About Us

Our Team

These are the people who stand behind organising Hack Kosice and dreamers who want to help others grow.

Andrea Komová

Andrea Komová

Project Lead, HR

Juraj Mičko

Juraj Mičko

Founder, Hacker Service

Pavol Drotár

Pavol Drotár

Co-Founder, Marketing

Ádám Urbán

Ádám Urbán

Co-founder

Peter Ridilla

Peter Ridilla

Lead – Sponsors

Filip Fabian

Filip Fabian

Lead – Marketing

Peter Onduš

Peter Onduš

Lead – Hacker Service

Jakub Žoldák

Jakub Žoldák

Sponsors

Samuel Vandak

Samuel Vandak

Sponsors

Rajmund Hruška

Rajmund Hruška

Hacker Service

Zoltán Hanesz

Zoltán Hanesz

Hacker Service

Dominik Matis

Dominik Matis

Hacker Service

Matej Tarča

Matej Tarča

Marketing

Zoltán Szitás

Zoltán Szitás

Marketing

Adam Pásztor

Adam Pásztor

Marketing

Janka Havranková

Janka Havranková

Marketing

Martin Piala

Martin Piala

Member

Who we are

We are a group of young and active Slovak students, highly passionate about inventing and exploring new ideas, innovating and improving current ones, and by doing this trying to better and enrich the world around us.

Our mission is to educate and empower students in the field of IT and Tech, but also everyone who believes in changing the world positively through innovation.

Hack Kosice has a long-term support from Major League Hacking, the world-wide official hackathon league.

Organisers of Hack Kosice 2019
Why work with us

What we do

We bring the great experience of international hackathons closer to our home, Slovakia, and as a result, create something extraordinary.

We believe that by opening our country to the world and promoting the international spirit of this event to Slovak students, we effectively enrich both sides and help create a friendly atmosphere stimulating development & innovation.

We also hope to contribute and to change Slovakia to become a hub of innovation and development of the 21st century.

International hackathon

Empowering students at an annual hackathon

Workshops

Educating and motivating students in the field of IT

Community

Building a community with talented and passionate minds

Mentoring

Providing long-term support and mentoring for the best talents

Why Kosice

The ‘capital of the East’ is currently one of the most active and vivid centres of technological progress in the region of Central and East Europe.

With a high concentration of computer science students from local universities and a number of important tech-related companies, the city opens up to a number of possibilities for the effective organisation of a high-quality hackathon.

How it all started

It all started as a crazy idea of a few crazy guys from Košice, after they began university studies in the UK. The Hack Kosice project was officially born on 4 Apr 2018 at a fishing trip 🙂

So, why a hackathon in Kosice?

  • We always aspired to give something back to our ‘home’ community - before, we gave talks at some high schools about international opportunities and helped younger students with their applications to study abroad
  • We are students of mainly Computer Science, but also Engineering, Design, Business and Social Sciences.
  • We attended a few hackathons and were inspired by everyone’s passion. Hackathons changed our lives and we want to continue with positively changing lives of others.
  • MLH was a perfect way to bring something new, yet well-tested, popular in the western parts of the world, to Košice
  • Košice is our home city and Slovakia is our motherland, and there weren’t any great hackathons there

Hence, Hack Kosice was born. Welcome to the family!