FAQ for PolyHACK 2019


  • What is the team size?

There will be 4-5 participants in each team. 

  • How much does it cost?

PolyHACK is completely free and we will provide food and drinks at the event. All you need is to register.

  • How can I register?

You can register on our website www.polyhack.ch with your ETH email address. If you are a recent graduate or don’t have an ETH address, send us an email to polyhack@telejob.ch. The registration opens on the 16th of September and closes on the 22nd of October.

  • How do I know if my registration was successful?

We will inform you by email, shortly after the registration deadline which is on the 22nd of October.

  • Who can register?

ETH Bachelor, Master and PhD students as well as PostDocs except for active telejob members can register. Students and recent graduates from other universities can also apply, but we will prioritize the applications from the ETH domain

  • Where and when will the event take place?

The event will take place in the Student Project House (SPH) at ETH Hönggerberg, John-von-Neumann-Weg 9, 8049 Zürich. The event starts on Saturday, 26th of October at 9am.  

  • My background is not related to aerospace. Can I still participate?

Of course you can! No prior knowledge is needed to solve the challenges. You only need some python/programming skills, creativity and motivation to work in a team. 

  • Do I have to stay awake all night?

There is a room to roll out your sleeping mat and take a nap.

  • What do I have to bring to the event?

You need to bring your own laptop and a charger. If you don’t want to stay awake all night, bring your sleeping bag and/ or a mat. We will provide food, drinks, paper and pens and you can use the whiteboards and materials at the SPH. 

  • None of my friends want to join. Can I participate without a team?

Sure, you don’t need to come with a team. There will be enough time to build a team during the breakfast. If you still can’t find one, we will help you out. 

  • My laptop is not working at the moment, can I borrow one at the event?

Unfortunately, we cannot provide laptops. You need to borrow one from your friends before the event.