The CERN Summer Student Webfest is an annual hackathon at CERN, where bright and creative minds meet over a weekend to work on cool science projects using open web technologies. Yet you don't need to know how to code! There are many ways you can contribute to the project, for example in fields like communication, law, project management etc. In previous versions of the Webfest, participants developed applications ranging from 3D games about particle physics to cheap cell-phone enabled cosmic ray detectors. And yes, they developed them – or at least working prototypes – over just one weekend!

Participants in the Webfest work in small teams, focusing on specific ideas to design neat web applications that encourage the public to learn more about CERN, the LHC, physics or science in general. During the course of the Webfest, participants will learn new skills and methods from each other and from experienced mentors. The participants will be able to use and to share those skills and methods in their future professional life.

If you have an idea for a project or if you want to contribute to another participant’s project you are interested in, don’t hesitate to register for this year’s Webfest! This is a great opportunity to spend a weekend being creative and social, with a bunch of passionate fellow students and scientists from CERN. The best projects will be awarded with prizes. The categories for ideas are Standard Model, Data Visualisation, Gaming, Education, Computing, Hardware, Volunteer Computing, Humanitarian and Health

Submit your Idea

Post your ideas and proposals online on our website, and get in touch with other like-minded participants who may want to help you out with the project. If you are CERN staff or a visitor, you can come along to watch and contribute as a mentor or helper too.

The Webfest takes place in and around Restaurant 1. There are free meal tickets for all participants and mentors.

meet cool people •• enhance existing and develop new skills •• gather experience •• be creative •• win great prizes •• work with web technologies •• spend a fun weekend •• realise your idea •• come to Webfest 2019

CERN Summer Student Webfest 2019

July 26th - July 28th, 2019

July 26th (Friday) : 16:00 - 18:00 , Pitch Session , Main Auditorium (Building 500)
July 27th (Saturday) : morning and afternoon , Hacking Session , Restaurant 1
July 28th (Sunday) : 16:00 - 18:00 , Judging and Final Presentations, Main Auditorium (Building 500)


CERN Webfest - 2012