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Qiskit Fall Fest – 2023


Welcome to UW-Madison’s first-ever Qiskit Fall Fest in partnership with IBM Quantum!

Embark on an exhilarating journey into quantum computing with us at the Qiskit Fall Fest! Whether you’re already a quantum wizard or just starting to explore this cutting-edge field, you’re in for an incredible learning experience.

Get ready for a creative lineup of tutorials, challenges, and hackathons designed to ignite your passion for quantum computing. You’ll get the chance to earn an official IBM certificate to showcase on your LinkedIn and resume, and win coveted swag packs as you conquer these exciting quantum tasks. And here’s the best part – no prior experience is needed! We’re all about learning, growing, and pushing boundaries together.

This is a great opportunity to build your technical skills, build connections, and learn about the principles behind quantum computing, which looks great on any portfolio. The Qiskit Fall Fest will also serve as an excellent platform to network with other students, leaders in quantum, and researchers involved in this field.

Make sure to join the discord to connect with other Qiskit Fall Fest members and for all updates and announcements. On Wisconsin!

Announcements and Resources


Oct 5, 7:00-8:00pm – Qiskit Fall Fest Kickoff: Introduction to Quantum Computing and Quantum Information
Chamberlin Hall Room 2241

Oct 10, 6:30-8:00pm – Quantum Literature Review: Quantum Computing in the NISQ era and beyond
CS Building Room 4310

Oct 11, 3:30-5:00pm – Quantum Talks by Quantum Experts: Eugene Simon Polzik
Discovery Building, DeLuca Forum Room

Oct 16, 2:00-3:00pm – Quantum Talks by Quantum Experts: Paul Bergold
Chemistry Building Room 8335

Oct 18, 6:30-8:00pm – Advanced Topics in Quantum Computing: Adiabatic Evolution and Variational Quantum Eigensolver
Chamberlin Hall Room 2120

Oct 19, 7:00-8:00pm – Qiskit Fall Fest: Introduction to Qiskit
Chamberlin Hall Room 2241

Oct 21 – Qiskit Fall Fest: Quantum Hackathon Kickoff! (12:00pm-1:00pm Kickoff, 1:00-4:00pm work time)
Education Building Room L196

Oct 23, 11:59pm – Qiskit Fall Fest Quantum Hackathon Submission Deadline!

Oct 24, 11:59pm – Qiskit Fall Fest Challenge Notebook Submission Deadline!

Oct 26, 6:45-8:00pm – Qiskit Fall Fest Finale + Hackathon Winners & Prizes
Chamberlin Hall Room 2241