Join us for the first ever HackGT@UPC, bringing together
students from GeorgiaTech and the Facultat d’Informàtica de Barcelona.
24h of disrupting social accessibility in Barcelona with students,
mentors and companies from all around the globe.


Thursday 21st

13:00 Lunch 1
14:30 Hacker Registration
15:00 Presentation
16:00 Hacking begins!
16:00 Tech Talks
16:30 Tech Talks
20:00 Pizza Dinner

Friday 22nd

00:00 Night games
00:30 Midnight snacks
08:00 Breakfast
10:00 Hacking ends!
10:30 Hack presentations
13:15 Winners announced and closing speech
14:00 Lunch 2


For Elderly

As the proportion of the world’s population in the older ages continues to increase, the need for improved accessibility and usability becomes critical. With many challenges on the day to day (Vision, Hearing, Cognitive ability…) how can we make things better for
those we care about?

Via Sharing Economy

Peer-to-peer collaboration is gaining ground and changing the economics of the future, companies like Airbnb and Uber empower thousands to share their resources and earn a living. With the market expected to grow to $335bn by 2025 how can you lead the next round of innovation in
the cities of the future?

Via Public Spaces

Plazas, parks, centres, squares… Whatever you might call them, public spaces exist all over Barcelona providing access to “breathing room”, social gatherings, or maybe a spot to chat with a friend or for a quick bite to eat. Examples are endless. How might we hack/repurpose these locations for some new form of access?

Frequently asked Questions

What is a hackathon?

Hackathons are where thoughts become things, collaborating, coding and creating literally anything. Attendees work in teams of up to four people for twenty-four hours to create a hack, web, app, hardware or anything.

When is HackGT@UPC?

HackGT@UPC will start the morning of Thursday, July 21st and continue until the 22nd.

Do you have a code of conduct?

Yes. tl;dr: Be excellent to each other.

What if I don't have a team?

You need not to worry! Part of the fun of a hackathon is meeting new people. We will have time at the beginning of the event for everyone to meet and form teams. Everyone from first time to experienced hackers will find their perfect match.

What can I build?

Web, mobile, hardware, anything is on the table. Projects will be judged based on creativity, technical difficulty, polish, and usefulness by a panel of industry judges.

Where is it being held?

HackGT@UPC will take place in sunny Barcelona, Spain.

Who can attend?

Students from universities and high schools from all around the world.

How much does it cost?

HackGT@UPC is free for all accepted hackers. We will provide your WiFi, meals, swag, and workspace.

What should I bring?

All attendees must bring a valid ID for admission. Other common checklist items include: laptops, sleeping bags, chargers and toiletries. We strongly recommend comfy shoes and pants for the night :3

How big can teams be?

Teams of up to four are welcome. You can also hack solo if you want!

Want to sponsor?