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ÖW Logoproudly presents:

Technology Festival

11. November 2023 | Salzburg, Austria 🇦🇹

24hs, 4 streamsBiggest Tourism Hackathon in Europe

This year we will do it differently. We have 4 streams in parallel. Participants can compete with 4 seperate judging methods, seperate prizepools and meet great people along the way.

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Customer Centric Application

Developing Tourism Applications for Guests and Locals to improve their experience in Austria. The challenge is to create a service or application, that is a useful tool for visitors all around the world.

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Data Visualisation

Different datasets from the Austrian tourism industry should be visualized in creative ways and allow a better understanding of Tourism in Austria.

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Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality in tourism is a hot topic. The challenge is to create a VR experience representing Austrian tourism in an innovative way.

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AI Foto

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

Hack the system in so many ways...A new type of Hackathon

This year we want to push technology to a next level and have a great event experience along the way. We will do our best to create a memorable event for everyone. Expect great food, great environment and a vibrant community.

  • Different Prizes for each stream
  • Different Judging for each stream
  • Participation is free and open to everyone
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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

Data 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

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

"Alles für 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 für 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 für den Gast" are included.
Find out more about the fair: gastmesse.at

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

Each Stream will have its own prizes. Additionally there will be prizes accross all streams for exceptional solutions.

  • Overall Prizepool

    + € 10.000,-
  • Prizes for Streams

    Customer Centric Applications
    Data Visualisation
    AI Foto
  • Additional Prizes for

    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.

Agenda.2days, 24hs, full weekend

Saturday, 11.11.2023

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

Sunday, 12.11.2023

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

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!

FAQsDiscord Server