In five editions, the CloudFest Hackathon has been turning ideas into reality and setting real open source milestones for existing projects – at lightning speed! Web professionals from across the cloud industry team up to create innovative solutions to nagging tech problems in OSS. Experience the power of the open-source community in action – because it all starts with YOU!
At a Glance
What’s New for 2023?
Increased Efforts for More Diversity
Early Arrival Possible at a Reduced price
Two Project Mentors
New Application Process
New Social Activities in the Pipeline
Subsequent WordPress Day on Monday
Three Nights in a 4* Europa-Park Hotel
Inspired by the great success of 2022, we are planning the 6th edition of CloudFest Hackathon based on what worked best for you. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome developers and other web professionals from across the cloud industry to Europa-Park in Rust to hack and have fun by solving some real-world problems.
Again, we’ll be focussing on creating friendly competition between projects, social interaction and promising networking opportunities for our hackers.
Here’s how it went down during the last edition
Who Should Attend?
Team up, bring an idea into life, set new milestones to existing projects and release your Hackathon results into the wild! You will be working with other passionate hackers who are equally excited to make a positive contribution in the #OSS world (starting with GitHub, of course).
Results of the Hackathon will also be showcased to the 7,000+ attendees of CloudFest. Harness the power of open source and make some magic happen!
The event is mainly targeted, but not exclusively limited, at Web Developers, Software Engineers, Sys-Admins, Frontend & UX-Designers with the following skills
Basic understanding of the technical basics in the cloud/hosting industry (common services, network protocols, web services etc.)
Experience with Git as version control system
Anybody interested in helping to make the web a better place!
We are actively striving for a diverse and productive group of participants with different backgrounds, skills, and knowledge to bring about big and positive changes together in the open-source world.
That’s why we also welcome applications from system & infrastructure engineers (DevOps), data scientists, sysadmins, designers, marketers and other web professionals with interest in the Cloud & Hosting industry for our projects.
Diversity and Inclusion
One of the top priorities of the CloudFest Hackathon is to encourage diversity and create a welcoming and safe atmosphere for all. In 2023, we want to further increase our efforts in this regard. This is why we will team up with experts and representatives of underrepresented groups in tech.
We also want to ensure we can meet the needs of our attendees when it comes to dietary requirements and accessibility, in general. That’s why we include related questions in our application process at a later stage.
We expect all our attendees to be considerate, respectful, and collaborative towards each other and to refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.
CloudFest Hackathon takes place the weekend before the main conference at the Colosseo Hotel at Europa-Park Rust in Germany. From Saturday through Monday afternoon we invite all attendees to support the open-source community with their time and knowledge while we cover all costs:
Three nights in a four-star Europa-Park Hotel (March 18-21) – including full catering & drinks!
The presentation of results will take place during the main event on a CloudFest stage! You’ll get a free ticket for CloudFest once your application gets selected to attend the CloudFest Hackathon – accommodation after Tuesday will be up to you.
Apply NOW for Your Free Spot
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.
For this reason, we have adapted our application process: Use the form below to apply for an open slot at the event. This is NOT a registration. We’ll notify you by email if your application is approved, 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! 🎉
If you have questions about participating in the CloudFest Hackathon, check out our Hackathon FAQ.
Applications close on January 12th, 2023!
Work in the Cloud, But Not a Hacker?
If you don’t want to take part in the Hackathon but do want to attend the main CloudFest event, we invite you to register.
The 2022 Hackathon saw a global gathering of web professionals working together on eight different and exciting projects. Again, projects for 2023 will all be not-for-profit, interoperable, and – of course – open-source. Ideally, they are related to the hosting industry, hackable and beneficial for different actors of the industry present during CloudFest. To encourage friendly competition between the projects, there will be a jury to determine a winner in different categories.
What outcome do you expect for your project after three days? We’re happy to assist you with mentoring by two experienced hackers who can help you define your vision: