When do we find out the briefs?
Sponsors briefs will be made available to all participants approximately one week prior to the start of the hack. We will also introduce registered hackers to each other so groups can start to be formed, if you so wish
What should I bring?
Laptop or tablet, comfortable clothing and any gadgets or tools that may help your team win!
What is a hackathon?
A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is an event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on software projects. Occasionally there is a hardware component as well. Hackathons typically last between a day and a week in length. Some hackathons are intended simply for educational or social purposes, although in many cases the goal is to create usable software. Hackathons tend to have a specific focus, which can include the programming language used, the operating system, an application, an API, the subject and the demographic group of the programmers. In other cases, there is no restriction on the type of software being created.
What will I be provided with?
Power sockets, WIFI, hot & cold refreshments, food, seating, and beanbags for the lean-back hackers! Food and drinks are provided over the two days.
What is Wincor Nixdorf ?
Wincor Nixdorf is one of the world’s leading providers of IT solutions and services to retailers and retail banking. The company’s extensive portfolio is centered around optimizing business processes at banks and retail companies. It is aimed mainly at cutting costs and complexity and improving service to the end customer. Wincor Nixdorf leverages know-how from its core business with banks and retailers to diversify into related sectors. These include postal and lottery companies and hospitality and service station chain operators.
Wincor Nixdorf has a presence in over 130 countries, with its own subsidiary companies in 42 of these. About 9,000 employees work at the Group.
The company is the leader in Europe and the number 2 in the world for programmable electronic POS systems (EPOSs) and the number 2 in Europe and worldwide for automated teller machines. Production facilities are in Germany, China and Brazil. At the beginning of 2013, Wincor Nixdorf established the Cashless Payment Solution - Aevi to better focus on the needs of the strongly growing cashless payment market. Its innovative cashless payment solution enables retailers and banks to operate easily and seamlessly in an international, digital and omnichannel world.