Structure of the Event
The event will be split into two tracks so that it caters for a range of experience:
1. Beginner Track:
No knowledge of Quantum Computing is required to participate in this track and all participants will be brought up to speed on the basics of quantum computing. This will be supported by structured problems for the participants to solve. Several mentors and experts in the field will be on hand to answer any questions. Some experience with Python would be useful.
2. Advanced Track:
For those working in the field of Quantum Information, this track aims to tackle some interesting problems at the cutting edge of research. While no knowledge of programming quantum computers is required, familiarity with Python would be useful.
Intermingling and collaboration between the two groups is welcomed and will be encouraged! Both tracks will have their own dedicated sets of lectures, with intermediate lectures, which would benefit both groups, also taking place.
A laptop with at least Python 3.6 is ESSENTIAL for the event. Pre-downloading and attempting to install the PyQuil software (see Software tab) before the event is recommended - but don't worry if you have issues! We will guide all participants through the installation procedure at the event.
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors this event will be free to attend and lunch, tea and coffee will be provided . If you have any questions regarding the accessibility of the venue, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the afternoon of the final day of the event, we will be hosting a 'Pitch-Fest' for industry partners to present their problems which could be tackled by Quantum Computers.
These presentations will be followed by roundtable discussions with academics and QuHackEd participants to propose solutions to these problems, and a final presentation session of the ideas. This will precede pizza and drinks for all participants.
This will give QuHackEd participants an opportunity to see what real world problems could be solved by Quantum Technologies, and gives Industry partners the chance to engage with academics to do so.
The line-up for the Industry event is as follows:
The future of quantum computing in the UK (and the opportunity for developers)
Opening words (Evert Geurtsen, NQIT Co-Director for User Engagement)
Overview of the UK QT Programme (Roger McKinlay, Challenge Director - Quantum Technologies at UKRI)
Vision of impact of QC (Laure le Bars, Research Project Director at SAP Research & Innovation)
The IBM Q network (Denise Ruffner, Business Development Executive at IBM)
Being a European quantum entrepreneur (Marc Kaplan, CEO of VeriQloud)
Q&A session with the panel above