IHK Oktoberhackfest

What is it about?


Oktoberhackfest is the European Hackathon Championship. Since the beginning of the year developers have been building and battling in the hackathons from London to Tallinn and Stockholm to Istanbul. And now everyone is coming together in an epic finale in Munich during the Oktoberfest – the most popular event in the world. More than 200 hand-picked programmers with backgrounds in mobile, web, server, and hardware development will unleash their skills to create the future of tomorrow – in 30 hours.


Without the help of our sponsors IHK Oktoberhackfest would not be possible. Therefore we are very proud to announce this year's sponsoring partners.

Interested in sponsoring us? Contact us via tobias@hackevents.co

Title Sponsor

IHK München

Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsor

Hypo Vereinsbank

API Partner


Cooperation Partners

Bits & Pretzels

Supporting Partners

Young Targets
Hack and Jump

Media Partners

Bit House
TV Hackday


As you probably figured out, this is a hackathon without a theme – apart from Beer & Code ^^. We thought to ourselves, what is better: 1 topic or 7 topics? So we are pleased to announce that IHK Oktoberhackfest will have several tracks:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Fintech
  • Mobile Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • What are the prizes?

    We recommend that you have a team of 4 people as prizes are capped at 4 people per team.

    • Hackevents King of Bavaria (team chosen from 3 track winners): Flight to Silicon Valley for 4 people with Hackevents
    • Winner Mobile-Shopping: 4 Seats in the Allianz Arena Lounge at a FC Bayern Munich Bundesliga Match sponsored by Payback + VIP Table at Oktoberfest 29.09.2015
    • Winner Fin-Tech: 1000 EUR Amazon Voucher for the team + VIP Table at Oktoberfest 29.09.2015
    • Winner Technology: 4x Parrot Drones + VIP Table at Oktoberfest 29.09.2015
    • API prizes: TBA
    • Special prizes: Tickets to the Bits & Pretzels' Founders Festival in Munich sponsored by Hackevents and Bits & Pretzels.

    When is the hackathon taking place?

    We start hacking on Saturday, September 26, at 10 am. There's a special event already on Friday: registered participants are invited to join the get-together on Friday evening (6 pm) - you will get free drinks and will be able to socialize with other participants and find a team in case you haven't done so (which we strongly recommend) in advance.


  • FRIDAY (25.09.2015)

    Get Together

    Hackevents is hosting the Welcome Dahoam IHK Oktoberhackfest Get Together.

    18:00 - 22:00

  • SATURDAY (26.09.2015)


    10:00 - 11:00

    Welcome Speech

    11:00 - 11:30

    Team Building

    11:30 - 12:00




    12:00 - 19:00

    Workshop PAYBACK

    13:00 - 14:00

    Workshop p2pkit

    14:00 - 15:00

    Workshop Google

    15:00 - 16:00

    Workshop Dropbox

    16:00 - 17:00

    Workshop Clarifai

    17:00 - 18:00

    Workshop Stylight / Docker

    18:00 - 19:00


    19:00 - 20:00


    20:00 - 24:00

    Midnight Surprise


  • SUNDAY (27.09.2015)


    00:30 - 7:00


    7:00 - 9:00


    9:00 - 11:00

    Pitching (Groups)

    11:00 - 13:00

    Pitching (Final / Jury Decision)

    13:00 - 14:30

    Award Ceremony

    14:30 - 15:00

  • Who can apply?

    Developers, engineers, and designers are more than welcome! You can come in teams or as an individual.

    Do I need a team?

    We recommend that you find your team in advance, however this is not a must. We will help you match with other people at the hackathon or at the socializing event on Friday evening.
    Please note: There is no limit of team members but the prices are restricted to 4 persons. We recommend that each team has at least 3 persons (e.g. front-end developer, back-end developer, designer).

    Where do I register my project at the event?

    We will announce the requirements for your team registration and project submission soon. One thing we require, all teams and participants must create a Github/Bitbucket repository of all the code they've written. We do not own your code. Everything you write/create yourself is your property.

    What do I need to take with me?

    The main thing to take is your computer and the charger. Take some clothes to change. We will provide free food and anything else you might need during the event. We will inform you about anything additional you need to bring closer to the event.


    IHK Akademie

    Orleansstrasse 10-12

    81669 Munich, Germany


    Where do I learn more?

    You can follow us on Twitter or check out Hackevents.