ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

FPGA is our passion. Through it we are changing the world.

Sharing this passion is the reason why we decided to create this conference.

The technology FPGA is one of the foundations for the revolutionary projects like fast telecommunication or autonomous cars. Thanks to the fast data processing and an ability to work on many resources, FPGA is a key in banking and insurance sector (acceleration of calculations and risk analysis based on data) or stock operations. And that’s not all!

The mission of the event is spreading the knowledge of FPGA topics, meeting interesting guests and common networking.

 

What do you get at the conference?

  • knowledge of the latest FPGA challenges and solutions
  • meetings with inspiring specialists and building a social and business relationship
  • attending interesting lectures
  • the opportunity to share your knowledge with FPGA specialists and enthusiasts

 

How can you join the event?

The registration is currently unavailable.

ABOUT THE HACKATHON

Imagine you’re sitting in a spaceship, ready for the greatest adventure of your life – the Mission to Mars.

There is an overwhelming darkness around you, from time to time you only see the flash of a burning star.

But suddenly something changes. In the distance you see the masses coming, thousands of meteors flying straight at you.

In this chaos, you try to save the most precious thing, your ship. But the only thing that can help you is the meteor coordinates from the mysterious satellites.

Your radio, based on FPGA technology, can’t keep up with their readings, gets lost in interpretation.

You only have 24 hours to create a key and read the clues correctly.

Do you dare to take that step?

Will you be among the hundreds of daredevils who will save the Mission to Mars?

 

What do you need?

A team of 4-5 people ready for the challenge (individual registration will be also possible).

Programming skills with FPGA background (even if it’s just a little, it is good enough) / Technical skills in FPGA-related areas.

Free time slot on (we will provide that information later).

 

What do we provide?

HW: development board per team with USB programmer cable and power supplier (Cyclone V GX Starter Kit),

Access to selected FPGA Design and Verification related tools under provided licenses:

  • MATLAB & Simulink from MathWorks,

 

  • Questa Simulator from Mentor Graphics,

 

  • OneSpinFormal Verification tools from Onespin,

 

  • Quartus from Intel

https://www.intel.pl/content/www/pl/pl/software/programmable/quartus-prime/overview.html

  • Active-HDL from Aldec

 

What are you fighting for?

In addition to the enormous knowledge you gain, we guarantee great fun with the same enthusiasts as you, as well as material prizes received from sponsors and event partners.

Prize list will be published soon. At this moment value of all prizes is 25 000 PLN.

 

How can you join the event?

The only thing you need to do, to become a hackathon participant is to register your team or yourself by filling the form. Minimum team size which will be accepted during registration is 3 members (then at least one person will be added from individual subscriptions). The registration form will be available soon, so follow our social media to be up to date!

 

Are you interested, but want to know more?

Check the FAQ at first. If there’s no answer for your question, please feel free to contact us with an e-mail:

[email protected]

EVENT SCHEDULE

CONFERENCE
7:30 - 8:45 Registration
8:45 - 9:00 Opening ceremony

Applying Formal Technologies to FPGA Verification

Speaker: Juho Järvinen (Mentor, a Siemens Business)

9:00 – 9:45

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9:45 - 10:00 Short break

Targeting Signal Processing Algorithms to Systems-on-FPGA

Speaker: Werner Bachhuber (MathWorks)
10:00 – 10:45

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10:45 - 11:00 Short break

Refactoring SystemVerilog code

Speaker: Michał Kahl (Nokia)
11:00 – 11:30

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11:30 - 11:40 Short break

4th slot lecture

Speaker: tbd
11:40 – 12:10

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12:10 - 13:15 Lunch break

Programming Pearls on FPGA: Implementing Linear Scan for Pulse Detection

Speaker: Aleksander Łoś (Nokia)
13:15 – 14:00

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14:00 - 14:15 Short break

Verifying Functional Correctness, Security and Trust in FPGA Designs

Speaker: Vladislav Palfy (OneSpin)
14:15 – 15:00

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15:00 - 15:10 Short break

7th slot lecture

Speaker: tbd
15:10 – 16:00

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HACKATHON
15:00 - Hackathon registration opening
15:30 - Team building session

Introduction to the Hackathon

Sponsors and topics presentation.

16:00 – 17:00

Official Hackathon start

4/3/2020 – 17:00

Official Hackathon finish

4/4/2020 – 15:00

Results checking

4/4/2020 – 15:00-16:00

Award Ceremony

4/4/2020 – 16:00

SPEAKERS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the FPGA Hackathon and Conference - Hack into Mars?

Social coding contest where FPGA developers collaborate to solve given tasks and compete for prizes. Hackathon will be preceded by FPGA subject related Conference.

This Event is also a great networking opportunity! 

Who is this Event for?

The Conference is for everyone interested in FPGA subject. 

 

The Hackathon is for students and professionals of any engineering and technology career, enthusiasts of microcontrollers, FPGAs, programming and electronics in general.  

If you would like to have your first experience solving basic problems of FPGA or you are already experienced and you want to challenge your skills on FPGA, then this hackathon is for you! 

How much does it cost?

FREE. Registration and participation in both Hackathon and Conference is free of charge.

When and where?

The dates will be provided soon.

Venue: Hotel Galaxy, Gęsia 22a Kraków 

How many people should be in a Team?

The Team should consist of 4-5 people.

I don’t have a Team, what now?

We do encourage participants to start forming teams before the Event. However, if you don’t manage to find one, apply as an individual. We are organizing a team forming activity before the hacking starts.

What is a Task?

The detail regarding the task will be provided on Hackathon start day during the Event.

How the Teams will be judged?

Judging criteria will be described in separate documents.

Details coming soon.

What is the language of the contest?

The Hackathon and The Conference will be held in English.

What should I bring in?

Bring your laptop, mobile phone, wearable computing devices and whatever technology inspires you. Don’t forget about your chargers. Make sure that you will feel comfortable during intense hacking and if you are going to sleep on the venue, please bring a blanket or a sleeping bag.  Above all, bring your energy and your brain!

Do I have to stay there the whole time?

Competitors don’t have to stay overnight to be eligible to win, but we strongly encourage to stay the whole 22 hours. At least one team member must be physically present at the results presentation to show their Team’s work effectsNote, in case your Team wins competition, you need to collect prize personally.

What will be provided during the Hackathon?
  • Free Internet access, 
  • Two-day food and beverages,
  • A welcome kit.

Besides, there will be Mentors willing to help you, 1 FPGA board per Team and virtual machines with SW delivered by our Sponsors, required to complete the tasks.

Will there be prizes?

You bet!

Will there be food?

Absolutely! Your meals for the weekend will be free and there’ll be plenty of snacks and drinks to keep you energized.

Where I could sleep?

Sometimes you’re going to have to grab some sleep on a sofa or on the ground beside your table. Either way, you should bring a sleeping bag and maybe a pillow to the Event. Sleeping at hackathons isn’t always the most comfortable arrangement, but it’s absolutely worth it for the experience.

Where do I sign up?

Registration will be available soon! 

Note, there are separate registration forms for the Conference and the Hackathon.

What if I have more questions?

Email us and let us know how we can help. You can also find more details in FPGA Hackathon and Conference Terms and Regulations [link] 

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