Quantum Futures Hackathon
18 October @ 5:00 pm - 20 October @ 10:30 pm
Toronto’s first Quantum Futures Hackathon is co-organized by CERN (the world’s largest particle accelerator) and QOSF. The Toronto leg of the hackathon will be held at the Fields Institute from Friday the 18th to Sunday the 20th of October 2019 whilst the Swiss leg will take place simultaneously at CERN IdeaSquare. Register now to secure your chance to explore one of the most promising technologies of our time. The hackathon is a follow up event to the Quantum Futures Workshop, which took place at CERN earlier this year.
Participants will learn more about quantum computing by working in cross-disciplinary teams, exploring the emerging quantum-based technologies and developing their own contributions. Mentored by top scientists from both industry and academia, they will engage in a wide range of projects and challenges, such designing online games, developing solutions that help physicists at CERN, and quantum-generated artworks.
You can pick freely what topic to work on and we will provide support for the open source software packages of all major quantum hardware providers, including
- Cirq from Google,
- Qiskit from IBM,
- Forest from Rigetti,
- D-Wave’s Ocean from D-Wave,
- Strawberry Fields and PennyLane from Xanadu,
- and many more independent quantum open source projects that you might find helpful.
The event is designed to bring together participants from all backgrounds and all levels of expertise – all you need to apply is an interest in learning more about quantum technology. If you are inclined to learn more from from engineers and researchers working on the forefront of quantum computing software and want to push the limits of quantum open source software, there’s no better place than here! To apply, simply fill out our sign up sheet.