recode tech, redesign art rethink hackathon

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Rethinking a Hackathon

This hackathon is part of a media museum’s experimental tech exhibit, making it radically different from other hackathons. 

We're talking about Open Codes - Living in Digital Worlds of the ZKM in Karlsruhe. It features a variety of cutting-edge toys and gadgets, from VR goggles to mind-blowing interactive digital art. The exhibit sheds light on the world of devs, designers and makers, making the tech community more accessible to the general public. 

Even though daily life without technology is nowadays unthinkable for the vast majority of people, the background story – how it is created, who creates it, who can learn to create it - still has a tough entry barrier. 

We wanted to help change that. To do so, we needed something new. We had to rethink our hackathon. 

So we came up with a new approach: we make sure everyone, meaning techies as well as the general public, is welcome at the OpenCodes Hackathon. Museum visitors will see that the stereotypical computer scientist – a lanky man wearing glasses, sitting in a dark room with his hood up and speaking an average of two hundred words a day – does not do justice to the actual tech community. Visitors will be captured by the electrifying atmosphere of hackathons, nurtured by the competitor’s passion and driven by their innovation. 

We want to show non-tech people what tech is really about. We want to fascinate them with tech. We want to inspire them to join our ranks as hackers. 

Join us and be a part of this uncommon experiment.

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Judges

Prof. Dr. Torsten Kröger

Prof. Dr. Torsten Kröger
Professor at KIT

Prof. Dr. Alexander Waibel

Prof. Dr. Alexander Waibel
Professor at CMU and KIT

Martin Hubschneider

Martin Hubschneider
CEO of CAS Software

Bernhard Janke

Bernhard Janke
Principal at LEA Partners

Andreas Eckleder

Andreas Eckleder
Software Engineer at Google