HackCodeX 2023 is here!
HackCodeX hackathon is the meeting place for like-minded developers, designers, and business professionals eager to explore new paths.
HackCodeX hackathon is one of the best in Europe. It's a weekend-long experience, gathering tech enthusiasts from all over Europe in Latvia to develop new ideas with the latest technology in a unique environment and atmosphere.
If you’re into tech at all, this is the place to be – a full weekend of hacking and catching up with more than 400 other tech heads in an atmosphere and spirit like no other.
HackCodeX 2023 hack time!
12:00 Official Opening
15:30 Challenge Mentors available
21:00 Hackers Chill & Drinks Night
10:00 QnA with HackCodeX team
15:30 Challenge Mentors available
21:00 Evening activity
10:00 Final submissions
10:00 HackCodeX Forum
13:00 Track Winner announcement
15:00 Job fair
18:30 Closing & Awards ceremony
19:00 Networking & Drinks
We have something for every skill set and interest, so do not hesitate to explore and get new experiences by participating.
Participation for qualifying applicants is free. You can apply with a team or by yourself. We value diverse skill sets and backgrounds, within teams and the whole participant pool.
Spend the weekend hacking in the newly restored Riga cargo railway warehouse “Hanzas Perons”. Plenty of space for coding, networking, parties and midday power naps!
What is HackCodeX hackathon?HackCodeX is an on-site hackathon where programmers, designers, and tech enthusiasts collaborate on exciting challenges and compete in teams. The weekend-long informal gathering will be held at the heart of the Baltics, in Riga, Latvia. It’s partly laid-back party, partly race-the-clock intense competition to find the most talented coding team of all!
When and where will HackCodeX 2023 take place?The HackCodeX hackathon will take place June 3–5 and it will be hosted in Riga, Latvia in a beautiful venue Hanzas Perons. The hacking, coding, networking and sleeping (if any) will be announced shortly!
What's the application process for HackCodeX?You can apply to the event here, on HackCodeX website. We will review your application and check that you are a real person and elligable for participation. Your application will be reviewed within a week and we will let you know if you are confirmed. The event is open for anyone over 18 to apply, however, as places for the on-site event are limited, we will give preference to participants with coding experience on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Who can participate in the HackCodeX hackathon?Everybody is welcome to join! No matter if you are an entrepreneur, a professional or a student. You don’t neccessarely have to be a software developer and you certainly don’t have to be majoring in Computer Science to join (but devs will have preference, though). You do have to be over 18 and have the necessary documents to travel to Riga, though.
Do I need my own team for the hackathon?You can come individually or with an already established team, but all team members must apply and be accepted as well. Moreover, we will host a team matchmaking - so no need to worry if you don't have a team, you'll be able to find one onsite! The team should consist of 1 to 5 people, we suggest having a minimum of 3 people in a team. All team members must be accepted to the hackathon and be at least 18 years of age.
How to win the hackathon?Glad you asked! Easy, by hacking, duh! There are two ways to win the HackCodex hackathon - either you are the best in your challenge (chosen by the challenge partner) or you are the main winner of the hack. To choose top 5 teams the peer review system will be used - then, you pitch it.
What are the prizes?Main prize for the hackathon winning team will be announced shortly! In addition to the main prize, the challenge partners give out individual prizes to the best ideas in each challenge.
Does it cost to attend?Haha, no! The event is free of charge for all participants. Moreover, we will ensure food & drinks. That's what makes it so amazing (did we mention places are first come-first serve)?
Will there be an accommodation?For the best hacking experience on-site, there will be a dedicated sleeping area at the venue. What to bring with you for accommodation? Warm clothes A sleeping bag Warm stockings Toiletries A towel Other things that can make your stay comfortable We are providing: Sleeping mats! It will be possible to sleep there only the nights between Saturday and Sunday, and Sunday and Monday. If you plan to come to Latvia earlier, you must find other sleeping arrangements. Keep up with HackCodeX Discord platform! The organizers will share the best deals for hostels, hotels and Airbnb's around the hackathon venue.
ScheduleFebruary 21 ▩ applications open March 1 ▩ matchmaking on Discord starts May TBA ▩ challenge partner side event May 22 ▩ applications close June 3–5 ▩ HackCodeX 2023 hack time!
How do challenges work?You arrive on Saturday, find your team and get to work on one of the several challenges put together by HackCodeX partners. You are free to choose the challenge you want to compete in.
What about participating in multiple challenges?Nope. Choose one!