The hackathon will span two weeks from (Oct 21st ~ Nov 5th) and consist of one main challenge!
Virtually on Zoom & Discord, once registered everything will be a click away on https://account.qbraid.com/haqs
The main HAQS challenge will ask participants to explore NISQ solutions to supervised machine learning classification problems. Namely, they will construct a quantum variational classifier and/or quantum kernel estimator, and use quantum hardware to train their model and achieve the highest accuracy possible on the given task.
Top teams who run on quantum hardware will have their results posted on a leaderboard where the winner’s contribution will be merged into an open source project (TBA).
If you’re a software developer and are interested in AI/ML and want to dip into QML this is a perfect opportunity to learn and implement the latest algorithms and access quantum computers and simulators. qBraid provides one command line access and automated python package installations for various quantum computing applications. Get exclusive access at HAQS!
Your teammates of 2 ~ 6 will hack on qBraid Lab!
Start your journey to complete the QC Hackathon Grand Slam!
qBraid HAQS -> MIT iQuHack -> NYUAD Abu Dhabi
We are SO excited to announce that one of the prizes to HAQS will be to participate at MIT iQuHack in person* or virtually! If you win MIT iQuHack one of the prizes will be to attend NYUAD’s Quantum Computing for Social Good hackathon in Abu Dhabi! Complete the trifecta!
Earn 100,000 qBraid credits to continue your project / research!
qBraid SWAG pack will be distributed to top participants
Amazon Gift cards will be distributed to top participants
Pennylane swag pack will be distributed to top participants who use Pennylane
Compelling QOSF challenge solutions may be considered for QOSF mentorship.
* in-person participation is dependent on an individual’s location and flight availability.
All participants who open a PR and have ran a circuit on a non-local Amazon Braket provided quantum computer or simulator will be eligible for a free qBraid T-shirt.
Create an account and click on the HAQS tab
There’s no charge to attend HAQS. Just bring your enthusiasm and a couple of Red Bulls 😀
HAQS will take place virtually from Oct 21-Nov 5, 2022. All participants will receive zoom links for the kick off, workshops, and judging.
To register for HAQS, create a qbraid account and visit the HAQS tab or https://account.qbraid.com/haqs
If you need further assistance feel free to contact us:
Of course! HAQS is open for all individuals on their quantum journey.
We are working to create challenges for which you can complete in ~30 hours. You are welcome to spend more time to make you submission much more competitive.
You will have access to quantum computers from Rigetti, IonQ, DWave, and Oxford Quantum Computing. You will receive more details on the exact machines being made available, soon.
Our goal is to provide you with a crash-course for all the challenges through the workshops. So, with minimal prerequisites, you will be able to take part in HAQS and submit a competitive entry. We will work to organize a workshop for each of the challenges where we will explain the challenge and provide you initial directions to attack the problem.