RandomPower Hackathon

What will you do with a pocket-size quantum random number generator?

HACKATON SCHEDULE

All live streams available at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7KfDCLh9h28TO-IkfZHT8A

October 28th

9:30 am

Welcome address and introduction to the event, presentation by Massimo Caccia, Principal Investigator of the Random Power project (https://youtu.be/aal9RV28veE)

11:00 am

Competition starts!

1:00 pm

Luncheon speech: A collaborative model of industry and fundamental research, by Luigi Ruggerone, Trend Analysis and Applied Research-Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center (https://youtu.be/btUjMstN0D4)

5:00 pm

Tea-time speech: Self-presentation of the competing teams + highlight of the submitted proposal

7:30 pm

Recap, Q&A, end-of-the-day message

October 29th

9:30 am

Breakfast address

11:00 am

Coffee-time speech: The Role of Randomness in Cryptography by Marco Macchetti, Nagra-Kudelski Group (https://youtu.be/I5g3tpDBbzw)

1:00 pm

Luncheon speech: Privacy Preserving Techniques and correlated randomness by Dimitar Jetchev, CTO INPHER (https://youtu.be/Vr1njS-r26w)

5:00 pm

Tea-time speech: Not all random generators are created equal: why the quality of randomness is crucial for applications by Elias Combarro, University of Oviedo (Spain) and CERN openlab collaborator (https://youtu.be/wvTmz4wzk40)

7:30 pm

Recap, Q&A, end-of-the-day message

October 30th

9:30 am

Breakfast address

12:00 noon

Competition ends!

1:00-3:00 pm

Presentation by the teams – 10’ allocated to each team (https://youtu.be/98F-ulnr5Bg)

5:00 pm

Announcement of the top 3 teams, celebration & farewell (https://youtu.be/RsdpwVWAmnc)

RULES OF THE GAME

Try to answer the question “What will you do with a pocket-size random number generator” and win the invitation to the Hackathon finals that will be held remotely on October 28th-30th, 2020.

Participation is simple:

i. Build your team (3 people max)

ii. Write a project and send it to hackathon@randompower.eu before  October 25th 2020

iii. 15 teams will be admitted to the final round, where your idea will be developed during 2.5 days of coding & keynote speeches (coffee & tea at home, unfortunately). A connection to a server hosting the Random Power Q-TRNG will be provided to each team.

iv. Win the competition and bring home:

3000€ for the best project, 2000 for the second best and 1000 for the third .

PLEASE NOTE: prizes will not be necessarily in cash but they might be in kind (e.g. vouchers for accessing the AWS or for travelling costs). This is subject to limitations by the law in force in Italy and Switzerland and by taxation issues.

NO Participation Fee. Cost of the organisation are covered thanks to the ATTRACT-EU funding (This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 777222)

The hackathon is co-organised with gluoNNet and supported by the CERN IdeaSquare and openlab, INPHER, Kudelski-Nagra and Intesa Innovation.

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