Hackathons and Jams

Here you find an overview of upcoming hackathons and jams:

Green Tech Jam @ Science Tower Graz

Date: May 2 – 3, 2017
Location: Science Tower Graz, Waagner-Biro-Straße 100, 8020 Graz

This is your chance to win 3000 Euro @ an extraordinary innovative coding jam!

Want to get together with a bunch of creative and talented people and
create digital solutions for international technology leaders in the
field of green tech?
Want to try out some new and whacky stuff and have a lot of fun?
Want to be one of the first ones to enter and work in the famous new
Science Tower Graz?

Come and join us at the first ever GREEN TECH JAM hosted by Green Tech
Cluster Styria (Bernhard Puttinger) and TU Graz (Interactive Systems and
Data Science, Johanna Pirker). The results will be presented in 10
minutes pitches in front of a professional jury. The best solution will
be awarded with 3.000 Euro!!!!!

Free registration, but the number of participants will be limited to 40 jammers - so register now!

EYA Game Jam @ TU Graz

Date: June 30 – July 2, 2017
Location: TU Graz

In 2017 for the third time, EYA invites people with all kinds of backgrounds (be it programmers, game designers, artists, business students or others who are simply interested in being innovative and creating something new) to plan, design and create games or apps together in 48 hours.

Enjoy productive collaboration at the EYA Game Jam 2017!
In cooperation with TU Graz and Game Development Graz EYA is organizing another two and a half days long game creation marathon at the TU Graz, Austria. The EYA game jam will focus on the topics Water and Family.

Important fact: no age limit, no skills required!

Be creative and learn from each other – whatever knowledge, skill or competence you can chip in is welcome!
Please note: tickets (free of charge) are limited to a maximum of 40 and have to be ordered in advance here!


Open Game Jam @ TU Graz

Date: September 29 – October 1, 2017
Location: Graz, TU Graz

Want to get together with a bunch of creative and talented people and create an awesome game? Want to try out some new and whacky stuff and have a lot of fun? You have never developed a game before? Don’t worry! This is the perfect place for you to dive into your first game dev experience!

Well then look no further! Come and join us at the first “Open Game Jam – Connecting arts, tech and humanities for social innovation” organized by WTZ Süd in co-operation with Game Development Graz.

Here you have one weekend to come up and realize an idea for a game! You can either try it by yourself or work in a team to complement your skills and create your vision.
What makes this game jam special is the focus on interdisciplinary work – people from all fields of studies and schools (TU Graz, Uni Graz, Kunstuni Graz, Med Uni Graz, Universities of Applied Sciences, HTL …) are welcome to join and encouraged to work together and learn from each other. Whatever knowledge, skill or competence you can chip in is welcome!.

Those who are new to game development or interested in learning more about it, are invited to join the special introductory workshop on Game Development with Unity which will be offered as preparation on the morning of September 29, 2017 at Campus Inffeldgasse of TU Graz, prior to the start of the Game Jam session on the same day.

Check out the official event website and flyer - and don’t forget to register for the event until September 1, 2017!


Google Hash Code Online Qualification Round – Local Hub @ TU Graz

Date: March 1, 2018, 6:30 to 10:30 pm
Location: TU Graz

Hash Code is a team programming competition organized by Google. You pick your team and programming language, we pick a Google engineering problem for you to solve. Are you up for the challenge?

The competition is divided into two stages:

  • an Online Qualification Round on 1st March 2018 at 18:30 CET
    For this round, your team can participate from wherever you’d like, including one of our Hash Code hubs. Hubs allow for teams in the same location (eg. city or university) to compete side-by-side in a more fun and exciting environment.
  • a Final Round on 28th April 2018
    Top scoring teams from the Online Qualification Round will be invited to the Final Round at Google Dublin. We’ll present a second challenge, and the winning teams will be awarded Google prizes.

Registration: Hash Code is open to university students and industry professionals in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Participants compete in teams of two to four. Registration is free of charge and will open in early January 2018.

Find some teammates and sign up today at g.co/hashcode!

For the Online Qualification Round, your team can participate from anywhere using your own computer and internet connection. To make this round a bit more exciting, hubs are organized across various universities and cities where local teams can come together and compete side-by-side. Participating from a hub is a great way to meet new people!

As in previous years, a local hub is also being hosted at TU Graz. Come and join the programming fun there on March 1st, 2018!