Take part in Pan-European Quantum Internet Hackathon
For the first time ever, we are holding the hackathon simultaneously in five connected locations or ‘nodes’ across Europe. Participants from across all five locations will form teams to take on challenges, and possibly even form cross-node teams. And of course, we will bring all our nodes together virtually to share projects, progress and feedback. Experts and jury members will also be at hand to guide participants.
The Hackathon Challenge
We’re Looking for You!
Curious about the Quantum Internet? Passionate about developing new technology? We’re looking for software developers, network operators and equipment vendors, as well as general web, privacy, and cryptography enthusiasts (students, researchers, industry professionals) who are interested in Quantum Internet technology to participate in this pan-European event. Each node can accept approximately 20 participants based on their capacity, which means we have roughly 100 places available in total across our five nodes.
If you’re interested, submit the application form before the deadline, and make sure to select the node of your choice.
Before the event
Applicants can use the discussion mailing list, EtherPad and IRC to help plan collaborations. We will also organise an introductory webinar to the available tools and proposed projects, for the participants a week or two before the event.
During the event
Participants will work in small teams, with each team focusing on a chosen project. All source code developed during the hackathon will be publicly licensed and available on GitHub, and accessible for the entire community to use. A variety of goodies will be provided for participating.
At the end of the Hackathon
Since we want to focus on collaboration and not on competition, there will be no single prize winner. We will showcase all achievements during the closing session.
- CNRS, Paris
- QuTech, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
- University of Sarajevo
- University of Padova
- Trinity College Dublin
- The Quantum Internet Alliance
- RIPE NCC
Looking for Additional Sponsors
Each of our previous hackathons has been supported by one or more sponsors. Sponsors help financially, logistically, and by demonstrating their support for Free and Open Source Software (FLOSS) tools development. As a sponsor, you will be promoted during the event, and in all of our communications (announcements, blogs posts, social media); and you will have that warm, fuzzy glow of supporting a community effort!
We are looking for financial support ranging from € 2,000 to € 20,000. We will spend your funds on hiring the location, providing food and drinks to the participants, providing partial travel grants to encourage participant diversity, T-shirts, good coffee, and if possible, a dinner and drinks. We prefer to NOT give material or financial prizes to participants, since this event focuses on collaboration, and not competition.
Previous hackathon sponsors include Comcast, Facebook, Akamai, ISOC, Euro-IX, DENIC, Afilias, ThousandEyes, Farsight Security, Juniper Networks.
Where to apply?