds and skillsets to elaborate on innovative personalised medicine ideas in small teams.
The focus of the event is to find new ideas in the field and validate them during the event with help of mentors. No prototypes are built yet.
Read more and register: http://garage48.org/events/idea-garage-personalised-medicine

May 2015

26.-29.05 2015

The 7th International Conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon 2015) in Tallinn, Estonia

CyCon 2015 will focus on the construction of the Internet and its potential future development -

Architectures in Cyberspace, Structures, Design, Visions and Security Challenges.

8-15 May 2015

Estonian ICT Week 2015

Estonian ICT Week is the single most eventful week in the center of the sizzling Nordic-Baltic ICT powerhouse, illuminating innovational ideas connecting the brightest minds. Estonian ICT Week brings together entrepreneurs, investors, IT professionals, government leaders and policy makers from all over the world.

The main topics in 2015 will include e-Governance and e-Residency, Green IT, Smart Industry, Fintech and the Hardware Evolution.

StudyITin.ee team recommends events taking place during ICT Week:

Read more www.estonia.eu/ICTWeek


Mobile Summit Estonia 2015.

The biggest Estonian mobile event of the year - Mobile Summit Estonia 2015. Together with top speakers in the field, Estonian Mobile Applications Expo and Estonian Mobile Awards, the event will host around 200 people from the business, marketing and IT fields – entrepreneurs, CEO-s, marketers, students and mobile enthusiasts. Join the event on Facebook or see more from the web www.mobilestonia.com Join us!

Free Software Community Day

Estonian Free and Open-Source Software Association together with volunteers and organizers of the "Let's Do It" Community Activity Day team invites everyone to take part in the Free Software Community Day taking place within the "Let's Do It" community activities framework. We will give a new life to many outdated computers, but there will be more - also welcome are all users of proprietary software who want to become familiar with modern Free Software.

The Community Day is also a good opportunity for educational and research facilities to get acquainted to Free Software.

Registration to the Community Day is open at http://talgud.teemeara.ee/events?keyword=vabavaratalgud

May 16 - 17 2015

Windows 10 Game Jam: Tallinn

Join us at the hackathon to level up your game developing skills with Microsoft gaming experts. You don't even have to start from scratch. During the event we'll provide you with free game art, backgrounds, and characters with our Game Starter Kit. We'll then cut you loose and help you get started on creating the next great game today.

Time: 10:00 AM
Venue: Tallinn University of Technology innovation and business center Mektory (Raja 15, Tallinn, 3rd floor)

Read more and register: https://tallinn.gamejam10.com/register

April 2015


GameDev Days

Creative Mobile Games in cooperation with Tallinn University and GameFounders is proud to announce the annual GameDev Days, taking place in the heart of Estonia’s capital at Tallinn University on April 8th-9th, 2015.

The Conference will feature 3 tracks:

  • Business and Trends - These sessions will include business development topics and major trends, speaking of the latest news and sharing industry insights.
  • TECH - These sessions will include technical knowledge exchanges, where lead developers and game designers share their knowledge to creating great games.
  • Learning Games - Next year Tallinn University will be launching several education programs related to game design. The university would like to share it’s knowledge with people from Estonia and other countries.

Read more: http://gamedev.ee/

April 24-26. 2015

Join the first ever Skype University Hackathon!

StudyITin.ee in cooperation with Skype is organizing first ever hackathon for IT students and faculty members from Estonian universities.This is a 2,5 day event where you can make your crazy idea into something real. Get help from Skype engineers, connect with other bright IT students, build something amazing, and have fun!

Visit the event registration page to get more information and to send your participation request. See more here.

March 2015

18-20 March 2015


“Engineering Education towards Excellence and Innovation”
Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

The IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference is the sixth of the series of conferences that rotates among central locations in IEEE Region 8, Europe, Middle East and North Africa.
Main Conference Topics:
- Educational Methods and Learning Mechanisms in Engineering Education

- Excellence in Engineering Education

- Infrastructure and Technologies for Engineering Education

- Innovative Materials, Teaching and Learning

- Experiences in Engineering Education

- Learning in Transition and Engineering Education Ecosystems

Read more: http://www.educon-conference.org/educon2015
20. 03.2015

Career Day 2015 (Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu)

Career Day aims to connect students studying IT with companies and entrepreneurs in the ICT sector. Career Day gives the participating companies a chance to introduce (summer) internships as well as future career opportunities.

Please find more information here.

February 2015


Garage48 Hardware & Arts

Hardware & Arts will be a Garage48 hardware hackathon bringing together the creative communities of electronics, mechatronics, software engineers, artists, product designers & marketers.
Crazy ideas with the aim to have fun while developing something cool and REAL - something you can hold in your hands. Or combine physical stuff with software and build something physical!

Student Startup Camp

The Student Startup Camp (SSC) is an intensive practical entrepreneurship course aimed to arm students with skills and inspiration to launch technology-related ventures. This year's program features several experienced and established entrepreneurs from Estonia and abroad who collaborate to create a hands-on week-long learning experience.

Organized by University of Tartu and Garage48 Foundation.


CyberOlympics 2015

OWASP, SQLi, XSS, CSRF, DOS, WAF, mod_security, rootkit, IDS, Suricata, SNORT, Bro, OSSEC, nmap, KALI, Linux, ssh, DNS, IP, Cookies, SSL, shellshock.

Sounds familiar? In that case we invite You to take part in CyberOlympics for students!

Competition will take place in Information Technology College (Tallinn, Raja 4C) starting at 9:00 on the 14th of February.

Your skills and toughness will be tested on the Estonian Defence Cyber Training Platform. All students from bachelor's, applied science and master's level are welcomed to apply.

Spectators are welcome to attend the event from 12:00, when the Cybercafé will open and a series of short presentations about the latest developments and learning and career opportunities in the cyber world will be made.

Registration is open until the 7th of February

Read more: http://kyberolympia.ee/en

January 2015

January 9-11, 2015

Learn to design a website in 48 hours

Pipedrive HQ, Tallinn, Estonia

In one weekend we'll share tips and tricks of how to design a working website from zero to hero.

  • No experience, no problem. You don't have to have any design knowledge.
  • Simple flow for easy understanding.
  • Don't know photoshop. No worries. We are going to use tools that you already know.

December 2014


itSMF Estonia 9th annual conference

IT Service Management (ITSM) new perspectives and implementation best practices. ITSM in related fields like cloud services and DevOps. The focus of 9th conference is how to build and maintain IT services keeping in mind customer needs and habits. How to measure quality from clients perspective?


See more: http://konverents2014.itsmf.ee/program

On a previuos day you can participate in 5 workshops, which are for the first time in Europe.

November 2014


Conference CyberCrime 2014 Tallinn, Estonia

Keynote speakers:
Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, the Head of Cyber Policy Coordination at the European External Action Service.
Ann Mennens, the Manager of the Belgian Cybercrime Centre of Excellence for Training, Research and Education (B-CCENTRE).

Read more:

World Usability Day 2014, Tallinn

#1 Usability and UX Design Conference in the Baltics

WUD Is About Making Our World Work Better

Technology today is too hard to use. In order to humanize a world that uses technology for everything, we must develop it in a way that serves people first. WUD 2014 is the go-to conference for designers, policy makers, developers and everyone interested in good design. This years topics include eye tracking, hardware UX, gamification techniques and UX research.

Event schedule and registration: http://wud.tlu.ee/
28.-30.nov 2014

Garage48 Enable Tallinn 2014

Garage48 Enable Tallinn 2014 inspires people to come up with solutions that make our societies more open to people with disabilities. We expect about 80 people with a full commitment to participate the challenging 48 hour weekend boot-camp event building new web and mobile applications. We are looking for various skill-sets and roles: Designers, Web Developers, Programmers & Mobile App Developers, Visionary Entrepreneurs or Project Managers, Marketing Gurus, Social Workers, Human Rights Advocates.  

Read more here.


Robotex 2014

Robotex is the greatest robotics competition in the Baltic countries, coordinated by Tallinn University of Technology and organized in cooperation with the University of Tartu. The event takes place for the 14h time.

The first day is dedicated to the next generation of robotics and the competitions are held in easier fields. The second day focuses on experienced robot builders, which requires higher level of technical skill and knowledge. The Technology exhibition has also taken place under the event of Robotex within the past four years.

Read more here.

19 November 2014

International Student Job Day "Work in Estonia"

Dear international student

You are invited to an international student job day, where you can get to know more about working in Estonia, taking first steps towards having your own business, and participate in an internship themed workshop.

International Student Job Day will take place at Tallinn University of Technology on 19th of November.
Free Buses from TARTU! Register at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1444912/06d01a5de4a2

More information: https://www.facebook.com/workinestonia

October 2014

10.- 12.10.2014

Garage48 hackathon Pärnu 2014.

Women special.

Please find additional information and registation here.


EstBAN's event: Open Coffee Club Tallinn

OpenCoffee is open for everyone! All you need to do is come by! Register, come by and invite others as well!

Open Coffee Club takes place every 1st Thursday in a month at 9:00 to 11:00 AM @Garage48HUB - Rävala pst 7, Tallinn. This is time for startup people, investors, innovators, tech guys and all others to get together in completely informal setting for getting to know new people, finding the people you need or just for useful chit-chat. Follow us on Twitter @garage48hub @occtallinn @garage48 or on Facebook /garage48hub /occtallinn /garage48. See the sites http://garage48​.org/ http://hub.gara​ge48.org/ .


Security Day 2014 in Tallinn, Estonia

Main day is on the 16th of October. Registration and agenda.

On the 15th of October takes place DC Bootcamp. A Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track. This one day technical workshop will include technical presentations along with a complete hands-on experience in a lab environment session managed by our technical experts. This is your opportunity to experience the solution in a real live implementation scenario and accelerate your path to success with private cloud.  

Registration and agenda.

Organizer: Santa Monica Networks

24. - 26.10.2014

TehnoHack, Tallinn, Estonia

One of the biggest Estonian hardware hackathon brings together innovative idea authors with hardware and software engineers. The goal is to build a functional device from the idea during a weekend – is it a minidrone, smart birdnest or something else. Each idea will get a 5 to 10 member team, that needs to build the first protoype. Everybody has a chance to propose an idea for building until October 12th.

More information here.

September 2014


Skype and IT Academy Master’s Scholarship 2014 Application Deadline

Find more information here.

IGDA Game Jam 2014: Less is More

IGDA Estonia is organizing a cool game jam weekend that aims to bring together game enthusiasts to compete in planning, designing and creating a playable game from scratch, under the guidance of international gaming experts. Come and meet other developers, learn about the industry and create something awesome!

Anyone interested in development, design, marketing and business development are welcome to join. No limits or regulations on the genre, platform or OS of the game. You just need to bring your computer and you are ready for action.

More information here.

July 2014

07.07.2014- 25.07.2014

European Innovation Academy 2014

In Nice/Sophia-Antipolis, France
More information on this here and here.

June 2014

June 30- July 4th 2014

Baltic HPC Summer School 2014

You are welcome to participate at Baltic HPC Summer School 2014 which will take place at the Riga Technical University, Riga, June 30 - July 4, 2014
Registration for Baltic HPC Summer School is open and you are welcome to make registration to workshops HERE.

Geekout2014. JVM Technology Conference in Estonia.

The GeekOut conference was started as a single day event by ZeroTurnaround in 2011. It has since grown into a full-blown, two day show for developers. The focus of the conference is on Java, the JVM, covering developer tooling, solution architecture, programming methodologies, continuous delivery and programming languages for the JVM platform. GeekOut focuses on ideas and communication - rather than on the quantity of talks and pitches. The main goal for the conference is to have each attendee learn new ideas and meet new people.

Please read more http://2014.geekout.ee/

May 2014


10th European Workshop on Microelectronics Education

EWME 2014 is organized by the Department of Computer Engineering of Tallinn University of Technology

February 2014


Students Start-up Camp

Join the one-week bootcamp to taste the start-up world for IT, business, marketing & design students

3-9 Feb 2014 @ University of Tartu   
Apply now! 

Student Startup Camp provides students with the mindset, tools and confidence needed in order to see, assess and shape opportunities of launching new technology related businesses.    
If you are a student with background in IT, marketing, business or design, this is the best chance to find out what entrepreneurship is all about.  

Garage48 in Tartu

More information coming soon.
Keep checking their homepage and Facebook for updates.

EIA2014 Information Session

European Innovation Academy 2014 information session at the 
University of Tartu, Liivi str.2 , from 10.00-11.00
Tallinn University of Technology room ICT 507, from 15.00-16.00. 
This is your chance to meet participants from previous years and gain insight into the whole program. The session will be led by the president of EIA, Alar Kolk.
You can register on info@inacademy.eu

January 2014

Saturday, 25.01-29.01

7th International Global WordNet Conference

Organised by the University of Tartu
More information here.

November 2013


Work in Estonia - International student job market

at the Tallinn University of Technology
Check out their Facebook page and event.

Robotex 2013

The largest robot building competition in Estonia,  by Tallinn University of Technology.
More info here


A premier software conference designed for developers,  product & project managers, software architects,  and process experts.
Homepage and event page on Facebook. 
28.10.2013 - 10.11.2013

IT Academy trip to China

During the trip to China IT Academy and Tiit Paananen (ex CEO of Skype) meet you at the education fairs in Beijing (02.11-03.11) and Shanghai  (09.11-10.11).
We also welcome you to take part of Tiit Paananen's open lectures at USST (Shanghai) and Beijing University of Technology. More info and registering: raili.somelar@hitsa.ee 
C U!  

October 2013


TechDay 2013

Tech conference in Estonia, targeted at IT leaders, IT professionals,  developers and local Microsoft partners.
Info here and event page.    

IEEEXtreme programming contest

At the University of Tartu.
Find out more.   

PhD Defence Margus Freudental

More info here.  

ICS Day at the University of Tartu

More info here.  

BECC October Mingle at the Garage48 HUB

More info here.   

Garage48 Hackathon

A popular hackathon for building fully working (web) services over the course of 48 hours at Garage48 Pärnu.
More info here.   


HIPP 2013

 HiPEAC Industry Partner Program in Tallinn More info here

Academia 2013 conference ''Germany in Europe, Europe in Germany''

At the University of Tartu.
You can get more info and see the event page on Facebook.

Guido Gluschke public guest lecture on cyber security at nuclear facilities

At the Tallinn University of Technology.
More info here.

August 2013

30.08.2013 - 31.08.2013

Orientation Days for international students

At the Tallinn University of Technology
28.08.2013 - 30.08.2013

Orientation course for international students

More information
22.08.2013 - 23.08.2013

StartSmart! Summer camp for statups

More information about this event here.
18.08.2013 - 22.08.2013

12th Estonian Summer School on Computer and Systems science

Organised by University of Tartu

 More information...
In English!  

01.08.2013 - 17.08.2013

VIII Summer School of Achievements and Application of Contemporary Informatics, Mathematics and Physics

At the Kyiv Polytechnic Inctitute (in Kiev, Ukraine)

In partnership with the University of Tartu

More info here.


Appilcation deadline for Finnish students at the Tallinn University of Technology

Apply now! 

September 2013


Agile Saturday IX open seminar days in Tallinn

More info and registration here. 

Professor V. Lakshimi Narasimhan public guest lecture on cloud security

At the Tallinn University of Technology.
More info here. 

Professor Reino Kurki-Suonio open lecture

At the Tallinn University of Technology.
More info on the TUT page and our newsfeed. 

IT Academy scholarship infromation day at the University of Tartu

See the event page here and the announcement here.  

IT Academy scholarship information day at the Tallinn University of Technology

See the event page here and the announcement here

Beginning of the academic year at the University of Tartu and Tallinn University of Technology


Beginning of the English preparatory year

Tallinn University of Technology.
Apply and read more info here.

June 2013


The 13th International Gene Forum 2013

Organised by the University of Tartu More information here.
10.06.2013 - 12.08.2013

Summer of Startups

More information and registration here.

July 2013

15.07.2013 - 09.08.2013

Estonian summer courses

At the University of Tartu.
More info and registration here
08.07.2013 - 26.07.2013

Summer European Innovation Academy

At the Tallinn University of Technology.
Read more and register here

Application deadline for EU+Turkey+Georgie student for The Tallinn University of Technology

Apply now!

May 2013


Application dealine for non-EU students at the Tallinn University of Technology

April 2013


Application Deadline for Software Engineering at the University of Tartu

NB! No tuition fee :) And this day is not April Fool's Day

March 2013

Friday, 22-24.03

Tallinn Music 2013 at Technopolis Ülemiste Web based and mobile music competition

Join and book your seats NOW!

Official website
Monday, 25-27.03

MIT Global Startup Workshop, Tallinn

At Swissotel Tallinn

Register here: MIT WORKSHOP

IT Academy is coming to Turkey!

Meet us at the EAIE exhibition in Istanbul

Official website

International IT Education conference in Tallinn

IT as Estonia’s Economic Engine 2020

Agenda is available at ITL.ee homepage

Sign up HERE

University open day

At the University of Tartu

University open day

At the Tallinn University of Technology
03.03.2013 - 08.03.2013

18th Estonian Winter School in Computer Science

More info here.

February 2013


Coffee Morning with Startups

At Tehnopol Incubator, Mäepealse 2, Tallinn

Official website

Agile Saturday VIII open seminar days in Tallinn

More info and registration here.

Estonian Computer Science Theory days

Organised by the University of Tartu and Tallinn University of Technology

Official page