What is Hacking Carrots?

It’s the friendliest hackathon this spring! Or ever!

It’s also the name of our two-year program to strengthen diversity in advanced technologies, based on UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. This is the first edition of four. During each edition we organize meetups to present tech solutions for the chosen goals and programming workshops to prepare participants for the hackathon. At the end of each edition we meet during a hackathon to find solutions for the chosen Goals.

When is it happening?

7-9 June 2019

Where is it happening?

HubHub, Postępu 14, 02-676 Warsaw

When can I register?

From the 15th of April till the 13th of May (23:59 CET)

How can I register?

If you have a team, register here:

If you’re a freelancer, register here:

When will I know if I am qualified?

We’ll sent you an e-mail on the 20th of May.

What is the price of the ticket?

Students: free

Standard (private person): 49 PLN

Companies (invoice): 99 PLN

Which ticket is right for me?

Students: if you have a valid student card (we’ll ask you to show it at the entrance)

Standard: anyone that comes as a private person and doesn’t need an invoice

Companies: a team or individual that needs an invoice

How can I pay?

You can pay via bank transfer to Carrots Foundation account. We’ll send the information to qualified person via the e-mail on 20th of May.

Who can participate?

Anyone who:

– believes in diversity in tech

– wants to work on social impact projects

No matter if you’re a student, professional or retired.

What if I don’t know how to code?

No problem – there’ll be plenty of opportunities both in UI/UX and business development.

What if I don’t have a team?

Join us as a freelancer. We’ll have 50* spots open for: graphic designers, UX designers, back-end, front-end, and business/experts. On Friday, 7th of June, we will organize a speed dating with teams.
*The final number will depend on the needs of teams accepted for the hackathon.

What if I have a team but we lack some of the skills?

No problem – just tell us about it in the registration form. We have planned speed dating for teams and freelancers on Friday, 7th of June.

How many people can be in one team?

From 2 up to 10.

Why do you ask about team members’ gender?

We understand that you might feel uncomfortable answering personal questions. But we need this information to secure gender diversity of participants – the teams that apply need to have at least 50:50 ratio of women and men.

What do I need to know before applying?

Please decide which of the four Goals you’d like to work on and choose your challenge. You can change your challenge later but you have to stick to the goal. It’s important as first, we’ll be matchmaking you with freelancers and second, because we’ll be bringing you the best industry experts.

Where can I find more information about the challenges?

You can find them on the Goals’ pages:

Future-proof Education

AI in Business

Smart Cities

Civic Tech

What’s the plan?

Friday 07.06

17:00-19:00 networking and speed dating for participants

20:00 VIP dinner

Saturday 08.06

8:30-9:00 registration for participants

9:00-09:30 official opening of the Hackathon

09:30 coding starts 🙂

10:00-15:00 first round of mentoring

13:00 lunch

15:00-20:00 second round of mentoring

20:00 dinner

20:00 yoga/stretching

22:00 warm snacks

Sunday 09.06

8:00 morning yoga

9:00 picnic breakfast

11:00 coding ends 😉

12:00 – 14:00 pitching contest

14:00 lunch

14:30 – 15:30 jury session

16:00 official closing of the hackathon (guest speeches)

16:30 announcement of the winners

17:00-18:00 fiesta and confetti

Both on Saturday and Sunday, a kids zone will be open between 9 AM and 5 PM.

Who will be mentoring?

Check our Mentors page.

Who will be in the Jury?

Check our Jury page.

Will there be any food?

Yes!

What type of food will you provide?

We will have meat, vegetarian and vegan meals. However, if you have any medical condition that requires special diet, please bring your snacks.

Will there be a place to rest?

Yes, we will have a two-level relax zone and we plan two yoga classes during the event. And don’t forget about the summer garden!

What do I need to bring with me?

Please bring your laptop. If you want to have a nap, please bring your sleeping bag and a matt.

Do I need my own internet connection?

No, we will provide you with access to HubHub’s internet.

Can I bring my kid?

Yes, we’re family-friendly and will have a kids zone on Saturday 9AM-5PM and Sunday 9AM-5PM.

Is your venue adapted for people with disabilities?

The hackathon will be on level 0 and there is a toilet accessible to wheelchair users. Only part of the relax zone will be placed on a second level with no lift access. However, if you want to feel secure that the space will be comfortable for you, please contact the organizers at hackingcarrots@gocarrots.org

Czy mogę wziąć udział, jeśli nie mówię po angielsku? Can I participate if I don’t speak English?

Tak, zapraszamy! Zarówno organizatorki, jak i większość uczestników i mentorów będzie mówić w języku polskim.

How do I present my project?

There will be pitching contest on Sunday.

In which language do I pitch?

You can choose between English and Polish.

What if I didn’t find the answer?

Please contact hackingcarrots@gocarrots.org