jacobsHack! 2019, the 6th edition of jacobsHack!, is one of Germany's largest student-run hackathon where student hackers from all over the world 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.
Applications for jacobsHack! 2019 are now open!
jacobsHack! 2019 is made possible by:
jacobsHack! was previously sponsored by:
Terms & Conditions
Frequently Asked Questions
jacobsHack! is open to students (from high school students over 18 years of age to post-docs) and those that have graduated from university in the past twelve months.
In order to participate, you need to follow the MLH Code Of Conduct.
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.
Admission is free!
We will provide food, beverages, and swag throughout the event.
We are giving up to 25€ if you’re travelling from within Germany and
up to 100€ if you’re travelling from outside of Germany.
As a rule, we want to give all applicants the opportunity of joining jacobsHack!,
but please be aware that we may not be able to cover 100% of your costs.
Please also note that travel reimbursements can not be guaranteed for everyone.
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.
We can also connect you to students at Jacobs who generously offered their rooms for you to sleep and shower.
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! takes place at an international university in Bremen, Germany.
You can find the directions from main public transit locations here.
If you’re coming from outside Bremen, we’ll try our best to provide travel reimbursements to subsidize your travel to jacobsHack!.
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 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.
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.
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.