Zürich (8.-10.3.2013)

Incl. 19% Tax


Important: "Full House" for this event. Please contact us quickly (see info below) if you wish however to come, we can try to organize your participation.

The first ever Swiss Magento Hackathon will be held on March 8-10 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland, a multi-cultural country. It will be an event in the same spirit of those held in Münich and Berlin. So the event will be truly international. Magento developers from all over the world are welcome.

This Magento event is opened to everyone who enjoys coding, learning, sharing ideas and knowledge around the Magento eCommerce solution. A Hackathon will gather Magento developers with different skills level around common projects provided by themselves and which will be voted by the group.

The topic of this event will be "Magento Surprises". You will see what it means when you come :-)

A pre-party will be organized on friday evening in a bar close to the hotel or the event. And the event will officially start on saturday morning at 9:00 until you can no more code . Traditionally, the group provides the project ideas, separate itself in different teams and organize by themself.

During the day, we will have some pauses to get the status of the projects and share eventually the problem you encountered and get help from other teams.
Presentations are also planned, let us know if you want to participate. 

However, exceptionally, the event could be a little bit modified to make it more interesting, so please, stay tuned to get more information as soon as we have confirmation.

Ticket fees

FREE - Thanks to the official sponsoring of Magento Inc.

What to bring or prepare?

  • Your laptop: prepare it with a clean installed Magento 1.7 version, your favorite IDE and its PHP debugger :-)
  • Create a Github account if you don't have one: we will give you access to the Hackathon Github
  • Passport or ID for those coming by plane or living outside EU.
  • Some money (Swiss Franc) for your transportation, hotel and private needs. Euro are accepted almost everywhere. Credit card is not accepted everywhere but Debit Card are, so take your precaution.
  • Your good mood :-)


  • Hotel: see below
  • Food and drink: for saturday and sunday, everything will be available for you thanks to our sponsors. Breakfast at the hotel's restaurant, 2 x lunches and 1 x dinner on site.
  • Internet wireless access, projector and desks will be available on site
  • Transportation: bus, tramway, train and plane are well served in Zürich. To organize your travel by public transportation, check the website http://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html.


We booked for you 15 rooms with two separate bedrooms to share the cost between the participants. This room are blocked for us until the 22th February 2013, please book soon as possible. After the 22th, it may still be possible to book but without warranty, in this case, try to contact the hotel first and if it is without success, we will propose to you alternative solutions.
To book, please contact the hotel and give them the code "Magento". You will have to pay the hotel on check out.

Prices for a stay of 2 nights:

All prices include: Breakfast / Wifi / VAT / City swimming pool access
One double room standard: 170 CHF / night / room -> if shared with someone the price will be 85 CHF / night / person
One Single room standard: 120 CHF / night
City tax: 2.50 CHF / night / person


Note: Prices are lower if you stay longer on week end. Check the hotel website.


Seminar Hotel Spiergarten
Lindenplatz 5
8048 Zürich
Tel: +41 44 438 15 15
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On friday 8th march 19:00, the preparty will take place close to the event or the hotel and partially sponsored by aHeadWorks.

Get also a discount coupon code of 50€ from 03.08.2013 until 04.01.2013 from aHeadWorks  with the following code "MagHackZurich13" on their website http://ecommerce.aheadworks.com/ 


Tex Mex
Badenerstrasse 505
8048 Zürich
Transportation: Tramway T2
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Event location

Unic AG
Hohlstrasse 535
8048 Zürich
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For any questions or problems, please contact the organizers: 

  • Sylvain Rayé: +41 78 695 66 43 or sylvain.raye /at/ diglin.com
  • Tim Bezhashvyly: +49 151 53 03 74 70 or tim /at/ openstream.ch
  • Twitter Hashtag: #mhz
  • Facebook event page
  • Google Plus event page


They speak about the event:

aHeadworks: "Magento Hackathon in Berlin was a success and we wish you were there. “What’s next?”, you may ask. Are there any places in the world where you can continue grasping Magento wisdom, hack all day long and enjoy the company of soul mates? Yes, and this time we are moving to Zurich!". Read more...


Magento: "Since the first-ever blog post welcoming you all to the wonderful world of Magento posted by Roy Rubin, one thing has been clear; the ever growing embodiment of the community’s strength. From revolution to innovation, the Magento community’s passion and desire to improve the Magento open source platform has been tremendous and uplifting. As the platform matured, so did the requests for new features, functions and removal of pesky bugs. " Read more...


Unic: "Inspiriert von den bereits durchgeführten Events in München und Berlin, wird nun auch in der Schweiz ein Magento Hackathon durchgeführt. Unter dem Motto „Magento Surprise“ haben Magento-Entwickler die Möglichkeit, ein ganzes Wochenende lang zu programmieren, ihr Wissen auszutauschen und zu erweitern sowie Gleichgesinnte zu treffen."


Liip: "Liip will sponsor the first Magento Hackathon to be held in Switzerland. Guests from across Europe will converge on Zurich from 8 to 10 March 2013 to develop new solutions, learn new tricks and network with like-minded people" Read more...


Magento Hackathon Zürich