Code #LikeABosch

hybrid hackathon

30 Sept - 2 Oct, 2022

Last year's summary

226

registered participants

3

challenges

22

submitted projects

12000

total prize

Are you enthusiastic about software development? Do you get a kick out of new hardware development trends? If you want to measure your knowledge in the hackathon of one of the largest foreign industrial employers in Hungary this fall, then make sure to register to Code #LikeABosch!

Bosch is back with a really exciting hackathon this year together with CraftHub to provide a unique experience to those who are craving to solve challenging and real life tasks! Come and join our 48-hour-long hybrid hackathon where you can choose from 2 challenges in the topics of software and hardware development and win!
The total prizes this year are worth € 11,500 and each team can win up to € 8,500!

Who are we?

Bosch has been present in Hungary since 1898 with its products. After its re-establishment as a regional trading company in 1991, Bosch has grown into one of Hungary’s largest foreign industrial employers with nine subsidiaries currently.
In fiscal 2021 it had total net sales of 1,711 billion forints and consolidated sales to third parties on the Hungarian market of 273 billion forints. The Bosch Group in Hungary employs more than 17,000 associates (as of December 31, 2021).

CraftHub aims to make knowledge available and help tech crafters to continuously improve their skills. Today, this organization is a multifaceted IT event management company with a diverse portfolio of conferences, hackathons, developer competitions, and workshops both online and offline.

What’s our goal?

We are looking for innovative solutions that are realistic and sustainable. During the event, you’ll have to work on existing problems defined by Bosch. The challenges will be divided into different topics:

Software development
Hardware development

The exact challenges will be published on the week of the hackathon!

CHALLENGES

TIMING

Registration deadline
For OFFLINE participants: 16 September 2022
For ONLINE participant: 28 September 2022

30 September

FRIDAY


  • 17.00 - 17.30 - Opening ceremony
  • 17.00 - 19.30 - HR consulting hours (offline)
  • 17.30 - 18.00 - Challenge introductions
  • 18.00 - 18.30 - Team formation
  • 19.00 - 23.00 - Mentoring sessions
  • 23.59 - First draft submission deadline

1 October

SATURDAY


  • 9.30 - 13.30 - HR consulting hours (offline)
  • 10.00 - 18.00 - Mentoring sessions
  • 11.00 - 11.30 - Workshop / team building
  • 17.00 - 17.30 - Workshop / team building
  • 20.00 - Second draft submission deadline

2 October

SUNDAY


  • 9.30 - 15.00 - HR consulting hours (offline)
  • 10.00 - Final submission deadline
  • 10.30 - 13.30 - Evaluation of projects
  • 14.00 - Closing ceremony

PRIZES

Code #LikeABosch is going to have the following prizes:

500 €

for the Audience award winner

3000 €

for the challenge winners

5000 €

for the Grand winner

GAME RULES

Draft submissions

  • For draft submission, you have to create a project in the JunctionApp in the Code #LikeABosch event, you can easily save this draft project without any completed description
  • When creating a draft project, it is enough for us if you only give a name to your project and choose the challenge you will work on
  • At the draft submission deadlines we would only like to see how many projects will be submitted on the different challenges.

Final submission

To submit your project, please follow these steps:

  1. Create a 2 minute video pitch and upload it to YouTube (The video can have you talking, a live app demo (if you have one), some cool animation, etc... whatever fits best)
  2. Make a GitHub repo
  3. Link the YouTube video and the repo in your submission form

Please, make sure to follow these steps strictly otherwise we will not be able to evaluate your project.

As mentioned above we will have different types of winners by the end of the hackathon.

First of all, after the final submission deadline the dedicated jury members will have to evaluate the projects in the different challenges. The jury will have time for it from 11:00 am until 1:30 pm. As soon as they went through all the projects we will announce those 8 teams (4 teams from each challenge) at 1:30 pm that will get into the finalists.

As the secound round of the evaluation, we will finish the event with the Closing ceremony which is going to start at 2:00 pm.

  • The winner of the Audience Award will be chosen by the community which means that anyone can vote for their favorite project (even those who did not participate in the hackathon can vote). The voting will be managed with a poll and available after the pitches in the hackathon official Facebook event. In this evaluation all the teams can participate even then if they didn’t win for a challenge or a track
  • And last but not least, the Grand winner will be selected from the finalists. After the live pitches, the voting will open and only registered teams and partners will be able to vote. Votes will be collected in two ways: from teams in JunctionApp by a final voting and from partners via a form
  • Challenge winners will be also announced after the pitches, right before the Grand winner!

As mentioned above, we will announce different types of winners with precious prizes.

  • For each challenge, there will be a €3,000 prize for the winner teams chosen by the jury members as the Challenge winner of the given challenge
  • The winner of the Audience award will be selected by the audience and will claim the prize of €500.
  • And the grand prize, €5,000 will go to the Grand winner who will be chosen from the challenge winners by the teams and the finalists.
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Slack

as the main communication platform of the event where all the announcements will be communicated

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JunctionApp

is the official registration and submission platform for the teams. Also some of the evaluation processes will be organised here

ABOUT THE HYBRID FORMAT

Code #LikeABosch will mix the benefits of an online hackathon and an offline event. Hybrid format means, that participants can choose how they would like to attend the event. Anyone from around the world can join in online using Slack, but you can also choose to attend the in-person event in Budapest.

During your registration on JunctionApp you can select your preferred way of attendance. Select offline or online depending on your preference. Please note, that registering for the offline hackathon does not guarantee your participation at the event in person, because of the limited amount of space at the venue! However, even if you are not selected as a confirmed offline participant, you can still take part in the competition online. Online participation does not require a confirmation from the organizers.

If you select offline participation as your preferred way of attendance, you will get a confirmation or a denial email with all the needed information from the organizers. If you do not receive an email 2 weeks before the event, contact the organizers via Slack.

The hackathon will be organized in Budapest and the exact address will be shared with the offline participants a few weeks before the event. However please note that there won't be proper sleeping opportunities at the place (maybe some bean bags) and for refreshing, you will be only able to use the restrooms.

Although we cannot cover any of your traveling or accommodational expenses, we will hook you up with food during the hackathon, strong internet connection, comfortable tables and seats, and a lot of that infallible hackathon spirit!

For having an unforgettable experience do not forget about the most important things to bring with you to the venue, like your laptop, its charger, and some change clothes.

Due to the COVID situation worldwide regulations and restrictions are continuously changing. That's why to attend the event in person you will need to have a valid vaccination card or passport to verify your immunity. However, we will keep you up to date during the admitting process.

Why apply?

Network & community

Get connections to a professional partners and other open minded innovators

Impact

Develop the future of one of our most important industries with your idea

Experience

Brainstorm with your or other teams, gain experience and even take home the grand prize

We are looking for hungarian students and young professionals* who have fresh ideas that could make a difference but are in need of financial or professional support. Nevertheless, if you are not a student anymore however you have an extraordinary idea regarding one of the challenges, do not hesitate to apply!

*Please note that we can only pay the prizes if the team includes at least one member who has a Hungarian TAX number.

Organizers

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Vanda Széplaki

Main Organizer

Rajt Krisztina

Main Organizer