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VMworld Europe Hackathon Barcelona Logistics Update

Please note: This post will be continuously updated as more details are being finalized!

We look forward to seeing you at the hackathon this coming Monday in Barcelona.

The event is currently 100% booked. There is a slight chance we might be able to offer a few additional seats for either active participants and/or guests. Stay tuned!

Please carefully review the information below!

Confirm registration & join a team

Please check in ScheduleBuilder to see if you are registered for Hackathon Event: Teams hack on ideas! [VMTN6735E].

If you’re registered, good! Please make sure to also add your name to the spreadsheet by joining or starting a team. IMPORTANT! You must join a team prior to the event!

If you’re not registered in ScheduleBuilder, please contact us! We’ll try to work something out (no guarantees, though).

Join the Slack channel

If you haven’t done so already, please:

  1. Sign up for the VMware {code} program.
  2. Join the #hackathon-europe Slack channel.

If you registered previously but can’t locate your Slack invite, please contact us, and we‘ll re-invite you straight away.

Can’t make it? No biggie!

If you foresee you won’t be able to make it to the event after all, please be courteous and cancel your registration in ScheduleBuilder. We have a large group of people waiting eagerly for more slots to open up.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Shuttle buses


  • From 5.30pm: our two 54-seater buses will be on standby outside Fira (Carrer del Alumini).
  • 5.40pm: Buses depart


  • 0.00am (midnight): Bus departures from Valkiria Hub Space to Plaza Catalunya and Plaza Espanya


Valkiria Hub Space
Carrer de Pujades 126
08005 Barcelona
Tel: +34 933 09 50 47

Don’t forget your gear

Make sure to bring all your appliances, cables, chargers etc.


Here’s the agenda for the evening:

From To Duration Agenda item Notes
06:30pm 06:45pm 00:15 Pre-hackathon training sessions  Welcome & introductions
06:45pm 10:30pm 03:45 Teams work
10:30pm 10:45pm 00:15 Pitch presentations Teams can expect to have around 90 seconds available to present their work and make a convincing case to the judges.
10:45pm 11:00pm 00:15 Announcement of winning team
11:00pm  12:00am  01:00 Party

Please help your team be the most productive it can be and make sure to come fully prepared. Thanks!

Scoring rubric

With our hackathons, we want to emphasize collaboration and learning (and, ultimately, sharing with the community). This is a team effort! Performance will be evaluated against the following five criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Usefulness
  • Presentation/pitch
  • Team collaboration
  • Fun/learning

Some categories will matter more than others. The exact weighting rules will be revealed at the beginning of the event.


Please meet our esteemed judges.

Judging process

Judges will be asked to interact with the teams throughout the evening to understand what problems are being solved and how, assess team collaboration and prepare for the final scoring later in the evening.

In other words, your teams will be evaluated throughout the evening, so it’s not just the pitch presentation that counts.


Details to be announced soon.


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