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Build, Collaborate, & Network!

The very first DPW Hackathon took place at DPW2019, and instantly became a source of inspiration for the global procurement community.

And we’re going to the next round!

In just 24 hours, you’ll move the needle. You’ll get hands-on experience by joining like-minded procurement experts, developers, and UX/UI designers from established companies, startups and universities alike to create the newest and best procurement processes and/or technology available. You’ll have support and guidance from digital procurement experts and mentors. You’ll connect with the creme de la creme of the procurement industry! What’s more – meals, snacks, a never-ending stream of coffee, and cool prizes for the winning teams are provided.

But above all, our hackathon is about having fun! It is an opportunity to learn, test your coding skills, make new friends from across the globe, and maybe even develop entirely novel solutions and turn them into a business. 

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"DPW2019 Hackathon was a highly challenging and refreshing experience. All aspects of the event were an impressive combination of professionalism, competition and fun."

- Sabrina Hüren, Cognitive Procurement Consultant, IBM

FREE Hackathon — €3000 Prize Pool

Plus, we’ll have door prizes — everyone walks away a winner! Shirts, giveaways and a unique opportunity to participate in DPW2021 at no cost.

Day 1 15 September

08:00: Check-in

09:00: DPW2020 Opening & Conference

11:00: Hackathon organisers, mentors, and sponsor introductions

11:15: Idea pitching

11:30: Team formation

12:30: Lunch

13:30: Team work

18:30: Workshop #1

19:00: Dinner

20:00: Checkpoint 1 & overnight coding

Day 2 16 September

08:00: Breakfast

09:00: Teamwork

12:00: Technical test of the presentations

12:30: Lunch

14:00: End of coding

14:10: Final presentation part 1

15:20: Jury deliberation

15:30: Final presentation part 2

16:00: Winner announcement

17:00: DPW closing ceremony

Who Should Join?

  • Procurement Experts
  • Developers
  • UX/UI Designers

What’s in it for You?

  • Learn about ProcureTech
  • Get mentored by experts
  • Showcase your skills
  • Meet potential employers
  • Pitch in front of the entire DPW audience
  • Win awesome prizes
  • Make friends and have fun!

2019 highlights

Relive the best of the 2019 DPW hackathon

DPW2019 hackathon winners

Matthias Gutzmann

Smart Swan

1st place winner

DPW2019 hackathon

Shopping for Good

2nd place winner

DPW2019 hackathon

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Why You Should Sponsor a Hackathon

  • SUPER targeted PR – your target user base discusses, develops and innovates technology right in front of you
  • Market your brand and technology to developers, UX/UI designers and procurement professionals
  • Access top talent, technology, and use cases developed onsite at DPW
  • Encourage the next generation of procurement leaders

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