MLH Official - Spring 2016

a 200 person,
24-hour hackathon


Co-hosted by
UCLU TechSoc + KCL Tech.

We're ready for another round, and are bringing students and recent graduates interested in technology from all over Europe together once again to learn, build and share at UCL’s campus in the heart of London.

UCL Wilkins Building

Gower Street





A hackathon is a day-long invention marathon. Participants work in teams to create awesome projects from scratch, learn new skills and have some fun along the way! All skill levels are very welcome.

Who can attend?

Any enrolled undergraduate or postgraduate student, or graduate less than a year out of university. Students will be required to show their student ID on arrival.

What about under-18s?

Unfortunately not! However, UCLU TechSoc are running a hackday for young people in March, so keep your eyes peeled.

How much does it cost?

Nothing. HackLondon is a free event, with meals provided thanks to the generosity of our lovely sponsors.

How large can teams be?

You can hack with however many people you like! However, only teams of 4 or fewer are eligible to win prizes.

Can I stay overnight?

Sure! We'll have gender-separated sleeping rooms available, but bring some things to make yourself comfortable.

What should I bring?

Your laptop, any electronics you wish to use, chargers, comfortable clothes, toiletries and a sleeping bag or blanket and pillow. And of course, your student ID.

Can I start my project beforehand?

Only projects started at the hackathon will be eligible for prizes, as it would be unfair otherwise.

Will there be travel reimbursement?

Yes! Thanks to our amazing sponsors, we're reimbursing up to £15 of travel costs for each attendee coming to HackLondon from outside of London. You can find the details here.

Is there a code of conduct?

Yes. We follow MLH’s code of conduct, which all attendees, sponsors, volunteers, and staff are required to agree to. We expect all of our attendees to be respectful and considerate of others.



9:30 Registration
10:30 Opening Ceremony + Sponsor Presentations
12:00 Hacking begins!
14:00 Lunch
19:00 Dinner
22:00 Sleeping area opens


00:00 Midnight Meal
08:00 Breakfast + Sleeping area closes
12:00 Hacking ends + Science Fair begins
13:00 Lunch
15:00 Finalists announced
15:15 Finalists' presentations
16:45 HackLondon 2016 ends