Hamburg, November 18 to 19, 2015

What: Ubilabs and the Google Maps team invite you to put your developer and creative skills to use at our 24-hour hackathon. We’re coming together to develop innovative solutions to lend a hand in the Syrian Refugee Crisis. During this 24-hour hackathon, you will work with other developers to brainstorm how existing platforms like Crisis Info Hub, Refugee Maps and more can be expanded and improved and reach even more people impacted by the crisis.

You bring your ideas and hacking skills while we provide the development platforms, meals, snacks and (of course) caffeinated beverages to keep you going. To help inspire your creativity, you’ll hear from local NGOs on what they are doing to help the crisis, Google team members who have created platforms to help different global initiatives and map and geolocation technology experts.

When: Wednesday, November 18, beginning at 14:00 until Thursday, November 19 ending at 13:00.

Why: Millions of people around the world want to do what they can to help refugees and migrants affected by the crisis in Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa. We’re providing the developer community with the opportunity to help out in a meaningful way. The improvements that you build can help improve Refugee lives.

Who: We invite developers, product managers and technical leads building web apps, Android, or iOS as well as students. The registration deadline is November 13, 2015. Space is limited, so sign-up today to reserve your seat.


November 18th

02:00 pm Event Start

Doors open to hackathon space

02:30 pm Welcome + Rules
02:45 pm Refugee crisis update
03:15 pm Ubilabs introduce platform
03:50 pm 10 APIs in 10 minutes
04:00 pm The Hackathon begins!
07:00 pm Pizza party!
Midnight Midnight Madness!

November 19th

09:00 am Breakfast
10:30 am Stop coding!
11-12 pm Presentations
12:00 pm Lunch, Judging
12:45 pm Celebrate Development Achievements


Barbara Kopf

Refugee Activist
Freizeithaus Kirchdorf

Thomas Steiner

Ad Solutions Engineer

Martin Kleppe

Head of Development

Matt Toon

Lead Solution Architect EMEA
Google Maps for Work


TBA - We’ll disclose location via email prior to the event. Don’t worry, the location will be easy to access by car and is downtown.


Event Registration Complete.