NQIT's first Quantum Computing Hackathon for the Space Sector

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NQIT and the Satellite Applications Catapult are excited to announce our hackathon on 15 March in Oxford at Saïd Business School.

Having catalogued how quantum computers could be used to address space sector challenges across simulation and modelling, optimisation and earth observation data at a workshop in November, the hackathon will offer participants the opportunity to delve further into these challenges and apply their coding skills to propose solutions, as a member of one of our hackathon teams.

Participants do not need any prior experience of a hackathon, but will have a background in a relevant field (the space sector, mathematical or physical sciences or experience in quantum information processing). Participants will be drawn from academia, industry or government, all are welcome.

This is a free event, with lunch included, please note that we cannot cover your travel or living costs. This is a chance to work in a friendly collaborative atmosphere, to learn to program a quantum machine and to develop a road map for an industry-relevant application.

Please note

Space is limited and due to the popularity of the Quantum Computing Hackathon for the Space Sector, we are committed to ensuring that attendees represent a cross section of backgrounds and experience. The registration form will allow you give us a brief description of your background and knowledge and we will then confirm your attendance via email by Monday 4th March 2019 at the latest.

Draft agenda

9.00am - Registration and coffee

9.30am - Welcome to the day

9.45am - Hackathon Introduction

10.00am - Hackathon Session 1

12.45pm - Buffet Lunch

13.30pm - Hackathon Session 2

15.30pm- Hackathon Wrap Up

17.00pm- Hackathon networking, Pizza arrives

18.00pm- Event closes



Riverlane and dividiti, our hackathon partners, have experience in running quantum computing hackathons.

Anton Lokhmotov, founder of dividiti, is involved with the Quantum Collective Knowledge initiative, that recently announced its first open Quantum Collective Challenge.


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