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SEM Hackathon

Come together SEM students

May 5th, 6th and 7th - Lindholmen Campus

Welcome to the 1st SEM Hackthon

Hej hej and welcome! The SEM Hackathon is organized by the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg.

As the end of the semester approaches, we want students to play around with the topics explored in their courses, by developing apps and practice the ultimate agile development experience ;). This semester, our Hackathon is inspired by music.

We challenge our students to come up with creative solutions using data from the most important musical competitions in Sweden:


Photographer: João Felipe da Silva Ouriques

The event begins..

... with an awesome group of adventurers ...

... and brainstorming ...

... of several ideas,

lots of them.

Second day begins with great food for our participants ...

... and an ACTUAL elevator pitch for the teams.

Then begin the presentations and evaluation of apps...

... with great prizes for all participants, and especially for winners.

Congratulations to group 12 Points, winners of the I SEM Hackathon.

Can we count on you?


Imed Hammouda

Associate Professor, Chalmers & GU

Francisco Gomes

Assistant Professor, Chalmers & GU

Suzana Plancak

Study Counsellor

Daiva Brazauskaite

Vice-Chairman of Göta Studentkår IT-Section

Anneli Andersson

Communications Officer

Dimitris PLatis

Software Engineer at Delhi Automotive

Simon Poulding

Assistant Professor, BTH

João Felipe Silva Ouriques

PhD Candidate

Marko Stanoevich


Samer Darknache


Terms and conditions

IMPORTANT: By registering your participation you agree to the terms and conditions presented below.

This hackathon follows the academic moral, ethics and decency standards. Responsible behaviour is expected. Read below the details of the terms and conditions to participate in the event.

  1. Code of conduct:
    • Participants shall refrain from creating any content that could be considered illegal and/or obscene, offensive, defamatory, indecent, pornographic, unsuitable, racist, xenophobic or in any other way objectionable in line with general moral standards and/or according to the decision of the SEM Hackathon Organization Committee or that would/could damage the reputation of Chalmers and the University of Gothenrbug.
    • Participants shall refrain from accessing, storing (saving) and sending content or data with illegal, copyright-infringing, sexist, racist, offensive or otherwise objectionable ideologies.
    • Participants shall comply with the house rules in force at the event location as well as any instructions given by the organizers on location, and shall neither enter nor use any rooms, installations or systems at the event location that are not intended to be used as part of the event.
    • Participants assume responsibility for any damage they cause to the premises, installations and systems at the event location. In this respect and to the extent permitted by law, the SEM Hackathon organization committee declines all liability.

  2. Participation:
    • Teams will have at least 4 participants. Individuals can only participate in one team. The entire team shall be present at the hackathon, with the exception of force majeure.
    • Only students enrolled in the Software Engineering and Management Bachelor Programme from the University of Gothenburg are allowed to register and compete in the event.
    • Participants will need to bring their own computers, mobile phones and any other devices with the necessary software.
    • Participants need to register before deadline of April 24, 2017. However, the registration follows a first come, first served principle. When the maximum number of participants is reached, the registration page will reflect that new registrations are marked as reserves.

  3. Your creation(s):
    • Participants are allowed to reuse their own code and libraries, but the competing project has to be new and created during the SEM Hackathon.
    • Participants are prepared to present the results of their work at the end of the SEM Hackathon.
    • Participants must clearly reference all sources/source materials when presenting the results.
    • At the end of the hackathon, participants must describe what was developed during the hackathon.
    • Participants are the owner of their creations. By participating at the hackathon the research projects at the Software Engineering Division at Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg are granted the right of using your application for research, but not commercial, purposes. Research use could include testing the application with a large user group, or investigating its effect on learning and explore further improvements of its core concept.
    • Participants understand and acknowledge that the SEM Hackathon Organization Committee may have developed or commissioned, or may develop in the future, materials similar to the participants’ work. Participants waive any and all claims they may have resulting from any similarities between their creations and any such materials.

The access to the Patricia building, during the Hackathon days, will be according to the following schedule.

Detailed schedule:

May 5 - Friday:

  • 16:00 - 16:30: Registration
  • 16:30 - 18:00: Pizza Brainstorming
  • 18:00 - 23:00: Coding

May 6 - Saturday:

  • 08:00 - 09:00: Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 13:00: Coding
  • 13:00 - 14:30: BBQ on the lawn
  • 14:30 - 17:30: Coding
  • 17:30 - 19:00: Dinner
  • 19:00 - 23:00: Coding

May 7 - Sunday:

  • 08:00 - 10:00: Coding
  • 10:00 - 11:30: Brunch
  • 11:30 - 13:00: Last coding sprint.
  • 13:00 - 14:00: Pitch/Presentations
  • 14:00 - 14:30: Election of winners
  • 14:30 - 15:30: Awarding
  • 15:30 - 16:00: Closing

For questions, contact sem dot hackathon at gmail dot com