About

DragonHack, the first Slovenian student hackathon, is an annual event which will take place on the 19th and 20st of May at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science in Ljubljana. The idea is to connect brilliant and innovative people with great ideas to create awesome software and hardware solutions. It stimulates critical thinking, and involves creating innovative solutions to practical problems.


A student hackathon is a competition where students, with the help of professors and mentors, collaborate and compete in creating and implementing innovative software and hardware ideas, with the goal of learning and having fun.


DragonHack will be held at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science in Ljubljana, Slovenia.


The Faculty of Computer and Information Science is the leading teaching and research institution in the field of computer science in Slovenia, and despite its comparatively short history, it has a number of active research groups as well as a lengthy roster of alumni, some of whom have achieved distinction in various fields of computer science in Slovenia and abroad.

FOR PARTICIPANTS

Dear hackers,


A few instructions regarding presentations.


Team name

The name of your team has to be written on a piece of paper which must be placed in a visible place (on the table, a wall behind your table, etc.) so that the mentors and organizers can see it. You need to list the challenges you are participating in until Saturday at 20.00.


Idea pitch: Saturday, 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.

The first presentation of your project will be on Saturday evening when mentors will go around the teams. Shortly pitch your ideas and discuss implementation, it should not be longer than 2 minutes.


Submissions

Every team must pick a captain/leader of the team who must attend Sunday team leader meeting that will be held in P21 at 10 am. In that meeting, we'll explain how to make a submission and all other details regarding presentations. We'll publish submission form Sunday in the morning and you'll have time by 12.00 to submit the name of the hack, short description, team members and most importantly - which categories you want to compete in.


Presentation preparation and Sunday Lunch

We will publish a list of teams that will first go to presentation preparation (12.00 in P1) and list of teams that goes to lunch, at 13.00 teams that had done preparation go to lunch and teams that were on lunch go to presentation preparation in P1.


Final presentation: Sunday, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

For your final presentation you must prepare a 2 minute long pitch about your idea, the work you’ve done on your project, the technologies you used, etc. Your presentation should be strictly technical (not bussines!) and we do not approve PowerPoint presentations. You can use a (preferably live) demo or you can live stream the activity of your project. Simply put, just be creative and make it fun! :)


After you pitch for 2 minutes, one of the judges will ask you a question about your project.

If you have any further questions, you can write to us at info@dragonhack.si or find one of the organizers at the event. We're always happy to help.


Schedule
Frequently Asked Questions
What is DragonHack?
DragonHack is the first Slovenian university hackathon, where students get together and develop awesome projects in under 24 hours.
What can I expect from DragonHack?
An awesome weekend full of great company, good food, and plenty of swag!
Who can participate?
As long as you are a student and are intrigued by hackathons, you are more than welcome to attend DragonHack. The only requirement is that you have a valid Student Identification Card, regardless of your field of study.
What if I study outside Slovenia?
No problem at all. You are eligible as long as you are a student of any university.
How do I register for DragonHack?
Leave your e-mail and you will be notified when tickets go live!
How much do tickets cost?
Thanks to our wonderful and incredible sponsors our hackathon is completely free for all participants. We will also provide all of your meals, drinks, snacks, and swag for free!
Who owns my IP/code/idea?
You own all the rights to your intellectual property.
Do you have a code of conduct?
How many students can be in a team?
The maximum number of students per team is 4.
I don’t have a team. Can I attend on my own?
Don’t let that stop you. A lot of other students will come on their own as well. After the opening ceremony we will have team formations for everyone who doesn’t have a team.
I can’t code. Should I still attend?
You should definitely still attend, whether you've written tons of code or not a single line. We're a very welcoming community and we encourage you to give it a try!
Can I sleep over at the venue?
Yes. We encourage you to get some sleep. Bring a pillow and/or sleeping bag though.
Will there be prizes?
Yes. There will be a lot of different challenges and thanks to our sponsors the winners or winning teams of each challenge will receive a prize.
Will there be free food and drinks?
You bet!
What should I bring?
First but not least, a laptop and charger! We cannot provide computers so bring anything you'll need to code. You can share equipment with a teammate. Here's some other things you may want to consider (not required): change of clothes, power extensions, any necessary adapters for connecting to HDMI or VGA screens, and plenty of enthusiasm!
Who are the people behind this event?
DragonHack is organised by Društvo Računalničarjev, with help from the students of the Faculty of Computer and Information Science in Ljubljana, and the support of Major League Hacking.
Sponsors & Partners
ORGANIZED BY

Matevž Černe

Eva L. Žnidaršič

Domen Gašperlin

Eva
Križman

Katja
Suvajec

Nejc
Nadižar

Lena
Marolt

Zala
Erič

Maša
Petan

Žan
Žagar

Interested in sponsoring DragonHack 2018?
Contact us at info@dragonhack.si
Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season