March 22-24, 2019, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

All-Russian University MegaHackathon
Every participant will get
Tons of impressions, new inspiring connections, competitive atmosphere and much more
48 hours of non-stop teamwork
All participants are forming the teams of 4. For 48 hours they are working on the prototypes for one of the chosen Hackathon tracks. Throughout the development process, there are mentors and experts from the tech companies that assist the teams. Every team finishes Hackathon by presenting created prototype to the judges that decide on the winner.
Pizza, hot meals, healthy snacks
Participation in the Hackathon requires a lot of energy, extreme concentration and mental power. To contribute to the most high-quality development process, there are food and snacks supplied by the partners of the event.
Developing solution for the real-world problems
All HachUniversity cases are brought by the real companies. We collect the most relevant and acute problems for participants to solve.
Learning from experts
As a part of the event, there will be a series of workshops from the companies. This is to improve the effectiveness of the development process and encourage the productive knowledge sharing.
Prizes, fun, investments
The best teams are awarded with the valuable prizes by the partners of the event. The team of organizers and volunteers is preparing various activities that makes this event enjoyable and truly memorable. Venture funds offer further partnership and provide investments to the most successful teams.
HackUniverisity is a MEGAhackathon!
HackUniversity 2019 Tracks
Cases for HackUniversity are divided into tracks. Cases are revealed at the start of the event; however, participants can suggest their own ideas relevant to the chosen track
Big Data
Development of the data management solutions
Virtual reality and Augmented reality: cutting edge technologies and their real-world implementation
Implementing blockchain solutions into different areas and creating trust services
Internet of Things (IoT) and Robotics
Connecting gadgets to solve various problems
Linux and open-source software
Developing Linux software applications and completing the GNU license-based software and hardware
Developing services and applications for music writing and sound processing, creating cloud music services, Internet radio, intelligent audio services
Social projects
This track is devoted to the projects that could directly benefit the society. These projects include environmental solutions, smart cities and energy consumption
Use the given 48 hours to develop solutions that will help to improve the effectiveness of the logistics, make the goods and services closer to the customers and minimize the delivery costs
Cyber Security. Personal Data protection
This track provides an opportunity to suggest solutions that improve the information security and ensure compliance with personal data security policy
Participants of the MEGAhackathon will be able to attend various workshops organized as a part of the event and devoted to different topics and technologies. One of the workshops will be held by the practicing expert in the theory of solving inventive problems (TRIZ), and this seminar deserves a special attention.
March 22-24, 2019
March 22,
17:00 – 18:00 : Registration of the participants
18:00 – 19:00 : Formation of the teams
19:00 – 20:00 : HackUniverity opening ceremony
20:30 – 21:30 : Dinner
20:30 – 21:30 : Workshops
21:30 – 22:30 : Workshops
21:30 – 00:00 : Beginning of the hackathon. Teamwork

March 23,
00:00 – 8:30 : Teamwork
8:30 – 9:30 : Breakfast
9:30 – 13:00 : Teamwork, lectures, workshops, working time for VR zone and other activities
13:00 – 14:30 : Lunch
14:00 – 20:00 : Teamwork, lectures, workshops, working time for VR zone and other activities
20:00 – 21:00 : Dinner
21:00 – 00:00 : Teamwork

March 24,
00:00 – 8:30 : Teamwork
8:30 – 9:30 : Breakfast
9:30 – 12:00 : Teamwork. Preliminary pitch to the experts
12:00 - Projects Deadline
12:00 – 13:00 : Preparation of the presentations
13:00 – 14:00 : Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 : Projects Presentations
15:00 – 15:30 : Summing up the preliminary results
15:30 – 17:30 : Final
17:30 – 18:00 : Winners Announcement, Award ceremony, closing ceremony
18:00 – 19:00 : Departure of the participants, group photo

Prizes, awards, investments
MegaHackathon's prize pool contains a variety of different awards. In 2018 the combined value of the prizes exceeded 2mln rubles. 2019 looks even more promising!
Cash prizes to participants
Investments up to 500,000 rubles in solutions
Material prizes
One of the MegaHackathon 2018 winning teams was awarded a summer trip to Sochi.
Join MegaHackathon 2019 and win summer in Sochi!
Registration for teams and individual participants
If you have a team, you need to state that in the registration form. All team members must register individually, mentioning the same team name and name of the team leader. If you don't have a team, that's fine too: individual participants will be formed into groups at the beginning of the hackathon.
Click on the question to get an answer. If the question is not answered, feel free to write or phone us. We'll be glad to help.
What is the age limit for participants?
You must be between the age of 18 to 45 in order to participate in MegaHackathon
I don't have a team. What should I do?
Don't worry! Individual participants will be formed into groups at the beginning of the hackathon. You can also find a team in our VK group.
How to register a team?
All team members must register individually, mentioning the same team name and name of the team leader.
How many participants could be in one team?
There are could be up to 4 people in one team.
What is the selection process?
Participants are selected based on the answers in the registration form, taking into consideration your skills, motivation and level of expertise. We are looking forward to seeing the examples of the realized projects, your achievements and future goals. All the above should be stated in the registration form.
I'm not an engineer, nor coder, can I still participate?
Sure, feel free to register! You should think over your role in the team and how your skills and experience can benefit the development process. In fact, the teams are advised to involve professionals from various areas of expertise: designer, business-analyst, project manager, psychologist, economist and so on. That could be a great advantage for the team.
I am not from St Petersburg. Where can I stay at night?
You can take a sleeping bag and spend the night in the MegaHackathon's space. Another option is to stay in the hotels and hostels nearby. If you need help choosing a place to stay, we will be glad you give you any advice.
Photo gallery
Photos taken at the previous events
Location of the HackUniveristy 2019
MegaHackathon HackUniveristy takes place on March 22-24, 2019
Pavilion "St Petersburg film studios"
General Khrulev's Street, d.9A,
St Petersburg
Closest Metro station: "Pionerskaya"

On place, there will be volunteers who will meet participants and navigate them to the registration zone.
Some MegaHackathon 2019 events (press-conference, flight simulators and other activities) could be organized in different locations. The address will be announced later and transportation will be organized.
UMGEN (Polytechnical project office)
Leading organizer
(Russian Association of Students for the Development of Science and Education)
Partner co-organizer
The official announcement of the participating company Here Technologies
We are making HackUniversity
Yulia Irkova

Aleksey Orlov

Yevgeniya Dubovik

Aleksey Kurlov

Gleb Rusin

Roman Fakhriev

Maria Maranova

Regina Papyleva

Anastasia Kulik

Diana Petrenko

Natalya Kovalenko

Anastasia Petrovskaia
Olesia Kostrykina
Here is the list of Universities, supporting our event
General partners
Our partners & sponsors

Richard Süselbeck
Senior technical expert of location-based platform HERE
HERE Technologies
Viktor Rudoi
Director of the content engagement and community outreach Department
HERE Technologies
Maksim Makarov
Expert on work with geolocation platform HERE
HERE Technologies
Roman Vershinin
Expert on work with geolocation platform HERE
HERE Technologies
Pavel Postnov
Expert on work with geolocation platform HERE
HERE Technologies
Ilona Leonteva
Expert on work with geolocation platform HERE
HERE Technologies
Anton Korzhenevskii
Expert on work with geolocation platform HERE
HERE Technologies
Viktoriia Ermakova
Media support
HERE Technologies
Maksim Marasanov
Head of digital products. Department of products and partnerships
Maksim Zubarev
Head of direction. Functional group of digital assets and synergies
Viacheslav Sokolov
Head of centre. "Smart life" digital product development center
Egor Demchenko
Head of direction . Functional group of MTS Cashback program development
Boris Goncharov
Product manager.
The command " IP Com"
Konstantin Nikulin
Product manager. The command "Identity"
Aleksei Chupin
Head of UI/UX direction
Anna Struganik
Product manager.
The command "MTS TV"
Aleksei Kondratev
Umidzhon Muminov
Creative Director
Olesia Kostrykina
Project Manager at MTS StartUp Hub
Aleksandr Timakov
Operational manager
Valentina Kushnerevich
HR partner
Anatolii Berezhnoi
Project Manager
IT Society
Aleksandr Bulekov
IT Society
Golubev Sergei
Associate Professor, Ph. D.
Peter The Great Polytechnic University
Maranova Mariia
Business psychologist and specialist in NLP

Konstantin Khomchenko
Chili Marketing
Venera Shakirova
Organizer of educational events
Aleksandr Askerov
The representative of the company
Pavel Sedykh
TRIZ expert practitioner
Evgenii Eliseev
Head of Department of support of beginning entrepreneurs
Unified Entrepreneurship Center of Saint Petersburg
Mark Fokin
Department of support of beginning entrepreneurs
Unified Entrepreneurship Center of Saint Petersburg
Ianina Rychkova
Department of support of beginning entrepreneurs
Unified Entrepreneurship Center of Saint Petersburg
Ilia Bykonia
Anfisa Kadyrova
Marketing manager
Ekaterina Ushakova
Technical documentation developer
Eugenia Barchenko
GoTech Innovation
Evgenii Gudov
Project Manager of Planetarium 1
Lumiere Hall
Maksim Egarmin
Program Director
Yota lab
Sergei Melchenko
Director of the center for information entrepreneurship
Ekaterina Melchenko
Analyst Of The Center For Entrepreneurship
Information partners

Partners and sponsors are welcome
We are inviting partners and sponsors for collaboration. We offer a wide range of opportunities for mutually beneficial cooperation. For more information please call: +7 812 502 11 85

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