What to expect at HackHPI 2017

What would you do if you could access all the data our bodies are constantly producing? Heart Rate, Steps, Sleep, Weight, Movement, Physical motions - and this is just the beginning. Would you visualize it and support health workers? Would you write algorithms to detect diseases? Sky is the limit - and we can be your launching pad.

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 coffein 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, 17th of June

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

Sunday, 18th of June

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

Universität 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 sponsors 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 sponsors.

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, sponsors, 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 sponsors 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 sponsor this hackathon?

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








Dr. Sven Jungmann

Helios Kliniken GmbH / Dr. Jungmann Healthcare Innovation Services

Dr. Akira-Sebastian Poncette

Medical Doctor Charité, Hacking Health Berlin

Harsha Jagasia

StartupBootCamp, Health Accelerator

Dr. Lukasz Ostrowski

SAP Health Innovation Hub, SAP SE

Ralph Lägel

Pfizer Healthcare Hub Berlin, Pfizer Deutschland


Florian Wirtz

Coordination & Communication

Nico Böckhoff

Facility & Partners

Jonathan Schneider

Sponsors & Partners

Lukas Heilmann

Food & Sponsors

Nico Knoll

Website & Social-Media

Niklas Riekenbrauck

Sponsors & Partners

Ann Katrin Kuessner


Carl Gödecken

Coordination & Facility

Jakob Edding

Food & Sponsors

Alexander Zenner


Daniel Thevessen


Ticket Application Form

Last year there were a lot of people complaining that the ticket batches were gone to fast and so they couldn't join the hackathon even if they would have loved to do so. That's why we decided to change it this year: We're not releasing ticket batches but you can signup using the form below and we will send you a personalized invitation.

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