Hackathon FAQ

HACKATHON FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the CloudFest Hackathon.
This page holds the answers to most questions you might have about #CFHack23, this year’s CloudFest Hackathon: how to take part, what it accomplishes, and more.

Your Hackathon application is NOT yet a registration for the 2023 CloudFest Hackathon. Here’s what the new application process looks like: 

  1. Apply for your free spot at the CloudFest Hackathon on our website: https://www.cloudfest.com/hackathon. We are seeing widespread interest in our event, so the application also asks for your personal motivation for participating in the 2023 edition.
  2. We will select our attendees based on multiple criteria in three phases:
    December 15th, 2022
    January 15th, 2023
    February 15th, 2023

    The earlier you apply, the better the chances for your application to be considered for all three phases.
  3. Once your application is approved we’ll notify you by email, and give you a link to register for CloudFest using a special code. Within moments, you’ll be confirmed for both the 2023 Hackathon and the main festival, at no cost to you!
  4. Once you have successfully registered for CloudFest, we will reach out to you for additional information about accessibility needs, special dietary requirements, the length of your stay ,and—of course—your hoodie size!
  1. Use the link and special code we will send you in the attendee confirmation email to register for CloudFest. Within moments, you’ll be confirmed for both the 2023 Hackathon and the main festival, at no cost to you!
    In case you have more questions about the CloudFest registration process, check out the CloudFest Registration FAQ.
    Registration is mandatory to attend both events!
  2. We will then book your hotel accommodation in a four-star Europa-Park hotel, breakfast included, according to availability, and send you final confirmation two to three weeks before the event.

Applications open on November 15th, 2022.
The application process will close on January 12th, 2023.
We expect a record number of interested hackers and want to ensure we select a dedicated and diverse group of participants who will take open-source projects to the next level—in the best interest of the participating communities
The earlier you apply, the better chance your application has of getting approved!

Application:
You can apply for your free spot at the CloudFest Hackathon on our website: https://www.cloudfest.com/hackathon. We will select our attendees based on different criteria and notify them via email.
Your application is NOT yet a registration: neither for the Hackathon nor for the CloudFest main event.

Registration:
Once we have selected you as a Hackathon attendee, use the link and special code we will send you in the confirmation email to register for CloudFest. Within moments, you’ll be confirmed for both the 2023 Hackathon and the main festival, at no cost to you.
In case you have more questions about the CloudFest registration process, check out the CloudFest Registration FAQ.

Registration is mandatory to participate in both events!

We will select our attendees based on different criteria in three phases.
The earlier you apply, the better the chances for your application to be considered during all three phases.

All Hackathon attendees will get three nights in a four-star Europa-Park Hotel, including full catering drinks, at no cost to them.

We will book your hotel accommodation based on availability, and send you final confirmation two to three weeks before the event. The most likely hotels are Colosseo, Santa Isabel or El Andaluz, all within five minutes’ walking distance from the CloudFest Hackathon venue (La Scala, Colosseo).

You will see your hotel booking confirmation in the dashboard of your registered CloudFest account.

Of course, we will consider the accessibility needs of our attendees during the application and registration process.

We want to give Hackathon attendees the opportunity to at least get a glimpse of the main event CloudFest, so we’re extending your free stay until Tuesday, March 21.

Booking period (3 nights):
Saturday, March 18, 2023 (check-in)
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 (check-out)

Additionally, and for registered hackers, we offer early arrival on March 17 (Friday) at a special rate. 👇

For registered CloudFest Hackathon attendees, we offer early arrival at their Europa-Park Hotel on March 17, 2023:

  • Special rate: 99€
  • Request: by email at hotels@cloudfest.com
  • Payment: PayPal or credit card when receiving your invoice via email

Yes! Upon check-in, you will receive breakfast vouchers that give you access to your hotel’s breakfast amenities during breakfast hours.

Coffee and snacks will also be served at the CloudFest Hackathon venue.

Once you are selected as an attendee and successfully registered for CloudFest and the Hackathon, we will reach out to you for additional information about accessibility needs and special dietary requirements.

CloudFest 2023 Tickets

Standard Pass

399 €

excl. VAT

March 21 – 23, 2023

The Standard Pass is like general admission at a sports stadium or concert: you get the run of the venue, plus free lunch and coffee breaks; as well as free shuttle service from Offenburg.

Benefits

  • Access to the entire CloudFest venue at Europa-Park and its hotels, March 21 – 23, 2023.
  • Invitation to all of the main parties networking events
  • Event bag with CloudFest documentation
  • Participation in Keynote, Breakout, and Masterclass tracks, and Exhibition Hall
  • Catering, including lunch and coffee breaks
  • Free shuttle from Offenburg to Rust and back

VIP Pass

999 €

excl. VAT

March 21 – 23, 2023

The VIP Pass is like box seats at a sports stadium or convert: you get everything included in the Standard Pass, plus VIP-only perks like free shuttle service around Europa-Park in high-end cars.

Benefits

  • All benefits from the Standard Pass
  • Chauffeured luxury car service between venues and EP hotels
  • Exclusive high-level networking events
  • Hotel VIP treatment and concierge service
  • Access to VIP Lounge
  • Special lunch restaurant with gourmet catering

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