#TLabsHACK — Blockchain Hackathon in Berlin

19th of January to 20th of January 2019

Hello fellow hackers!

The Blockchain Society together with Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T- Labs) presents the #T-LabsHACK! A 32-hour Identity & Blockchain Hackathon and Learnathon to learn and develop blockchain solutions.

This is the follow up T-Labs Hack Session, with the first one taking place in Seattle, this one is happening in the capital of Germany: Berlin!

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Where: Hub:raum Café, Winterfeldstr 21, 10781 Berlin
19th to 20th January 2019

What is the #T-LabsHACK you may ask? Well, with the increasing popularity of blockchain technology in the industry today, there comes a desire to always be ahead of the curve; with this event, we will bring you up to speed on some of the hottest tech to hit the blockchain space, which you can then use directly in your Hackathon projects to win great prizes!
A Learnathon will also be included with a workshop that will introduce hashstaX. To get some impressions about the work of the Blockchain team at T-Labs and learn more about hashstaX check out this video.

The hackathon will be held at hub:raum Café, Winterfeldstraße 21, 10781 Berlin.

The amount charged for the hackathon is to encourage attendees to show up on the day of the event. This amount can be refunded on request once you are at the event.
See more details on DevPost. Prizes are too be announced soon!


We suggest teams of no more than 4–5 individuals. You can organize teams prior to the event, and we will be helping teams coordinate team formation on the day of.


We know some rules are meant to be broken, but you should probably (definitely) stick by these:

1. Fresh Code — We all start coding at the same time. It’s cool to work on designs beforehand, digital mockups, open source frameworks, and anything else available to everyone, but keep things within fair limits.

2. Code Review — Winning teams may be subject to a code-review at some point following the event or immediately before winning. This is to ensure that all code used is in fact fresh.

3. Ownership and IP — You own your IP and whatever you create. Simple as that.

4. Team Size — No more than five people.

5. Submissions — You’ll receive an email with instructions on how to do just that. More information will be given at the event.

6. Demos — You’ll demo the functionality of your project and talk through your idea. You’ll receive an email with instructions on how to do just that, more information will be given at the event.


The Hackathon projects will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Technical Deployment — 25%
  • Consumer Centric — 25%
  • Usefulness — 25%
  • Innovation — 25%

Judges Include:

John Calian is a Senior Vice President at Deutsche Telekom AG and Head of the Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs) in Berlin, a group of over 300 experts & scientists (+ entrepreneurs) from a variety of disciplines, from more than 25 nations all working together at T-Labs. Additionally, John co-founded and leads all product development for the T-Labs Blockchain Group, a team dedicated to decentralization research and development. In this dual role, John is responsible for developing and leading innovation topics, including blockchain strategies and initiatives, machine learning techniques and customer experiences, for Deutsche Telekom and its partners. Prior to joining T-Labs, John held numerous technology leadership roles and was the founder and COO of multiple startup software firms in the Seattle area. Mr. Calian holds an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Washington.

Event Schedule

Saturday January 19th

8:30 am: Registration & team formation, breakfast

9:30 am: Opening remarks from T-Labs

10:00 am: Opening remarks from the Blockchain Society

10:15 am: Introduction to hashstaX Workshop

11:30 am: Lunch

12:45 am: Workshop with a partner

1:45 pm: Workshop with a partner

2:45 pm: Hackathon rules, team formation, challenge overview

3:15 pm: Start of Hackathon

7:00 pm: Dinner

Hacking will continue overnight! (Attendees may choose to stay over and hack or go home to sleep)

Sunday January 20th

9:00 am: Breakfast

12:00 pm: Lunch with judges

3:00 pm: Conclusion of Hackathon & submissions on DevPost

3:15 pm: Presentations & judging

4:30 pm: Winner selection & final remarks by T-Labs

4:45 pm: Optional networking

6:00 pm: Closure

Come out and hack! We are looking forward to seeing you!

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