HPI School of
University of Potsdam
Humanity has come far, but there remain many issues and injustices in society. We believe that, leveraging technology, we can solve many of these issues and use it for social good. We want to provide a place for creative ideas which will make our planet a better place to live for everyone.
For 22 hours of hacking, we will bring students from Berlin, Brandenburg and the rest of the world together in the HPI School of Design Thinking, located on our campus. By providing world class sponsors including workshops and access to their data and APIs, a great location and plenty of caffeine to fuel your brain we will create a space for creativity, inspiring ideas and a passion for trying out new things.
Interested? Come and share your dedication and skills with others, exchange knowledge and accomplish great things!
|19:30||Get together behind HPI main building|
Already around on Friday? Meet your fellow hackers over a beer or a coke! We're hosting a small get-together.
Having other plans? No worries; there'll be plenty of time to find teammates on Saturday when HackHPI officially starts.
|10:30||Team Building & Workshops|
|13:00||Start Hacking & more Workshops|
|22:00||Sleeping area opens|
|11:59||End of Hacking|
|16:00||Awards & Closing ceremony|
|17:00||The End (jump into Griebnitzsee! 🏊)|
Keep in mind that we may have to adjust some of the times.
There are very few hackathons focusing on social issues; we want to fix that and give you the chance to change the world for better by building applications that truly matter! You will also have the opportunity to get in touch with our awesome partners, slip into their shoes and solve real-world challenges using their API and expertise.
Sure! As long as you are interested in social issues and 18 years or older we will be happy to welcome you! Any skill level is welcome; hackathons should be a way to experience teamwork and work on your abilities.
PET bottles are so 2010 - tap water is the future, we think. That's why we signed the Dopper P.E.T. Free Pledge meaning that the event will be PET free.
Nope! HackHPI is a free event, with food and drinks provided by our partners.
You can hack with your peers or find a new team to work with. Teams should have a size of no more than 3-4.
Bring your laptop and charger, comfortable clothes and above all, motivation to hack.
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide travel reimbursements.
Over a 22-hour period, students and others interested in tackling social questions come together on HPI’s campus to be creative, implement innovative ideas using code, gadgets and open data, and to have a great time.
Yes. We follow MLH’s code of conduct, which all attendees, partners, volunteers, and staff are required to agree to. We expect all of our attendees to be respectful and considerate of others.
Feel free to use whatever you will feel most comfortable with. Our partners will be happy to help you with their API and know-how.
Take S7 from Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) towards Potsdam and exit at Griebnitzsee. It will cost just around 3,40€ one-way.
Please drop us a line at [email protected] if you have any concerns. We’d love to help you!
Of course, you can! Please drop us a line at [email protected].