What to expect at HackHPI 2018

Our planet is in trouble, no doubt. But we think that technology and software bear the potential for solving some of the biggest problems on earth: pollution, global warming and natural disasters. We want to provide a place for creative ideas which will make our blue planet a better place to live.

For 22 hours of hacking, we will bring students from Berlin, Brandenburg and the rest of the world together in the HPI School of Design Thinking, located on our campus. By providing world class sponsors including workshops and access to their data and APIs, a great location and plenty of caffeine to fuel your brain we will create a space for creativity, inspiring ideas and a passion for trying out new things.

Interested? Come and share your dedication and skills with others, exchange knowledge and accomplish great things!


All team members must be mentioned in the submission. Please make one submission per team.

Hackathon Sponsors





WWF Challenge 1

WWF Challenge 2

Tableau Challenge

SAP Challenge

UFZ Challenge

GitHub Hardware Challenge

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Prof. Dr. Felix Naumann

Prof. Dr. Felix Naumann
Professor for Information Systems / HPI

Julian Giessing

Julian Giessing
School of Entrepreneurship / HPI

Bettina Münch-Epple

Bettina Münch-Epple
Head WWF Education

Dr. Jonathan Donges

Dr. Jonathan Donges
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Lennart Heuckendorf

Lennart Heuckendorf
Tableau Software

Thomas Kowark

Thomas Kowark
SAP Innovation Center Network

Judging Criteria

  • Concept
    - Innovation potential of the idea - Adherence to the topic of environment - Use of supplied data / hardware - Impact on the users
  • Design
    - Usability (interaction, visual and emotional design) - Functional scope (design completion)
  • Development
    - Quality and Completeness of the prototype
  • Presentation
    - Quality of the presentation - Clarity, Effectiveness, Completeness - Interest raised in the audience

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