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Webinar: Demystifying hackathons

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Do hackathons sound scary? Don’t worry, you’re not alone!

In this webinar, we’ll share our stories about why you don’t need to be scared and why you should attend hackathons. And how you can get the most out of hackathons!

At Ericsson, hackathons enable us to concentrate on something we’re passionate about with like-minded people. It can be that you’re passionate about coding or even hacking. But your passion can also be something different. You might want to learn about new methodologies or about new tools. You might want to improve ways of working, or design new team building activities. Everything goes!

Hackathons give us time to innovate, time to experiment, time to concentrate and time to learn. Join the webinar and learn about our hackathon culture!

Coaches from Ericsson

Päivi Pietikäinen, Internal Communications Specialist
Communications professional, specializing in internal communications and employee engagement with +20 years of experience. Training, and coaching leaders in communicative leadership. Interested in photography, outdoor activities, sailing and swimming.

Raquel Aguiar Santos, Senior Security Specialist
Studied Telecommunication Engineering in Brazil. Since 2019 she works in Ericsson Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT). Raquel thinks that hackathon gives you an opportunity to learn new things and make new friends.

Outi Väättänen, Lean and Agile Coach​
Outi Väättänen is a senior Lean and Agile coach working in Ericsson R&D. Over the last 10 years, she has been supporting individuals, teams, communities, and organizations in their journey towards Lean, Agile, and beyond – supporting them to enable continuous flow, continuous change, continuous learning, continuous improvement, and continuous experimentation.

Luis Perez, Software Developer
Born in Spain, and studied Electrical Engineering in Madrid, Copenhagen, and Finland. During his last year of study, in 2014, Luis joined Ericsson as a trainee, and has been working as a Software Developer ever since. During this time, he has participated in several hackathons, which he thinks to have always been a blast. His best memories are of the internal hackathon organized to prepare our challenge for the Junction hackathon!

Antti Jaakkola, Technology Manager
A technology enthusiast working as Technology Manager at Ericsson Security Solutions unit, where he finds intersections of future customer needs and technology solutions to enable new business. He holds a M.Sc. (Tech) degree from Aalto University.

Holger Offermann, Section Manager​
Holger contributes to the development of secure software solutions as section manager at Ericsson R&D. In over 30 years in Telco and IT Industries, Secure Solutions, Data Privacy and Analytics he has gained extensive experience in development and management of global organizations, international and diverse teams. He is passionate to transform new ideas, technologies, and ways of working into business. But above all, he sees the people behind this as the key to success.

Jani Partanen, Senior Developer
25 years in almost all roles the SW industry has to offer. Mostly a developer, though.
Avid cyclist and aspiring triathlete.


With recordable and free webinars, we answer your questions and wishes. If you want to ask your questions to the speaker in advance, you can email them to info@mimmitkoodaa.fi with the subject “Webinars”. The facilitators will take the questions into account when preparing. You can also submit requests for new content by e-mail to info@mimmitkoodaa.fi