HACK
PRAGUE

23—24 JUNE
2018

TOUCH THE FUTURE.

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INTERNATIONAL HACKATHON WITH TOP MENTORS

For 36 hours, HackPrague 2018 will bring together 200 passionate developers and designers from across Europe to create cool software and hardware projects that make impact through the use of current hot technologies. To stimulate innovation, we will be bringing speakers, mentors, and judges from the world's top companies. You will have the opportunity to touch the future and interact directly with these companies in exchanging ideas, seeking mentorship, or impressing them with your projects.

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CATEGORIES

Get your hands dirty with exponential technologies that are going to change the world forever.

BLOCK
CHAIN

Blockchain offers opportunities beyond financial services. Just think about all the ancient industries ripe for disruption like insurance, healthcare, retail or even government.

IOT

Are you a hardware geek or just an enthusiast into IoT data utilization? Use the opportunity to make the world a little smarter and efficient. Just put a few sensors on anything and create something new!

AI

Endless possibilities to create. Maybe a human like chatbot you can talk to all night long? Or just let it learn something cool from yottabytes of data and then blow minds with it.

AR/VR

Have you ever watched Matrix movies? Augmented and virtual reality is real now. Make a simple game, or perhaps think of a way to improve education, medicine, or anything else.

TIMELINE

MAY 24

APPLICATIONS DEADLINE

MAY 27

PARTICIPANTS SELECTED

JUN 23

HACKPRAGUE STARTS

VENUE

NEW TOWN HALL

Karlovo náměstí 1/23, Prague, Czechia ➡

WORLD-CLASS JUDGES & SPEAKERS

TOMAS MIKOLOV

Research scientist at Facebook AI Research. Previously member of Google Brain team. Inventor of word2vec.

TOMAS STUDENIK

Radical innovator and city hacker. Organizer of smart city hackathons CEE Hacks and Czech FuckUp Nights. Founder of multiple startups.

DITE GASHI

Committed entrepreneur working on Decissio and Blocknify. Business-head MBA and Blockchain Developer with 6+ years of experience.

CÉDRIC MALOUX

Serial entrepreneur for the past 22 years. Initially an engineer in AI, now running StartupYard, the oldest running startups accelerator in CEE.

PRIZES

4,000 EUR

GRAND PRIZE

800 EUR

CATEGORY PRIZES

AND MORE

SPONSORED PRIZES

Additionally our partner StartupYard will offer to up to 5 teams the possibility to receive EUR 30,000 investment and the opportunity to be accelerated for 3 months in Sept - Nov 2018.

FAQ

WHAT IS A HACKATHON?

We think of our hackathon as an "invention marathons" where participants have no restraints. Unlike other events, we don’t want you to come up with a startup MVP or a solution to a corporate problem. It's whatever you want to build around the four categories mentioned above, just for the sake of building. Unleash your creativity and technical skills!

WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?

Grand prize: 100 000 CZK / 4 000 EUR
Category prizes: 20 000 CZK / 800 EUR
… and many other sponsored prizes

WHY SHOULD I COME?

- For a weekend of innovation and fun with 200 smartest technologists
- Interaction with the top European and American companies
- Workshops and talks by experienced professionals
- Free food and swag
- Prize money

CAN I WORK IN A TEAM

Yes, you can work in a team of up to 4 people. If you come alone, you can participate in our team formation event at the beginning of the hackathon, where you can meet others with similar interests and complementary skillsets.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

Remember to bring your electronics, like your laptop, phone, and chargers. It would also be good to bring your toiletries, and anything that will help you get comfy, like a pillow, blanket, or sleeping bag.

CAN I SLEEP AT HACKPRAGUE?

There will be no time to sleep. 😛 But you can always gather your strength or meditate for a little while in our chill room.

WHO CAN COME?

HackPRAGUE applications are open to all developers and designers, including students and full-time employees. We will select participants based on their past projects, experience, and enthusiasm. We will aim to admit a diverse pool of people.

HOW DO YOU SELECT WINNERS?

Impressiveness - Does it "wow" everyone?
Technical Difficulty - Was it hard to make?
Creativity - Is it novel?
Relevance - Does it fit the category?

WILL THIS COST ME MONEY?

Not only is the hackathon 100% free to attend, but we'll also provide you with free food, snacks, and swag.

WHY ARE YOU ORGANIZING THIS?

We feel that Prague and the Central European region have a tremendous creative potential that hasn’t yet been realized. Our mission is to become a platform for passionate technologists to meet, collaborate, and form relationships that extend well beyond the hackathon.

I HAVE SOME OTHER QUESTIONS!

Email us at team@hackprague.com. We gotchu.

ORGANIZING TEAM

MICHAL JIRKU

- studied at Czech Technical University and TU Berlin
- presented at conferences in Central Europe and South Korea

BOLEK KEROUS

- customer research analyst at Avocode
- attended 500 Startups accelerator in Silicon Valley

MICHAELA MRAZKOVA

- studies Artificial Intelligence at the University of Groningen
- organized Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence

HELENA NOBILE

- event & organization master

JAKUB SEDLACEK

- law student at Charles University
- technology enthusiast

MINH TRI PHAM

- studied at Yale University
- Prague native
- product manager at Uber
- previously worked at Facebook

SPONSORS

PARTNERS