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  1st to 3rd April 201

Do you love food and coding? Especially together? Want to find new ways to combine these two and at the same time shape the food industry with your ideas and creative digital products? Join us and 100 developers, designers and food experts at the first food hackathon in Germany at the Rainmaking Loft in Berlin, April 1-3. Presented by HackerStolz, we aim to let your ideas take shape and help to transform them into first digital prototypes that will inspire the food industry - all at one weekend of fun, food and code lines.

Food{hacks} is open to all individual developers, designers and food experts as well as teams up to five members. All participants need to bring their own laptops and software tools and we will provide you with  food, snacks, beverage, table-top space, power and wifi.


Ticket costs are EUR 20, HOWEVER, we will refund EUR 15 at the event registration. Attendees must bring their admission ticket (mobile or printed) and a photo ID for registration at the event. Note that all participants must compete on-site. Earliest date of registration by individuals and team members will be used to determine participation if the event is over-booked.

Sponsor inquiries

Sponsoring companies from food and technology are invited to submit their APIs or Challenges for developers to use for their food{hacks} projects. Sponsors will be asked to provide own awards for their challenge or the testing of their API. Please contact for further information. 


1. The event is open to registered participants of the event who are at least 18. Participants under the age of 18 should be registered and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian

2. Only entries from registered, eligible participants can be considered by the jury 


Teams need to submit on Sunday:

  • A functioning software application (mobile/web), web service, hardware prototype (that is connected through a service). 
  • A description of the concept for the Judges
  • The Code in a public git repository – with this we are able to see if any commits have been made after submission deadline.
  • A well thought through 2 minute Live-presentation on stage

Hackathon Sponsors


$9,200 in prizes

First Prize

The first prize of the hackathon

Second Prize

Third Prize

HelloFresh Data Challenge

HelloFresh API Challenge

Metro Challenge Prize

Lidl Challenge Prize

Imagga API Prize

Spoonacular API Prize

Some awesome headphones!

Lidl Challenge 2nd Prize

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

You need to register at eventbrite.


Nuno Simaria

Nuno Simaria
CTO HelloFresh

Rob Johnson

Rob Johnson
Managing Director / Techstars

Prof Dr. Tobias Scheffer

Prof Dr. Tobias Scheffer
Professor for Machine Learning, University of Potsdam

Michelle Tran

Michelle Tran
Head of Data Science Priori Data

Prof. Dr. Thomas Leich

Prof. Dr. Thomas Leich
Professor at the University of Applied Science Harz

Judging Criteria

  • Programming Quality
    The quality of code will be important.
  • Design Quality
    The quality of design will be important.
  • Business Potential
    Depending on the type of idea you have, the business potential will be important, aswell.
  • Communitation Quality
    We also care about how you communicate your concept to the crowd.
  • Challenge Participation
    You will get a bonus of 20% if you participated in one of our challenges.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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Hackathon sponsors

Title Sponsor
Challenge Sponsors
API Partners

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