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19 - 21 July 2019 Cyprus

The Comeback


The Venues

This year Hackcyprus is going beyond the expected with a throughout the island parallel hackathon.

Click the pins and find out where Hack{Cyprus}2019 will be happening!

Cyprus cities Hügge Coworking - Paphos The Business Bar Youth Makerspace Larnaca Venue Palia Agora Palouriotissas Girne Gençlik Merkezi (GiGEM) Venue Famagusta Culture and Congress Center Venue Venue

What to expect



250+ creative developers, designers and ideators

Limitless Hacking

40+ hours of hacking, designing, tinkering and making awesome things.

We provide

We'll provide food, drinks, energy, swag and internet.

You need

Bring your laptop, hardware, your creativity and skills and turn your ideas into bytes and pixels!


Part of

Hack{cyprus} hackathon 2019 is part of


Our Judges

Antigoni Mios - Proto.io
Operations Manager

Antigoni is the Operations Manager of Protoio Inc. She has more than 20 years of experience in software development, having worked for various industries throughout her career. Antigoni is an Agile enthusiast, enjoys facilitating retrospectives and is always on the lookout for new ways to improve existing processes.

Nearchos Paspallis
Associate Professor
UCLan Cyprus

Nearchos Paspallis is an Associate Professor at the University of Central Lancashire — Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus). He specializes in Mobile and Distributed Systems in the wider area of Software Engineering. Nearchos is the founder of Code Cyprus, a yearly event aiming to encourage high school students to learn programming apps .

Elena Georgiou Strouthos
Elena Georgiou
Cocoon Creations

Elena studied Computer Science at University of Cyprus and University of Manchester. She is the Co-Founder & CTO of Cocoon Creations, an award-winning agency focusing on mobile platforms design, development and consultation. Before founding Cocoon Creations, she worked for many years in the IT sector of the hospitality business. She is an executive Board Member of Cypriot Enterprise Link and served as the team lead for hack {cyprus}.

Maria Terzi
Post-Doc Researcher

Maria holds a PhD in machine learning and semantics from Lancaster University. She is a proud winner of two Google/RSA hackathons. She was a finalist Woman Techmaker Scholar in 2017 and has worked at Google as a Software Engineering Intern. She currently investigates how drone swarms can be used in emergency response at KIOS CoE, UCY.

Nicolas Kourtellis
Research Scientist
Telefonica Research, Barcelona

Nicolas holds a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of South Florida, USA (2012). He has done research @Yahoo Labs, USA & Telefonica Research, Spain, on online user behavior modeling and internet measurements of distributed systems, with 60+ published papers. Lately, he focuses on web transparency, user online privacy and exposing persona data leaks to advertising ecosystem in the post-GDPR era.

The Rules

  • Team size <= 5 people - Yes, 1 person teams are allowed.
  • Bring your idea, do not code it from home.
  • Push on a GitHub repository the code you will develop.
  • You can use any technology (hardware or software) along with any programming language.
  • University students are welcome.
  • You will have full ownership & IP of whatever you build.
  • You can design, sketch and conceptualise beforehand, but all code must be fresh.
  • To submit your idea, you must provide the GitHub repository link and a one minute video that demonstrates your implemented idea (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azep6YQy2Io).
  • The judges will watch the videos and select the winners for each city (CITY WINNERS), the Best Company Winners and the TOP 10 teams that will go to the finals!
  • If your team has been selected to the TOP 10, then you will present your hack again to your judges, this time over live video stream and you shall be ready to answer any questions they may have! The judges will then vote and the 6 City Winners, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd country winners as well as the Best Company Winners will be announced and awarded!

The Prizes

Country Winners

{001} Place
1500€ voucher from Bionic Electronics
{010} Place
Sphero BOLT App-Enabled Robot for each member of the team
{011} Place
3 Overflow annual licenses from Overflow.io

City Winners

{001} Nicosia
City winners medal
{001} Larnaka
City winners medal
{001} Limassol
City winners medal
{001} Paphos
City winners medal
{001} Kyrenia
City winners medal
{001} Famagusta
City winners medal

Best Company Award

Companies/Organizations/Institutions are encouraged to send teams to represent their technical prowess.

We have a best company award with a fancy trophy.


19th July - 21st July 2019

Hackathons are events where people compete to build interesting technical projects in just over 40 hours. People come together, form teams, brainstorm, share ideas, and help each other build awesome things. All skill levels are highly welcome, so don't be intimidated if you don't feel your coding is up to scratch.

Yes! Thanks to our amazing sponsors we will be offering meals, snacks and drinks to everyone.

Everyone is welcome! As long as you are ready to bring your awesome idea to life and follow our simple guidelines you are good to come!

The schedule can be found here.

You're welcome to make a team before the event, but loads of people come without a team. At the start of the event, we'll help everyone find a team. One of the best things about hackathons is meeting hackers from all over the country.

Hack{Cyprus} Hackathons is organised by the Cypriot Enterprise Link.