Quantum Internet Hackathon 2019 – Update !

We are happy to update you on the Pan-European Quantum Internet Hackaton: 

 - CERN has entered as our sixth node !

 - The deadline for submission has been extended till October 20th, 2019. 

We take on the Quantum Internet simultaneously in six nodes across Europe on 5-6 November 2019. Join us at:

  • TU Delft, Delft the Netherlands
  • Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • CNRS, Paris, France
  • University of Padua, Padua, Italy
  • University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • CERN, Geneve, Switserland

For the first time ever, we are holding the hackathon simultaneously in five connected locations or ‘nodes’ across Europe. Participants from across all five locations will form teams to take on challenges, and possibly even form cross-node teams. And of course, we will bring all our nodes together virtually to share projects, progress and feedback. 

The goal of this hackathon is to develop some of the first applications that use quantum mechanics to secure their online communications. An example of such an application is a browser that can load a web page over an encrypted HTTPS connection using a secret key generated by a quantum key distribution (QKD) protocol. This is your opportunity to build hacks for the Quantum Internet guided by experts in this field!

30 September 2019: Preliminary list of participants published
20 October 2019: Extended deadline for applications 
30 October 2019: Final list of participants published

More information here.

Apply at: https://www.ripe.net/participate/forms/apply/peqi/
Check: https://www.facebook.com/events/2694198380614044/

This year’s edition will be a distributed hackathon across several locations in Europe. This means that small groups come together at different locations in Europe, but log in to a joint quantum internet simulation which also allows the different teams across europe to communicate with each other over a simulated quantum internet.