The minds behind HackFu Austria

HackFu Austria will take place for the first time in Austria from September 15-17, 2021. In teams of 20 people each, the participants will solve tricky challenges relating to security in network and information systems. The challenges revolve around programming, malware analysis, binary code analysis, reverse engineering, logic puzzles, lock picking and much more. The goal? The participants demonstrate in a realistic scenario that they are up to a cyber threat of the highest level.

The HackFu Austria team is made up of enthusiasts with a wide variety of skills and strengths - and that is exactly our strength. Our team is as diverse as the challenges at HackFu Austria. We are a colorful bunch of professionals who have come together to master the greatest challenge of all: To make HackFu Austria a unique experience for participants, volunteers, and also for us personally!

If you want to get in touch with the people behind HackFu Austria, send an email to

Andreas Heydecke

Event management, challenge development, team management

The native German with over 20 years of professional experience in pentesting, IT forensics and software development is the owner of dev & sec GmbH. As a long-time HackFu fan, he has now decided to bring the event to Austria. In addition to his family, Andreas likes to devote his free time to international CTF competitions.

Norbert Summer

IT Network, challenge development, participant management

Born in Vorarlberg, after graduating from HTL Rankweil for electronics, he studied software informatics at the Vienna University of Technology. He is currently working as a system administrator and software developer for a time synchronization company. In his spare time he likes to build motorized longboards and is also a passionate CTF player.

Clara-Maria Reimitz

Event management, press & marketing, Cooperations & Partners

Born in Vienna, she lives in Styria and has been working as a freelance event planner, marketing consultant, press and communications officer for sports and other events since completing her master's degree at the FH Kufstein Tirol. In her free time you will likely find the passionate outdoor enthusiast on a mountain, in summer as in winter.

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Anders Bolin

Media production

One of the creative minds on the team is originally from Sweden and grew up in Brazil before settling in Vienna. After graduating in screenwriting for television productions, he has been gaining experience as a producer and director of documentaries and short films that deal with the cultural zeitgeist of his environment. He likes to deal with topics that depict the intersections and interdependencies of art, technology and pop culture. Anders is a freelance videographer and drinks his sugar with coffee and whipped cream.

Matthias Ritschl

Product design

Born in Vienna, he studied architecture and industrial design at the TU Vienna, FH Joanneum Graz and the Institute of Design in Umeå (Sweden). He then worked in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Since 2015 he has been a partner of the internationally awarded industrial design collective AWS Designteam in Vienna. In close cooperation with their customers, products in fields spanning from medical technology to the sports industry and household appliances are developed.

Manuela Hernandez Perez

Grafic- and Webdesign

The qualified information manager has been working as a freelance WordPress web designer since 2014 and has since implemented numerous web projects (websites, web shops, online booking and event calendars) for startups, renowned companies, artists and associations. Her subject-specific skills include HTML5 and CSS3.

Tobias Hernandez Perez


The young HTL student helps with all tasks as an intern. He is constantly gaining new practical experience. He is interested in both media and network technology and finds it exciting to get deeper insights into IT through this project. As a stereotypical nerd, he's a huge Dungeons And Dragons, Star Wars, Marvel, and video game fan. In his spare time he is currently trying his hand at being a hobby photographer.