Royal Hackaway v3

Create something awesome

Windsor Building, RHUL
Saturday 1st February - Sunday 2nd February 2020

Royal Hackaway is Royal Holloway's annual hackathon. Open to university students from the UK and around the world, in this two-day hackathon you'll work as a team to build a project. You'll pick up new skills, try out new tech, and meet new people. This is our third 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.

Schedule

Saturday 1st — Day 1
08:00Registration Opens
09:30Opening Ceremony and Team Building
10:15Hacking Begins
11:00Registration Closes
12:00Lunch
18:00Dinner
23:59Midnight Pizza
Sunday 2nd — Day 2
00:05Midnight Werewolf
08:00Breakfast
13:00Hacking Ends
13:00Submissions Close
Lunch
Mass Judging
16:00 @ the latestPresentations & Closing Ceremony
Major League Hacking 2020 Hackathon Season