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FinTech & Blockchain Hackathon

5-7 October 2018


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Get hands-on at the annual Geek Girls Carrots two-day FinTech Hackathon for developers, graphic designers, programmers, application architects, social media specialists, system architects, and women with startup ideas.

We want to engage the participants in creating FinTech solutions – made by women – by competing in many different challenges provided by our partners and participants themselves. At the end of the "Hack like a Girl" hackathon, created results and prototypes will be rewarded and introduced to all conference attendees.



You will spend this weekend by hacking and building a product together with your team and support of the mentors. Your projects should be built from scratch.


No matter your expertise, you will learn something new there. Attendees range from newbies to seniors. Participants and mentors are here to cooperate and enjoy hacking.


It is not work! There will be plenty of time to relax, enjoy some cool music and coffee with amazing people. We’ll be providing healthy and tasty meals and sport classes to keep your mind, body, soul balanced while coding.





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Babette Wagner Axel Springer

Babette is a very experienced developer who has been working in the development of web applications for 10 years with a focus on Java backend. After she enjoyed the experience as a Hack like a Girl mentor in 2016 she is looking forward to participating again this year.

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Igor Schneider Cornelsen Verlag GmbH

Igor Schneider is originally from Croatia. In his home country he studied informatics and physics. Most of his experience was collected within the field of client development. He is most comfortable working in web. His hobbies are eating burger, angular and long walks along the beach.

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Marcel Tannhäuser Cornelsen Verlag GmbH

Marcel Tannhäuser did an apprenticeship 15 years ago to become an IT specialist and is a developer ever since. He also likes web or desktop GUIs and is mostly working where nothing is found except for stack trace and console. As a native Bielefelder his motto is: Geht nicht, gibt’s nicht (Nothing’s impossible). At least not when it’s possible to apply Java.


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Tim Adam

Tim Adam is the Rudolf-von-Bennigsen-Professor of Corporate Finance at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. His primary research interests lie in the areas of empirical corporate finance, especially corporate risk management, and financial intermediation. Current research projects focus on the use of performance pricing provisions in syndicated loans, the use of leverage by mutual funds, and capital market financing of SMEs in Germany.

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Daniel Lou 

Daniel is a technology strategist at SAP and is interested in all aspects of data management. He has worked on such topics for many years in various organizations, and had designed and led development of many data intensive applications for customers in Asia and Europe.

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Franziska Kleiner

I am the Social and Economic Justice Lead for ThoughtWorks Germany. My focus is connecting ThoughtWorks to active communities and engaging with people who are working towards a more just and prosperous world.

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Geek Girls Carrots Berlin

We are a Berlin chapter of the global organisation focused on connecting, learning and inspiring women in Tech and IT. We create community by organising meetings, workshops, and other events, which gather people to share their knowledge and experience. We bring together female admins, developers, designers, women with startup ideas, computer science students and many more.



If you are interested to be our sponsor, media partner or provide a public API with tutoring support, please send us an email!


// FRIDAY // 10/05/18

5:30 pm


6 pm

Welcome & Rules of HLAG

6:15 pm


6:45 pm

Introducing Challenges, Mentors & APIs

7:15 pm

Team Building & Idea Generation

8:30 pm

Begining of development

// SATURDAY // 10/06/18

8 am

Team Work & Breakfast

9 am


9:30 am

Start hacking!

12 pm


1:30 pm

Team Work

8 pm


// SUNDAY // 10/07/18

8 am

Team Work & Breakfast

10:30 am

Sport Session

12 pm


2:30 pm

Finish hacking & Soundcheck

3 pm

Final Pitch

6 pm

Awards Ceremony







What do I need to do to attend?

Please, register for the hackathon on Eventbrite. Since we want to make sure that those who register also show up, we kindly ask you for a deposit of 10€ via Eventbrite. The full amount will be transferred back to you after the Event.

What if I don’t have an idea or a team?

You shouldn’t be concerned about the lack of an idea or a team. We are organising a kick-off meeting 1 day before the Hackathon. During the meeting, you will be able to find out more about the projects, form a team of your own or join an existing one. You will also have a chance to chat with the members of the closed Facebook group that was created for the Hackathon.

Can non-developers also join the event?

Sure! We welcome various professions, like designers, product managers, marketing managers, data scientists, etc.

What kind of hackers are you looking for?

We are looking for all kind of IT creative and innovative people: software, hardware, mobile, web with any coding language. We search for friendly and enthusiastic people with a global perspective.

How much experience do I need?

Anyone is free to apply, but we focus mostly on people with some technical experience. The applicants will be evaluated fairly and with the use of multiple filters.

What is the official language of the Hackathon?

The official language of our event is English. Of course, you can also communicate in German but you should keep in mind the non-German speakers. Let’s make sure that no one feels left out.

What do I need to take with me?

First of all, try to come as well-rested as possible. You will need a clear mind and fresh ideas. Other than this, all you have to bring along is your laptop and a charger. We will take care of the rest.

Will I get to know the API and other participants before the event starts?

Yes, we will organise a kick-off meeting on Friday, one day before the event starts. This way all the participants will get to know each other. The API will be presented by mentors from each companies during venue.

Are there any prizes?

“Hack like a girl” is all about diversity, collaboration, meeting new friends and exchanging experience rather than about competition. Thus, prizes are not the focus, just a bonus. We will provide more detail on the sponsored prizes in the near future.

If you want to encourage more women to work in IT, why is it not a women-only hackathon?

We want to support women to be more present in the IT world. For that we want to encourage women to take on more jobs in IT and to encourage men who work beside them to be more supportive of that. In our opinion envolving men in this process is just as important as encouraging women!

Is there a code of conduct for the hackathon?

Sure, we want to ensure that everyone's opinion and work is respeted. All attendees, sponsors and mentors at the hackathon are required to agree with the following code of conduct. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody. Our hackathon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any parts of our events, including talks, workshops, Twitter and other online media. Attendees violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from this hackathon and/or any future meetups at the discretion of the organisers.


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Geek Girls Carrots Berlin is a chapter of the global organisation focused on connecting, learning and inspiring women in Tech and IT.

We create community by organising meetings, workshops, and other events, which gather people to share their knowledge and experience. We bring together female admins, developers, designers, women with startup ideas, computer science students and many more.


If you have any questions, please, write us!

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