JunctionX Budapest will mix the benefits of an online hackathon and an offline event. Hybrid format means, that participants can choose how they would like to attend the event. Anyone from around the world can join in online using Slack, but you can also choose to attend the in-person event in Budapest.

During your registration on JunctionApp you can select your preferred way of attendance. Select offline or online depending on your preference. Please note, that registering for the offline hackathon does not guarantee your participation at the event in person, because of the limited amount of space at the venue! However, even if you are not selected as a confirmed offline participant, you can still take part in the competition online. Online participation does not require confirmation from the organizers.

If you select offline participation as your preferred way of attendance, you will get a confirmation or a denial email with all the needed information from the organizers. If you do not receive an email 2 weeks before the event, contact the organizers via Slack.

The hackathon will be organized in Budapest and the exact address will be shared with the offline participants a few weeks before the event. However please note that there won’t be proper sleeping opportunities at the place (maybe some bean bags) and for refreshing, you will be only able to use the restrooms.

For having an unforgettable experience do not forget about the most important things to bring with you to the venue, like your laptop, its charger, and some change clothes.

In case you’d like to attend the event online, don’t worry – you’ll count as a full-fledged participant as well! Make sure to join our Slack workspace because this will be your main source of information before and during the hackathon. If you have any questions you can ask it straight from the organizers there.

Although CraftHub cannot cover any of your traveling or accommodational expenses, we will hook you up with food during the hackathon, strong internet connection, comfortable tables and seats, and a lot of that infallible hackathon spirit!



For OFFLINE participants

10 November 2023 *

For ONLINE participants

22 November 2023

* Offline registration might close sooner if we reach the venue’s limit beforehand.



15:00-17:00 Registration
17:00-17:30 Opening ceremony
17:30-18:00 Challenge introductions
18:30-19:00 Team formation
18:30-20:30 Dinner
19:00-23:00 Mentoring sessions
20:00 Challenge selection deadline


8:00-9:30 Breakfast
10:00-18:00 Mentoring sessions
11:00-11:30 Team building game
13:00-14:30 Lunch
17:00-17:30 Workshop
18:30-20:30 Dinner


8:00-9:30 Breakfast
10:00 Final submission deadline
10:30-13:30 Evaluation of projects
12:00-13:30 Lunch
14:00 Closing ceremony and networking


  1. For the challenge selection deadline, you have to create a project in JunctionApp under the JunctionX Budapest event and save this draft project without any completed description.
  2. Give a name to your project and choose the challenge you will work on.

To submit your project, please follow these steps:

  1. Create a 2-minute video pitch and upload it to YouTube (The video can have you talking, a live app demo (if you have one), some cool animation, etc… whatever fits best)
  2. Make a GitHub repo
  3. Link the YouTube video and the repo in your submission form
  4. For safety’s sake, double-check that your project is in a Final status (not Draft) in JunctionApp

Please, make sure to follow these steps strictly otherwise we will not be able to evaluate your project.


Challenge winners will be chosen by partners. Each partner will get a judging sheet filled out with the projects submitted to their challenge. We will have a challenge winner for each challenge. (Find the judging criteria in the FAQ)

  1. Teams can vote for each other’s projects on the JunctionApp with the Gavel algorithm. (For more information, please check the FAQ)
  2. The TOP 8 teams of this voting will be the finalists, who’ll get the chance to present their projects live in 4 minutes each.
  3. After the live pitches, partners and teams will get the chance again to vote in JunctionApp for their favourite pitch, and the Grand Winner will be chosen by this final voting.


€ 3,000

Grand Prize

€ 1,500

Challenge Prizes


the main communication platform of the event where all the announcements will be communicated.


the official registration and submission platform for the participants. Also some of the evaluation processes will be organized here.


for the mentors and teams. We will upload the mentors’ availabilities here and teams can book mentoring sessions to their chosen mentors on this platform.


One of the essential parts of a hackathon is the timing of the challenge publication. In the name of hackathon spirit, we are sharing the challenges a few days prior the event, so every attendee has equal time to choose one and come up with an innovative solution.

Check out the challenges of the 2022 JunctionX Budapest HERE.

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Challenge I.

Challenge II.