Xilinx Technology Showcase & Hackathon 2017

Two great events in one location

October 6 - 7 | Longmont, CO

Xilinx Technology Showcase

Connect • Learn • Make

October 6 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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Xilinx Hackathon

30 Hours: From Zero to Hero!

October 6, 5:00 PM - October 7, 11:00 PM

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Who Should Attend?

Startups and Incubators

Change how you see the world of hardware-accelerated solutions, software development and new product capabilities.

FPGA Designers

Stay up-to-date with the latest from the industry leader in programmable logic. See what’s possible today. You’ll be amazed!


Professors or students in computer science or electrical engineering with any interest in the latest trends in software development.

Xilinx Technology Showcase

The latest software tools, chips and boards from Xilinx blur the line between hardware design and software development. Are you an innovator? An entrepreneur? A visionary? Then you owe it to yourself to attend the Xilinx Technology Showcase. If you can think it you can build it. Come to the Xilinx Technology Showcase and find out how.

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Network directly with Xilinx experts, and connect with other teachers, students, as well as members of the local startup community.


Learn about Xilinx in the AWS cloud, embedded vision, and how to unlock the power of Python in programmable logic.


Are you inspired? Click here to find out more about the Xilinx Hackathon, a 30-hour zero-to-hero marathon event.

Xilinx Hackathon

The Xilinx Hackathon is a 30 hour marathon event where you get to create custom hardware with simple software scripts. We provide a PYNQ-Z1 board and an assortment of Arduino®-compatible shields and sensors. PYNQ is an open-source project from Xilinx that makes it easy to design embedded systems with Xilinx Zynq Systems on Chips. Teams of up to 4 people create something new and wonderful.
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You’re a creator. You’ve got a notebook full of ideas. Now you have a complete Python development environment, software hardware, peripherals, dropped in your lap. The possibilities are endless.


Unplug from the rest of the world for 30 hours and just build. Your team will receive technical support, provisions, and lots of space to spread out.


Present your creation to our panel of judges. Prizes will be awarded. Most importantly, your work will be seen by leaders from across the technology spectrum: academics, startups, industry leaders. A true once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

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Xilinx Longmont
Summit Retreat Building
3100 Logic Drive
Longmont, CO 80503

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Xilinx in the Cloud

Xilinx technology is used in cloud-based datacenter acceleration, such as Amazon AWS F1.

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PYNQ is an open-source project from Xilinx that makes it easy to use the Python language to design embedded systems with Xilinx Zynq Systems on Chips (SoCs).

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Embedded Vision

Xilinx technology is used in embedded vision applications such as machine learning.

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