While organizing our schedule we chose quality over quantity. We are convinced that a few exciting, hand-picked talks make a great hackathon while not distracting you from actually working on your project.


  • Saturday, March 24th
  • Sunday, March 25th
  • Saturday, March 24th
    09:00 - 11:00 Arrival - Registration - Breakfast

    The official start of the event is at 11am with the Opening Session. If you happen to be early however, we got you covered. Take your time to check out the amazing location, get your goodie bag and enjoy some fresh coffee with a little breakfast before we start off into the Hackathon.

    11:00 - 11:45 Opening Session - official start

    Now it's time to kick off the event. We know, you're not here to listen to random strangers talking about unimportant stuff, so we'll keep it as short as possible! In these 45 minutes, we'll tell you everything you need to know to have a perfect hackathon. What are the categories? What the prizes? Where can I ask questions? Who are the sponsors? Where are the toilets? No matter what, we'll cover it all.... and if not, just hit up one of us in the red hoodies.

    presented by : Hack & Söhne
    11:45 - 13:00 Teambuilding

    Aren't you coming as a team? Are you still yet to have that brilliant idea? Or both? No problem, we've arranged this team-building phase to ensure everyone can get a perfect hackathon experience. We'll have a blackboard ready, where people with amazing ideas, but who are still looking for a team, can pin their ideas and people without a team can find teams, that have inspiring ideas. Of course you can also just hang out with a drink and some snacks and get to know others in order to make your choice. Do know, that you are not the only one without a team or idea, but that should not deter you from participating - trust us on this one!

    support by: Hack & Söhne
    12:00 Hacking starts!

    You have a team? You have an idea? You are ready for 28 hours of hacking?
    Let's do this!

    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Time

    It's time for the only thing that really matters here: food. Take your time to enjoy a fresh meal served in the stunning entry hall of the ZKM or quickly grab your plate and get back to work. It's your choice.

    15:00 - 16:00 TechTalk by GitHub

    Awesome presentation summary from our friends at GitHub... is obviously still missing.

    17:00 - 18:00 TechTalk by

    A painless way to start with AI - Getting started with deeplearn.js

    18:30 - 19:30 Dinner

    More delicious food, right there for you to take it!

    21:00 - 00:00 Surprise

    It'll be legen ... wait for it ... dary!

  • Sunday, March 25th
    07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast

    An early start (or no stop) is the key to success. A good breakfast will help you win the day!

    12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Time

    Revitalize and get refuled by eating some more awesome food from our friends at mint , the restaurant in the ZKM.

    11:00 - 14:30 Expo Phase

    We would love to hear all your amazing ideas in the big auditorium. However, there will be around 50 teams, which makes it technically impossible for us to do that. That's what the expo phase is for. You'll get the chance to convince one of our 7 jury members of your idea, to make it into the final round. This process allows the jury members to get a deep insight into your projects, ponder your ideas and evaluate on a solid basis instead of just judging from a 2 minute pitch.

    15:00 The 21 finalists are announced

    Each of our 7 jury members will vote three teams into the final round. From now on the finalists have one our left to get their hacks up and running and prepare a short pitch of 100 seconds.

    16:00 Hacking stops!
    16:00 - 17:00 Final Pitches

    The teams that successfully passed the expo phase will pitch their hacks in the big auditorium. Pressure is on, so you better impress with your keynote!

    17:30 - 18:00 Ceremony and Closing Session

    And the winners are...
    After a The jury presents their decisions for the Hack & Söhne - main category. Also the sponsors of our additional categories announce their winners. This is where we are to say: "Thank you for being an invaluable part of this event!"
    We hope to see you next year for another Hack & Söhne Hackathon!

    18:00 - 19:00 Departure - Snacks for Take-away

    If you're on the run, because you need to catch a train or bus, we got you covered with take-away sandwiches and drinks so you don't have to leave hungry.