Stupid Hackathon

Tirol Edition

Stupid shit nobody needs & terrible ideas...
6-7th Nov. 2015
STOCK EINS Coworking Space, Innsbruck

What's this?

So you want to take part in a hackathon and create the next facebook, post delivery drone, iPhone, instagram, or a really super cool and "awesome" calendar app? Then go look somewhere else!

This is a stupid hackathon. The  idea  is to remove purpose from invention to reduce creative pressure and ultimately reach nirvana of absolute uselessness. As opposed to popular beliefs, this is not an easy task.

From the 6th to the 7th of November, 2015 several teams will hack their way to uselessness in the  Stock EINS Coworking Space  to create the most pointless and stupid whatever within 24h. As with all serious events, there will be a super honorable jury to nominate the 3 most ridiculous projects.

Everybody is welcome.

Unfortunately, we cannot prevent this event from creating some interesting and useful ideas. There may be even teams that find they love each other and end up producing something sensible in the long run. For this we take no responsibility.

Preliminary Schedule
Friday 6th of Nov.
5pm - 5:30pm:
Introduction by the organizers
5:30pm - 6pm:
Pitch your terrible idea
6pm - 6:30pm:
Form teams
6:30pm - all night long:
Hack and build away (snacks & drinks provided)
Saturday 7th of Nov.
9:30am - 12pm:
More hacking & and soldering, yeah!
12pm - 5pm
Lunch, then even more hacking!
5pm - :
Present your terrible ideas in front of the jury and celebrate!

Who can participate?

How does the application work?
We are planning on 30 participants and the applications are treated as first-come-first-served. We are also keeping a waiting list for people to move up if someone cancels.

Can I even participate if I'm not a coder/hacker/maker?
Yes, sure, just join a team and enrich it with your stupid ideas! Also you could just work on a terrible idea.

Does this stupid shit cost money?
Yes, 10 Eurobucks. We want to provide you with good quality food and drinks. We rely on sponsoring and your participation fee to make it happen. You can pay it at the event.

In what category should the stupid whatever be built?
internet of stupid things, industry -4.0, buzzword bingo apps, food printing, maximizing the number of fonts on websites, beer, anything you fancy.

Where will it happen?
In the  STOCK EINS Coworking Space  at the Kulturbäckerei in Innsbruck, Austria. It's a truly creative environment with lots of diffent places to sit, solder, saw or screw.

Are the number of participants limited?
Unfortunately, yes. Application is closed.

Can we participate in already fixed teams?
Yes, but it would be nice if you are open to let others who don't have a team take part in your team.

Can I participate without already having a terribly stupid idea?
Yeah, sure. You could either come up with something at the hackathon, or join another team.

Can we already come with a terribly stupid idea?
Sure, it would be great if you are open to let others take part in your team to make your idea reality.

What materials and machines will be there?
We will provide all sorts of electronic equipment and also some soldering stations. Our friends of the  Spielraum FabLab  will help you to 3d print, laser cut and CNC mill your models.

I like this, how can I help?
We are actively looking for sponsors to make it possible for us to provide high-quality food. If you or your company is willing to donate a bit of money, we will put you in the sponsors section of this website and will be grateful forever. Of course, any helping hand is always very welcome. Please  contact  us!

Institute of Computer Science
 Matthias Farwick 
Simon Haller
Katja Sonderegger
Gabriele Strasser
Dep. for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
 Kathrin Treutinger
Big Thanks