Meet The Team

Our Team

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

Juraj Mičko

Juraj Mičko

Founder, Hacker Service

Pavol Drotár

Pavol Drotár

Co-Founder, Design

Ádám Urbán

Ádám Urbán

Co-founder

Andrea Komová

Andrea Komová

Executive Member, Hacker Service

Jakub Žoldák

Jakub Žoldák

Communty Lead, Legal

Matej Tarča

Matej Tarča

Project Lead

Peter Ridilla

Peter Ridilla

Lead - Sponsors

Zuzana Krajňáková

Zuzana Krajňáková

Lead - Marketing

Matej Mazúr

Matej Mazúr

Lead - Hacker Service

Martin Števko

Martin Števko

Lead - Venue

Ronald Doboš

Ronald Doboš

Sponsors

Martin Dunca

Martin Dunca

Sponsors

Soňa Sviatková

Soňa Sviatková

Sponsors, Tech

Terka Pažinová

Terka Pažinová

Sponsors

Zoe Kolarčíková

Zoe Kolarčíková

Sponsors

Janka Havranková

Janka Havranková

Marketing, Design

Michal Voronič

Michal Voronič

Marketing

Lukáš Weiszer

Lukáš Weiszer

Marketing

Kateřina Chvostková

Kateřina Chvostková

Marketing

Nina Vargová

Nina Vargová

Hacker Service

Mária Gabániová

Mária Gabániová

Hacker Service, Design

Petra Chomová

Petra Chomová

Hacker Service, Design

Nela Ďanovská

Nela Ďanovská

Venue

Martin Baron

Martin Baron

Venue

Richard Gerboc

Richard Gerboc

Lead - Design

Viliam Geffert

Viliam Geffert

Lead - Tech, Sponsors

Dominik Matis

Dominik Matis

Tech

Matej Kozub

Matej Kozub

Tech

Our former members will always stay part of the Hack Kosice family, and we are grateful for each one’s unique contribution:

Lenka Mirdová, Martin Piala, Matúš Makatura, Peter Brecher, Martin Mičko, Katarína Šamuová, Ema Mirdová, Michaela Dlugošová, Daniel Hudák, Betka Sklenáriková, Mária Medviďová, Oliver Davitko, Filip Čermák, Herbert Ostró, Viktor Nagy, Zoltán Szitás, Adam Pásztor, Samuel Vandak, Filip Fabian, Peter Onduš, Michal Pándy, Rajmund Hruška, Zoltán Hanesz, Samuel Amrich, Mária Komová, Maroš Gonda, Tomáš Žalobín, Hugo Halász, Marko Dufala, Michal Masrna

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!