On 1-2 December 2022, the Quantum Internet Hackathon 2022 will take place simultaneously in five European cities: Amsterdam, Dublin, Padua, Sarajevo, Poznań – and online!
How this Hackathon works
This hackathon is a continuation of the 2019 Pan-European Hackathon and a prequel to a series of planned events. The Quantum Internet Hackathon 2022 is organised by the RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC), GÉANT, the Quantum Internet Alliance (QIA), PSNC, SURF, QuTech and several universities. The event will take place simultaneously in connected locations or ‘nodes’ – you can also take part virtually!
Participants will form local teams to take on challenges, and possibly even form cross-node teams. And of course, we will bring all our nodes together virtually to share projects, progress and feedback. Experts and facilitators will also be at hand to guide participants.
We’re looking for you!
Curious about the Quantum Internet? Passionate about developing new technology? We’re looking for general enthusiasts, software developers, network operators and equipment vendors, as well as general web, privacy, and cryptography experts (students, researchers, industry professionals), designers, or hackers – anyone interested in Quantum Internet technology to participate in this event. Each node can accept approximately 20 participants based on their capacity, which means we have roughly 120 places available in total across our five nodes, and 50 online participants.
If you’re interested, submit the application form and make sure you select the node of your choice. There is an open deadline apart from Amsterdam where the deadline is 29 November 2022. Please note that the Padua location is now full.
The Hackathon Challenge
The goal of this hackathon is to develop some of the first applications that use quantum mechanics as a tool for communications, to catch a glimpse of the quantum Internet. An example of this kind of application is a browser that can load a web page over an encrypted HTTPS connection using a secret key generated by a quantum key distribution (QKD) protocol. Similarly, many other applications that need to encrypt their online traffic, such as e-mail or online messaging, can be integrated with QKD. Different protocols involving nodes of the network can be implemented, from quantum game theory to multi-party quantum measurements.
For further information on the Quantum Internet Hackathon 2022 visit https://labs.ripe.net/author/karla-white/take-part-in-the-quantum-internet-hackathon-2022/