About the Hackathon

The HACKATHON STUTTGART is a unique Hackathon exclusively located in Stuttgart (Schwabenländle) and organized by logicline. In 2012 was the first edition of this event in the Stuttgart Region. Since then 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 2019: FinTECH and Blockchain!

What is a Hackathon?

The term „Hackathon“ was used for the first time in Canada 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.

Nowadays hackathons 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


The HACKATHON STUTTGART 2019 will start on friday 25th october at 5pm and will stop on sunday 27th october after 48 hours at 5pm with a networking conclusion for all hackers, sponsors and visitors who want to connect. 


Robert Bosch GmbH – Dennis Boecker

As Global Lead IT Innovation, Dennis Boecker is responsible for the global IT innovation team that fosters the IoT initiative within Bosch. Within this role, Dennis oversees the Global Connectory network. The Connectory locations (Chicago, Guadalajara, Curitiba, Shanghai, Stuttgart, London) are co-creation spaces that bring together startups, universities, civic partners and other corporate partners to drive IoT business models and aims to establish a strong IoT ecosystem for the respective regional community and beyond.

„I am excited to join the Stuttgart Hackathon as a jury member to connect with the local ecosystem.“

FESTO – Mario Bader

Mario Bader has been with Festo for 25 years and is Head of the Hardware Development Processes department.

He started at Festo as a development engineer and then became Head of Advanced Development in our Business Unit Process Automation. In the further course of his career, he became Head of Development Electronic Systems in the Business Unit Process Automation.

He is happy to be a member of the jury at the Hackathon in Stuttgart for the first time this year!

„I am very excited about this year’s results and look forward to getting to know the hackers!“

logicline – Matthias Ulrich 

Matthias Ulrich is acting for over 15 years as a senior software architect, projext 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 field of SOA, Cloud and Mobile Apps.

He already attended the past 5 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“

Lenze – Antonino Messina

Antonino Messina is Key Account Manager. He has more than 10 years of experience in automation and drive technology. The focus is on consulting on automation solutions for big machine builder in southern Germany and, moreover, he’s an expert at Lenze on questions concerning the digital transformation of machines.

As jury member at the Hackathon in Stuttgart, he’s looking forward to innovative approaches and is honored to represent Lenze.

„If you want to differentiate yourself from others, you have to think “out-of-the-box”“

Porsche AG – Matthias Falkenberg

A long time ago in a … Matthias started his career at IBM. His path included roles as IT consultant, software engineer, tech lead, and team lead. After more than a decade, he decided to join Porsche as an IT project leader. At Porsche, he is building a software platform for mobility and connected car services.

His free time revolves around cars, sports, travelling, IoT and model making. At various hackathons, he contributed to the success of his teams. With his fellow hackers, he even scored a sponsor challenge at the Hackathon Stuttgart 2018.

„If this year’s participants feel encouraged to be real makers, we will accomplish something great!“

Stuttgart Airport – Florian Frech

Florian is a business computer science specialist and works as webmaster and project manager at Stuttgart Airport.

This includes the responsibility for the IT infrastructure of the websites and connected IT services as well as the planning and implementation of online projects.

Furthermore he deals with new and innovative technologies in order to examine their application possibilities for the airport.

„I look forward to dedicated participants and interesting results.“

Stuttgart Financial – Dr. Julius Tennert

Julius is project manager for FinTechs and startups at Stuttgart Financial. Stuttgart Financial is the financial center initiative in Stuttgart.

Julius is designing a  FinTech and InsurTech ecosystem in Stuttgart.

He is visionary about digital finance and is developing tokenized funding solutions for startups together with Boerse Stuttgart Group.

„Hackathon Stuttgart is a fantastic platform to think out of the box.“




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 will also 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.