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Join The Hack!

The SLT-CODE hackathon is open to anyone interested in speech and language technology, including researchers, programmers, user experience designers, practitioners, and enthusiasts. In-person participation is preferred, but remote participation is possible if at least one team member is local. Teams will typically have 3-6 members. The hackathon has limited capacity and is seeking a diverse group of participants to create projects related to low-resource speech and language technology and applications. The application process is through a form, and the deadline to apply is October 14, 2022. Participation in the SLT workshop is not required to participate in the hackathon.

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The goal of SLT-CODE is to build a community of people who want to explore and improve speech technology, particularly for underrepresented languages and regions. The organization encourages participation from underrepresented areas and hopes to foster connections around the world. They are looking for people with interesting ideas and enthusiasm to join the community and work together to build new technology.

The organizers will give support to ASR, LID, MT and TTS.


Now - October 14

  • Work on your idea… Talk to your friends and form a team!
  • No team? No problem, register your idea. If selected, we can help you form a team.
  • Undecided? You just saw that there is a Hackathon happening?… last-minute registration (drop us an email)
  • No ideas? Register to the Hackathon, and we may find a team for you based on your skills and interests.
  • Register to the Hackathon (we just have around 100 spots)

October 14

Deadline to submit your incredible idea!

Must Contain:

  • Title
  • Keywords (e.g. enhancement, diarization, speaker recognition, etc)
  • Definition (one sentence)
  • Short description/Abstract of up to 300 words (incl. what problem do you want to solve, possibly a research question)
  • Dataset description (if available)
  • List of expected participants
  • Contact person (for main communication, website)
  • Should exceed no more than 3 pages.
  • The description should answer the following questions:
    • What problem do you want to solve and why?
    • Who will it impact?
    • What is your proposition around solving this problem
    • What are the potential findings of your hypothesized process?

October 26

  • Invitation to participate (You will receive an invitation letter.)
  • Idea selection by the organizing committee

October 26 - November 8

  • Team forming
  • Work in advance on your idea. (Hints: What resources do you need? Who is your team? How to organize the work in advance?)
  • Connect virtually with other teams ( you will find amazing ideas and feedback!)

November 8

  • Mentor assignation
  • Connect with your mentor! Talk to your mentor about your aspirations.
  • Check the available resources by the organizing committee.

November 8 - January 6

  • Preparation of all components you need for Hackathon. Coordinate with your team. Since you will have very limited time during the hackathon, organize in advance what parts would be missing and how you are going to connect all the pieces.

January 6

  • 6:00 PM: You can arrive starting at 6 pm to register and collect your Hackathon essentials. The essential package will include the Hackathon badges, WiFi information (SSID and password), breakout room list, and program schedule among others, along with emergency contact details. Hackathon badges should be carried by the hackers all the time to access the building.
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM: The kick-off event for the Hackathon followed by the welcome reception. Boxed dinner and refreshments will be served. This is an optional social event, so attendance is not mandatory.

January 7 - January 8

  • Hands-on Hackathon: Connect all the pieces, make adjustments, work on improvements, talk to the other teams, ask for feedback, and give feedback to other teams.
  • Be prepared to tune your system and modify what you already have!! Other teams will be doing the same!
  • January 7th, 2023.

  • 9:00 AM: Check-in and get-together
  • 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM: Official Welcome and a short introduction
  • 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM: Final team adjustments (if needed)
  • 10:15 AM: Start working
  • January 8th, 2023.

  • 6:00 PM: Finish working
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Presentation of projects to judges
  • 8:00 PM - 8:45 PM: Judges deliberate and decide
  • 8:45 PM - 9:00 PM: Announcement of results
  • January 9th, 2023.

  • 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM: Award and presentation ceremony at SLT


Multipurpose Room
Qatar Computing Research Institute
Researchery (HBKU Research Complex) - B1
Education City
Doha, Qatar

We Will Provide you:


Participants are free to use any platform they want.

We can also provide the following:







The role of the mentor is to support teams with their perspective and experience. Each team will have a mentor assigned by November 1st. The mentor will be available for one hour every two weeks till the end of the Hackathon.


All teams that give a presentation (and demonstration) will receive a certificate of participation. Teams can also receive an honorable mention which goes on their certificate. Further, some selected teams will be invited to give their presentation again at the SLT 2022 Workshop.


The judges will be experts in the field from academia and industry. The teams will be rated by the quality of the presentation (5 minutes) and optional demonstration (2 minutes), the novelty of the ideas explored, challenges that were overcome, and possible impact. To encourage the collaborative and community-building aspect of the Hackathon, teams will rank the top 5 most collaborative teams before the presentations.

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact our hackathon chairs directly at