Pan-European Quantum Internet Hackathon 2024

26 Jan, 2024

Quantum Internet Alliance (QIA) is calling all interested quantum enthusiasts to join a pan-European quantum internet hackathon occurring simultaneously across multiple nodes on 15-16 February 2024.

Choose from three QIA-operated nodes in Delft (Netherlands), Dresden (Germany) and Paris (France), and Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC)’s node in Poznań (Poland).

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The hackathon will consist of a set of challenges for the different teams to tackle. These will focus on building quantum network applications, starting from a simulation of quantum communication and information processing protocols, and framing this simulations in an application scenario.

The simulation framework for the event will be the SquidASM quantum network simulator, which is also being used within the QIA project to simulate applications and inform hardware design. Two weeks prior to the hackathon a webinar will be held to give an introduction to this simulation tool.

The challenges for the hackathon will range from fleshing out existing implementations of quantum key distribution, to implementing secure delegated quantum computation, and to simulate secure quantum-digital payments. More details about these will be provided closer to the event.