Banner for the Unicorns In Tech Hackathon 2024, taking place in Berlin on the 12th and 13th of April 2024.
Banner for the Unicorns In Tech Hackathon 2024, taking place in Berlin on the 12th and 13th of April 2024.

What is UITHACK24?

A hackathon for the community, from the community.

As the LGBTIQ+ Tech Community, our hackathon is geared to bringing our community together while developing solutions for issues we face. On the 12th of April 2024, participants will be brought together and we will unveil the challenge of the hackathon to them. With the challenge set, participants will form teams and prepare for the second day of the hackathon. Then on the 13th of April 2024, participants will gather to create a business pitch, a demo of an app or a demo of a website that aims to solve said challenge.

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COLLABORATION

Pitch your ideas and form a team in a matter of hours. What better way to develop one’s soft skills and make new friends?

OPPORTUNITIES

Meet potential colleagues and mentors, and inspire one another to expand your horizons.

AUTHENTICITY

Simply come as you are, the whole spectrum of LGBTIQ+ techies and their allies are welcome.

APPLY

Fill out this application to be considered for the 2024 UIT Hackathon! Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and confirmed by March 2024.

Our Timeline

Application Phase

Applications are now open and will close in mid-March! We are looking for 70 Unicorns, each with their own expertise – marketing, UX/UI, software developers, engineers, data analysts, everyone! So if you are ready to invest your skills into giving back to the community, apply to participate here. 

Day 2: Saturday 13th April

07:30 Doors Open, Breakfast available & Networking

08:00 Welcome to UITHACK24 Day 2

08:15 Hacking starts

20:00 End of Hacking. Thank you for all your hard work! It’s time to present your work!

21:30 Jury’s Vote

  • Does this have business value?
  • Will it make an impact?
  • Is it realistic?
  • Have the team innovated to build this product?

21:45 Winner Announcement & Prizes 🥇🥈🥉


Important Info: 

Free Food & Drinks will be available on both days; the food will be primarily vegan.

On the 13th, mentors will be available throughout the day to provide guidance. 

You will need to bring your own computer, paper & pens.

Day1: Friday 12th April

18:00 Check-in

18:30 Welcome to UITHACK24

19:15 Speed Networking & Warm Up

20:00 The Challenge & Specs of UITHACK24

20:20 Pitching, Networking, Team Formation (Teams of 4-6 people) & Registration of Team Names

22:00 Time to wrap things up and for everyone to head home to get some rest! 

      @heressomeofmywork

Application Phase

Applications are now open and will close in mid-March! We are looking for 70 Unicorns, each with their own expertise – marketing, UX/UI, software developers, engineers, data analysts, everyone! So if you are ready to invest your skills into giving back to the community, apply to participate here. 

Day1: Friday 12th April

18:00 Check-in

18:30 Welcome to UITHACK24

19:15 Speed Networking & Warm Up

20:00 The Challenge & Specs of UITHACK24

20:20 Pitching, Networking, Team Formation (Teams of 4-6 people) & Registration of Team Names

22:00 Time to wrap things up and for everyone to head home to get some rest! 

Day 2: Saturday 13th April

07:30 Doors Open, Breakfast available & Networking

08:00 Welcome to UITHACK24 Day 2

08:15 Hacking starts

20:00 End of Hacking. Thank you for all your hard work! It’s time to present your work!

21:30 Jury’s Vote

  • Does this have business value?
  • Will it make an impact?
  • Is it realistic?
  • Have the team innovated to build this product?

21:45 Winner Announcement & Prizes 🥇🥈🥉


Important Info: 

Free Food & Drinks will be available on both days; the food will be primarily vegan.

On the 13th, mentors will be available throughout the day to provide guidance. 

You will need to bring your own computer, paper & pens.

WeWork is kindly hosting us in their Warschauer Platz location 🏢

 

How to get there: 

S & U-Bahn Warschauer Straße
Tram M10 S-Bahnhof Warschauer Straße
Bus 300 – Stop: Berlin Warschauer Straße

What did 2023 participants think?

“UITHACK23 offered me hope and perspective for the near future of our community, and it proved yet again that the queers know best what the queers need. By the end of it, I gathered new skills, confidence, new friends, a sense of belonging, and a reminder of our potential as a collective.”

— Alex

“It was my first hackathon and I was quite nervous tbh, because I am a newbie in the tech world. I felt super welcome and I learned new things! It was also great to be surrounded by like-minded people, made me feel safe and appreciated.”

— Patricia

“It meant for me the very first time being in a safe space where I can pitch my ideas and be surrounded by a community who won’t judge me and can actually understand my problems/ feelings. It means a lot, both on a professional and private level. Please keep going!”

— Anonymous

Prizes

🥇 First Place 🛀

After their well-deserved win, each team member will enjoy a relaxing trip to a spa.

Plus, the whole team will get a prime-time speaking slot at UITS24 to present their solution.

🥈 Second Place 🎬

Each team member will receive a cosy movie night to enjoy the latest riveting motion picture.

🥉 Third Place 🥖

Each team member will get to indulge in a tasty gourmet box (vegan or veggie).

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