Major League Hacking 2021 Hackathon Season
jacobsHack!2021

November 20th-21st


What is jacobsHack?

jacobsHack! 2021, the 7th edition of jacobsHack!, is a student-run hackathon where student hackers from Jacobs University Bremen come together to create and collaborate on kick-ass projects over the course of 24 hours filled with programming, tech talks, games, and epic Nerf gun battles. Due to the current pandemic situation, this year's event will be available only to the students of JUB.

This year's theme is:
"The Lost City of Atlantis"

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Sponsors

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Speakers

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Dr. Giacomo d'Antonio

Software Engineer @ ELISE

Lead of Web Services Team
10 Years experience as a professional developer

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Sven Seele

Software Engineer @ ELISE

Senior Developer on R&D Team
10 Years experience as a professional developer

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Dr. Benjamin Scher

Product Strategist @ MOIA

In August 2021, he joined Hamburg-based MOIA, a Volkswagen subsidiary, to develop their strategy for Autonomous Driving Ridepooling

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Anna-Laura Seifermann

Project Manager for East and Southern Africa @ Viamo

She is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and a finalist for the Digital Female Leader Award 2021 in the category “Innovation”

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Saad Saaed

Founder @ Ballon
Co-founder, Director of Technology @ Flink

BSc. Electrical and Computer Engineering at Jacobs University

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Schedule

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Saturday

Start End Event
08:00 10:00 Registration and SWAG pick up
10:00 10:30 Opening Ceremony
10:30 11:00 Icebreaker: Get to meet your fellow hackers!
11:00 12:00 Tech Talk: State of the art and future of engineering by ELISE
12:00 Hacking Starts!
14:00 Lunch
15:00 16:00 Tech Talk: Spreading your wings - but how? Four pieces of advice from a Jacobs Alumni by Dr. Benjamin Scher
18:00 19:00 Tech talk: Another take on innovation by Anna-Laura Seifermann
19:00 Dinner

Sunday

Start End Event
00:00 Midnight Snacks
03:00 Nerf Gun Fight
08:00 09:00 Breakfast
11:00 Project submission deadline
12:00 Hacking Stops!
12:00 12:30 Lunch
12:30 13:00 Tech Talk by Saad Saeed
13:00 15:30 Demos - each team gets to present their project!
16:00 16:30 Closing Ceremony
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Organizing Team

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Daniela Tsayem

Main Organizer and Head of Design
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Denisa Checiu

Main Organizer
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Rizul Gupta

Head of Recruitment
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Erlisa Kulla

Head of IT
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Alexia Bare

Head of Logistics
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Rana Ibrahimova

Head of Sponsors and Finance
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Dongwook Lee

Design Team
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Muratidzwa Mandaza

Design Team
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Gabriela Ramos

Recruitment Team
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Seema Rabata

Recruitment Team
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Wail Bougida

Recruitment Team
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Margaret Arukwe

IT Team
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Sinem Bilge Güler

IT Team
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John Atanacio

Logistics Team
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Yassine Ait Aouicha

Logistics Team
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Ilias Benhmidane

Sponsors and Finance Team
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Sakar Gopal

Sponsors and Finance Team
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FAQ

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jacobsHack! 2021 is open only to students of Jacobs University Bremen and those that have graduated from the university in the past twelve months. In order to participate, you need to follow the MLH Code Of Conduct.

Simply head to our registration portal. Convince us why you are amazing and we will hopefully see you in Bremen in November! We’ll accept applicants on a rolling basis.

Yes, you can also participate even if you are not a coder. Participation is not only about coding, e.g. graphic designers can be essential to teams by making the hack look more professional. Providing ideas for projects also counts as participation. In addition, there will also be mentors willing to help you to learn to code at the event if you are interested.

We are looking for a diverse group of hackers at our hackathon. For this we will ask you a couple of questions in the application. That said, we are looking for anyone who is creative or just simply passionate for technology.

You can work in teams of up to 4 people.

If you don’t have a team now, don’t worry! We’ll have team formation and ideation events geared towards helping you find people to work with throughout the event.

We’ve got you covered. We’ll take care of providing meals at the event from breakfast on Saturday to Brunch on Sunday. If you have dietary restrictions, we’ll try our best to accommodate them.

Hacking all night can get tiring. We’ll have a few bean bags and air mattresses in a quiet room for you to nap at the venue.

Bring your laptop along with you, and all tech you think you’ll need or use. We’ll take care of the food, beverages, stickers, and much more. Feel free to bring your pillows, toiletries, headphones, etc.

jacobsHack! is an MLH hackathon. Major League Hacking generously provides us with their hardware lab that includes a variety of hardware including and not limited to Arduino, Myo armband, Muse headband, Leap Motion, Spark Core, pebble, and Oculus.

Everything you create belongs to you. We don’t claim any rights on your Intellectual property or the intellectual property generated by you during the hackathon or outside the hackathon. However, we reserve the right to use your submissions for promotional purposes of jacobsHack!, see the Terms and Conditions for details.

Admission is free! We will provide food, beverages, and swag throughout the event.

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Contact

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ADDRESS

Campus Ring 1
28759 Bremen
Germany

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