Castle Hackathon

It's 36 hours to create new, modern and engaging projects for Klaipėda city, its castle and castle’s museum.

4-5th November 2017


Castle hackathon is a 36-hour event with a goal of creating new modern projects that engage visitors of Klaipėda city, castle and castle’s museum. We especially await hacks in education and tourism: virtual and augmented reality, games, multimedia, mobile aps etc. Take part in the hackathon and create a prototype that solves an existing problem in cultural tourism and cultural heritage areas.

Best ideas may be bought and developed into a finished product!


Klaipėda economical development agency and cultural hub “Kultūros fabrikas”, comunity “START factory”


Main prize by the organizer - 1000 Eur

Present your idea and find your teammates during the pitches stage. You will only have 1 minute, so be well prepared!

During the hackathon, the idea and its realization may change, but only teams created during the pitch phase can compete for the main prize.

Each team will have 3 minutes for the final presentation followed by 3 minutes of Q&A with the judges. Projects must be finished (at least as a prototype) or a basic functionality must be demonstrated

Hacker’s package

  • compensation of the travel costs
  • 3 meals a day for two days
  • place for your sleeping bag at “Kultūros fabrikas”, showers
  • souvenir

Winning criteria and conditions

  1. “Wow” factor: is it impressive, innovative and original
  2. Usability - can your hack be used by the visitors of Klaipeda and the castle’s museum, maybe developing it into a commercial product.
  3. How finished it is and how much investment must be made until a full realization.


November 4th, Saturday
  • 10:00 - registration, coffee, getting to know
  • 11:00 - start of the event, greetings from the organizers
  • 11:30 - pitches, team formation
  • 12:00 - lunch
  • 12:30 - work starts
  • 19:00 - mentors Q&A with the teams
  • 20:00 - dinner
  • 22:00 - night movie
  • 23:00 - night snack
November 5th, Sunday
  • 9:00 - breakfast
  • 11:00 - mentors Q&A with the teams
  • 12:00 - lunch
  • 16:00 - work finishes, preparation of presentation
  • 16:30 - final presentations by the teams
  • 17:00 - winner announcement
  • 17:30 - networking and snacks

3D model

You can download a real 3D model of the Klaipeda castle and use it for your own projects. Model provided by UAB "Uostamiesčio projektas", architect Laimonas Bogušis.

Download model


  • Simas Simanauskas

    Klaipėda Economic Development Agency Director

  • Tadas Sugintas

    Software developer

  • Valdas Skinderis

    Coordinator of VR and interactive solutions @ Gluk Media

  • Aurimas Slapšys

    Team Lead @ Vinted

  • Bartosh Polonski

    Technical director / Co-founder @ Gluk Media

  • Julius Venskus

    Software Development Team Lead and Data Scientist @ Flinke Folk AS

  • Darius Šoparas

    CEO at Creative Partner


Do I have to be a programmer if I want to parcticipate?

No, we invite all hackers: designers, copywriters, business developers, tourism and marketing experts etc.

What should I bring to the event?

We will take care of a productive working environment with power sockets and fast wifi, but you should have your own computer and other tools.

Is the event free of charge?


Do I have to work over the night?

No, but you can.

Will you take care of the place to sleep?

Yes, “Kultūros fabrikas” will provide a big area for sleeping bags (separate for male and female hackers), you only have to bring your own sleeping bag. We can help you arrange a budget hostel in the city center too.

Do I have to come with my own team?

If you already have a team, you can participate as a team. But after the initial pitches you can create a new team or supplement your own with other hackers.

How big a team must be?

We recommend up to 4 people, bigger groups have a high communication overhead.

Girls/ women

We strongly encourage women and their teams to participate (there will be a separate prize for girls) 


Event venue

Bangų str. 5A,
Klaipėda 91250, Lithuania

Phone +370 46 311010