About the Hackathon

The HACKATHON STUTTGART is a unique Hackathon exclusively located in Stuttgart (Schwabenländle) and organized by logicline. Since its 1st edition in 2012, IT developers, programmers, engineers, graphic and web designers and more software fans are participating with one goal: to develop usable software within 48 hours using provided platforms and targeting a special user group. The focus is on the buzzwords Cloud, Mobile and the Internet of Things (IoT), and new in 2018: FinTECH and Blockchain!

What is a Hackathon?

The term „Hackathon“ was used for the first time in Kanada and USA in the late 90ies. It is composed of the components „Hacking“ and „Marathon“. Thereby the usage of the term „Hacking“ is meant playful and does not refer to criminal cyber activities. In the center of interest there rather is the innovative handling of challenges which are solved by creative programs.

Hackathons bring together people from across the business to force different ways of working a problem. During a Hackathon it-developers, programmers, graph & web designers and other software fans are working together intensively and under time-pressure hands-on projects. The goal is to develop a usable software for a certain target group.

Hackathons nowadays can play a valuable role in accelerating the digital transformation of large organizations. Speed and agility are today central to driving business value making hackathons a valuable tool for accelerating organizational change. The practical, hands-on nature of hackathons allows large, established organizations to feel what the future can be like in a way that is both exciting and reassuring.

What’s the topic?

Make use of cloud computing platforms, web services and open data. One example is the Salesforce Platform with Heroku. It allows you to develop scalable and integrated apps much faster. We’ll provide guidance and a quick-start.

Develop mobile apps for the platform you like. Do it native or make use of one of the mobile app frameworks. We’ll provide templates for Heroku and AngularJS or for Salesforce1. But you’re free in what you use.

Connect all the things around! We’ll give you the platforms to easily connect to different gadgets, cars, devices, etc. Just use an API and focus on your idea!

Technology meets Finance! Think outside the box and unlock the disruptive power of new technologies such as Blockchain to develop innovative financial applications for cross-industry use cases.

Technologies to work with



Benjamin Müller – ADAMOS

Benjamin Müller drives the technical topics for ADAMOS and has a broad, customer centric experience in the field of industrial IoT. He is recognized as a technical evangelist, from platform building to sales and pre-sales activities.

In addition to his experience as a Solution Engineer, he has been involved in large integration projects as an IT consultant for several years. As a mentor, Benjamin Müller has already prepared and supported the past two ADAMOS Hackathons. He is especially looking forward to the Stuttgart Hackathon, as it will provide creative solutions in an interdisciplinary manner with a variety of technologies.


Nico Kreinberger has several years of experience in new and innovative technologies as Project Leader. Before joining Bosch he was working on agile software development processes, open innovation approaches and new business models for creative industries.

Since 4 years he’s part of the Corporate Sector Information Systems and Services of Robert Bosch GmbH where his main focus is Personnel Marketing and Talent Management for the Corporate IT. During the last years he was involved in several internal and external hackathons and open innovation challenges in Europe. He’s very happy to join us again as a member of our jury.


Thomas Stauß – Festo AG & Co. KG

Software architecture and development is the passion of Thomas Stauß. Within the past 10 years he explored and created different desktop, mobile, web/cloud and platform solutions in the area of industry automation.

Currently he is responsible for the software development of digital products and services in the context of Digital Business at Festo. That includes cloud based SaaS solutions as well as IIoT platform development and integration.

„With great interest and anticipation I’m looking forward to the creative and smart ideas of the Hackathon participants.“


Jens Attumalil – Manager Digital Customer Application department at Kärcher

Jens Attumalil, Manager in the department for Digital Customer Applications at Alfred-Kärcher SE und Co. KG with the focus on rollouts of the customer centred applications.

In the years before he gathered international experiences within IT Business Relationship Management, Software development and IT Infrastructure Mgmt.

He holds a Diploma in Medical Informatics from the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg.


Hartmut Klein – sales leader region west

Hartmut Klein has more than 20 years of experience in the industry automation business.

He started in software engineering and was, among others, head of knowledge management.

Currently he’s responsible for sales as head of region southwest and authorized officer of Lenze Vertrieb GmbH.

Digital service is the key factor to be successful in industry automation – this is the challenge we are facing right now.

Matthias Ulrich – logicline

Matthias Ulrich is acting for over 15 years as senior software architect, project manager and coach for various customers and industries. Additionally he’s supporting in the realization of technical complex IT-projects. At logicline he’s CTO and also responsible for HR and the growth and development of our competences in the fields of SOA, Cloud and Mobile Apps.

He already attended the past 4 Hackathons Stuttgart and at the Hackathon Stuttgart 14 „Hack for Culture“ he was Mentor from logicline side. Every year it’s a good experience, he said, and he’s proud to be on board this year in the jury again.

I’m really curious about the ideas and results.“

Stuttgart Financial

Marc Melhorn – Director Stuttgart Financial

Dr. Marc Mehlhorn, Director of Stuttgart Financial and located at Stock Exchange Stuttgart with the focus on the financial cluster in Stuttgart and corporate finance of startups.

Before working at Stock Exchange Stuttgart he did his PhD in the area of marketmicrostructure and capital markets.

He holds a Diploma in Economics from University of Bayreuth and University of Chile in Santiago de Chile.




for the best solution idea overall




for the best team presentation 




for the best app and prototype



the audience votes for the best project



best usage of the sponsors devices / services


Will there be 24/7 hacking?

Yes, there will be the possibility of 24/7 hacking.
We organized it especially for YOU! You can stay in the location during the night and if you need a nap we also will offer enough bean bags for you.

You need a place to stay?

For all Hackers who prefer a real bed and need a place to stay during friday and saturday night we searched for nearby Ho(s)tels and found the following for you:

We wish an enjoyable stay!

Equipment to take with?

Bring your own notebook or Macbook and what you need to develop. Don’t forget the stuff you need for your own wellbeing and a lot of fun and enthusiasm!

Organization Team

The world is moving – so is technology. In relation to business and digitalization a huge change is rolling and we are part of it! As a community we want to implement digital business have fun and learn new technologies and use cases.
Our HACKATHON STUTTGART Team is part of logicline – an IT services company located in Sindelfingen. The initial idea and realization was born in 2012 from logicline’s subsidiary company softSCIENCE. Since then the HACKATHON STUTTGART took place every year with different topics.