Digital

xhack

Digital

xhack

27. + 28.03.2020 DIGITALxHACK (Göttingen, GERmany)

Spring 2020 SPACExHACK (Göttingen, Germany)

Summer 2020 LIFESciencexhack (Germany)

27. & 28.03.2020: Join us and become part of the solution!
Discover latest technologies and dive deep to transform challenges into new ideas. Work in interdisciplinary teams, create, hack and have fun. 100% open source!

Location: Göttingen (Germany)

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The xHACK Mission Statement

Be part of the solution!

We live in a time of endless possibilities! Exponential technologies will set us on the path to solve our world’s biggest challenges and deeply transform the time we live in.

xHACK is an event series that enables changemakers like you to be part of the solution. Designed to connect developers, scientists, creative minds, entrepreneurial minded people, makers & shakers and top-tier companies, you will transform ideas into reality: Discover latest technologies during our technology labs, dive deep to transform challenges into new ideas and (co)create and develop prototypes within the hackathon. Work in interdisciplinary teams, create, hack and have fun. 100% open source!

DIGITALxHACK in numbers

Unsere Leistungen

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Hours Lab and Hackathon: the perfect opportunity to create, learn, hack & have fun!

Developers, Scientists, Entrepreneurs, Creative Minds, Makers & Shakers

Challenges, that have the chance to participate in the Hackathon

…driven by passion & the deep desire to be part of the solution!

DIGITALxHACK in numbers

Hours Lab and Hackathon: the perfect opportunity to create, learn, hack & have fun!

Developers, Scientists, Entrepreneurs, Creative Minds, Makers & Shakers

Challenges, that have the chance to participate in the Hackathon

…driven by passion & the deep desire to be part of the solution!

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Über uns

How xHACK works

Our mission is to solve real world problems with technology, talent and passion.

 

Driven by this vision, we connect creative and passionate Developers, Scientists, Entrepreneurs, Creative Minds, Makers & Shakers to team up, co-innovate and build functional prototypes based on groundbreaking new technology in the idea/tech lab and hackathon.

 

As a participant, you can either present your own idea and co-innovate with like-minded changemakers, join an existing team or support a partnering company on their challenge: no big talk, just action!

 

DIGITALxHACK = LAB + HACKATHON

Idea/Tech LAB

From problem to challenge within the ideation/tech lab: Sharpen and refine problems and challenges with like-minded people, your employees or co-workers in the IDEATION LAB and develop concrete challenges and initial solutions under the guidance of our coaches and mentors using methods such as design thinking, lean startup, agile iteration cycles (SCRUM) and detailed requirement management.

HACKATHON

From idea to solution within the hackathon: Create, build and prototype solutions and bring your ideas to life within interdisciplinary teams in the HACKATHON under the guidance of our product management coaches and development mentors using rapid prototyping techniques  and present the solution to the innovation crowd during the final pitches.

 

Topics for the Challenges

DIGITALxHACK will focus on how digital technologies can fundamentally change the way we live, work, create value and conduct research.

Tech Products

How can we build, connect and apply digital technologies, data, artificial intelligences and sensors to rethink traditional industries and business models?

Science enabling technology

How can we build, connect and apply digital technologies, data, artificial intelligences and sensors as a partner to accelerate change in science and conduct research?

Digital Markets

How can we rethink traditional market mechanisms and build products with an entirely digital value creation chain and a big and impactful mission?

Agenda

Friday, MARCH 27

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Check-In & Welcome

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Workshops within the IDEA/TECH Labs

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Lunch

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Challenge Pitching Session & Team Building

6:00 pm

Kick-off of the Hackathon: hacking starts!

9:00 pm

Dinner

10:00 pm

Relaxation & Sleep Area opens

12:00 pm - 1 am

Midnight Snacks & VR Gaming Challenge

Saturday, MARCH 28

Hacking during the whole night

6:30 - 7:00 am

Energizing moring Yoga & Workout

8:00 am

Breakfast

12:00 - 2:00 pm

Lunch

6:00 pm

Hacking ends!

6:30 - 8 pm

Final pitches with awards and closing ceremony

Agenda

Friday, MARCH 27

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Check-In & Welcome

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Workshops within the IDEA/TECH Labs

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Lunch

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Challenge Pitching Session & Team Building

6:00 pm

Kick-off of the Hackathon: hacking starts!

9:00 pm

Dinner

10:00 pm

Relaxation & Sleep Area opens

12:00 pm - 1 am

Midnight Snacks & VR Gaming Challenge

Saturday, MARCH 28

6:30 - 7:00 am

Energizing moring Yoga & Workout

8:00 am

Breakfast

12:00 - 2:00 pm

Lunch

6:00 pm

Hacking ends!

6:30 - 8 pm

Final pitches with awards and closing ceremony

How to participate

prototype your idea

join a team

Support a partnering company

You have an idea and are seeking for co-workers, developers and like-minded people to join you on your mission to bring the idea to life? Present your idea to the participants in the pitch session, sharpen and refine the problem to a challenge within the idea/tech lab and build a prototype within the hackathon.

You do not have an own idea, but love to help bringing an idea to life with your skills? Listen to the pitches and select a team and idea that you want to work with. Afterwards you will sharpen and refine the idea’s problem to a challenge within the idea/tech lab and build a prototype within the hackathon.

You do not have an own idea, but are willing to help one of our partnering companies to bring an idea to life? Listen to the pitches and select a team and idea that you want to work with. Afterwards you will sharpen and refine the idea’s problem to a challenge within the idea/tech lab and build a prototype within the hackathon.

How to participate

prototype your idea

You have an idea and are seeking for co-workers, developers and like-minded people to join you on your mission to bring the idea to life? Present your idea to the participants in the pitch session, sharpen and refine the problem to a challenge within the idea/tech lab and build a prototype within the hackathon.

join a team

You do not have an own idea, but love to help bringing an idea to life with your skills? Listen to the pitches and select a team and idea that you want to work with. Afterwards you will sharpen and refine the idea’s problem to a challenge within the idea/tech lab and build a prototype within the hackathon.

Support a partnering company

You do not have an own idea, but are willing to help one of our partnering companies to bring an idea to life? Listen to the pitches and select a team and idea that you want to work with. Afterwards you will sharpen and refine the idea’s problem to a challenge within the idea/tech lab and build a prototype within the hackathon.

Partners

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FAQs

What is a Hackathon and what makes xHACK special?

A Hackathon (from the verb “to hack sth.” and “marathon is an event typically lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative problem solving, idea generation and prototype development. The xHACK events are driven by the vision, to connect people with interdisciplinary skills to solve the world’s biggest challenges based on  exponential technologies.

What are the challenges, that will be worked on? Can I bring my own idea?

That’s up to you: You can either 1) present your own idea and co-innovate with like-minded changemakers, 2) join an existing team and work on an idea that excites you or 3) support a partnering company on their challenge. Follow our Social Media Challenges where we will introduce you to the challenges and join the Challenge Pitching Session at our hackathon!

What skills do I need to participate?

First of all, you need the desire to become part of the solution, work in interdisciplinary teams and contribute to an idea: no matter if you are a dveloper, scientist, entrepreneur, designer or a creative mind.

How should I prepare? 

Bring your laptop, a sleeping bag, comfortable clothes and loads of passion and motivation. Our coaches and mentors will introduce to the APIs and technologies provided, tech you the basics of efficient product management and help you shape ideas using methods such as design thinking, lean startup, agile iteration cycles (SCRUM) and detailed requirement management.

Where will I stay and sleep during the event?

Ideally, you come well rested and in a good mood. We will provide you a Relaxation & Sleeping Area, where you can take a nap in your sleeping bag. Besides that, you need to take care of your accommodation by yourself.

What prizes can I win?

First of all, we hope that you all go home with good memories of the hackathon and the feeling that you’ve had a good time building solutions for real-world problems. Maybe even a prototype, that you can further use. Furthermore, we also have some prizes for the best performance: Out of all teams, we will award three winners in the categories best idea, best prototype and coolest team. The amount of the prizes will be published prior to the event.

Who owns my IP and work results?

The spirit of the Hackathon is to encourage innovation and collaboration. We want any developments created during the 24 or 48 hrs Hackathon to be openly shared with other participants after the event to foster further development for the benefit of the greater good and to be available to the public to spread awareness and appreciation of the creations made during the Hackathon.

All IP produced during the Hackathon is therefore required to be registered in the public domain under the MIT open source license without residual rights to the IP and available for public use. The licence constitutes a basis on which users have the right to use, copy, modify and distribute (which includes selling) original or modified software.

..anything else? 

Send us an E-Mail at info@x-HACK.de – we are happy to help! 🙂 

Upcoming Events

xHACK is an event series that enables Changemakers like you to be part of the solution. We are on a mission to solve our world’s biggest challenges and deeply transform the time we live in and our journey will continue beyond this event. Here are our upcoming events – join us and follow the xHACK mission!

 

MAR 27/28

DIGITALxHACK

Göttingen, Germany

APR 2020

SPACExHACK

Göttingen, Germany

SUM 2020

LIFESCIENCExHACK

tbd, Germany

Upcoming Events

xHACK is an event series that enables Changemakers like you to be part of the solution. We are on a mission to solve our world’s biggest challenges and deeply transform the time we live in and our journey will continue beyond this event. Here are our upcoming events – join us and follow the xHACK mission!

 

MAR 27/28

DIGITALxHACK, Göttingen (Germany)

APR 2020

SPACExHACK, Göttingen (Germany)

SUM 2020

LIFESCIENCExHACK, tbd (Germany)

Get in Touch!

The xHACK Social Media Channels