DO!Hack is an interdisciplinary hackathon. We focus on developers as much as on designers, electro-technicians and creatives. By doing so we hope to help you gather new ideas and viewpoints and get a look into other subject areas to understand each other better. So you don't have to be a designer, developer or electro-technician to be able to apply to DO!Hack.

We are open for anyone, who wants to participate on an exciting event in the very heart of Dortmund. In our opinion Hackathons are an opportunity to learn and to be a part of a team. We provide you with a secure environment so you can gain new insights of mistakes you might encounter during your hacking journey.

During the event our 100 attendees have 24 hours to develop a project in a team. Our topic for this hackathon is smart city. The digital transformation has led to many changes in our daily life. Almost anyone has a mobile device connected to the World Wide Web, so are more and more cars and urban services. If you have a good idea how to make a city smarter be our guest. But don't panic if you don't have an idea. Maybe you'll find someone with an idea in which you are interested in or a team you like to work with and brainstorm together. Of course, you can also talk to our sponsors for inspiration. Also, if you run into any problems during the development, we'll have a whole lot of mentors to help you!


Questions and answers

Who can attend?

Anyone who has experience in IT or related fields can attend. Hackathons come alive throught projects developed with teamwork and passion, so if you haven't been to a hackathon yet, you should give it a shot!

How much does it cost?

DO!Hack is a free conference. We provide you with healthy food, yummy drinks, interesting Tech-Talks!

Can I apply as a beginner?

Yes, definetely! The Event is full of experienced mentors and nice teammates that can help you. We encourage you to contribute with the skills you have.

What can i build?

You can work on whatever you want. The freedom to create something unique is part of the main reasons to organise a hackathon. But if you are totally stuck, we got your back. There will be some challenges and ideas you can work on, which may even lead to a special price.


Only projects started at the hackathon will be eligible for prizes. We encourage you to use a service like Github for collaborating on the projects.

How do i find a team?

You can built your team with up to a maximum of four members. It is also possible to form a team with less people, but there will be a plenty of options to form a team before the hacking starts. For this we also recommend to attend the pre-event on friday evening where nice food, drinks and possible teammates are waiting.

What should i bring to the Event?

Bring your laptop, charger and other gadgets you might use for your project (We also recommend comfortable clothing). For sleeping, bring your sleeping bag, we will provide a room for sleeping.

Overnight stay?

Sure! We'll have a sleeping room available, just bring your sleeping bag!


Day 1, 27th September
17:30 Opening Doors & Registration
19:00 Init
19:15 Impulse Talks
20:00 Pizza & Meet the Team
21:00 Idea Pitching
22:00 Coding in the Dark
Day 2, 28th September
08:30 Breakfast & Opening
09:30 init();
10:00 run(hacking);
13:00 Lunch
19:00 Dinner
22:00 Karate Dōjō
00:00 Midnight Snack
Day 3, 29th September
09:00 Breakfast
10:00 terminate(hacking);
Jury Pre-Evaluation
Make Presentations
12:00 Final Presentations
13:30 Lunch
14:00 Fun with Jannick
15:30 Awards
16:00 Closure






At an event as big as DO!Hack 2019 we organizers have the responsibility to care for the attendees. Moreover, our responsibility also consists in appreciating resources and reducing the ecological footprint as much as possible.

DO!Hack is known for the creative projects of our attendees and many appreciate the breaks and catering leaving room for creativity to flow. We decided to form a cooperation with TooGoodToGo to make creativity the only waste of our breaks. TooGoodToGo is a platform for restaurants and other gastronomy facilities to reduce the overall food waste by offering their leftovers for a small fee or for free.

Saving food is an approach to improving our ecological footprint of our event. However, there is more we can do. For the upcoming event we plan to use only reusable crockery and cutlery and reduce our plastic waste to zero.

As an individual it is tough to reach something. However, by applying new standards to this event we'll make a start.