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“ Get the chance to transform your idea into reality in just 24h!”

We started this project in 2015 because we wanted to prove that with a strong passion for technology and hard work, our awesome IT community can come up with the most innovative project ideas!

This October, we want to challenge you again!

For this 3rd edition we are expecting even more adventurous projects! We want you to explore any and every challenge you or your friends or family might face in your daily lives and come up with the most innovative solutions for those challenges, thus redefining our local reality.

If you believe in your team, you think your idea is innovative or you simply want to test your skills, you’re the right participant for this hackathon!

We will unleash this intense competition on October 27. For 24 hours, we challenge you to use your innovative ideas and technical skills to unlock these themes: 

1st challenge powered by MetroSystems: Smart shopping experience – what’s next after the Cash&Carry concept? Find an idea of  how would you see the retailing experience in the years to come. How would you see a better B2B shopping experience?

2nd challenge powered by Accenture: Women in Technology

We will announce shortly the 3rd theme and the prizes for each category!


Reasons to attend DevHacks

Great Mentors & Investors

This DevHacks will gather mentors from MetroSystems, Accenture, mentors like Cristian Orasanu, Cosmin Ochisor, Matei Dumitrescu, Robert Knapp, Sergiu Negut, guys from RoboChallenge, Symme3D and many others who will support you during your coding hours. Take into consideration that they can also like the idea and you can gain a long term supporter!

Gadgets and cool areas

So, we will bring along cool gadgets from Symme3D, Onyx Beacon and PC Garage will have a gaming area when you will need to relax a bit. Playwing will bring Raspberry Pi3, Webcam, 3 Smartphones, LEDs and most probably some google glasses and smartwatches.

The Hackathon with an impactful purpose
Will you be able to build something that is usable by the end of DevHacks. This is the real practice in using the ability to get rid of features quickly if you anticipate that it cannot be done by demo time.

Ability to learn as fast as you can
When you have multiple developers in the team with different skill sets, somebody has to learn a new language on the spot. Also this is a good reason to try something new (a new language/framework).

Working under limited time
You won’t get that much sleep. You need to code your ass off to get something done for the demo.

Prizes, fun, good food  & friends
Maybe the best combination. If you expect to make new friends, have fun and win the big prize, you will be likely satisfied with the result.

Are you ready to unlock this challenge?

Event Reviews


Marius Tanasoiu Java Senior Developer MetroSystems

Java Senior Developer. Domains of interest: Mobile App development, Software architecture.

Matei Dumitrescu Entrepreneur | Startup Advisor | Angel Investor TechAngels
Liviu Esanu Senior Java Developer MetroSystems

Senior Java Developer, with 9+ years of Java experience. His passions are AI, machine learning and competitive programming.

Aura Virgolici Manager MetroSystems

Manager, Passionate about Continuous Delivery & other DevOps techniques & processes.


Day 1 – Friday, October 27th
9:00 – 10:00 Participants’ arrival
10:00 – 12:00 Intro & team matching
12:00 Hackathon Start: announcing the challenges
12:00 – 13:00 Hack, hack, hack
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 18:00 Hack, hack, hack
19:00 – 20:30 Dinner
Hack through the night!

Day 2 – Saturday, October 28th
8:00 – 9:30 Breakfast
9:30 – 12:00 Hack, hack, hack
12:00 Hackathon End – Congratulations everyone!
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 16:00 Pitching session (If your demo doesn’t work, take us through the code of
what you did and show us what you’ve learned and what is your idea)
16:00 – 16:30 The jury will decide the winners
16:30 Announcing the winners

Last Year


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