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Hackathon Results

1st place


2nd place

SeCom Team​

3rd place

Digi Space​

4th place

Plus Ultra​

Congratulations to the winners!

Complete final results can be found HERE.


Enrollment closes on:

March 26, 2023
11:59 PM CET

The Hackathon begins in:
Lights, Camera, Hack!

Team Film Competition

Teams, it’s time to show off your creativity!

Submit a short film, no longer than 1 minute, showcasing your amazing team and get ready to compete against other talented participants! The film should be in English or have English subtitles, and any multimedia device may be used to create it.

Make sure to follow the guidelines and submit your entry by April 21, 2023, 8:00 PM, CET
Remember that only one entry per team is allowed.
The independent jury will judge the works based on criteria such as originality, compliance with the competition topic, and artistic value.

The full Rules and Guidelines can be found under this LINK.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Attention Mars Explorers!
About the Event

FPGA is our passion

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

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

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.

Hackathon: April 22-23, 2023

What are you fighting for?

In addition to the enormous knowledge you gain, we guarantee great fun with FPGA enthusiasts, just like You! Don’t forget about material prizes from our sponsors and event partners.

Here is a sneak peek of the amazing awards waiting for the best Teams.
There is one item prepared per each Team Member.

1st place

Electric Scooter DUCATI Pro III 2022 

2nd place


3rd place

SONY WH-1000XM5B ANC Black

Additional prizes

But wait, there is more!… We have 2 bonus tournaments during the Hackathon for those who will participate stationary at the KPT site.

Only the winner of each competition will be rewarded with an awesome gift.

More information on the tournaments’ rules will be provided on the day of the Hackathon and on the Discord server. 

Beat Saber (VR) Prize

Wireless Mouse LOGITECH G305 LightSpeed

Mars Fever (PC) Prize

Hybrid Keyboard RAZOR ORNATA V3 RGB

Where are we competing?

The fourth edition of the FPGA Hackathon is organized in a hybrid manner.
You can participate in two ways:

  • Stationary  –  visit us in Krakow Technology Park
  • Online         –  join us from all around the world 
We are looking forward to meeting you all! 
Hackathon Schedule


Hackathon Schedule
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the FPGA Hackathon – Hack into Mars? 
It’s a social coding contest where FPGA developers collaborate to solve given tasks and compete for prizes. This Event is also a great networking opportunity! 


Who is this Event for? 

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 is free of charge. 


When and where? 

April 22-23, 2023 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 have a team fill the registration form and select the appropriate option. We will find you a team depending on possibilities.

What should we do when one of our Team Members will not be able to participate in the Hackathon? Can the rest of our Team still participate? 

Yes, you can still participate in smaller team, but you have to inform Organizers about every personal changes in your team.


How to register other Team Members?
Everyone must sign up separately. If you have a team every Member must provide the same ‘team name’ in the appropriate field in the registration form.



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 on Hackathon start day during the Event.

What is the language of the contest? 

The Hackathon is held 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 24h. 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.
At the in-person Event Organizers will provide many attractions. Check it out in ABOUT section.

Will there be prizes? 

There will be amazing prizes for winners. You can check it “here”.  There will be also many gadgets for EVERY participant. For remote Participants packages will be sent to the address provided by Participants after the Event.

Where do Isign up? 

Registration links are available on the Events’ website. Remember about deadlines!


What if I have more questions? 

Email us and let us know how we can help. You can also find more details in 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




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Hackathon vol.4


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Hackathon game - TODO

Download here: – Dysk Google

Mars Impact is a type of arcade game that gives several minutes of intense gameplay. We control a spaceship traveling through hostile territory, we must destroy hostile ships that hinder our access to Mars.

Game controls:

  •  “AWSD” – ship directions
  •  Space bar – shoot from the ship

Powerups while playing:

  •  ammo – increasing weapon level (max level 5)
  •  heart – health renewal by 1 point
  •  human – acceleration of the ship’s movement for 3 seconds
  •  shield – protects you from losing one damage

The goal of the game is to score as many points as possible while passing 5 waves of enemies. The results are available on the scoreboard. 

Have fun!

Conference Schedule

Friday - November 25, 2022


09:40 AM – 9:50 AM CEST

Coffee Break

08:45 AM – 09:00 AM CET

Conference Opening

09:00 AM – 09:40 AM CET
Michał Kuklewski
Thales Alenia Space

FPGAs in Space Communication for Dummies

12:20 PM – 1:15 PM CET

Lunch Break

3:40 PM – 4:35 PM CET
Dimitri Hamidi

Integrated Workflows for Deploying
Deep Neural Networks on FPGAs

5:30 PM – 5:45 PM CET

Conference Closure