jacobsHack! is the student hackathon at Jacobs Univerisity Bremen, an international university in Germany that is home to people from 110 different nations. In the spirit of our university we are trying to create one a diverse hackathon experience on our beautiful campus. On top of that we are happy to be this seasons opening hackathon for the European Major League Hacking Fall season.

Event Schedule

October 17th, 2014
09:00 Reception
10:30 Welcome Address
11:30 Start Hacking
13:00 Lunch
14:00 - 18:00 Tech Talks (API)
19:00 Dinner
20:00 - 00:00 Mini Games
October 18th, 2014
00:00 Midnight Snacks
00:00 - 06:00 More Mini Games
07:00 Breakfast
11:30 End of Hacking
12:00 Lunch
13:00 - 16:00 Final Presentations
16:30 Awards
17:00 The End


The event was made possible thanks to our Sponsors and Partners


  • Participants: Students (over 18 years in age) and people who graduated from university within the last year
  • Team Size: Maximum team size is 4 people. You don't have to have a team upon arrival.


  • Only projects that have been coded within the 24 hours of the competition are eligiable for submission and judging.
  • There is no general theme / topic that you have to hack on.

Hackathon Sponsors


6,120 in prizes

jacobsHack! Grand Winner

- DELL Tablets
- A voucher for BeamNG.drive

jacobsHack! Runner-Up

- SPHERO Droid BB-8s
- A voucher for BeamNG.drive

jacobsHack! Second Runner-Up

- Parrot Rolling Spider Minidrones
- A voucher for BeamNG.drive

Best Educational Hack

- Fitness trackers

Braintree API Hack

- Razer Nagas
- LEAP Motions

Microsoft Azure Hack (3)

- $500 Microsoft Azure credits

Organizer's Favorite Hack (2)

- Raspberry PIs 2 Model-B provided by Careerloft

Bloomberg's Favorite Hack

- Pebble Watches Classic

HackTrain Golden Ticket

- Direct admission for HackTrain 2015

Best AWS Hack

- 1 TB External Harddrives

Rocket Internet Special Prize

- Selfie Sticks

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Arno Fleck

Arno Fleck

Agustin Leyend

Agustin Leyend

Kuba Misiorny

Kuba Misiorny

Sanjaya Subedi

Sanjaya Subedi

Danish Abdullah

Danish Abdullah
Rocket Internet

Gregor Engelmann

Gregor Engelmann

Cristiano Betta

Cristiano Betta

Herbert Jaeger

Herbert Jaeger
Jacobs University

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation
    How innovative / new is your idea. Are you just the next generic social app or are you creating something groundbreaking new?
  • Technical Difficulty
    How difficult was this hack to be implemented. Is it just a simple website or are you solving a technical problem that nobody ever solved?
  • Design / UX
    How is the design and the user experience of the hack. How polished does the project appear? Does it show issues?
  • Usefulness
    Is it a useful hack? How wide are the applications? Is it just something that helps you or will more people use it?
  • Presentation
    How well is the presentation during the fair by the team.

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