Technology Festival 2.0

09. - 10. November 2024 | Salzburg, Austria

proudly presents:

The biggest Tourism Hackathon in Europe is back!

This year we push technology to the next level and have great vibes along the way - join us and learn all about tourism at the biggest food fair in Austria. Expect great food, a great environment and a vibrant community.

  • Hack into Tourism with experts from the field
  • Great Prizepool for full creativity and many topics
  • New algorithm for fair judging and feedback for you
  • Awesome people and great vibes to hang out with

All of this directly at the biggest food fair in Austria, the "Alles fΓΌr den Gast" in Salzburg. Apply now to secure a spot! (as a team or individual)

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24hs, one competition, lots of prizesCome by and challenge yourself

This year we will return to the roots. One competition provides you with a couple of challenges (🀫 still secret). You will select a challenge and will compete for the main prizes. Additionally extra prizes can independently be won.

Challenge #1


Challenge #2


Challenge #3


Challenge #4


πŸ“ˆ Data Visualisation Prize

Prize for the best display of data while solving a challenge.

πŸ₯½ Virtual Reality Prize

Cooles VR experience for one of the challenges.

πŸ“‘ Technical Excellence

A team that has done something extraordinary with technology.

🀲 Open Source & Data

The prize for the best looking open source repository created for solving a project.

πŸ—½ Against the Odds Prize

The best performing team in a challenge that isn't popular.

🐝 Audience Darling

Audience vote for the best team.

🏞️ AI Foto Prize

AI technologies allow fotorealistic images to be generated from text. The challenge is to create awesome images that compete with traditional fotos.

Partners & SponsorsWe are excited to host you!

This event is a collaborative project and a developer centric event made possible by our partners and sponsors.

Main Partners

Challenge Partners

Community Partners

Participants.You are welcome!

Participants are students, employees, freelancers, experimenters. Different perspectives help creating new ideas. We are an inclusive event welcoming all cultures, genders, ages and backgrounds. Participation is free and open to everyone – registration & confirmation necessary.


Programmers & Data people

Marketing & Visual people

Team Players

Hands on Girls&Guys&Inbetween

Makers & Creatives

Prizes, prizes, prizes...Participate in the great prizepool

There is a 1st, 2nd and 3rd that split most of the prize pool. Additionally there will be prizes for exceptional solutions.

  • Overall Prizepool

    € 10.000 + Extra Profits
  • Additional Prizes

    Data Visualisation
    AI Foto
  • Β 

    Best Open Source Project
    Advanced Technology
    Social Media Tombola

Aftermath possibilities

We encourage teams and partners to continue working on the projects. The potential will be individually evaluated. Partners have a variety of possibilities for participants in place like budget, job offers, master topics or internship opportunities. The event is a great opportunity to get in touch with the industry.

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Prizes: Trip to Japan πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅Music & AI Hackathon 2025

This year we will invest the profits of this event to support the winner teams going to the Music & AI Hackathon in Nara, Japan as part of the Austrian activities at the world expo.

Read about the Hackathon

Agenda.2days, 24hs, full weekend

Saturday, 09.11.2024

09:00Opening & Registration
10:00Official Greeting, Presentation of Format, Rules and Constraints
11:00Challenge Selection, Formation of Teams and Ideation Start
13:00Official Festival Start
21:00Night Hacking

Sunday, 10.11.2024

10:00Pitch Training with Trainer
13:00Project Submission
16:00Winner announcement
17:00Dinner, Drinks & Networking

Location & ExperienceDirectly at the "Alles fΓΌr den GAST" Fair

"Alles fΓΌr den GAST" is Austria’s leading fair on gastronomy and the hotel industry including food and tourism. Learn about the industry from the players in this field, test your solutions with potential users, and enjoy Salzburg and Austria from its tasteful side.

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"Alles fΓΌr den Gast" Salzburg, Austria
Exhibition hall 10 Floor 1

Am Messezentrum 1, 5020 Salzburg

Great food and the possibility to stay overnight is given.
Tickets for the "Alles fΓΌr den Gast" are included.
Find out more about the fair:

FAQs.Any more questions?

It is always an exciting time when participating at a hackathon or any other stream. No matter if you a frequent participant, a curious one or an absolutely newbie - do you have any questions? We've got you covered!

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This Event is part of the change tourism austria initiative

Change Tourism Austria is a platform for tourism professionals who want to shape the future of tourism in Austria. Learn more about Change Tourism Austria