Show the Craft in you!

28-30 May, 2021

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Do you want to join the biggest hackathon in Central-Eastern Europe this spring? Then do not hesitate! Apply to CraftHack and take home one of our prizes or even all of them - 5000 €.

CraftHack aims to bring together topics from CraftHub events into the biggest hackathon during spring. The tracks are inspired by the themes of Craft Conference which is the companion event of the hackathon and developers are welcome from all around the world.

About the event


Registered participants


Mentoring sessions


Submitted project



Treasure hunt

Solve our logic game, apply to the hackathon and win one of our 25 $ online Amazon or Media Markt gift cards!

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What’s our goal?

We are looking for innovative solutions that are realistic and sustainable. During the event, you’ll have to work on existing problems defined by our partners within 3 tracks that will be the followings:

Software development

The exact challenges will be published on the 26th of May.
So stay tuned and watch the website’s updates!


Registration period: 29 March - 26 May
Opening ceremony: 28 May

28 May 2021


  • 10.00 - Opening ceremony
  • 10.30 - Orientation workshop
  • 11.00 - 13.00 - Challenge introductions
  • 14.00 - 15.00 - Workshop
  • 14.00 - 20.00 - Mentoring sessions
  • 23.59 - First draft submission deadline

29 May 2021


  • 10.00 - 11.00 - Workshop
  • 10.00 - 18.00 - Mentoring sessions
  • 14.00 - 15.30 - Online teambuilding game
  • 20.00 - Second draft submission deadline

30 May 2021


  • 10.00 - Submission deadline
  • 10.30 - 13.30 - Evaluation for challenge and track winners
  • 14.00 - Challenge and track winners announcement
  • 15.00 - Live pitch of the track winner ideas
  • 16.30 - 17.00 - Grand winner and audience voting
  • 17.00 - Closing ceremony


CraftHack is going to have 4 types* of prizes

500 €

for the Challenge winners

500 €

for the winner of the Audience Award

1500 €

for Track winners

2500 €

for the Grand winner of the hackathon

*The exact and detailed evaluation methods can be found at the Game Rules part.


Draft submissions

  • For draft submission, you have to create a project in the JunctionApp in the CraftHack event, you can easily save this draft project without any completed description
  • When creating a draft project, it is enough for us if you only give a name to your project and choose the challenge you will work on
  • At the draft submission deadlines we would only like to see how many projects will be submitted on the different challenges

Final submission

To submit your project, please follow these steps:

  1. Create a 2 minute video pitch and upload it to YouTube (The video can have you talking, a live app demo (if you have one), some cool animation, etc... whatever fits best)
  2. Make a GitHub repo
  3. Link the YouTube video and the repo in your submission form

Please, make sure to follow these steps strictly otherwise we will not be able to evaluate your project.

As mentioned above we will have different types of winners by the end of the hackathon. The evaluations will have 2 rounds according to the following:

  1. First round from 10:30 am on Sunday:
    1. Challenge winners will be chosen by partners. Each partner will get a judging sheet filled out with the projects submitted to their challenge. We will have a challenge winner for each challenge. (For the judging criterias please scroll down to the FAQ part)
    2. The three Track winners will be defined by the Gavel algorithm in the JunctionApp. In this evaluation method only teams will be able to vote. (For more information about this algorithm, please scroll down to the FAQ part)
  2. Second round after the Live pitches on Sunday:
    1. The winner of the Audience Award will be chosen by the community which means that anyone can vote for their favorite project (even those who did not participate in the hackathon can vote). The voting will be managed with a poll and available after the pitches in the hackathon official Facebook event. In this evaluation all the teams can participate even then if they didn’t win for a challenge or a track
    2. And last but not least, the Grand winner will be selected from the track and challenge winners. After the live pitches, the voting will open and only registered teams and partners will be able to vote. Votes will be collected in two ways: from teams in JunctionApp by a final voting and from partners via a form

As mentioned above, we will announce different types of winners with precious prizes.

  • The challenge provider partners will provide a prize of 500 € for the teams, they selected as their Challenge winner
  • According to the teams voting via JunctionApp we will announce the Track winners who are going to win a prize of 1500 € (one by one) provided by the Track sponsors
  • The winner of the Audience award will be selected by the audience and will claim the prize of 500 € provided by CraftHub
  • And the grand prize, 2500 € will go to the Grand winner who will be chosen from the track and challenge winners by the teams and the partners. This prize will be also given by CraftHub


the main communication platform of the event where all the announcements will be communicated



will provide the place for the opening ceremony, workshops, panel discussion, live pitches and the closing ceremony. Invitations for the Hopin event will be sent out only to participants of the hackathon (like teams, partners and mentors)



is the official registration and submission platform for the teams. Also some of the evaluation processes will be organised here



it will be mainly for the mentors and teams. We will upload the mentors’ availabilities here and teams can book mentoring sessions to their chosen mentors on this platform

Why apply?

Network & community

Get connections to professional partners and other open minded innovators


Consult with product and business development experts and get valuable feedback on your solution


Develop the future of one of our most important industries with your idea


Brainstorm with your or other teams, gain experience and even take home the grand prize

We are seeking mainly for students and young professionals who have fresh ideas that could make a difference but are in need of financial or professional support. Nevertheless, if you are not a student anymore however you have an extraordinary idea, do not hesitate to apply!

Any innovators from around the world are welcome! Submit your solution for one of the challenges and help our partners overcome their obstacles!


A sprint-like event where participants team up and create solutions to real-life challenges in an intense period of time. Using creativity, technology and mentoring, the week results in prototypes, fresh new concepts and innovation.

CraftHack is an online hackathon looking for students, fresh graduates or early stage startuppers who are willing to solve our partners’ challenges in 48 hours.

  1. Find your teammates. Or apply solo, and ask to be added to a brand new team if you want. Lone wolves are also welcome.
  2. Register!
  3. Join us on the 28th May and start brainstorming.
  4. Work on your solution with your team via Slack.
  5. Feel free to request mentoring on your project from experts.
  6. Submit your project video by 10:00 on the 30th May.
  7. Take home your prize!

To submit your project create a 2 minute video pitch, upload it to YouTube and link it on the submission form, along with a GitHub repo. The video can have you talking, a live app demo (if you have one), some cool animation, etc... whatever fits best. Please observe these conditions strictly as in other cases we will unfortunately not be able to evaluate your project.

You can find information about this at the Game Rules part.

JunctionApp uses an algorithm named Gavel to judge projects. In this pairwise-comparison-based algorithm participants review each other’s projects. The system incorporates a lot of research on mathematical psychology along with fancy math, resulting in a fair and scalable reviewing system. The user is always given two projects to compare, asked to vote for the better one and compare the newer project to the next one (and so forth). This way, one doesn’t have to take in consideration what the absolute perfect, nor what the absolutely worst project would look like. It’s enough to decide the better one of the two that the system suggests. In addition, participants are naturally curious to understand why a certain project has won. Peer reviewing gives them the possibility to have an overlook of other projects and cast their vote for the winners.

The proposals will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:

  • 25% - Prototype
  • 20% - Feasibility
  • 20% - Impact/value
  • 20% - Innovativeness
  • 15% - Presentation

Please note that these are the suggested criteria and there may be changes in the percentages or aspects in the different challenges according to the partners' expectations.

As soon as we have the track and challenge winners, we will ask them to prepare for the live pitch. They will have to present their ideas in 4 minutes and after each pitch there will be a quick Q&A session. This part aims to provide a closer insight into these solutions. In the interest of having a fair selection, we only take into consideration the registered teams’ and the partners’ votes since they will have the most relevant opinion and insight into the projects.

  • Teams will have to go to JunctionApp where they will see the finalists and choose their favorite
  • And partners will get a voting form where they also have to give their favorite team’s name

We will announce the grand winner as a summarized result of both of these voting methods.

Yes, if a team selected by the partners as a challenge winner, and the community as a track winner, they will have the chance to also win the grand prize. In addition, since all projects participate in the audience voting, if they collect enough votes from the audience then they can take home the Audience Award too. Overall, it’s more than possible that a team will take home 5,000 €.

The winner of the Audience Award, as its name suggests, is chosen by the audience. Basically, anyone can vote here, whether it’s the long-unseen cousin from France or the kind neighbor next door. In addition, in the audience voting all the teams participate. So if you want to win this prize, then make sure to spread the word on Sunday and share the hackathon with your friends and family.

Yes, you can enter the hackathon for free.

The event’s language is English from start to finish, including the mentorings and the pitch sessions.

Please contact us at the email address below for any assistance or join our Slack workspace and we will help you out.

The event is held 100% online. We use an open Slack workspace as the main platform for communication, Junction App for the hackathon submissions and Hopin for the opening, closing ceremonies and additional programs of the event.

Just simply register via the Junction site and choose No when asked if you’re applying as a team.

You can have up to 5 or only 1 team member as you wish, it’s up to you. If you’re looking for brand new team members, head to Slack. The event is held 100% online. If you need additional help please contact someone from our team (e.g.: Vanda_organizer)

Through the website link that paces you to our registration platform.

As a team lead:

  1. Registering via the Junction site, choose Yes when asked if you’re applying as a team.
  2. Click the ☰ icon in the top left corner of the page and go to Team page.
  3. Click „Create a new team”.
  4. The platform will generate a unique team code. Send this to your team members using mail or any other method. It is not possible to share the code directly via Junction.

As a team member:

  1. Registering via the Junction site, choose Yes when asked if you’re applying as a team.
  2. Click the ☰ icon in the top left corner of the page and go to Team page.
  3. Insert the code to „Join an existing team”. If you haven’t received a code from your team lead, ask them to re-check these instructions.

It’s not possible to share through the Junction App, so please share the team code between all team members for example by email.

What is Craft?

Craft Conference is the companion event of CraftHack, an inclusive conference about software craft, presenting which tools, methods, and practices should be part of the toolbox of a modern developer and company.

The inspiring and professional Craft community began its journey in 2014, and it hasn’t stopped growing ever since. In 2019 Craft Conference was a huge success with over 2000 attendees, and we want to make sure you will have an even better virtual experience this year!

Craft Conference goes online in 2021, with 70 speakers, 6 stages, and many workshop opportunities!

If you submit a valid project in CraftHack, we offer you a special discount as well - 80% off your conference ticket!

For more details visit the website.









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Károly Varga

Károly Varga

Project owner
Viktória Bicskei

Viktória Bicskei

Marketing coordinator
Viktória Nánai

Viktória Nánai

Mercédesz Angyal

Mercédesz Angyal

Mentor and jury
Ágoston Horváth

Ágoston Horváth

Sponsor coordinator
Gergely Bihary

Gergely Bihary

Hackathon expert
Barbara Kocsó

Barbara Kocsó

Event designer