Graffathon 2023

Graffathon is a three-day computer graphics hackathon aimed at novices. Every participant will create a computer program that produces a non-interactive multimedia presentation, also known as a demo. The event is targeted to real beginners who have no previous graphics coding and/or demoscene experience. We also have an advanced competition for those who have previous demoscene programming experience or who feel like they are not beginners. The demos can be made alone or preferably in small groups of two to four people. You can find a group at the event.

The program consists of helpful presentations and workshops which guide you on how to create your first demo. In addition, we teach you the basics of demoscene and democulture.

28.7. - 30.7. Espoo, Finland

To participate, you only need basic programming skills (from any language) and basic math skills - you do not have to be able to code graphics, make music or draw. Just bring your computer. You will learn. We provide all the tools and material to get you started.

Your computer does not have to be the latest and greatest (you do not need a crazy graphics card to try out graphics programming). Almost any computer will do. If you do not have have computer you can still work with your friend on one computer. Pair programming can be fun too!

Aftermovie for Graffathon 2015

Network provided by Polygame ry

Graffathon is organized by the active members of the board of DOT. Contact us at