We are pleased to announce this year’s 6 workshops, but, before that, let’s get serious for a second.

From our experience, as the end of the hackathon approaches, hackathon participants tend to give up their spots in workshops. …


We have cooked up an event to give you a taste of what Make or Break will feel like: welcome to the MoB Sessions.

The first MoB Session will take place on March 15th at Blip

These sessions will take place throughout the year in different venues, with different speakers and different subjects, but they all mean to keep the Make or…


As you probably already know by now, Make or Break will happen in April, between the 13th and the 15th. It will take place in Porto, namely, at Palácio dos Correios.

The view from our window. Other events make participants check the time on their phones. Make or Break has an entire city hall just for that purpose.

What you probably don’t know or remember is the plethora of activities we have planned for this year. …


We are thrilled to present the first Make or Break AI Competition, starting March 2018!

It’s pretty straightforward: you have to create a simple AI agent capable of playing (and winning) a simple board game created just for the competition.

We’ll be providing a simple submission form where you’ll be…


Make or Break 2018 is just around the corner (less than 3 months away!) and we want to give you a quick update on how we’ll handle applications, starting this edition.

We’ll start reviewing applications before admitting participants, in order to:

  • Reduce the no-show rate on the hackathon and workshops;


Make or Break 2017, the 4th edition of Porto Summer of Code

On September 8th, we opened the doors to Make or Break 2017, the 4th edition of the event previously known as Porto Summer of Code.

Make or Break 2017

Make or Break 2017 was a 3 day tech party.

The main event was a hackathon that culminated in a hackfair.


In this year’s competition, the format changed from a jury selection to a popular vote.

In Make or Break 2017 winners were decided by popular vote.

We’re all used to the First Past the Post (FPTP) voting method or some variation of it, where every voter gets one ballot where they choose one option. All votes are tallied and the candidate…


We love board games. 🎲
Boardgamers Porto love them even more and can teach us a thing or two!

On September 9th, starting at 7pm, Boardgamers Porto will host a board games night at Make or Break!
They have prepared an amazing night, with all kinds of games.

Social games

“Fun” is…


We love trains. ❤️ 🚂

This year, we have partnered with Comboios de Portugal to help participants from outside of Porto!

As a Make or Break participant (hackathon, workshop, or both) you can benefit from a 30% discount on the following trips:

  • Period: September 7–11, 2017
  • Services: Intercidades, Regional, and InterRegional
  • Ticket: round trip (required)
  • Destination: Porto (required)
  • You need to present a participation certificate when buying your ticket
  1. Sign-in/register at makeorbreak.portosummerofcode.com
  2. Go to your Dashboard
  3. If you have applied to the hackathon or any workshops, you will be able to print your certificate, just be sure you fill your identification information

So, if you missed the early buy discount, this could be a great alternative!

See you in Porto!
The Make or Break team


The following post is authored by our sponsors at Doist.

Hello Make or Break!

It’s with enormous pleasure that we at Doist take part in Porto Summer of Code — now Make or Break — for the 4th consecutive year! …

Make or Break Team

The team behind http://makeorbreak.io

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