November 25−26, 2023

Parklane Hotel

Hackathon HackAdTech‘23

Join Cyprus' BIGGEST Hackathon. Hack, network, learn and win prizes - you've got it all. Reserve your spot now!


Are you up for a non-stop, 48-hour competition? The definitive IT event, the HackAdTech Hackathon, is back and is set to get even bigger this year. The Hackathon is the best opportunity to connect with the vibrant tech community in Cyprus and is open to all skill levels.


Success takes teamwork. In the true spirit of the hackathon, we've built an impressive team of like-minded, industry-leading companies providing valuable resources, expertise, and support. Spotlight on our sponsors!

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor


Any IT Solutions to improve life in Cyprus


Cyprus is at the forefront of new technologies and integrates innovations at a rapid pace. Let’s contribute to this process and make life in Cyprus more comfortable and technologically advanced.

Internet Advertising Innovations


We're innovating AdTech for over 12 years, and we invite you to join. Offer a new solution in the field of digital advertising of goods and services, and implement it. A new advertising format or a new way of promoting in social networks? It's up to you!

Hackathon Timeline

Sept 5

Registration open

Nov 20

Registration closes

Nov 24

TeamUp deadline

Nov 25

Hackathon start

Nov 26

Awards ceremony

No Hacks Needed,
Just Follow These Rules

You can only
win if your:

  • Prototype is functional
  • Idea has business potential
  • Technological solution is effective
  • Presentation was clear and insightful
  • Form Team from 1 to 5 peoplе
  • Implement the idea within 48 hours
  • Make it so good that the commission chooses your idea
  • Your idea – you make the team. But we can also help!
  • Implementation cannot start early!
  • Only functional prototypes will be allowed at the demofest

The Hackathon Program

Day 1

November 25, Saturday

09:00 - 10:00

Meet & Greet

Registration, welcome coffee

10:00 - 11:00

Event kick-off

Quick hello from the organizers, introduction of challenges, rules and other information

11:00 - 13:00

Working in teams

Coding session

13:00 - 15:00


Lunch for attendees is provided by Organizers

15:00 - 18:00

Working in teams

Coding session

18:00 - 19:00

Captains checkpoint #1

During this checkpoint we will ask the teams how they are and will answer on their questions

19:00 - 21:00


Dinner for attendees is provided by Organizers

21:00 - 23:00

Working in teams

Coding session

23:00 - Night

Night time

Attendees can go home to have a rest or stay at the Hackathon venue and continue working on the project

Day 2

November 26, Sunday

08:00 - 10:00


Breakfast for attendees is provided by Organizers

10:00 - 12:00

Working in teams

Coding session

12:00 - 13:00

Captains checkpoint #2

During this checkpoint we will ask the teams how they are and describe what is DemoFest and how they should prepare for that

13:00 - 15:00


Lunch for attendees is provided by Organizers

15:00 - 16:00

Working in teams

Final coding session

16:00 - 16:30

Preparation for DemoFest

Hacking ends, teams preparing their pitches

16:30 - 18:30


Pitching session, teams presenting their projects

18:30 - 19:00

The judges retire to decide the winners

Vote for the People's Choice Award

19:00 - 19:45

The official Awards Ceremony

19:45 - 23:00

Networking event

Fabulous party, food and drinks provides by Organizers

Pitch your idea
or join a team

HackAdTech Hackathon Prizes

Prizes worth up to €10,000 will be awarded to the winning team in each challenge. Expect to see even more prizes for the best use of a particular technology or the most innovative solution. Plus, naturally, there will be special prizes from our sponsors

Any IT Solutions to improve life in Cyprus

€ 10,000

Internet Advertising Innovations

€ 10,000

Members of the Jury

Alexander Vasekin

Alexander Vasekin

CEO at AdTech Holding

Felix Vladimirsky

Felix Vladimirsky

Quadcode Business Owner

Elena Georgiou Strouthos

Elena Georgiou Strouthos

Co-Founder & CTO at Cocoon Creations

Marios Giorgoudis

Marios Giorgoudis

General Manager at TechIsland

Maria Terzi

Maria Terzi

Co-Founder & CEO at Malloc

Panis Pieri

Panis Pieri

Founder Panis.News

Konstantin Kuznetsov

Konstantin Kuznetsov

CPO at AdTech Holding

Media Partners

The venue

November 25−26
Parklane Hotel



HackAdtech'22 was the first hackathon we made public, and it went off with a bang! We decided to open the doors of our private event to more IT professionals to join our competition and share the experience of a true hackathon.


What is a Hackathon?

A Hackathon is only the most exclusive event, where programmers and people passionate about software development put their minds together. Such an event takes place over 1-3 days during which the talented participants must come up with ideas, and create various applications or solutions for the problem given.

What is AdTech?

The name itself is an umbrella term that comes from advertising technology. This industry revolves around all the software and tools advertisers, agencies, publishers, and other industry players use to analyze, plan, manage, and deliver their advertising and monetization strategies. 

Who can participate in HackAdTech Hackathon?

Everybody that is good at programming and can develop applications for the AdTech industry can participate. And here we include: designers, content specialists, programmers, analysts, or even aspiring specialists such as students or people that are passionate about this industry.

Yet, although you don’t have to be a programmer to participate, you must make sure to include one in your team in order to qualify.

What is the deadline for the registration?

The deadline for registration is 20 November 2023. The competition starts on 25 November 2023.

How will the Hackathon teams be made?

A team consists of 1-5 individuals, out of which at least one must be a developer. You can register in the Hackathon with your ready-made team by pitching an idea. Or sign up to join a team, based on your skills.

Can I join the competition with my ready-made team?

Yes, you can join the HackAdTech competition with your existing team by pitching an idea. Just keep in mind that you have to create the prototype during the two-day competition, and not earlier. Otherwise, you could be disqualified.

What if I don’t have a team?

You can still apply. In fact, during the registration process, you can choose to enter the competition with your team (as the team leader), or ask to join a team based on the particular set of skills you possess.

Do all the team members have to be physically present at the competition?

The teams participating in the competition should be physically present at the venue (Limassol Parklane Hotel, Cyprus) at all times during the competition schedule, but some of their members can join remotely by prior agreement with the organizers.