FPGA is our passion

We are changing the world through this. So you can!
Join the FPGA Hackathon we organize in Kraków to learn more about the technology gaining more and more popularity!

Sharing this passion is the reason why we decided to create this Conference and Hackathon.

FPGA technology 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 to spread the knowledge of FPGA topics, meeting interesting guests and common networking.

Conference: 25 November 2022

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

Hackathon: 26–27 November 2022

Hackathon main task

We have reached Mars, colonized it, developed the economy and have the resources to grow even more.

The Mars surface has been covered with a number of mega-cities, each of which, to a greater or lesser extent improves the quality of life for everyone on the planet. There has been a high degree of technological development in fields that are providing a basic life support. Despite that many aspects of daily life still requires improvements.

Once there was a time when everyone thought that the mission is doomed to be a complete failure, due to the very harsh conditions on the Red Planet. However, brave pioneers have proved everyone wrong and now the mission is a colossal success. This great achievement inspired the “Martian Base Management” to announce a call for “Engineers” for the new Project. The best recruits, in addition to be placed onto the “Hall of Fame” will have a real impact on improving everyone’s living conditions on the planet.

As a participant, you will be assigned to a team representing one particular city. Within a given team, based on the specifications you receive, you will have to create “Helpers” – simple but functional drones that will help in everyday Martian life.

The condition for receiving a contract is to complete the tasks presented in 24 hours – only then the Planetary Board will receive clear feedback that the time is right for this type of undertaking, and those selected in the competition are very likely to meet the next challenges that surely will arise as the Project evolves.

What do you need?

A team of 2-3 people ready for the challenge (individual registration will not be possible).
If you don’t have a team contact us and we will help!
Programming skills with FPGA background (even if it’s just a little, it is good enough) / Technical skills in FPGA-related areas

What do we provide?

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

  • Intel Quartus Prime Lite
  • Questa Advanced Simulator – Siemens EDA
  • Onespin – Siemens EDA
  • MATLAB & Simulink – MathWorks
  • Riviera-PRO – Aldec

What are you fighting for?

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

1st place

3x OCULUS QUEST 2 256GB

3x Cyclone V GX Starter Kit

Will be announced soon

2nd place

3x OCULUS QUEST 2 128GB

3x Cyclone V GX Starter Kit

Conference schedule will be announced soon

start1

08:45 – 09:00

Conference opening
Daniel Aronsson

09:00 – 09:45
Daniel Aronsson, Mathworks

"Fixing bugs early"
coffee

09:45 – 09:55

Short break
eat

12:20 – 13:00

Lunch break
announcement

14:15 – 14:35

Science clubs presentations

Meet our speakers

Frequently Asked Questions

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

It’s a 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? 

25th – 27th November , 2022 . Conference – online. Hackathon – Krakow Technology Park and online.

How many people should be in a Team? 

The Team should consist of 2-3 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. In field ‘Team name’ please type – looking for the team. 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 will Teams be judged?

Judging criteria will be described in separate documents. Details coming soon.  

What is the language of the contest? 

The Hackathon and Conference is in English.  

 

What should I prepare? 

Prepare your laptop, mobile phone, wearable computing devices and whatever technology inspires you. Check your Internet access. Make sure that you will feel comfortable during intense hacking. 
 

Do I have to stay the whole time during Hackathon? 
Competitors don’t have to stay overnight to be eligible to win, but we strongly encourage to stay the whole 22h. At least one team member must be present at the results presentation to show their Team’s work effects. 

What will be provided during Hackathon?  

1 FPGA board per Team, virtual machines with SW delivered by our Sponsors required to fill the tasks. There will also be Mentors who will help you in troubles. 

Will there be prizes? 

You bet!  

   

Where do Isign up? 

Registration for The Event will start soon.

Note, there are separate registration forms for Conference and 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. 

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:

Special thanks to all that helped us

Organizers

Sponsors

Patrons

Media partners