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Hack & Söhne our main category

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If you are looking for clear guidelines on what to build, where to look and how to implement your idea, this is the wrong category to focus on. You can submit any idea in this category. Be it a web-app, a Haskell API or a creative piece of digital art, our jurors will decide which project is the strongest overall.

Prices

  • First place: 3000€
  • Second place: 1500€
  • Third place: 1000€

Judging Criteria

Each juror judges the submitted ideas according to their field of expertise. We have artists, developers, entrepreneurs and investors. If your idea can convince the majority of them, you just might win.

Humanity meets Code Hacking for a better future

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Hi, we’re CAS. We enjoy shaping the future together. Now, that’s a bold statement right? Exciting? Yes. A big challenge? Yes. Which is why we need open-minded people like you, people who want to be part of something big, people with values, creativity and skills. If this speaks to you, then you are in the right place.

The 21st Century is taking us to another level technologically. Just think about data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, or blockchain technology. The challenge is to align these amazing new technologies with our ethics while satisfying our requirements for freedom and equality. Not easy, but if it was easy everyone would be doing it.

Rise to the challenge: Create something from which your friends, family, society or environment as a whole can benefit. You decide which problems to solve. The biggest hurdle isn´t technological, but rather finding ways to accommodate these human issues while maintaining ethical values, responsibility and sustainability. Show us what you can do: Build an app, a website, an integrated service or anything else that you think might help.

Prices

Stay tuned!

Judging Criteria

How do we measure success? We’re not looking for perfection. You don’t need to produce a finished and highly polished solution. Remember: Done is better than perfect. You can win our hearts and the prize by developing a stunning prototype, a creative concept or even a breakthrough idea using the right mindset. Starting right is key, so if you need any help at all, for example, in finding the right idea, feel free to drop by our booth during the Hacktival at ZKM. It’s time to let those creative juices flow, so get busy and good luck!