DO!Hack is an interdisciplinary Hackathon. We not only focus on developers but also on designers and electro-technicians. By doing so we hope to get not only the ideas and viewpoints of developers but also help each subject area to understand the others.

Of course 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 want to participate on exciting event in the very heart of Dortmund. In our opinion Hackathons are to learn and to be a part of a team but also to do mistakes in a secured environment.

During the event our 50 applicants have 24 hours to develop a project in a team. We will not specify the projects. If you have a good idea you're free to build a team and make your own project. 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, 20th July
18:00 Opening the Gates
19:00 Welcome
19:30 Tech Talk (Malware in the IoT sector)
20:00 Brainstorming, Prepitches, Networking
22:00 Evening Program
Day 2, 21st July
09:00 Breakfast
10:00 init();
11:00 Start Hacking
12:00 Tech Talk (Rapid Java Development with Spring Boot)
13:00 Lunch
15:00 Tech Talk (IoT - a brief history and showcase)
17:00 Tech Talk (Chatbots & Personal Assistants)
19:00 Dinner
23:00 Coding in the Dark
00:00 Midnight Snack
Day 3, 22nd July
09:00 Breakfast
11:00 End of Hacking
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Final Presentations
15:00 Awards


Java as a programming language is sometimes considered bulky and slow compared to the web’s scripting languages. This talk will show that we can quickly and easily create web applications with Java despite that sentiment. We will create a web application based upon the Spring Boot framework and get to know the basics on the way. There are no slides in this talk, just live coding.

Are Chatbots and digital assistants new and innovative communication channels or just another hype? What Chatbots are, how they work and what use cases can be automated and digitalized using the example of a developed MVP for the energy industry will be shown in this talk.

The term Internet of Things (IoT) became a major buzzword for technically-versed people (#Nerds). Everybody can name numerous IoT devices or tell concrete IoT use cases. But even big tech companies can’t define properly what the Internet of Things as a whole is. This talk will not clarify the meaning IoT or distinguish between other cyber-physical system (CPS). The talk will introduce the audience to the development of IoT from its origin to the early past in the first part. The second part showcases an IoT prototyping toolkit for hackers or makers.

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