is a 3 day Norwegian hackathon focusing on Microsoft cloud technology, such as Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, IOT, Azure ML and Power Platform

Save the date - February 9th-12th 2023


What is it about?

ACDC stands for Arctic Cloud Developer Challenge. It is a hackathon that happens every year at a venue in Holmenkollen. It's 3 days of hackathon + 1 day hangover. The event was created as a social happening by and for the community as a place where like-minded IT professionals can engage in friendly competition without worrying about the mercantile challenges.

Our goal is to push technology to new limits while we learn from each other and socialize. This great event has been hosted for over 10 years at the beautiful Voksenåsen.

Conference fee is NOK 11.000,- ex Vat and includes:
• Challenge participants pass
• Three nights in single bedroom at onsite hotel
• Breakfast friday, saturday and sunday  
• Lunch, coffee and small treats for the full duration    
• Geekfood thursday, dinner friday and banquet dinner Saturday
• Subsidized cloudpints (beer)            


The campsite

New this year is that we are moving to the venerable Soria Moria hotel, located in the hills surrounding Oslo. We encourage all participants to stay at the hotel for the event.

We will handle room bookings, and as you see from the conference fee most of what you'll need is covered so you can focus on waging the ultimate cloud battle.

The award

The winning team get to take home the ANTLERS to keep until next challenge.

And all the glory they can carry!


Ahmad Najjar

Ahmad is an enthusiastic developer heart and soul and a senior consultant based in Oslo at Infoworker. He is also an active co-organizer for events and hackathons. Ahmad is a subject matter expert in Microsoft Power Platform, where "more and more" they are becoming his full-time focus areas!

Sanna Diana Tomren

Sanna Diana is a technologist with expertise in cloud technologies and cyber security. She secures cloud transformation projects in private and public companies, by hands-on technical implementation and development, to more high-level management consulting practices.

Cathrine Wilhelmsen

She has over 12 years experience as a developer, architect and consultant on the Azure and Microsoft Data Platforms. Her focus is on Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Data Integration, Analytics, and Reporting projects.

Harald Fianbakken

Long experience helping partners with their digital transformation journey - accelerating their practices around Cloud Application Development and Infrastructure automation and building innovating solutions. Speaker and Cloud enthusiast. Cloud and Datacenter management MVP - prior to working for Microsoft.

Lasse Nordvik Wedø

Lasse Nordvik Wedø is an international speaker (, blogger and a solutions architect, with a strong focus on Unified Communications and Collaboration. He has more than 20 years of experience working hands-on with small and large scale IT-Infrastructure in many different industries.


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