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!

Registration deadline is Sunday, 2nd of April, 23:59.

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

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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.

Where do we sleep over the weekend?

If you like, you can stay up all night and continue hacking. We also provide rooms where you can sleep or take a nap. So bring your sleeping bag and mattress. In addition to that, there are many participants from Zürich joining and we will create a WhatsApp group for all participants where students from Zürich can offer one or two students from another place to stay at their flat for one or two nights. We don’t moderate this group so you can decide on your own how many people you can host and if you want to host only other students with the same gender or if you don’t care. We encourage all students from Zürich to offer a stay at their place. This is a great chance to find new friends!

How do I travel to Zürich and are transportation costs reimbursed?

You have to organize your journey to Zürich on your own. On the WhatsApp group, you can check if other people from your city join the hackathon and you can coordinate your travel. We have limited funding and cannot fully reimburse travel costs. We will do our best to support you as much as possible. Since it is very hard to estimate the total travel costs of all participants, we cannot tell you in advance what absolute or relative amount we can support you with. You can hand in your receipts after the event and we will distribute our budget for travel reimbursements among all participants.


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