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T-Shirt with Pfaffhack Logo

Each participant receives a Pfaffhack T-shirt (provided by Pfalzwerke)


Check out our Aftermovie or our YouTube Playlist.

Eine Box mit einem T-Shirt und Snacks

PFAFF HACK Survival Kit

Also in 2021 the PFAFF HACK took place online due to the pandemic. Nevertheless, we tried to bring the event close to you thanks to our partners ;-).

We have also invested in equipment to make live streaming even more professional.


Our third PFAFF HACK has been quite different due to the challenges of the corona pandemic - but we nevertheless tried to make our hackathon feel as much of a live experience as possible. We want to thank all of our participants for their great work and hope to see you again next time!

Below are pictures taken from the #pfaffhack20. For more insights make sure to check out our > Youtube playlist for talks and workshops.

Our teams wrote about their projects in our > IESE Blog. You can find further information on the #pfaffhack20 in last year’s > Newsfeed.

Ein Studio für den Livestream

We turned a meetingroom into a studio - so that we could livestream during the event.

Ein Mann steht vor einem Greenscreen

Our participant had the chance to tune in our livestream and watch talks or workshops on the topic.

Eine Frau macht Sport in einer Videokonferenz von Zuhause

As in previous years, UNISport came by to help us stretch out and relax from work.

Ein Mann lacht unter seiner Maske

Which we also did in our studio.

Eine Videokonferenz mit Organisatoren und Teilnehmenden

When all work for the day was done we had a chat and played some games...

Ein Studio mit einem PC und einem großen Bildschirm mit grünem Hintergrund

... until things got more serious again and our participants pitched their projects - great results have been made during three days!


Our second hackathon has been great. Have a look at what it was like.

Gruppenfoto der Teilnehmer des zweiten PFAFF HACKs

The participants of our second hackathon - tired but proud!

pfaffhack area at night

The #pfaffhack19 at night.

people working on their projects

Everyone is working to find the best solutions.


Some pictures of our first hackathon at Fraunhofer IESE.

T-Shirt being given to the participants

Everyone got a t-shirts with the #pfaffhack18 logo.

15 Juni 2018 The first PFAFF HACK is about to get off its starting blocks. Everyone is excited what is going to happen within the next 24 hours. Our team worked hard to organize the event and to pose you some interesting challenges.

A team is working in front of a pinboard

After a short intro the teams got off to work. Every team has a mentor at their side helping them with ideation and developing their ideas into prototypes. The teams chose the topics they wanted to work on themself and had enough room to think outside box.

After a short talk about the idea of a climate-neutral urban quarter in front of the newly build Pfaffquartier, the teams chose the topics they wanted to work on and started to find solutions.

Hard work doesn’t go without good food obviously! We provided plenty of healthy snacks and fruits for our participants throughout the event. At the evening we ordered lasagna (vegetarian or with meat) to get everyone ready and energized for the night.

a teams is sitting together at a table

Coming together to get some food before the hacking continues.

The teams gave their all so that we even had to put up additional tables during the creativity session to make room for all the fresh ideas. Even throughout the night they worked ambitiously on their projects to achieve the best results. None wanted to quit during the marathon.

Participants are working together

Finding ideas took place on paper. That changed later, when the teams turned towards implementing their ideas.

A group is presenting. It is dark outside

Even at night everyone was active.

Sitting 24 hours makes your back hurt? We’ve got you covered! Not at our hackathon. Thanks to our partner UNISPORT anyone who liked had the chance to relax their body with some morning excercise.

Participant are doing exercises with UNISport

Stay healthy and relaxed!

Towards the end one could feel exhausted, but our particpants stayed though! No stopping … even in our chill out area you could find them working on their projects.

two participant are sitting in beanbags

Inside and relaxing beneath trees? Not possible? Wrong!

Before pitching their results in front of a jury, our teams had some pizza to fill their stomaches. With 50+ people on the event we had to have “some” pizza delivered.

Many pizza boxes on a table

Pizza for everyone!

The reward of 24 hours of hard work. The teams presented their solutions for a climate-friendly city quarter. Stunning results have been made during our first hackathon!

A group is presenting

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