Hackathon ‘Code with Purpose’ 2018

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The SAP Next-Gen Team is organizing a Hackathon in the framework of MWC 2018.

Hackathon code with purpose

The Hackathon will be held prior to the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona Friday – Sunday, February 23 – 25, 2018.


Code with Purpose Hackathon

The Code with Purpose program from SAP Next-Gen inspires the next generation developers to link their coding projects to social change supporting the UN Global Goals. In collaboration with SAP’s vision to help the world and improve people’s lives, we stand for the higher purpose beyond economic success.

You are invited to develop disruptive ideas and prototypes contributing to social change. Youhave the opportunity to experience innovative SAP technologies to challenge and enhance your IT skills as well as entrepreneurial spirit. At the coding event each team is planning and developing an app based on latest SAP technology to contribute to a sustainable future. Let us jointly make some change happen!

Red carpet for the Winners

All participants will have the opportunity to visit the Mobile World Congress February 26 – March 1 and the winning team the honor to present their purpose driven innovation on March 1st in front of hundreds of experts in mobile technology at the world’s largest gathering for mobile industry.

Application Process

We invite all students of Computer Science, Business Informatics, Software Engineering, Digital Media, or a related information technology program. You should be highly motivated to learn and to apply IT skills in a diverse team. Programming skills in JavaScript and Java, usage of the Eclipse development environment and SQL skills are a plus. But most important is your motivation to learn and enjoying team work. It is always big fun – check out impressions from past hackathons.

Apply via email sending us your CV with a short statement (max. 5 sentences) why we should pick you. The application ends on February 8, 2018.

Thereafter we will inform all applicants if their application has been successful. In case your participation is confirmed, we will send out a separate e-mail and an invitation to our collaboration group /SAP Jam/ where you will get further information and details.


The hackathon will take place at UAB School Of Engineering and Economics, Carrer de les Sitges, 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona. SAP Next-Gen will cover food & beverages throughout the event and entrance to the Mobile World Congressfor all selected participants. All other costs need to be covered by you. It is important that the winning team is available on March 1, 2018 for their presentation at MWC.

MWC Barcelona at a glance

  * February 26 – March 1, 2018
  * World’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organized by the GSMA
  * 108,000+ attendees
  * 2,300+ exhibitors
  * 400+ Operator Companies
  * 208 countries represented
  * #MWC18

Join us and be part of three days full of learning, hacking, and fun in Barcelona.

Apply now and be part of an inspiring, motivated and thriving group of young people interested to speak in front of many experts at the MWC.