6 – 7 April 2019


Turin – Italy

TAG – Fondazione Agnelli

Hackathon Sponsors


Samsung Gear S3 from HERE Technologies

HERE Technologies will be proposing a theme for this year's Hackathon (wonder what that will be focused on...?!!??!) and every member of the winning team will receive a Samsung Gear S3. That's a pretty stunning prize for two days of fun, intense coding.

The Samsung Gear S3 has all the latest Smartwatch features and also has a classic look to go with all your best outfits.


  • Meet with like-minded Android-ers, share your ideas and create new solutions.
  • Engage with expert mentors to help develop your project.
  • See your ideas really come to life.
  • Put your project in front of industry-leading judges. Yikes!

How Does It Work

>> All hackathon participants meet on Saturday morning (6 April). The hackathon sponsors outline the themes for the hackathon and the prizes associated to each theme. Participants pitch their ideas for development (the themes are also released in advance of the hackathon so that participants have the chance to pre-plan their ideas).
>> Everyone divides into teams and, for the rest of Saturday, overnight, and most of Sunday, works on developing & building the ideas into full fledged, operational solutions.
>> Sunday evening, work stops and each team presents their solution to the judges and all of the participants.
>> Sunday evening (7 April) the judges award the winner and runner-up prizes for each theme category.You can see more detail in the hackathon rules.
>> FYI, participants must bring their own hardware (i.e. laptop, PCs, mobile devices, extension cords, etc.)
>> Tutors and Mentors will be available in-situ during the hackaton to assist all the participants.

Hackathon agenda

Saturday - 6 April
09:00 – 09:30 Doors open and registration
09:30 - 10:00 Welcome address
10:00 - 10:30 Challenges presentation by the sponsors
10:30 - 11:00 Fire pitches - Pitch your idea to the crowd
11:00 - 11:30 Team formation
11:30 - Start Hacking
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
16:00 – 16:30 Stand up: who's working on what
19:00 – 20:00 Dinner
The venue will remain open during the night

Sunday - 7 April
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast
11:00 – 13:00 Pitch Training 1:1
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
15:30 End of Hacking - Projects deadline
17:30 Demos 5 min per Pitch
18:00 Jury Deliberation
18:30 Award Ceremony by the Sponsors

Why Participate

The droidcon hackathon is your chance to begin making contacts and building relationships that you can follow up at the conference. The hackathon is about Android development in general, with particular focus on new trends such as wearable, IoT, AndroidTV and Android Auto, so it is also a chance to dive into those areas and build your skills .


The hackathon will be held the weekend after droidcon Italy: from 9:00 Saturday 6 April to 18:00 Sunday 7 April 2019. It is important to be present Saturday morning at 9:00 to complete your registration and receive all of the briefing information. Participants stay for the whole duration of the competition (day and night), food & beverage is provided. The prizes are awarded on Sunday evening.


The challenges will be revealed prior to the event in order to keep the chances equal.