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Registration is closed for 2022

Details of CraftHack 2023 are coming soon, the rest of the website contains information of our latest CraftHack.

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 5000 €.

This year CraftHack aims to present specific challenges that are provided by our partners. The challenges won't be devided into different topics but are going to be thrilling and intriguing. In addition, for this hybrid event developers will be welcomed from all around the world both offline and online.

This year's numbers


registered participants


hours of mentoring


submitted project



Check out the after movie of this year's CraftHack!

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.

One of the essential parts of a hackathon is the timing of the challenge publication. In the name of hackathon spirit, we are sharing the challenges a few days prior the event, so every attendee has equal time to choose one and come up with an innovative solution.

So if you do not wanna miss them, stay tuned and watch the website’s updates!



Online participants: 11 March - 4 May
Offline participants: 11 March - 18 April

6 May 2022


  • 17.00 - Opening ceremony
  • 17.30 - Challenge introductions
  • 19.00 - 23.00 - Mentoring sessions
  • 23.59 - First draft submission deadline

7 May 2022


  • 10.00 - Workshop / team building game
  • 10.30 - 18.00 - Mentoring sessions
  • 16.00 - Workshop / team building game
  • 20.00 - Second draft submission deadline

8 May 2022


  • 10.00 - Final submission deadline
  • 10.30 - 13.30 - Evaluation period for the jury and community
  • 14.00 - Announcement of challenge and community winners
  • 15.00 - Live pitch and closing ceremony


CraftHack is going to have 3 types* of prizes

500 €

for the Audience Award winner

1,500 - 2,000 €

for the Challenge winners

3000 €

for the Grand winner of the hackathon

Challenge winners and the grand winner will be also invited to the Craft Conference when they can introduce their hackathon project with a 4-5 minutes pitch in front of many representatives from investor or multinational companies.

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


In 2022 CraftHack will mix the benefits of an online hackathon and an offline event. Hybrid format means, that participants can choose how they would like to attend the event. Anyone from around the world can join in online using our online platforms, but you can also choose to attend the in-person event in Budapest.

During your registration on JunctionApp you can select your preferred way of attendance. Select offline or online depending on you preference. Please note, that registering for the offline hackathon does not guarantee your participation at the event in person, beacuse of the limited amount of space at the venue! However, even if you are not selected as a confirmed offline participant, you can still take part in the competition online. Online participation does not require confirmation from the organizers

If you select offline participation as your preferred way of attendance, you will get a confirmation or a denial email with all the needed information from the organizers until the 18th of April. If you do not recieve an email until then, contact the organizers via Slack.

The hackathon will be organized in Budapest and the exact address will be shared with the offline participants a few weeks before the event. However please note that there won't be proper sleeping opportunities at the place (maybe some bean bags) and for refreshing you will be only able to use the restrooms.

Although CraftHub cannot cover any of your traveling or accommodational expenses, we will hook you up with food during the hackathon, strong internet connection, comfortable tables and seats and a lot of that infallible hackathon spirit!

For having an unforgettable experience do not forget about the most important things to bring with you to the venue, like your laptop, its charger and some change clothes.

Due to the continuously changing COVID situation, we are going to keep up to date this section and also inform our offline participants about the current regulations regarding the participation at the venue.


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
  4. For safety's sake, double check that your project is in a Final status (not Draft) in JunctionApp

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

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. The exact evaluation criterias will be found in the challenge descriptions.
    2. In the meantime, while the partners are evaluating, teams can also vote for each other’s projects on the JunctionApp with the Gavel algorithm. At the end of this voting, those teams who got the most votes in their challenge will be chosen into the finalists. (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 selected 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 will be available after the pitches in the hackathon’s official Facebook event. In this evaluation all the teams who submitted a valid project that meets the requirements can participate even if they didn’t win a challenge.
    2. And finally, the Grand winner will be selected from the challenge winners chosen by the partners and the teams who got the most votes in JunctionApp by the community in each challenge. After the live pitches, the final evaluation will open, and only registered teams and partners (including mentors and jury) will be able to vote. Votes will be collected in two ways: from teams in JunctionApp by final voting and from partners via form.

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

  • The challenge partners will provide a prize of 1,500 – 2,000 € for the teams they selected as their Challenge winner
  • 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, 3,000 € will go to the Grand winner who will be chosen from the finalists by the teams and the partners.

In addition, the challenge winners and the grand winner will be also invited to the Craft Conference when they can introduce their hackathon project with a 4-5 minutes pitch in front of many representatives from investor or multinational companies.

For those, who will participate in the hackathon online, we will use the following platforms so they won’t miss any important information.


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


Facebook page of CraftHub

will provide the place for the opening ceremony, live pitches and the closing ceremony for those who will attend online. To not miss these happening during the weekend, follow our Facebook page.



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!

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 returns in-person in 2022, with 6 stages, more than 65 speakers and many workshop opportunities!

For more details visit the website.







Károly Varga

Károly Varga

Project owner
Viktória Bicskei

Viktória Bicskei

Marketing coordinator
Viktória Bicskei

Bianka Borbély

Communication &
scouting coordinator
Viktória Bicskei

Réka Berkesi

Operation and
event Coordinator
Viktória Bicskei

Renáta Varga

Mentor, jury &
volunteer Coordinator
Viktória Bicskei

Marcell Maráczi

Partnership specialist
Viktória Bicskei

Vivien Simon

Account manager
Gergely Bihary

Gergely Bihary

Hackathon expert