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Hackathon "Design for Democracy"

June 15 and 16, 2022 - CANCELLED - We will announce the new date in due time

Creatives and developers take note: On June 15 (start at 4 pm) and 16, the creative agency for digital brand management Scholz & Volkmer will hold a hackathon in Wiesbaden. The three best works will be awarded 500 euros each.

With the support of the Creative Industries Office, NODE e.V. and the project office at the Museum Angewandte Kunst for Frankfurt RheinMain's application to become World Design Capital 2026.


Students and young IT professionals as well as designers!

Creatives and developers take note! Can you make our democracy shine?

Students and graduates of (media) computer science, young software developers, creative coders, data analysts and others are invited to use their skills to develop and implement innovative project ideas at the hackathon.

What is the task?

Making democracy shine:

Based on the motto "Design for Democracy. Atmospheres for a better life" of the World Design Capital application of the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main region, the hackathons are dedicated to the creative power of design and its positive influence on our society.

Because democracy cannot be taken for granted. It thrives on the involvement of society, on participation, on taking part. But this also means that democracy only works if many people participate and become active.

Scholz & Volkmer provides all participants with an LED wall (220 cm x 366 cm) with which democracy can be made to shine. Creative ideas from designers, coders and others are needed here!


The three best works will be awarded 500 euros each.

In addition, all registered participants* will have 24 hours of time, delicious food, good drinks and a very bright display (see picture gallery) in the middle of Wiesbaden to work on their ideas!


Interested parties can register, gladly also in teams of 2 or 3, by mail to hackathon@s-v.de. Deadline for registration is Monday, June 13, 2022.

More information about the schedule will follow by mail!

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Public evening event

Visitors welcome for the keynotes!

Even if you can’t make it to the hackathon as a participant, join the public keynotes by Scholz & Vokmer’s director Peter Post and the new NODE Team Member Alexander Roidl on June 15th at Scholz & Volkmer Campus. For all visitors, there will be the opportunity to meet up and mingle with a cold drink.

16:00 Arrival and networking
16:30 Welcome
16:45 Keynote by Peter Post
17:15 Keynote by Alexander Roidl
18:00 End of the public part of the event as well as farewell // Start of the Hackathon

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Since 1994, Scholz & Volkmer has been developing interactive communication, placing particular emphasis on ensuring that each piece of work is based on a unique idea and presents itself at a high level of design. The distinctive technical expertise in-house also enables implementations beyond standard solutions. Whether it's a classic website, mobile app, social media content or operating systems in vehicles - Scholz & Volkmer is generally interested in everything that has a screen.

With support of:

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Geschäftsstelle Kreativwirtschaft Hessen

The Creative Industries Office at HA Hessen Agentur GmbH is the cooperation and contact partner for Hessen's cultural and creative industries on behalf of the Hessian Ministry of Economics.
It provides support through cooperation with creative networks, business promoters, institutions, universities and other multipliers, it supports the exchange and networking within the industry and with the economy as a whole. In addition, it acts as a guide in the search for institutions, funding opportunities, industry experts and consultants, industry experts and consultants.
With the hackathon format, the office supports a series of events that brings together young IT talent and the advertising industry.



As a platform for practical, creative and critical exchange on technology and digitization, the Frankfurt-based NODE Association for the Promotion of Digital Culture has been designing educational formats, international festivals, hackathons and digital art projects since 2008. With up to 60 programming workshops in a week and around 1,000 professional visitors daily from IT, the entire design industry and architecture, who exchange ideas in bar camps and hackerspaces, the international festival has become one of the most important events of its kind.
NODE Forum for Digital Arts has gained international appeal with its five editions.


Projektbüro im Museum Angewandte Kunst für die Bewerbung Frankfurt RheinMain zum World Design Capital 2026

In their application to become World Design Capital 2026, Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region are addressing the influence of design on our democracy and our coexistence. The Design for Democracy project formulates democracy-promoting perspectives for the challenges of our time and launches a movement that meets the problems of the present with open eyes, takes action and thinks into the future.