Major League Hacking 2020 Hackathon Season

An exciting two-day hackathon, for students from any university.

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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 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.


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

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?

Absolutely not!

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

Do I need to come with a team?

If you don't have a team in mind before you come, you can make a team with anyone after the opening ceremonies, so no pressure!

Just note that team sizes are limited to a maximum of five hackers per team.

How much does it cost?

£0 and your weekend!

Royal Hackaway is free to attend, thanks to all the support provided from our 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 be studying Computer Science?


Although being a computer scientist and/or knowing how to code helps, it's not required.

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?

Thanks for your interest!

If you're interested in joining our Royal Hackaway sub-committee, join here.

You can also join the CompSoc Discord server to stay up to date on when we have regular CompSoc committee positions available for you to join.

Or, if you're simply trying to become a member, try the SU website.

Who owns my project?

All code is owned by you and your team members!
We recommend putting your project on GitHub, and making it open source.

Questions, queries or qualms about this event?

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