RandomPower Hackathon

APRIL 10th Update:

Unfortunately the hackathon has to be postponed. We tried hard but the lock-down of the University departments prevented us from properly setting up the servers required to hold it as real-time event in the cyberspace. Moreover, because of the COVID-19 outbreak the delivery of the majority of the random generator boards was delayed. We will be back, more enthusiastically than ever. Stay tuned!

March 10th Update:

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the hackathon has NOT been cancelled but turned into an on-line, long distance, in-silico event. The team is working hard for making unpredictable bit streams remotely accessible. The optimal solution and the prescription will be distributed in due time to the selected teams.
In essence:

2. the DEADLINE for the application has been EXTENDED until March 31st;
3. a GUIDED TOUR at CERN for the selected teams will be planned in due time, as long as the emergency has gone;
4. winners will be awarded during a ceremony organised within one of the final events of the ATTRACT project. Travelling costs will be covered by Random Power.

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

Try to answer this challenging question and win the invitation to the Hackathon finals that will be held at the CERN Idea Square, in Geneve.

Participation is simple:

i. Build your team (3 people max)

ii. Write a project and send it to hackathon@randompower.eu before  March 31th 2020

24h to develop their idea with an on-like hackathon. A connection to a server hosting the QRNG will be provided for 24h during the competition.

iv. Win the competition and bring home:

3000€ for the best project, and the travel expenses for the award ceremony.

2000€ for the second-best

1000€ for the third-best

Participation Fee: FREE. Cost of the organisation will be 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 organised with the help of CERN OpenLab and CERN IdeaSquare.

Click here to download the rules, and on the button to subscribe.

BE CAREFUL! The hackathon will be on-line and the deadline is extended up to March 31st. For any question send an email to hackathon@randompower.eu

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