From students to everyone who would like to learn.

Our goal is to share and spread the essential knowledge of programming and algorithmic thinking with as many as people as we can. You can fill out the Registration Form to sign up for a workshop.

Workshop Details


Recommended For Ages 7+
For Junior Coders
  • Machine Learning for Kids
  • Intro to Programming with Scratch
Recommended For Ages 12+
For Beginners
  • Mobile App Prototyping with Figma
  • Introduction to AI with Python (AI 101)
  • Entrepreneurship: From Idea to Market
  • Quick Prototyping with Autodesk Fusion 360
  • Introduction to Programming with Java
  • Podcasting 101
  • Cybersecurity
  • Sonic Pi
Recommended For Ages 14+
  • AI Training with Python (AI 102)
  • Computer Vision with OpenCV
  • Mobile Application Development with React Native
  • Game Design and Development with Unity
  • Introduction to Haptics
  • Quantum Computing
  • Web Scraping with Python

Hakan Ürey (TR)

AR, VR, and Metaverse: past, present, and future

I'll talk about virtual reality, augmented reality, and metaverse and describe some of the underlying technologies and challenges. I'll give special emphasis on optics, display technologies, human computer interface, and current and future applications.


Barış Özcan (TR)


What will the Metaverse change in the future? What can we do to prepare for these changes? Start preparing yourself and your questions for this talk, in which we will predict the future by looking at the past of the technology world!


Björn Lütjens (ENG)

The Climate Pocket - Exploring Local Climate Impacts with Machine Learning

How would a 20$ carbon price impact the flood risk in Sinop? The answer to this question of policy impact is critical for local policy making or building out climate-resilient infrastructure, such as wetlands. For exploring the local impact of a single climate policy scenario, scientists have to run a high-resolution climate model. If naively done, however, exploring multiple scenarios with a high-resolution climate model would take multiple weeks on the world’s largest supercomputers and consume the same energy a coal power plant would generate in an hour. This talk presents how the combination of machine learning and climate modeling can reduce the computational complexity of running climate models from weeks to minutes. I will present an overview and common pitfalls to make use machine learning for climate modeling. Looking forward we hope to be able to run a climate model on smartphones to quickly explore and understand local impacts.


Kaan Akşit (TR)

Perceptually Guided Next-Generation Displays

We spend a tremendous amount of time front of our mobile phones and computer screens. But, unfortunately, these screens show us flat two-dimensional images. This talk will explore a research path towards next-generation displays that provides three-dimensional and realistic pictures. The key to this research is designing display hardware but also understanding "what is real" in terms of our visual perception. Join me to learn how one can combine display hardware engineering with perceptual sciences to craft new displays supporting virtual and augmented reality applications.


Esra Özkan (TR)

Post-human Experience in The Post-digital Era

Esra Ozkan’s curatorial practice focuses on the raw material to highlight cognitive experiences created by interdisciplinary artists using emerging new technologies. She frequently collaborates with interdisciplinary artists/technologists who deal with the political and social problems caused by emerging technologies. Esra Ozkan’s curatorial and academic writings bring philosophy together with the post-digital terminology and the effects of Post-human concepts in interdisciplinary arts.


Bhargavi Ganesh (ENG)

Responsibly Deploying AI for Public Service: Examples and Considerations

How are AI and data science methods utilized in public policy applications? Bhargavi Ganesh will be discussing some of the societal considerations we should take before deploying an AI-driven system. With her current work as a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh, she will use examples from both her career so far and her experiences!


Joel Zylberberg (ENG)

Teaching Computers to Think About Images The Way People Do

Machine learning (ML) algorithms have advanced rapidly in the past 10 years and can now learn to perform narrowly-specified tasks if they are given enough training data. People, however, can quickly learn new things even if they are given vague or ambiguous instructions. My research uses brain data to teach ML systems to think more like the way people do. Our aim is to make ML systems that have the same flexible intelligence as people.


Delaney Rua (ENG)

Defining A New Usership: Applying Design Thinking to Your AI Projects

In this speech, I will introduce and dive deep into what the design thinking process is and how it applies to existing design challenges with human-centered solutions. As we move towards a "new usership" of both individual human, AI, and collective intelligence, how do we design with these users at the center of our solutions? Who are we designing for in the future of tech? And how can we apply existing design thinking principles in new ways in our own AI projects?


Priya Donti (ENG)

Tackling Climate Change with Machine Learning

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges that society faces today, requiring rapid action from all corners. In this talk, I will describe how machine learning can be a potentially powerful tool for addressing climate change, when applied in coordination with policy, engineering, and other areas of action. From energy to agriculture to disaster response, I will describe high impact problems where machine learning can help through avenues such as distilling decision-relevant information, optimizing complex systems, and accelerating scientific experimentation. I will also describe important considerations for doing responsible and impactful work in this area.


Ali Karabey (TR)

Your Life As a Venture Capitalist

We believe that it is important for each individual to consider their own life as a venture and to invest continuously with a Venture Capitalist perspective. In our event, Ali Karabey will talk about his past experiences and about how he built his career as a Venture Capitalist.


Present Your Project

Hisar Coding Summit will host a project presentations session, which will be held as a virtual fair where participants can present their projects and receive feedback. You can fill out the Summit Fair Registration Form to showcase your project.

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April 1, 2022 Friday (English and Turkish)

Time (Pacific Daylight Time/PDT) Time (Turkey Time/GMT+03:00) Schedule
06:00-06:30 AM 16:00-16:30 Opening Ceremony
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06:30-06:45 AM 16:30-16:45 Break
06:45-07:45 AM 16:45-17:45 Hakan Ürey
Zoom Link
07:45-08:00 AM 17:45-18:00 Break
08:00-09:00 AM 18:00-19:00 Kaan Akşit
Zoom Link
Joel Zylberberg
Zoom Link
09:00-09:30 AM 19:00-19.30 Björn Lütjens
Zoom Link
09:30-10:30 AM 19.30-20.30 Barış Özcan
Zoom Link

April 2, 2022 Saturday (Turkish)

Time (Pacific Daylight Time/PDT) Time (Turkey Time/GMT+03:00) Schedule
01:00-04:00 AM 11:00-14:00 Workshops: Group A Intro to Programming with Scratch, Machine Learning for Kids, Introduction to AI with Python (AI 101), Entrepreneurship: From Idea to Market, Quick Prototyping with Autodesk Fusion 360, Sonic Pi, Introduction to Haptics, Web Scraping with Python, Computer Vision with OpenCV,
04:00-04:15 AM 14:00-14:15 Break
04:15-07:15 AM 14:15-17:15 Workshops: Group B AI Training with Python (AI 102), Computer Vision with OpenCV, Cybersecurity, Game Design and Development with Unity, Introduction to Programming with Java, Mobile App Prototyping with Figma, Podcasting 101, Quantum Computing, Quick Prototyping with Autodesk Fusion 360, React Native, Web Scraping with Python
07:15-07:30 AM 17:15-17:30 Break
07:30-08:30 AM 17:30-18:30 Ali Karabey
Zoom Link
Bhargavi Ganesh
Zoom Link
08:30-09:30 AM 18:30-19:30 Esra Özkan
Zoom Link
09:30-10:30 AM 19:30-20:30 Priya Donti
Zoom Link
Delaney Rua
Zoom Link

April 3, 2022 Sunday (English)

Time (Pacific Daylight Time/PDT) Time (Turkey Time/GMT+03:00) Schedule
09:00-10:00 AM 18:00-19:00 Summit Fair
10:00-10:15 AM 19:00-19:15 Break
10:15-11:45 AM 19:15-20:45 Workshops
11:45-12:00 AM 20:45-21:00 Break
12:00-13:30 AM 21:00-22:30 Workshops