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34 Days

Until we build Better Transport

5th - 6th April

What to expect

Explore the future of urban living at HPI in Potsdam.

Join motivated students for two days of innovation, workshops, and collaboration with top-notch sponsors offering support and expertise. Tackle a challenge and dive into the world of smart cities.

Completely free (including food)

Yes, completely free! This includes challenges, workshops, networking events, meals/snacks, and everything else during the event!

Cash prizes totaling up to €3500

Up for grabs are cash prizes totaling up to €3500, and among other things, €100 for the best meme of the event.

Free tickets for the Urban Innovation Forum in Berlin

All participants are invited to attend the Urban Innovation Forum in Berlin on March 20th for FREE, hosted by our partner the Climate Tech Hub.

Pitch your idea at the Greentech Festival in Berlin

Two of this year’s HackHPI winning team, will have the opportunity to pitch the results at the startup stage of the Greentech Festival in Berlin on May 18th.

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Apply now before March 15th!

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Felix Lennart Hake

Mobility policy officer at Bitkom, Germany's digital association

Felix is responsible for Bitkom's political and regulatory work on smart mobility. Together with manufacturers, tech companies, mobility service providers and transport companies, Felix is committed to a connected, intelligent and sustainable mobility ecosystem - in rural areas as well as in cities and metropolitan regions. He is also responsible for the Digital Aviation working group. Prior to joining Bitkom, Felix worked for a political strategy and communications consultancy for several years and completed a Blue Book traineeship in the EU Commission's DG CONNECT. He studied sociology, politics and economics as well as European studies and political science in Friedrichshafen, Paris and Berlin.

Time Table

Will be announced soon

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Frequently asked questions

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What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an amazing event where students come together to collaborate to turn crazy ideas into real projects. In the case of HackHPI for two consecutive days, students come together on HPI's campus in Potsdam, Germany to be creative, challenge the status quo, implement innovative ideas using code, gadgets and open data, create meaningful impact, and also to simply have a great time!

What's so special about HackHPI?

There are very few hackathons focusing on social issues; we want to fix that and give you the chance to change the world for the 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 APIs and expertise.

Will HackHPI 2024 take place onsite?

Yes, and that's quite a sure thing. We believe that Hackathons need the human contact that only in-person events can provide, and we're glad to announce that the HackHPI 2024 will be an in-presence only event!

Are there any costs for me?

Nope! HackHPI is completely free, and we provide you with food, drinks (and a lot of caffeine! :D) during the whole Hackathon. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide travel reimbursements. However, as an attendee, your confirmation email will include a link to our DB Event Ticket to receive a discount when booking via DB.

Where can I stay during the Hackathon?

This is an all-night Hackathon, meaning that we won't stop until the last one standing. We will provide rooms in which you can sleep or just rest, but you're required to bring your own sleeping bag and air mattress. We're also planning on organizing a couch surfing option from Thursday to Friday for everybody coming early. If you wish to participate in this, whether you want to stay or offer a bed, please note that down when filling in the application form.

How can I get to the location?

Take S7 from Berlin Central Station ("Hauptbahnhof") towards Potsdam and exit at Griebnitzsee.

How should I prepare?

Bring your laptop and a charger, comfortable clothes, and, above all, motivation to hack! You can dive into the topic of Smart Cities in advance, but there will be introductory sessions as well.

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Meet the team

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Cedric Rische

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Gerome Quantmeyer

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Mathilda Heise

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Matti Schmidt

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Nikolas Rieger

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Tanja Lehmann

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Theo Klinke

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Uli Prantz

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Viktor Kalvoda

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