Organized by Hack & Söhne
ZKM, ZKM, Karlsruhe
From May 11th 2019
To May 12th 2019
We want to bring hackers from all kinds of backgrounds together to create something awesome in the span of two days.
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Welcome to Germany's biggest student-run hackathon!

The Hacktival aims to bring hackers from all kinds of backgrounds and experience levels together to create something awesome in the span of two days. Participants get to hone their skills, make new friends and potentially win in one of the categories.

We have a free main category where you can make whatever you want to win 3000€! Plus, you get to code at a pretty fancy venue - the Hacktival takes place in a big museum :)


Do you have the answer? Check out the challenges and formulate your solutions.
Hack & Söhne
Our main category. If you are looking for clear guidelines on what to build, where to look and how to implement your idea, this is the wrong category to focus on. You can submit any idea in this category. Be it a web-app, a Haskell API or a creative piece of digital art, our jurors will decide which project is the strongest overall.

Prizes pool

Got your eye on the prize? See what's in-store for the hackathon winners below.
1st prize
2nd prize
3rd prize


Wondering what kind of hackers are needed to take on the challenges? Find them here.
Back, Front, or Full stack - you turn concepts into reality using sharp coding skills while listening to a hot playlist.
With your deep scientific background, you are able to design and build complicated machines and systems to drive a technical project.
Loves tinkering around with hardware and IoT. Your hands start to itch when you hear a great idea.
Idea generator
You spark creation with your original ideas and understand the problem at hand.
Who would use this solution? You have all the answers to bring the product to market and possess a business brain.
Not techie or a designer, but your magic touch will bring projects to life.
Data Scientist
You and data, it's a long story. A virtuoso that works magic with databases and adds a sprinkle of AI.
In your skillful hands, dashboards and applications gain clarity and style.


The judges are here to evaluate the projects during the hackathon.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Torsten Kroeger
Professor, entrepreneur
KIT, Stanford, Google X, Reflexxes
Prof. Dr. Alexander Waibel
Professor, entrepreneur
Martin Hubschneider
CAS Software
Bernhard Janke
LEA Partners
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