Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season

OCTOBER 15th - 16th, 2016
Bremen, Germany


jacobsHack! is Germany's largest student-run hackathon where student hackers from all over the world come together to create and collaborate on disruptive projects over the course of 24 hours filled with programming, tech talks, games, and nerf gun battles.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I attend?

As long as you are a student or have graduated from university in past twelve months, you are eligible to participate. In order to participate, you need to follow the MLH code of conduct.

Does this cost money?

Nope! Admission is free and includes food, beverages, and swag throughout the event.

What will I eat?

We've got you covered. We'll take care of providing meals at the event from breakfast on Saturday to Brunch on Sunday. If you have dietary restrictions, we’ll try our best to accommodate them.

Where will I sleep?

Hacking all night can get tiring. We'll have a few bean bags and air mattresses in a quiet room for you to nap at the venue. We can also connect you to students at Jacobs who generously offered their rooms for you to sleep and shower.

What should I bring?

Bring your laptop along with you. We'll take care of the food, beverages, toileteries, stickers, and much more. Feel free to bring your pillows, towels, headphones, etc.

How do I get there?

jacobsHack! takes place at an international university in Bremen, Germany. You can find the directions from main public transit locations here. If you're coming from outside Bremen, we'll try our best to provide travel reimbursements to subsidize your travel to jacobsHack!.

How do teams work?

You can work in teams of up to 4 people.

What if I don’t have a team?

If you don’t have a team now, don’t worry! We’ll have team formation and ideation events geared towards helping you find people to work with.

What is the application process like?

We are looking for a diverse group of hackers at our hackathon. For this we will ask you a couple of questions in the application. That said we are looking for anyone who is creative or just simply passionate for technology.

How do I apply?

Simply head to our Registration Portal. Convince us why you are amazing and we will hopefully see you in Bremen in October! We'll accept applicants on a rolling basis.

What about hardware hacks?

jacobsHack! is an MLH hackathon. Major League Hacking generously provides us with their hardware lab that includes a variety of hardware including and not limited to Arduino, Myo armband, Muse headband, Leap Motion, Spark Core, pebble, and Oculus.

What about the intellectual property?

Everything you create belongs to you. We don't claim any rights on your Intellectual property or the intellectual property generated by you during the hackathon or outside the hackathon.

What if this FAQ didn’t answer my questions?

Please email us at if you have any concerns at all! Don't worry, we don't bite. 😄

Register for jacobsHack!

Registrations are now closed


15th October, 2016
09:00 Reception
10:30 Welcome Address
11:30 Start Hacking
11:30 - 13:00 Tech Talks
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 19:00 Tech Talks
19:00 Dinner
20:00 - 00:00 Mini Games
16th October, 2016
00:00 Midnight Snacks
00:00 - 06:00 More Mini Games
07:00 Breakfast
11:30 End of Hacking
12:00 Lunch
13:00 - 16:00 Final Presentations
16:30 Awards
17:00 The End

Meet the jacobsHack! family

Volunteers & Registration
The Artist
Social Media
Apparently Main Organizer
Bot Builder
Master of Bits and Bytes