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Gaia-X to host Hackathon #3 on 28 & 29 March 2022, with over 250 participants globally

Gaia-X Community gears up for a packed two-day Hackathon and exciting tracks for Participants

21 March 2022 – Brussels, Belgium: Gaia-X, an organisation championing data sovereignty, announces their Hackathon #3 on 28 and 29 March 2022. The two-day event, with motto ‘Code Gaia-X into the Future!’ will see over 250 participants.

The event’s primary goal is to engage the Gaia-X community and deliver information for Gaia-X newcomers. The agenda is available here.

During the sessions in the 6 tracks – program here, participants will learn about the Gaia-X technical set-up and develop code. The six tracks are: newcomer and general track, Gaia-X Federation Services, Eclipse Dataspace Connector, Deployment & Minimal Viable Gaia-X, ACME as well as Service & Tool Support.

“We are excited for the upcoming Hackathon. The event has garnered an overwhelming response since it was announced, and we are looking forward to two action-packed days, Francesco Bonfiglio, CEO of Gaia-X stated. “Hackathon #3 is an excellent opportunity for developers to gather and contribute to key Gaia-X projects, such as the Gaia-X Trust Framework, which defines the set of computable rules to fulfil to be Gaia-X compliant,” said Pierre Gronlier, CTO of Gaia-X.

“The Gaia-X Hackathons are excellent opportunities to increase the Gaia-X Developer Community and work towards the technical implementation of Gaia-X on large scale. We are excited to showcase the evolvement of the Gaia-X Federation Services during the upcoming Hackathon.” said Andreas Weiss, GXFS-DE Project Lead and Head of Digital Business Models at eco, Association of the Internet Industry.

Gaia-X has lined up exciting events and activities throughout the year fully catering to different groups and sectors and is aligned with its overarching mission of establishing digital sovereignty. “Gaia-X lives from its strong community working on making its vision become reality. The Hackathon is an important event not only for pushing forward Gaia-X technologically but also to strengthen the ties within the community”, Marius Feldmann, Coordinator of Gaia-X MVG OWP and COO of Cloud&Heat Technologies, stated.

The next couple of months will see important sector specific data space events held in the Healthcare, Tourism, Mobility and Manufacturing, coupled with EU Funding events, Tech Dives, and the Summit 2022, but other product lines, such as the Gaia-X Magazine and its dedicated Podcast series.

Meanwhile, Gaia-X is at the forefront of planning, engaging, and executing various activities in cooperation across its 15 ecosystems and its active lighthouse projects throughout the year. The goal is to create a platform for industry thought leaders and other stakeholders to come together and collaborate to create a data space ecosystem in Europe.

As the Association takes the lead in this direction, it now becomes imperative to join forces with additional members, industry associations, government bodies and institutions to ensure transparency, openness, and trust – the core values of Gaia-X.