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Thursday 19 April, 2018 – Day 1
08:30      8:30   Welcome meeting for staff
11:00 Shuttle bus #1 from the hotel in Basovizza (on reservation)
11:15   Registration
12:00   Welcome sandwiches
12:30   Welcome
12:45    Team presentation
13:00   Lego Team Building
15:00    Presentation of ATTRACT initiative
15:15   Hacking begins
16:30 – 16:45    Coach briefing
17:00  Visiting Comets Exercise, 1st part
17:25   Hacking continues
19:00 – 19:25  Visiting Comets Exercise, 2ndpart
19:30   Social dinner buffet
21:00    Hacking continues
22:00   Shuttle bus #2 to the hotel in Basovizza and #3 to downtown (on reservation)
22:30    Hacking continues at the Center hotel
Friday 20 April, 2018 – Day 2
08:30   Shuttle bus #4 from the hotel in Basovizza (on reservation)
09.00   Warm-up activities
09.15   Final hacking activities
10:45   Preparing the pitch
11:15 – 11:30 Coach briefing
12:00    Pitching rehearsal
12:30   Lunch
13:15   Team evaluation
13.30   Pitching time
15:45    Winners announcement
16.15   Wrap-up
16.30   Transfer to the #5 Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste visit (facultative, on reservation)

18.15   Shuttle bus from #5 Elettra to downtown



19 – 20 April 2018

Registration closed.


Trieste, Italy

AREA Science Park | Padriciano Campus | Padriciano, 99 | Congress Centre (C Building)


The #AttractYoung hackathon begins with inviting young people to share their view on the societal challenges that need to be addressed – or better – solved, by 2025.

The best applicants will be divided into international interdisciplinary teams. Each team will be composed of 5-7 members, bringing in different talents, knowledge, ideas, successes and backgrounds.

During the two-day hackathon teams will get support from carefully selected coaches and the group of detector experts.


Up to 10 #AttractYoung participants selected by the Panel will be awarded a 5-day visit to CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) / ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility) to further brainstorm on their ideas. All expenses paid.


In order to give you a head start in winning this immersive visit, distribute this information to your friends and contacts and tell them to mention your name when asked in the registration form: How did you hear about the #AttractYoung hackathon? The selected participant whose name will come more often as answer to the previous question will benefit from a bonus of points in the prize contest.

Keep on promoting the #AttractYoung in your network!


Good news: there is no registration fee for the #AttractYoung hackathon!

Travel and Accommodation

30 participants (chosen among the early birds submitters selected for #AttractYoung will get their accommodation costs covered!

You’ll only have to bear your own travel costs.

Food and Drink

No need to worry! We’ll take care about the coffee breaks, snacks, lunch buffets and the Thursday social dinner.