The Majorov International Conference on Software Engineering and Computer Systems

Conference: 20-21th December 2018 | Hackathon: 21-23th December 2018

ITMO University, Saint Petersburg, Russia


ITMO University, Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T- Labs) and T-Systems Rus set up the challenge for the most courageous IT specialists. It is your chance to prove your expertise in Blockchain.

Our Telegram group: https://t.me/blackDayHack

The participants will be proposed to create and to solve D-PASS case using DIDs and hashstax platform, which has such features as:

  • payment API (ethereum, IOTA)
  • storage API (ethereum, BigchainDB, IOTA)
  • identity (Jolocom)
  • smart contract API (ethereum)

The BLACK DAY HACK is a part of the series of hackathons organized by T-Labs woldwide. The links to the previous events:

The BLACK DAY HACK will take place in the MAIN building of ITMO University (Kronverksky pr. 49) on 21-23 December. During the hackathon the participants will get the access to hashstax platform via VPN, free Wi-Fi and food. The teams will get all they need to work all day and night to do their best.

The participants will be supported by blockchain experts. The specialists from TSystems (Germany) will tell about their experience in the field.

The keynote talk “Self Sovereign Identity: on DIDs and more” will be given by Dirk Thatmann.

Hackathon features:

  • free participation
  • the best team will be awarded (money prize) from TSystems. The first place is 200 000 rub, the second is 100 000 rub and the third is 50 000 rub.


The registered teams are presented in the list: REGISTERED TEAMS.

The Winners

  1. Шахмадидан (200 000 rub)
  2. Тёплые ребята (100 000 rub)
  3. Радужная команда (50 000 rub)


We know some rules are meant to be broken, but you should probably (definitely) stick by these

1. Fresh Code - We all start coding at the same time. It’s cool to work on designs beforehand, digital mockups, open source frameworks, and anything else available to everyone, but keep things within fair limits.

2. Code Review - Winning teams may be subject to a code-review at some point following the event or immediately before winning. This is to ensure that all code used is in fact fresh.

3. Ownership and IP - You own your IP and whatever you create. Simple as that.

4. Team Size - No more than five people not less two.

5. Submissions - You’ll receive an email with instructions on how to do just that. More information will be given at the event.

6. Demos - You’ll demo the functionality of your project and talk through your idea. You’ll receive an email with instructions on how to do just that, more information will be given at the event.


The Hackathon projects will be judged based on the following criteria: Technical Deployment - 25% Consumer Centric - 25% Usefulness - 25% Innovation - 25%

Judges Include:

ITMO University: Pavel Kustarev, Dmitry Mouromtsev

T-Systems Rus Management: Igor Tchoupalov, Igor Shchipin, Irina Maksheeva, Alexander Rusov

T-Systems Rus Architects: Igor Minin, Andrey Ivashchenko

T-Labs Berlin: Alexandra Mikityuk, Dirk Thatmann, Daniel Steinfeld

Event Schedule

Friday, December 21th

18:00: Registration & team formation

18:25: Opening remarks from ITMO University, Saint-Petersburg

18:30: Opening remarks from T-Systems Rus, Saint-Petersburg

18:45: Opening remarks from T-Labs, Berlin

19:00: Business challenge overview

19:30: Technical challenge overview

19:45: Identity example

20:00: Pizza party and Start of Hackathon

Hacking will continue overnight! (Attendees may choose to stay over and hack or go home to sleep)

Saturday, December 22th

9:00: Breakfast

11:30: Tutorial: Hashstax

13:00: Lunch

14:00: Workshop: Sovryn

17:00: Coffee and snacks

19:00: Pizza time

Sunday, December 23th

9:00: Breakfast

12:00: Lunch with judges

13:00: Presentations & judging

14:00: Conclusion of Hackathon & submissions on DevPost

15:00: Winner selection & final remarks by T-Labs

15:30: Closure