Due to the current situation we decided to keep everyone safe and move the event 100% online. Sign up & get ready for some cool action in the digital space.

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Take up your chance and work on our challenges set by corporate innovators. While hacking you will be given hands-on support, the latest technology and all the goodies you need to win that challenge!

Let’s get people drive better and save on their car insurance!

Car insurance often seems way too expensive and customers cannot do anything about the amount they pay, right? HUK-COBURG is challenging this model with “Telematik Plus” which is a smart “pay-as-you-drive” solutions. Good driving behavior is rewarded with discounts of up to 30% OFF the insurance fee. But how can you encourage customers to improve their driving behavior?
Take on this challenge and develop a driving style analysis based on real driving data and offer users the possibility to playfully bring their driving values to the next level through gamification or similar approaches!
[Host: HUK-Coburg]

Being on time has never been more in style

Relying on public transport is sometimes quite adventurous. Will my bus be on time? Is my route under construction? Do I have to change to another line? We’ve all been there. Especially when you are in a rush, immediate information is a must! Unfortunately, most push-notifications about possible incidents or delays are still created by human beings and therefore not always 100 % accurate or come fast enough.
Thanks to VAG’s line status, current traffic conditions will be analyzed and reported automatically based on real-time information to send status updates to the customers. Help us create a top-notch user experience by harmonizing the different alert types to make sure customers can differentiate between the varying alerts and to increase the user acceptance of Line Status!
[Host: N-ERGIE / VAG]

No panic on the Titanic - the digital solution for your home in case of water ingress and mold

You wake up at night, get out of bed and ...step into the water. Are you dreaming? No. Water damage has haunted you. A thousand questions go through your head: Where does the water come from? What has already been damaged? Can I somehow shut off the main water pipe? What do I have to do next? What are the costs now? What does my insurance cover?
It shouldn't get that far. A digital lifeline could be the solution. A kind of device that is activated as soon as it comes into contact with water. A sort of time alarm that allows you to act before the damage occurs or act for you in case you’re not around.
Take on this challenge and help people prevent water damages!
[Host: NÜRNBERGER Versicherung / CodeCamp:N]

This is no longer science fiction: Telemedicine for machines

Our smartphone happens to be our daily companion. Whether we use it privately or for our working life: the phone is always with us. No wonder, it is now even able to do remote diagnosis for anything - for example machines when they don’t work properly anymore. Thanks to Schaeffler’s Condition Assistant App, customers are now capable of checking machine errors with their smartphone by uploading sound files of the corresponding machine. Unfortunately, the actual analysis, as well as the payment, are still decentralized meaning experts and clients have to leave the app to finish their tasks. Let’s fix it together! Help us create a better user experience of the app by fully automating the processes mentioned above and the development of functionalities aiming to create a simple and effective custom platform for any analysis for condition monitoring.

Make climate protection practical and fun!

The CO2 concentration in our atmosphere has increased to a historical height of 412ppm according to NASA. Experts state that the world needs to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2030 to limit global warming to 1.5C. Technology and digital solutions are core-enablers for the transition to a carbon-neutral economy, but they might be hard to grasp and can appear complicated. Let’s appeal to people’s “Sportsgeist” and bring them closer to digital technology.
Help us develop a gamification platform for villages and municipalities where citizens can compete on sustainability and CO2 reduction and push their activities forward to real climate action!
[Host: Siemens]

Turbocharge remote collaboration for public servants!

The world is changing. Organizations left and right struggle to morph into a digital organism. So is the public sector. Problem is: change just keeps accelerating. Government is built for steady-state, not for rapid change. This image, however, doesn’t do today‘s public servants justice. Digital natives join and start to improve things but modernizers face many odds. The formal processes and policies, the working culture and the outdated IT infrastructure tend to slow down productivity. Safety measures regarding SARS-CoV-2 threw us into a remote work situation for which we were not prepared. Collaboration got way more complicated. Viable solutions are in high demand and low supply. Take the challenge and help bring remote collaboration into the 21st century! Give public servants super-powers in the process by creating a toolbox full of instruments you'd actually want to use yourself. Make sure they’re intuitive to use, build on open source & open standards and feel free to modify, combine and stretch available solutions, so public servants can focus on doing their best work for society.
[Host: BAMF]


Overall Best

(1) 1.500€ in Cash
(2) Tech voucher worth 300€

Audience Award

(1) 1.000€ in Cash
(2) Tech voucher worth 200€

Best Technical Implementation

(1) 1.000€ in Cash
(2) Tech voucher worth 200€

Best Use Case

(1) 1.000€ in Cash
(2) Tech voucher worth 200€

Just as you are used to it from the previous HACK|BAYs, we care about your well-being. In order to ensure that all our hackers are feeling great, we will send goodie bags straight to your homes!

Tech Partners

Arrow | Digital Tech Academy | IBM


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Tereza Iofciu

Lead Data Scientist at Free Now

Tereza is Lead Data Scientist at Free Now in Hamburg, where she is working on cool projects with inspiring people. She started the PyLadies Hamburg group and is now co-organising regular meetups dealing with data, python and IOT together with some awesome ladies. In her free time, she draws dinosaurs under the label tiyepyep.

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Josefine Quack

Embedded Software Developer at ASML

Josefine experienced both – success and failure of multiple projects: a bladder urine sensor, a nanosatellite, an IoT system for trains and a model smart city full of robots and rubber duckies. During the corona shutdown she developed a serious hackathon addiction and is looking forward to attending HACKBAY 2020.

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Pooja Salpekar

Engineering Manager at Babbel

Pooja has been developing software in Ruby on Rails and Python-Django based web-apps throughout her career. She also has experience working with startups and consulting services at ThoughtWorks. Pooja enjoys mentoring, and has conducted ruby sessions for college students in Uganda, teaching them the basics of Ruby based Web-Development.

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Princiya Sequeira

Lead Engineer at Curalie

Princiya is a Lead Engineer at Curalie GmbH. She loves food and JavaScript. When not coding or cooking, she is an advocate for Diversity & Inclusion, OpenSource and Privacy & Security.

New this year!
Networking Sessions with ZOLLHOF startups:


Tips & Hacks for Social Collaboration

Smart City System

Building a Tech Startup - Lesson learned


Conversational AI & Chatbots


+ - Tuesday, 26.05.2020

09:00 - 09:30 | Welcome

09:30 - 10:00 | Keynote


Product Management and Data Science
by Tereza Iofciu

10:00 - 10:30 | Challenge Pitches

10:30 - 12:30 | Ideation & Team Up

12:00 - 13:00 | Lunch Session

All Day       | Hack Time

18:00 - 19:00 | Dinner Session incl. Networking Time with ZOLLHOF Startups

18:00 - 21:00 | Python Meetup & GDG Nuremberg Meetup & Fintech/InsurTech Meetup

+ - Wednesday, 27.05.2020

All Day       | Hack time

12:00 - 13:00 | Lunch Session with remoteLunch (optional)

12:00 - 14:30 | Pitch feedback (optional)

15:00 - 16:30 | Semi finals

16:30 - 17:30 | Evaluation Semi Finals

17:30 - 18:00 | Announcement of Finalists

18:00 - 18:30 | Break

18:30 - 20:00 | Grand Finale incl. Short Keynote & Team Pitches


How to fail a project for dummies
by Josefine Quack

20:00 - 20:30 | Jury Session & Short Talk


Software monitoring, alerting and debugging
by Pooja Salpekar & Princiya Sequeira

20:30 - 21:00 | Announcement of Winning Teams

21:00 - 22:00 | Get Together Session

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What is a hackathon?

A very tech-focused coding event where coders, designers and business guys, within a certain time, work on challenges to create innovative solutions. At the end of the event the ideas, and ideally the protoypes will be pitched and judged by a jury.

What is special about an online hackathon?

The hackathon takes place exclusively online. We provide the appropriate tools so that you can stay in touch with your team and work on your solution online. Also mentors will support you remotely.

Who can participate in the hackathon? Are there any prerequisites or required skills?

Everyone, who's interested in tech and innovative topics, is very welcome! No tech or business background needed - just a good amount of energy and willingness to learn and innovate. Also no experience in hackathons is needed (beginners are welcome!).

I've never done a hackathon before. What should I expect?

You will learn a lot while working in ambitious teams. It's fun - come hack with us!

Who gets the intellectual property rights to the work created by the teams?

The work (codes, data, documents, etc.) created by the teams during the hackathon will be of their own property. However, ideas presented to the public are freely accessible and usable.

How to apply?

You have to register and get a ticket via Eventbrite. After you’ve signed up you will get a link by mail. That link you have to use to attend the event.

What do I need?

In addition to an internet connection you should have a computer and other tools you need (e.g. camera, microfone, charger, mouse, USB drive, adapters).

Can I can take part alone or do I need a team?

You don't need a team in advance! You will be part of a team but most teams will form at the beginning of the hackathon.

In which language will the event be held?

The main language is German which means most of the talks will be held in German. Nevertheless, you are more than welcome to participate in the hackathon even if you don't speak German. Last years' experience: we had some non-German speaking teams and it went pretty well.

Anything else?

You will be tired, but very satisfied at the end. And you will get to know many interesting people ;-)

Code of Conduct

Prototypes should be developed during the hackathon. Coming with pre-made solutions is not the point of a hackathon ;)