Megahack with prizes of 5,000 Euros, expo, TechJam sessions with local and international speakers at the third edition of TechFest connected by Vodafone in Cluj

  • MegaHack with prizes summing 5,000 Euros offered by Vodafone Romania for the most innovative solutions
  • TechJam sessions on Smart City, Java, Android, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning delivered by local and international speakers
  • Digital Venture Lab consisting in face-to-face discussions between start-ups and potential investors
  • Satellite event Science Summit and tech expo
  • Partnership with the IT Careers Fair

The third edition of the TechFest connected by Vodafone technology festival will take place in Cluj between November 8-11. For 4 days, experts and technology enthusiasts will be able to choose between 10 types of event formats that will take place at ClujHub, Polyvalent Hall and Vivo Mall in Cluj.

The first three days are dedicated to discussions and presentations about digital trends. TechFest will open its doors on November 8, at ClujHub, with the Science Summit organized by Modularity partner which will feature projects of smart homes or robotic workforce.

Digital Venture Lab will offer the opportunity to local start-ups to pitch their solutions to potential investors and corporate representatives.

On November 9, within the Polyvalent Hall, will take place TechJam sessions about Smart City, where Cristina Moga, co-founder of CivicTech, will present the use of public data used to create a smart city. The TechJam session in the afternoon will focus on several local successful start-ups such as hipMenu, Around25 or Tappitude. Within the same space, the partners at the IT Careers Fair will facilitate discussions between young specialists looking for IT&C jobs and companies eager to integrate them in this ecosystem.

Also, at the Polyvalent Hall will take place on Saturday, November 10, three more TechJam sessions focusing on Java, Android and Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning. The detailed presentations will be delivered by local and international speakers including Pascal Bugnion, Data Engineer at ASI Data Science; Răzvan Valentin Florian, Director and Machine Learning Scientist at the Romanian Institute of Science and Technology; Francesco Romano, IoT Engineer and Harald Wendel, Software Developer at Transferwise unicorn who will talk about „Transaction Cascades”.

In parallel, MegaHack will take place with prizes summing 5,000 Euros and offered by Vodafone România. MegaHack is a challenge launched by the telco operator, the main partner of the event, and consists of a 24-hour programming marathon in which the participants will test their skills to solve business challenges by developing tech solutions for companies.

Enrollments can be made individually here and are free of charge. The participants will bring their own work equipment (laptop, charger etc.). During the competition, the teams will be supported by experienced mentors and the jury will be formed by representatives of Vodafone România and other local experts.

Vivo Mall will host EXPO Tech, an experimental area for hardware or software technology innovations which improve businesses and users’ lives.

Also, on Friday and Saturday, the partners of TechFest connected by Vodafone from the IT Careers Fair will be hosting gaming sessions for professional and amateur players at the Polyvalent Hall. Among the available games will be League of Legends and Hearthstone.

After this year’s edition of Bucharest, we return to the place where this festival was born bringing with us a much larger and stronger community that can share the experience already gained with those who want to find new opportunities in this ecosystem„, said Vlad Şuteu, Brand Ambassador, TechFest connected by Vodafone.

More details about the event are available here:


TechFest connected by Vodafone is developed in collaboration with the IT community and becomes the meeting place of programming experts from the most innovative IT companies and start-ups, in an informal atmosphere, generating an unique experience to which is added a special infotainment component for the mass public. TechFest connected by Vodafone is also an open invitation to any technology enthusiast, whether are games, gadgets, or innovative tech solutions.

TechFest vision is to create a global marketplace for companies, innovative start-ups and technology fans. The technology festival aims to bring together the needs of the business community and the energy and start-ups’ energy and capability to generate innovation, providing access to the common vision of professionals and educating the general public on technology.

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