What is Nordic Hack Day?

The Nordic Hack Day is a 24 hour innovation, programming and product development event, focusing on bringing the best talent from the technology teams at each of the Nordic public broadcasters together to give each other inspiration, and develop the best ideas across our development organisation.

The Nordic public broadcasters have a strong tradition for collaboration and co-production. We want to continue this tradition of collaboration also on digital platforms.

We believe we have much to learn from each other, and that there is much to gain from collaborating to create new and innovative solutions.

Nordvision has made Nordic Hack Day possible by a financial contribution.

When is Nordic Hack Day?

This year the fourth Nordic Hack Day will take place in Helsinki, Finland, October 1-2, 2018. The event will officially start around noon on the 1st, and finish at 17:00 on the 2nd. We’ll continue the successful format from previous years', learning from the experience and continuously improving to make this year’s hack day even better than last year. Hosting this year is Yle.


We’ll be situated at the Culture Center of Hanaholmen, 25 minutes away from Yle's headquarters and with a beautiful view of the sea.

Who can participate?

Developers, designers, interaction designers, product owners and all competencies who are normally part of a cross-functional development team, from all five broadcasters, are invited to meet and participate.

Each member company may invite ten participants, SR and UR may invite five participants. We strive to have equal gender participation, so please invite both men and women to the hack day. Managers and other stakeholders are invited to participate in a demo session in the afternoon of day two.

All cost in regards to meals and stay at the conference center is covered as part of the Hack Day. Each organisation must cover their own travel expenses to Helsinki and back again.

Is there a theme?

The theme of this year’s Hack Day is Engagement & Interaction. Yle will get back to the program in August, and give you more information about this year’s goal for the Hack Day in that update.