About the Nürnberg Digital Festival

Nürnberg Digital Festival — Festival for the digital society

Nürnberg Digital Festival is an annual, week-long festival focusing on digital topics. Besides celebrating Nuremberg’s thriving digital community, the festival draws attention to the opportunities that result from a digital revolution, shaping our lives in new ways: digitalization effects society, art and culture, education, as well as technology and economy.

For one week, the Nürnberg Digital Festival hosts a broad selection of conferences, events, presentations and workshops to showcase the capabilities and creative ideas around digital topics in the Nuremberg region. Thus, the festival strengthens the metropolitan area Nuremberg as an economically, creatively and culturally diverse, social region, establishing it as a pioneer in digital change.

Nürnberg Digital Festival is on a Mission

Nürnberg Digital Festival serves as meeting point for the most important local digital creators, users, personalities and all of those who have found their home on the Internet: Among others, this includes entrepreneurs, founders, tech-enthusiasts, bloggers, online-activists, hackers, developers, creators, designers, media representatives, marketing agencies, start-ups, SMEs and corporate enterprises, as well as investors and sponsors.

Besides connecting and promoting people, projects and organizations that already actively shape the digital change, the festival serves as an access point for all those, who are interested in this topic. From children to senior citizen, entrepreneurs, politicians or scientists — Nürnberg Digital Festival creates opportunities for everybody. By serving as a platform for education, knowledge transfer, networking, cooperation and inspiration, digital issues get tangible for all and bring together potentials from various spheres of the digital world and society in general.

Stay tuned!

Starting as Nürnberg Web Week in 2012 with 30 events, the festival offered 100 events and attracted almost 8,000 participants in 2017. This success story will continue in 2018 with a new name: From October 15 to 22, the Nürnberg Digital Festival will take place for the sixth time.

True to its motto “Present, be interested, learn, get to know”, the festival will stick to its principles: As most events are free to attend, everybody can simply sign up for the event of their choice. First come, first serve. Although the majority of events will be held in German language, some are also offered in English. The full program will be released during the summer months. Until then, we will keep you up to date with information regarding Nuremberg's digital scene and the Nürnberg Digital Festival via social media and our blog. Stay tuned!

Become a Part of Nürnberg Digital Festival

Besides being a participant, there are several other options to contribute to the Nürnberg Digital Festival and become a part of its thriving community: 

  • Host your own event! - You have an idea for a great event? Awesome!
  • Be a speaker! - Events cover all kinds of topics. There might just be the perfect event for you to speak. 
  • Volunteer! - We always need people helping out before, during and after the festival. 
  • Be a sponsor! - Got no time for any of the above? Why not become a sponsor instead? 

Interested? Write us an e-mail to info(at)nuernberg.digital.

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English Presentation

To find out more about the concept of the Nürnberg Digital Festival (former: Nürnberg Web Week) please download the presentation here:


Have you already seen our english events at the Nürnberg Digital Festival this year? No? Then let's go:

Designing and developing accessible forms on the Web - with Karl Groves

Date: monday, 15th october, 09:00-16:00 o'clock
Place: tollwerkstatt, Klingenhofstrasse 5 , 90411 Nürnberg

Forms are the #1 method for users to interact on a website - with the site owner or with each other. Forms are how content is created and how visitors convert to customers. Forms are how work is performed during our jobs. Despite their importance, usability and accessibility issues with forms outnumber all other issue types. During this full-day workshop attendees will learn how to design and develop more usable accessible forms – from design to development.

Registration: Designing and developing accessible forms on the Web - with Karl Groves


#027 /dev/night - Quintet - WebWeek Special

Date: tuesday, 16th october, 18:00-21:30 o'clock
 Tradebyte Software GmbH, Bahnhofsplatz 8, 91522 Ansbach

18:00 / Start @ Tradebyte Software GmbH, 3. floor
18:30 / Vladislav Kuznetsov - Machine Learning concepts
19:00 / Mohammad Javidan Darugar - Machine Learning in practice
19:30 / Food and Mate
20:00 / Joseph Varghese - Write your own Compiler
20:30 / Patrick Reul - Self organisation devops style
21:00 / Hannes Körber - Prometheus: Combining application and infrastructure monitoring

Registration: #027 /dev/night - Quintet - WebWeek Special


Understanding and implementing OAuth 2.0

Date: thursday, 18th october, 09:00-16:00 o'clock
Place: tollwerkstatt, Klingenhofstrasse 5, 90411 Nürnberg

The OAuth 2.0 authorization framework has become the industry standard in providing secure access to web APIs. It allows users to grant external applications access to their data, such as profile data, photos, and email, without compromising security. While OAuth 2.0 aims to focus on client developer simplicity, it can still be quite tricky to wrap your head around — especially if you're new to the topic. This full-day hands-on workshop with Aaron Parecki will definitely help you with that.

Registration: Understanding and implementing OAuth 2.0


Living in unpopulated spaces: Human futures of Digital Cities

Date: friday, 19th october, 19:30-21:30 o'clock
Künstlerhaus im KunstKulturQuartier, Königstraße 93 , 90402 Nürnberg

What do we need to design and create the digital cities that we would want to live in? Lecture by Dr. Nishant Shah, Dean of Graduate School at ArtEZ University of the Arts, Nederlands.

Registration: Living in unpopulated spaces


IndieWebCamp Nürnberg 2018

Date: saturday-sunday, 20-21th october, 10:00-18:00 o'clock
tollwerkstatt, Klingenhofstrasse 5 , 90411 Nürnberg

The third IndieWebCamp in Nuremberg, but just one of many IndieWebCamps around the world! The importance of owning your data is getting more awareness. To grow it and help people gettings started, we're meeting for a bar-camp like collaboration in Nuremberg for two days of brainstorming, working, teaching, helping. Join us and learn how to use open web technologies to empower and – maybe more importantly – encourage users to own their own content and identities.

Registration: IndieWebCamp Nürnberg 2018


Let's Hack Firebase MLKit - Android Machine Learning Hackathon

Date: saturday, 20th october, 14:00-22:00 o'clock
adorsys GmbH & Co.KG, Fürther Straße 246a, Gebäude 32, 90429 Nürnberg

This year on Google I/O MLKit was announced which enables even developers without machine learning knowledge to build intelligent apps. This hackathon is for everyone who's interested in building Android apps and wants to get her/his hands dirty with machine learning. Join the Google Developer Group Nuremberg Android with your app idea or join others to create an awesome app!

Registration: Let's Hack Firebase MLKit