Quantum Internet Hackathon 2022

This hackathon is a continuation of our previous Pan-European Hackathon in 2019 and a prequel to a series of planned events. The RIPE NCC is joined by the Quantum Internet Alliance (QIA), GÉANT, PSNC, SURF, QuTech and several universities to organise the Quantum Internet Hackathon 2022. This Hackathon will take place simultaneously in connected locations or ‘nodes’ – you can also take part virtually!

The goal of this hackathon is to develop some of the first applications that use quantum mechanics as a tool for communications, to catch a glimpse of the quantum Internet. An example of this kind of application is a browser that can load a web page over an encrypted HTTPS connection using a secret key generated by a quantum key distribution (QKD) protocol. Similarly, many other applications that need to encrypt their online traffic, such as e-mail or online messaging, can be integrated with QKD. Different protocols involving nodes of the network can be implemented, from quantum game theory to multi-party quantum measurements.

Participants will form local teams to take on challenges, and possibly even form cross-node teams. And of course, we will bring all our nodes together virtually to share projects, progress and feedback. Experts and facilitators will also be at hand to guide participants. More info in the RIPE Labs website.

Important Dates and Deadlines
  • 1 October 2022: Applications open
  • 10 November 2022: Preliminary list of participants published
  • 1-2 December 2022: Quantum Internet Hackathon takes place simultaneously at all nodes

Submit the application form before 1 November: bitly.WS/uWR5
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