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 July 1 & 2. On July 3, 4 & 5 we are visiting Tech Open Air Berlin. You will return on July 6.
Yes! Don’t miss the Hackatrain pre-gathering on June 7. The venue will be revealed soon!
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 partners. They will give away some tickets in Spring 2019. For more information, please follow us on Facebook and stay tuned.
Hackatrain 2019 consists of one (or more) challenge(s), connected to the topic ‘Autonomous Vehicles’.
Hackatrain 2019 is a AI and IoT focused hackathon, but will not be limited to those techniques.
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.
Should I learn anything beforehand?
You don’t have to, but reading about self-driving vehicles and 5G would help to get started. You might also find the introduction class to Deep Learning for Self-Driving Cars interesting or the article ‘The Machine Learning Algoritmes Used in Self-Driving Cars“.
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 a charter train. 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. 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.
Sure thing! You only need to bring your airbed and sleeping bag.
We also arranged a single room for you in a hotel to have a good rest, after the hackathon has ended.
To be announced soon!
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 July 1 at 10.26 a.m.
Your return trip is on July 6. Time to be announced.
No event will be hosted on the return.