Frequently Asked Questions
Hackatrain equals a hackathon on a train, transport to Europe’s coolest technology festivals and a community of young tech talents and innovative brands. Our mission is to connect young tech-minded talents, aged 18 – 35 years, to innovative companies with the aim to help taking their business to the next level.
OK! Hackatrain starts on a train in Amsterdam, after our arrival in Berlin the hackathon continues at Beach Bar Mitte, a funky and unusual venue. We are closing the week with a visit to Europe’s coolest technology festival Tech Open Air.
Hackatrain takes place on June 18 & 19. On June 20, 21 & 22 we are visiting Tech Open Air Berlin. You will return on June 23.
Yes! Don’t miss the Hackatrain pre-gathering on May 25th at Thuishaven in Amsterdam.
Hackatrain is organized by By Whyte, an Amsterdam-based event production company and creative agency with innovation and creativity at its core.
Tech Open Air Berlin is organized by Tech Open GmbH, a wholly German owned company, which is primilarly in the business of organizing technology events.
Hackatrain is an exclusive event for a select group of young professionals and students selected by our sponsors.
To boost your chance, send us your motivation and CV.
You will informed to whom your motivation and CV will be sent to.
Invitations will be send out after our sponsors have made the selection. Priority will be given on date of pre registration, so submit your registration soon.
Yes! You can also win tickets via our media partner Tweakers. They will give away some tickets in March. For more information, please follow us on Facebook and stay tuned.
Hackatrain 2018 consists of one challenge, connected to the topic ‘Mobility as a Service’.
Hackatrain 2018 is a IoT and Blockchain focused hackathon.
Be patient. We have prepared an exciting challenge, but you need to wait a little longer to hear it. The challenge will be presented at the beginning of the event, so that everyone can work under the same conditions. Fair and square.
You! By default, each coder owns her lines of code, that’s copyright. We will encourage you to put your work in GPL, MIT, CC or other open source licenses, but that’s your call.
Hackatrain travels from Amsterdam to Berlin with the IC Berlin. This train is not equipped with WiFi. That is why we encourage you to start the train journey with e.g. a brainstorm session, creating a storyboard, analyzing data or programming offline. We will provide USB sticks with data available offline. High-speed Internet will be available as soon as we arrive at our venue in Berlin.
We are happy to announce that there are power outlets on the Hackatrain. We are travelling with the IC Berlin.
Sure thing! We will provide camp beds, you only need to bring your sleeping bag.
We also arranged a single room for you in a hotel to have a good rest, after the hackathon has ended
This is your chance to win € 5.000,- in cash!
The check-in for participants will be organized at Restaurant 1e Klas, located at platform 2B, Amsterdam Central Station.
Hackatrain departs from Amsterdam Central Station.
Hackatrain departs on June 18 at 10.30 a.m.
Your return trip is on June 23 at 3.30 p.m.
No event will be hosted on the return