ETH Quantum Hackathon 2023

5th to 7th of May, ETH Zürich, Campus Hönggerberg

Are only 1s and 0s too boring for you? Have you always wanted to program a quantum computer? What about designing one? After last year’s outstanding launch of the ETH Quantum Hackathon, we are delighted to invite you for a weekend of hacking once more!

Join our international and multidisciplinary team of students in solving hardware and software challenges of quantum science, meet new like-minded people, network with industry representatives and win amazing prices! We start on Friday evening with a dinner, industry presentations and a welcome party. We hack from Saturday morning until Sunday lunch time, and end the event with project presentations and a prize ceremony. Optionally, you may join us for lunch, lab tours and an introductory quantum computing lecture on Friday afternoon. You will be able to pull an all-nighter from Saturday to Sunday, so bring your sleeping bags and camping mats in case you want to take a nap.

The event is beginner friendly, and students from all universities are welcome. There is a small participation fee of 10 CHF. Payment details will be sent out together with the confirmation emails after the registration deadline. During the event, food and drinks will be provided. Big thanks to IQM, Moody’s Analytics, Google Quantum AI and the ETH Quantum Center, for making this possible!

Location: ETH Hönggerberg Campus, Building HXE.
Address: Einsteinstrasse 4, 8049 Zürich, Switzerland.

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The registration is closed. The deadline ended on Sunday, 2nd of April, 23:59 CET. There are no spots available anymore and there is a waitlist already. If you could not get a spot, we hope to see you next year!


What skills are required?

In order to tackle the challenges, it will be helpful to understand basic linear algebra concepts and have some programming skills. If you do not have prior experience with Quantum Physics, we highly recommend attending the introductory lecture on Friday.

How large will the teams be?

The teams will consist of 4 students each. We highly recommend forming interdisciplinary teams with students from different universities. This is a great chance for getting to know new like-minded people!

How are the teams formed?

The teams have to register with all members on Friday night, 5th of May. There will be plenty of networking opportunities on Friday, so don’t worry if you don’t know anyone prior to the event.

When will the challenges be published?

The challenges will be presented on Friday afternoon, 5th of May. They will not be uploaded online beforehand.

Where do we sleep over the weekend?

For Friday night, we believe that we are able to accommodate everyone in one of the flats of ETH students. This will be moderated through the WhatsApp group for the event. Of course, you can also organize accommodation on your own if you prefer.

For Saturday night, we assume that most teams will hack through the whole night. But you can also have a nap at the venue if you prefer.

Please bring your sleeping mattress and sleeping bag in any case for both Friday and Saturday night.

Do you provide travel support?

Participants of the hackathon have to cover the travel costs on their own. In special situations, where participants are not able to participate in the event without support, we can provide some support. If you need support, you can contact us beforehand ( We will handle all reimbursements after the event. You can send us your receipts and bank details for that after the event.


There are parking lots on the ETH Hönggerberg Campus, directly next to the building where the Hackathon takes place. They cost 3 CHF/hour during the day (7am – 5pm) and 2 CHF/hour during the night. Their location is marked on this map.


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