A hackathon is a social event where creative, innovative solutions for given challenges are created within a short period of time. The participants of a hackathon are called “hackers”. At the end of the event the prototypes are pitched to and evaluated by a jury.
Challenges are existing business issues that the challenge providers (e.g. corporates, startups) deal with in real life.
Anyone interested in thriving innovation is welcome! No tech or business background required - just a good amount of energy and willingness to learn and innovate. Also no experience in hackathons is needed (beginners are welcome!).
You will learn a lot in terms of methods and tools (did anyone say prototype?) but also on a personal level while working in fun teams. Mentors will be at your side to support you on your way to a great solution. Overall, you will have a great time mingling with the collaborative digital community.
You don't need a team in advance. You will work in a team, but most of the teams are formed at the beginning of the hackathon.
You don’t have to apply for the event. The event is open to everyone. Just get your ticket and join the hackathon!
You should have a computer and other tools you need (e.g. charger, mouse, USB drive, adapters).
Yes, you’re welcome to spend the night on-site. There are two sleeping rooms with a couple of beds. Please reserve a sleeping spot in advance by sending us a message (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We cover you with food and drinks - 100% for free and all two days long. So you can fully focus on working on your idea.
The work (codes, data, documents, etc.) created by the teams during the hackathon will be of their own property. However, ideas presented to the public are freely accessible and usable.
The main language of the event is English, which means all pitches and talks will be held in English. Nevertheless, you are more than welcome to participate in the hackathon even if your English is not 100% fluent.
The event causes costs for e.g. space rental, catering and team. Therefore we can’t make it completely free of charge. But you won’t have any extra costs during the hackathon. Your ticket includes everything – food, drinks and even a place to sleep so you can work all day and night.
You will get in contact with a lot of interesting people and organizations. In the end, you will be tired, but very satisfied :)