Royal Hackaway 2019

Create something awesome

Windsor Building, on Campus
Saturday 2nd February - Sunday 3rd February 2019

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.

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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.

hackathon

/ˈhækəθɒn/

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!

Can I go home overnight/leave early?

Short answer: no.
If you need to leave, make sure you have a good reason and check out with a member of staff. This is for fire safety and accountability reasons.

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.

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.

Sponsors

Gold

Silver

GitHubGitHub

Bronze

BalsamiqBalsamiqGuardtimeGuardtimeIGIG

Supporter

GitkrakenGitkrakenMajor League HackingMajor League HackingSticker MuleSticker MuleHacksmithsHacksmithsNordic SemiconductorNordic Semiconductor

Schedule

Saturday 2nd — Day 1
09:30Registration Opens
11:00Opening Ceremony and Team Building
12:00Hacking Begins
13:00Lunch
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)
18:00Dinner
20:00MLH Minigame
23:59Midnight Pizza
Sunday 3rd — Day 2
08:00Breakfast
11:00Submissions Close
12:00Hacking Ends with Lunch
13:00Presentations
15:00Judging
16:00Closing Ceremony
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