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Royal Hackaway 2019

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 09:30 AM Coordinated Universal Time
Windsor Building, on Campus

An exciting 24 hour hackathon, for students from any university.

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Royal Holloway, University of London computing department






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Royal Hackaway is Royal Holloway's annual hackathon. Open to university students from the UK and around the world, in this 24 hour hackathon you'll work as a group to build a project. You'll pick up new skills, try out new tech, and meet new people. This is our second time running this event, and we're excited to create a more inclusive and rewarding event for all.


Saturday 2nd — Day 1
09:30Registration Opens
11:00Opening Ceremony and Team Building
12:00Hacking Begins
14:00Digital Audio (Upstairs)
14:00Digital Ocean (Downstairs)
15:00Nexmo (Upstairs)
15:00The Psychology of Dev Teams (Downstairs)
16:00NotBinary Container Workshop (Upstairs)
16:00GitHub Workshop (Downstairs)
20:00MLH Minigame
23:59Midnight Pizza
Sunday 3rd — Day 2
11:00Submissions Close
12:00Hacking Ends with Lunch
16:00Closing Ceremony


Questions people usually have.

Can I start before I join?

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

Do I have to study Computer Science?

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

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!

Want to join the committee?

What's a hackathon?

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

Who can attend?

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

Who owns my project?

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

Questions, queries or qualms about this event?

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