Hackerstolz & Bitkom are joining forces to organise a hackathon in Berlin at Smart Country Convention on November 20-21, 2018. During the Hackathon companies municipalities, cities and state agencies are given the opportunity to explore together with our participants (Coders, Designer and Business Experts) how a bright digital future for Germany could look like.


You will get a 15 Euro refund if you attend the event!

Everyone can take part, but you must register on eventbrite .


Teams need to submit on Wednesday:

  • A functioning software application (mobile/web), web service, hardware prototype (that is connected through a service). 
  • A description of the concept for the Judges
  • The Code in a public git repository – with this we are able to see if any commits have been made after submission deadline.
  • A well thought through 2 minute Live-presentation on stage

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$4,000 in prizes

1st Prize

2nd Prize

3rd Prize

Norderstedt Challenge Prize

ITDZ Berlin Challenge Prize

München Challenge Prize

Freiburg Challenge Prize

Audience Award

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter


Sign Up here

Ticket costs are EUR 15, HOWEVER, we will refund EUR 13 at the event registration. Attendees must bring their admission ticket (mobile or printed) and a photo ID for registration at the event. Note that all participants must compete on-site. Earliest date of registration by individuals and team members will be used to determine participation if the event is over-booked.

Travel Reimbursement

If you come from further away, we are very pleased to announce that we have a Travel Reimbursement Budget. Please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/jd5lbjV0w0dynRvr1


Marcel Kessler

Marcel Kessler
Co-Founder / Full-stack Developer AIPark

Ines Fiedler

Ines Fiedler
Vorsitzende ITDZ Berlin

Dr. Christian Schlosser

Dr. Christian Schlosser
Leiter Referat „Open Data, Modernitätsfonds“ im BMVI

Franziska Heine

Franziska Heine
Leiterin Software-Entwicklung Wikimedia e.v.

Daniel Fiebig

Daniel Fiebig
TLGG Consultant

Judging Criteria

  • Overall Impression
  • Innovation & Potential
  • Topic Relevance
    Do you solve an issue w.r.t challenges in a country.
  • Design
  • Execution
    How good the demo presentation.
  • Demonstration
    How good was the pitch.
  • 15% Bonus Challenge
    The team worked on a challenge.
  • 15% API/Data Partner
    The used data from one of our API Partners.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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