Unfortunately, due to the tense situation caused by CoVID-19 we also have to pull the rip cord. HackHPI will not take place this year. We would like to thank all pre-registered and upcoming applicants for their interest and trust and with a heavy heart and all the more anticipation, we refer you to HackHPI 2021. See you there!

What to expect?

Humanity has come far, but there remain many issues.

We believe that, leveraging technology, we can solve many of these issues and use it for improving mobility and accelerate the worlds transformation towards sustainable transport. We want to provide a place for creative ideas which will make our planet a better place to live on and move around 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!


Everybody is welcome


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Where the party will rise

HPI School of
Design Thinking

University of Potsdam

August-Bebel-Str. 88
14482 Potsdam



Leo Wendt

Simon Stadlinger

Hendrik Patzlaff

Moritz Spranger

Marc Rosenau

Jasper Blum

Leon Schiller

Jakob Edding

Tom Martensen

Jessica Ziegler

Linus Hagemann

Tamino Bauknecht

Simon Cyrani

Get to know our amazing team

Frequently asked questions

Didn’t find what you came for? See if these can help.

There are very few hackathons focusing on topics like we did with last years social good and do with this years hackathon tackling mobility problems of the future; 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.

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.

Sure! As long as you are interested in mobility 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.

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 team@hackhpi.org if you have any concerns. We’d love to help you!

Of course, you can! Please drop us a line at team@hackhpi.org.

Our hackathon is not yet open for applications. You can preregister, to get a reminder when applications are open.

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide travel reimbursements.

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.

Still can’t find what you are looking for?


Or send us an email at team@hackhpi.org