28 February - 1 March 2015
Yep. Thanks to our awesome sponsors. Drinks and frequent snacks are free too.
Hackathons are events where people compete to build interesting technical projects in under 24 hours. Students come together, form teams, share ideas, and help each other build awesome things. All skill levels are highly welcome, so don't be intimidated if you don't feel your coding is up to scratch.
This event is strictly 18+. Any enrolled undergraduate or postgraduate student, or graduates who are less than a year out of university can attend HackLondon. Students will be required to show their student ID in order to enter the hackathon.
You're welcome to make a team before the event, but loads of people come without a team. At the start of the event, we'll help everyone find a team. Your team members can be from other universities/schools. One of the best things about hackathons is meeting hackers from all over the country.
We'll be posting a schedule soon.
No. It's unfair and immediately disqualifies you from presenting or winning any prizes. You can think of ideas, just don't start building them. You can of course use libraries, frameworks, and templates.
You'll have a straight 24 hours to hack. 12pm to 12pm. You're allowed to sleep (but hardcore hackathon hackers stay up), and we'll have some fun activities for everybody so you can catch a break.
A laptop is pretty much essential. Some adventurous types bring desktops. Probably a phone charger, assorted cables and anything else for electronics you're bringing Warm and comfortable clothes, toiletries and a change of clothes are important too!
To be eligible for prizes, teams need to be 1-4 people. If you're okay not being eligible for prizes, you can totally have as many people on your team as you want.
Yes, MLH are able to reimburse attending hackers up to £40 for travellers outside of London. You can request reimbursement at the event. We love MLH.
Yes! We’ll do our best to make the venue really nice for you to crash. You are welcome to leave overnight to sleep in a real bed, but many hackers sleep over at the venue!
The hackathon community welcomes you with open arms - plenty of mentors want to help you make your first hack a reality. We'll have mentors on site to teach you lots of new skills and guide you towards creating your first hack. All the students are very friendly and willing to help each other out. Come along and be a part of the tens of thousands of hackers community worldwide.
We follow MLH’s code of conduct. MLH is dedicated to providing a fun, harassment-free experience for everyone. We expect all of our attendees, sponsors, volunteers, and staff to be respectful and considerate of others. They are all required to agree with this code of conduct. Organisers will enforce it throughout the event.
Yes! There will be hackathons all over the country this Spring run by many different universities. MLH’s lineup of hackathons in Europe.