Language Hack 2017 IT
Impact Hub Brno


Language is IT

Come learn and test your programming skills in our two-day Hackathon! Organized by and Moravia IT, we’ll cover groundbreaking and disruptive new technologies that help drive multilingual content and break language barriers.

What are we talking about?

Machine translation—customized engines that automate translation. Think Google Translate or Bing Translator

Natural language processing—the ability of a computer program to understand human speech as it is spoken. Speech-to-text and speech recognition are examples of NLP.

Machine learning—artificial intelligence (AI) computer programs that can access data, use it, and learn from it…without being programmed.

Chatbots—software used within a messenger service (like Facebook) that automates tasks like making a dinner reservation, setting an alarm, adding an appointment to your calendar, or finding and sharing news.

open space hackathon brno

Global players like Microsoft, Apple, and Google are bringing together AI, deep learning, and machine translation to offer seamless multilingual products and services to businesses and customers worldwide.

Sounds exciting? Join us to learn more and get hands-on experience in these innovative technologies.


Are you a C#, Python or cloud enthusiast? You can choose from projects such as:

  • Identifying an optimal translation process using machine learning
  • Based on anonymized historical data and productivity metrics, select which translation process is best for specific languages—whether it should be machine translation and post-editing, or translating from scratch.
  • Machine translation and evaluation
  • Create an application that automatically translates text to a different language and enables users to rate translation quality.
  • Make customer support chatbots smarter
  • There are multiple non-happy-day scenarios where common chatbots fail to handle the situation. By analyzing hundreds of them, we described the most problematic issues to be solvedfor example facing two intents in one dialogue, fragmented message or other variants of a tricky input. You will be given anonymised chatbot logs to test your approach.


All times are specified approximately. The faster we will deal with organizational details, the more time will remain for hacking.

Friday 13th October

19:00 – 19:30


19:30 – 20:00

What’s on our plate?

20:00 – 20:30

Creating teams

20:30 – 21:30

Since we have teams, let’s start with the first ideas

21:30 – 22:00

Idea presentation (each team has max. 5 min, feedback from mentors)

22:00 – 22:30

Dinner, networking

22:30 –


Saturday 14th October

08:00 – 08:30


09:00 – 13:00


13:00 – 14:00

Lunch sponsored by local foodtruck/restaurant

14:00 – 18:00


18:00 – 18:30


18:30 – 20:30


20:30 – 21:00

Presentation and announcement

Don’t wait to register—the deadline is October 12th and we have only 50 seats! Tell us why we should choose you—your enthusiasm will improve your chances to get a seat!



2nd prize


1st prize


3rd prize

The team in second place gets vouchers worth 600 EUR
1 000€
The winning team gets vouchers worth 1000 EUR
The team in third place team gets vouchers worth 400 EUR

Get to know us


We’re the first translation, localization, and testing partner for the digital, multi-channel, always-on world. We work with global companies to help them serve new markets with sharp, accurate, and compelling content that understands local needs.

We translate and localize content and products into over 170 languages using processes and technologies that are fit for the digital age. We’re a strategic partner for our customers, so you don’t just get great localized content and products—you also get advice, insight, and value along the way.

Our biggest offices are in Brno (Czech Republic), Nanjing (China), and Rosario (Argentina). These are supported by local offices and production centers across North America, Europe, Japan, and China.

Here at, we care about travel. We care about sending people on amazing journeys. And we care about doing it well.

We’re proud of our multicultural team, our weirdly inspiring workplace and the unique technology we’ve created.

We do everything you need to get airborne. From finding routes you never even knew existed, to online booking and reservations for anything you need to take with you, all the way through to our Guarantee to rescue you if you miss a connection. What’s not to love?




  • David Filip
  • Moravia Research Fellow ADAPT Centre at Trinity College Dublin
  • I will advise you on business process modelling, Localization (L10n) & Internationalization (I18n) standards as well as their business logic and motivation.

  • David Fogl
  • Quality Assurance Lead
  • As a software developer and automation tester I can assist you with C# platforms (.NET/.NETCore), designing your projects and basic testing of your prototypes.

    I'm a fan of mobile technologies, coding new prototypes and designing my own modules based on Arduino/Raspberry technology.

  • Jiří Ulip
  • Technology Manager
  • Jiří is a technology enthusiasts with passion for data transformations. As a Pirate party representative in the City of Brno he knows about quite a few treasure troves and he's doing his best to make them available to the public. The digging takes longer than expected, but sooner or later the data will get unearthed as the information wants to be free.

  • Marek Linduška
  • Product manager
  • Fan of Agile, technology, process, UX and everything product related. Being jack of all trades, Marek has approximate knowledge of many things.

  • Michal Pustějovský
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Michal helps various teams in Moravia with application data architecture and data science. He has experience with data analysis and machine learning regression problems.

  • Oto Šimeček
  • Research & Development Manager
  • Oto is a firefighter who extinguishes flames in your /(design|codebase)+/g.

    Among his weapons of choice you may find crowbar of critical thinking, axe of system design and flood of programming languages.

  • Robert Šilar
  • Development Manager
  • Robert is an entrepreneur with a passion for helping people and organizations to unleash their hidden potential, (re)designing organizations, departments or programs, so that they become great places to work, and building better and higher-quality products.

  • Jan Bleha
  • Community manager at
  • Jan focuses on organizing and supporting IT related events and community activities. He has experiences with organizing large conferences, meetups, hackathons and competitions.

  • Ondřej Veselý
  • Developer, and data engineer
  • In academia he focused on application of natural language processing in plagiarism detection. After co-founding FlowerChecker company he participated on solving image classification problems. In he works on backend development, currently for analytics team.

  • Tomáš Holcman
  • AWS Architect and Senior DevOps Engineer
  • He worked as a backend, frontend and mobile developer for Sygic Travel. Now in he focuses on DevOps and Infrastructure Architecture. He's writing Infrastructure as Code and is using development best practices, wherever it is possible.

  • Filip Dřímalka
  • CEO at
  • I provide advice, strategic consulting and lectures with regard to digitalization, agile organization and ways how to search for and implement innovation across the whole organization.

  • Michal Černý
  • Frontend Developer
  • Michal has been working 7 years with Facebook Open Graph API. Developed +200 custom Facebook apps and now he is s focusing on FB Messenger platform.


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Don’t wait to register—the deadline is October 12th and we have only 50 seats! Tell us why we should choose you—your enthusiasm will improve your chances to get a seat!