November 26−27

Parklane Hotel

HACKAdTech Hackathon

Pitch. Team Up. Make IT Hacktastic.

Think You Can Make IT Hacktastic? Join now!

Are you part of a team of savvy programmers, developers, and visionaries? Do you juggle MarTech projects like a hacky sack pro? Are you also fast and accurate? Then hack up and join the Open AdTech Hackathon 2022!

Hit us with your upper-hack. And you might just have what it takes to hack & run with our first prize.


Any IT Solutions to improve life in Cyprus


Cyprus is at the forefront of new technologies and integrates innovations at a rapid pace. Let’s contribute to this process and make life in Cyprus more comfortable and technologically advanced.

Internet Advertising Innovations


We're innovating AdTech for over 11 years, and we invite you to join. Offer a new solution in the field of digital advertising of goods and services, and implement it. A new advertising format or a new way of promoting in social networks? It's up to you!

Mobile App with Maximum Potential to Monetize its Audience


Come up with and develop a new mobile application for monetization through digital advertising. We will share our vision of promising verticals and market benchmarks in terms of cost of acquisition and monetization. Your goal is to create the most promising application with a unique idea, mechanics and design. You can choose iOS or Android or both platforms, as you wish.

Recommendation Algorithm


Develop the most efficient recommendation algorithm based on a real world dataset. You have to analyze the user behavior of the news website and how they interact with the push messages sent to them. Predict when, what, and to whom to send notifications to bring the maximum number of users to the site with the minimum number of messages sent.

Hackathon Timeline

Sept 1

Registration open

Nov 20

End of registration

Nov 21

TeamUp deadline

Nov 26

Hackathon start

Nov 27

Awards ceremony

No Hacks Needed,
Just Follow These Rules

You can only
win if your:

  • Prototype is functional
  • Idea has business potential
  • Technological solution is effective
  • Presentation was clear and insightful
  • Form Team from 1 to 5 peoplе
  • Implement the idea within 48 hours
  • Make it so good that the commission chooses your idea
  • Your idea – you make the team. But we can also help!
  • Implementation cannot start early!
  • Only functional prototypes will be allowed at the demofest

The Hackathon Program

Day 1

November 26, Saturday

09:00 - 10:00

Meet & Greet

Registration, welcome coffee

10:00 - 11:00

Event kick-off

Quick hello from the organizers, introduction of challenges, rules and other information

11:00 - 13:00

Working in teams

Coding session

13:00 - 15:00


Lunch for attendees is provided by Organizers

15:00 - 18:00

Working in teams

Coding session

18:00 - 19:00

Ideas checkpoint #1

Progress pitch, help from mentors

19:00 - 21:00


Dinner for attendees is provided by Organizers

19:00 - 23:00

Working in teams

Coding session

23:00 - Night

Night time

Attendees can go home to have a rest or stay at the Hackathon venue and continue working on the project

Day 2

November 27, Sunday

08:00 - 10:00


Breakfast for attendees is provided by Organizers

10:00 - 12:00

Working in teams

Coding session

12:00 - 13:00

Ideas checkpoint #2

13:00 - 15:00


Lunch for attendees is provided by Organizers

15:00 - 16:00

Working in teams

Final coding session

16:00 - 16:30

Preparation for DemoFest

Hacking ends, teams preparing their pitches

16:30 - 18:00


Pitching session, teams presenting their projects

18:00 - 18:30

The judges retire to decide the winners

18:30 - 19:00

The official Awards Ceremony

19:00 - 22:00

Networking event

Fabulous party, food and drinks provides by Organizers

Pitch your idea
or join a team

€30,000 in prizes for the 3 best projects


First place

€ 20,000


Second place

Valuable gifts


Third place

Valuable gifts

+ Special Awards

Members of the Jury

Alexander Vasekin

Alexander Vasekin

CEO at AdTech Holding

Panis Pieri

Panis Pieri

Founder @ Startups364

Marios Giorgoudis

Marios Giorgoudis

General Manager at TechIsland

Olga Dmitrenko

Olga Dmitrenko

CRO at AdTech Holding

Agni Photiou

Agni Photiou

Investment Manager at Exerte Partners

Sergey Kozlov

Sergey Kozlov

Head of R&A at AdTech Holding

General Media Partner

Media Partners

The venue

November 26−27
Parklane Hotel



What is a Hackathon?

A Hackathon is only the most exclusive event, where programmers and people passionate about software development put their minds together. Such an event takes place over 1-3 days during which the talented participants must come up with ideas, and create various applications or solutions for the problem given.

What is AdTech?

The name itself is an umbrella term that comes from advertising technology. This industry revolves around all the software and tools advertisers, agencies, publishers, and other industry players use to analyze, plan, manage, and deliver their advertising and monetization strategies. 

Who can participate in HackAdTech Hackathon?

Everybody that is good at programming and can develop applications for the AdTech industry can participate. And here we include: designers, content specialists, programmers, analysts, or even aspiring specialists such as students or people that are passionate about this industry. 

Yet, although you don’t have to be a programmer to participate, you must make sure to include one in your team in order to qualify.

What is the deadline for the registration?

The deadline for registration is 20 November 2022. The competition starts on 26 November 2022.

How will the Hackathon teams be made?

A team consists of 1-5 individuals, out of which at least one must be a developer. You can register in the Hackathon with your ready-made team by pitching an idea. Or sign up to join a team, based on your skills.

Can I join the competition with my ready-made team?

Yes, you can join the HackAdTech competition with your existing team by pitching an idea. Just keep in mind that you have to create the prototype during the two-day competition, and not earlier. Otherwise, you could be disqualified.

What if I don’t have a team?

You can still apply. In fact, during the registration process, you can choose to enter the competition with your team (as the team leader), or ask to join a team based on the particular set of skills you possess.

Do all the team members have to be physically present at the competition?

The teams participating in the competition should be physically present at the venue (Limassol Parklane Hotel, Cyprus) at all times during the competition schedule, but some of their members can join remotely by prior agreement with the organizers.