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What to expect at HackHPI 2018

Our planet is in trouble, no doubt. But we think that by using the massive amount of data our world is producing we can solve the biggest problems on earth: pollution, global warming and natural disasters. We want to provide a place for creative ideas which will make our blue planet a better place to live.

For 24 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 tremendous amount of widgets, 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!


Saturday, 26th of May

11:00Opening Ceremony
12:00Lunch & Team Building
13:00Start Hacking
14:00Tech Talks & Workshops
22:00Sleeping area opens

Sunday, 27th of May

00:00Midnight Snacks
11:17End of Hacking
13:00Final Presentations
16:00Awards & Closing ceremony
17:00The End

Keep in mind that we may have to adjust some of the times.

HPI School of 
Design Thinking

University of Potsdam

August-Bebel-Str. 88
14482 Potsdam

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Frequently asked questions

What's so special about HackHPI?

There are very few health tech hackathons striving to build useful applications with raw data, and we want to change that! For you it will be a chance to get in contact with our awesome partners and experiment with their data and gadgets.

Can I be part of it?

Sure! As long as you are interested in health tech and 18 years or older we will be happy to welcome you! Any skill-level is welcome, hackathons should be a way to experience team-work and work on your own abilities.

Are there any costs for me?

Nope! HackHPI is a free event, with food and drinks provided by our partners.

What about teams?

You can hack with your peers or find a new team to work with. Teams should have a size of not more than 3-4.

How should I prepare?

Bring your laptop and charger, comfortable clothes and above all motivation to hack.

How can I apply?

Click here!

What is HackHPI / a Hackathon?

Over a 1337-minutes period (around 22 hours), students and others interested in machine learning and data analytics techniques come together on HPI’s campus to build innovative solutions, develop new ideas and have fun.

Is there a code of conduct?

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.

What API should I use?

Feel free to use whatever you will feel most comfortable with. Our partners will be happy to help you with their api and datasets.

How can I get to the location?

Take S7 from Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) towards Potsdam and exit at Griebnitzsee. This will cost just around 3,40€ one-way.

What if I have unanswered questions?

Please drop us a line at [email protected] if you have any concerns. We’d love to help you out!

Can I become a partner of this hackathon?

Of course you can! Please drop us a line at [email protected].


Interested in partnering with us for HackHPI 2018? Please drop us a line at [email protected].



Florian Wirtz


Ann Katrin Kuessner


Jakob Edding


Leo Wendt


Lukas Heilmann

Hacker Experience & Food

Jonas Noack


Jonas Hering

Location & Communication

Marc Rosenau


Jorin Heide

HPI Relations

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