Welcome to the Paris Node of the first Pan-European Quantum Internet Hackathon! We take on the Quantum Internet simultaneously in six nodes across Europe on 5-6 November 2019. The other nodes are Delft, Dublin, Geneva, Padua, and Sarajevo. Find more information on this event here.


The goal of this hackathon is to develop some of the first applications that use quantum physics to secure online communications.

Participants will work in small teams, with each team focusing on a chosen project. All source code developed during the hackathon will be publicly licensed and available on GitHub, and accessible for the entire community to use.

Since we want to focus on collaboration and not on competition, there will be no single prize winner. We will showcase all achievements during the closing session.


Five great teams formed and took on the challenges during the course of hackathon. We are proud to present their results here:

Magic TeamMagic Square Game
Universal Blind Quantum Computing
OpenSSL TeamIntegration of QKD into the OpenSSL library
Star ExpanderGeneration of graph states on arbitrary networks
QNoobsGHZ state-based Anonymous Transmission
Quantum WinterQuantum Cheques


The event is open for everybody interested in working on the integration of the quantum internet independently of their knowledge of quantum protocols.

The application deadline is October 20, 2019. Apply here: https://www.ripe.net/participate/forms/apply/peqi/.

The event is free of charge – there is no fee to pay. The organizers will not be making any travel or accommodation arrangements for the participants. Food and drinks will be provided throughout the event on both days.


The Paris Node of the hackathon will take place on the premises of Quantonation in Hôtel de Bourrienne, 58 Rue d’Hauteville, 75010 Paris. The door code is B9137. The venue is conveniently reachable by public transport:

  • Station Poissonnière (Metro 7), 4 min by foot
  • Station Château d’Eau (Metro 4), 6 min by foot
  • Station Bonne Nouvelle (Metro 8 and 9), 8 min by foot

Getting ready for the hackathon

Please see this page to install SimulaQron and start playing around with it.

Some useful links

The Github repository with the challenges can be found here.

Communicate with other participants and the organizers here on Slack.


Here is the complete schedule of the event:

Day One (Nov 5):

8:30Welcome, coffee, tea
9:00Introduction, presentation of challenges
9:45VIDEO LINK: Pan-European kick-off
10:15Tea break, formation of teams
11:00Working on projects
14:00Working on projects
16:30VIDEO LINK: Update on one project per node
19:00(optional) Work on projects

Day Two (Nov 6):

9:00Working on projects
14:00Finishing work on projects, preparation of presentations
15:30Tea break
16:30VIDEO LINK: Presentation of one project per node
19:00(optional) Party!

For live information, follow us on Twitter!


We would like to thank our generous sponsors who made this event possible.


The Paris Node of the Pan-European Quantum Internet Hackathon is organized by the Quantum Information Team at Laboratoire d’Informatique de Paris 6 at Sorbonne Université. The local organizers are Pierre-Emmanuel Emeriau, Elham Kashefi, Dominik Leichtle, Harold Ollivier, Alisa Russanova.

If you have any further questions about the event please do not hesitate to send us an email at pierre-emmanuel.emeriau@lip6.fr.

Quantum Internet Alliance

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