Summer Jam - University College Dublin

24 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 5

Winners are announced.

Team formation phase
starts on:
Aug 06, 2020, 05:00 PM
ends on:
Aug 19, 2020, 01:00 AM
Hacking phase
starts on:
Aug 18, 2020, 08:00 PM
ends on:
Aug 21, 2020, 11:00 AM


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The Qiskit Community Summer Jam is a series of online hackathons taking place around the World. University College Dublin, Ireland will be taking part in this series and hosting the UCD Quantum Computing Hackathon, which will be the only event of this kind in Ireland. Come learn about Qiskit, meet new friends, and compete against others in the Irish community for a $500 prize! Open to everyone in Ireland.

This event is being organised in partnership between UCD Research and IBM Quantum, and throughout the 7 day hacking phase, you will have access to IBM coaches who will help guide you and help answer your Qiskit-related questions.

IBM Quantum is an industry leader in quantum computing, working everyday towards achieving quantum advantage. Qiskit is the open source framework enabling developers around the world to write code for quantum computers.

How to sign up for the Summer Jam:

  • Register for the hackathon by clicking on 'Register Now'.
  • Join the Qiskit Slack workspace, and add yourself to the #qiskit-summer-jam channel. This will be the main place for all participants to talk and work with their coaches
  • When you register, by default you are added as the team leader of your own team. You can either invite others to your team by clicking on “Build a Team” or join another team by clicking on “Join a team”.
  • Each team only can work on 1 project.
  • As a reminder, if you work for the government in any capacity, IBM Quantum cannot award you any prize money. See our Contest Terms for full details and restrictions.

How to create or support a project idea:

  • In phase one, from Aug 6th – Aug 13th, you can form teams and propose project ideas, but you can not begin building any of those ideas.
  • Participants are free to join or leaves teams until a project idea is submitted.
  • All the teams who have submitted an idea proposal will move ahead to phase 2, which is the “building” phase from Aug 13th - Aug 19th. This is when you work together to actually build your project using Qiskit.

How to build your project:

  • All projects should be built on Github. You can use your own personal account
  • Join the Qiskit Slack and the #qiskit-summer-jam channel
  • HackerEarth acts as the organizer of this event, but Github and Slack are where the bulk of the work will happen.
  • Use the #Qiskit-summer-jam channel within Slack to talk to coaches and get help when building your project.
  • Ensure all team members are actively involved in the project.

How to submit your project:

  • You may submit your project as many times as your like. Only the final submission will be judged.
  • All projects must contain the following in their submission
    • Project overview (3-4 sentences explaining what you built)
    • Link to the code on Github
    • A presentation (in the form of powerpoint or youtube video) of your project
      • Youtube – no longer than 6 minutes
      • PPT – no more than 12 slides

Judging Criteria:

All projects will be evaluated by a panel of judges using the following four categories:

  • Originality and Uniqueness (25%)
  • Usefulness and Complexity (25%)
  • Quantum Community Benefit (25%)
  • Digital Presentation (25%)


Quantum (Qiskit)

Use Qiskit to create a unique project. You can use it to explore gaming, algorithms, teleportation, or dozens of other quantum projects. For a list of sample project ideas, check here.

Prizes USD 500 in prizes

Main Prizes
Winning Team
USD 400
Second place
USD 100
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