Royal Hackaway v4

Create something awesome

Fully virtual, on Discord and Twitch
Saturday 6th February - Sunday 7th February 2021

Royal Hackaway is Royal Holloway's annual hackathon, open to university students from anywhere around the UK and the world! Spend the two days as a team working together on a project, attend any of our workshops or talks, and meet new people virtually! Royal Hackaway v4 will be our first online-only event, and streamed live to you.

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We make hackathons happen

Royal Hackaway is an initiative of the Computing Society at Royal Holloway, University of London

We aim to create great experiences for students of every background of study by hosting inclusive events where people can learn and grow.



an event, typically lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some questions we get a lot of!

What's a hackathon?

Hackathons are programming competitions where people work together to make something cool over the course of a weekend.

Do I have to study Computer Science?

Nope! You don't have even have to know how to program, though it obviously helps.

Is there a Code of Conduct?

All our events follow both our Code of Conduct and MLH Code of Conduct

Want to join the committee?
Who owns my project?

You and your team own anything you create. We recommend making it open source on GitHub.

Can I start before I join?

While you can explore ideas, you cannot start implementing your project before the specified time.

Do I need to come with a team?

We'll be making teams after our opening ceremonies, so no pressure! You can if you want, but no more than five hackers per team.

How much does it cost?

£0 and your weekend. Royal Hackaway is free to attend with everything provided by our wonderful sponsors!

Who can attend?

Anyone 18+ who is either a current university student or has graduated in the past six months.



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The Team

These are the people that make Royal Hackaway v4 possible!

Joshua Sawyer
Lead Organiser
Thomas Bass
Planning Lead
Leondro Lio
Logistics Lead
Oliver Graham
Bot Whisperer
Megi Braholli
Tom Bailey
Vice President
Dipo Rodipe
Academic Director
Tayma Ferriera
Outreach Director
Isaac Scarisbrick


Saturday 5th — Day 1
09:00Discord Server opens!
10:00Opening Ceremony
10:20Q&A Session
10:40Team Building on Discord - by Megi
11:00🟢 Hacking Begins 🟢
11:00Introduction to GitHub - By Ash
12:00Introduction to Rust talk - By Isaac
14:00Esoteric Languages - By Louise and Shaw
16:00Pictionary Challenge - By Hackathons UK
18:00How to Play BAMZOOKi - By Dipo
18:15The Mods Play BAMZOOKi
19:00Games Social - With GameSoc and Hack Productions
21:00Day One Live-stream Ends - Goodnight!
Sunday 6th — Day 2
10:00Good Morning!
11:00Social - With Megi
12:00DevPost Submission Process Walkthrough - By Joshua
BlackRock competition with MLH
14:00Hacker Community Panel - With Hackathons UK and MLH
16:00⚠ DevPost Submission Deadline ⚠
BAMZOOKi Competition
18:00🚨 Coding Ends - Submission Deadline 🚨
19:00Judging takes place
20:30Results Ceremony - Winners Announced
21:00See you next year!
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