Can't make it to Berkeley?
We'd like for you to be here so you can see our quantum computers and meet our team. However, if you can't make it in-person, apply anyways! We'd love to get to know you.
Do I own my work?
All intellectual property generated at this Hackathon belongs to the team that created it. We'd love it if you share what you've built with the community via an open-source contribution :)
How do I prepare for this event?
We'll be circulating helpful materials well in advance of the competition. We'll also be hosting a short, intensive workshop the night before. Below are some links to get you all started. Don't worry; everything is free and open-source!
- Here is the sign up link for Forest. Fill out your name and email, and you'll be sent an API key.
- Here is the link to PyQuil, our python-based library for building and writing quantum programs. It comes with our python-based quantum instruction language, some basic examples, and access to a quantum virtual machine (QVM) simulating up to 26 qubits.
- We'd also recommend checking out Grove, our open-source repository of algorithms implemented using PyQuil.
- Here is a link to some documentation that should help you understand the resources above, and maybe help give you some ideas for fun projects. :)
What sort of things can I do with a 19 qubit quantum computer?
So far, people in the field have been attacking problems in computational chemistry, combinatorial optimization, and more recently, machine learning. Below, we'll put a few papers and projects that we've been keeping an eye on:
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory computing the bonding energy of deuterium using Rigetti and IBM's devices
- Johannes Otterbach (a Rigetti employee!) and others demonstrating clustering on our 19-qubit QPU
- Wolfgang Lechner demonstrating all-to-all connectivity with a hybrid algorithm on our QVM
- University of Basel's James Wootton building a game using Rigetti and IBM's quantum computing platforms
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