* Please note: slight changes to the program are highly likely, please check back regularly. That being said, a final program will be shared with all participants prior to the event.
At a Hackathon, a variety of people come together to work on a project under extreme time pressure over a short period of time. In our case… a weekend. Topics are usually specified by the organizers. That being said, there is plenty of room for creativity and your own ideas. The aim is to work in a small team to produce a presentable prototype or concept within the predefined time. Our motto: Done is better than perfect!
The #SIXHackathon2017 will be held from Friday, 10 March 2017, 5 p.m., to Sunday, 12 March, 5 p.m.
You have until midnight (CH time) 27 January 2017.
We will let participants know by 3 February 2017, at the latest.
Simply fill out the online form and you're all set.
As space is limited and we want to make sure to have a good, diverse group of participants who want nothing else than to attend, participate and share knowledge, we take the time to review all registrations carefully. To increase the chances, we encourage you to provide us with as much information about your background and your experiences as possible. We will let you know as soon as humanly possible who is in. We recommend that you not book your transportation until you get final confirmation.
Nope. There are no costs to participate and we will even feed you! We promise you will not go hungry nor thirsty while we are together. Phew… right?
What a question… OF COURSE! But you will have to be patient and wait until the event where they will be announced.
Yes. You will need to give us the receipt during the event and we will reimburse all travel costs up to one of the following caps – if you go over, we’ll still reimburse the amount of the cap, but no more. To be eligible, you must submit a project AND your travel expenses.
The compensation will be as follows:
Please note, reimbursement cannot be higher then travel costs.
Yup! It’s part of the experience :) The location will be accessible and in operation throughout the night. This way you can work and nap as you wish.
Please do. You can always take inspiration from one of the workshops on offer - we will also offer topics there. In our experience, not having an Idea was never a problem!
No. If you have your own idea, then you can get started right away. But they can be quite interesting.
Well…No. In order to keep the competition fair, the idea must be new and cannot have been used elsewhere before.
As IT infrastructure and brain food will be provided, the most important things to bring are your computer and charger and the personal equipment you will need for the three days of Hackathon. We will also share a packing list with you prior… just to be helpful.
Teams will be put together at the beginning of the event.
We try to be somewhat eco-friendly and recommend that you arrive by public transport. Not to mention that Switzerland has one the best infrastructures in the world… and it’s super clean! An experience in itself. That being said, for those that really want to drive, there are a limited number of parking spaces in the underground car park at the Schiffbau on Giessereistrasse (access via Turbinenplatz). It is also possible to park at the Pfingstweidstrasse 1 car park or in the public spaces under Hardbrücke.
The most important information will be here on the website, so check back whenever you can. We will also share information via Social Media. Follow the @SIXgroup twitter handle or the #SIXHackathon hashtag. Information will also be posted on our facebook page and we will of course email participants all vital information prior to the event.
No worries, we know how it is. If you can’t take part, please let us know as soon as possible so we can offer your spot to someone else.
Schiffbau (Schauspielhaus Zurich), Schiffbaustrasse 4, Zurich
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