Thank you for joining us at the eighth iteration of Durhack, Durham University Computing Society's annual flagship hackathon.
Students of all experience levels came together in teams of up to four, helping and learning from each other while creating their own project.
If you enjoyed the event this year and are interested in organising next year's Durhack, please let us know!
The premise: work together in your team to create something awesome in just 24 hours.
DurHack welcomes students of all experience levels, from all degrees and any university.
If you've thought at all about attending DurHack, yes! DurHack is welcoming to people of all abilities, all that's important is a willingness to get stuck in with your team. DurHack is designed to have an inclusive and encouraging environment, so don't be afraid to ask anyone for help at the event!
DurHack is completely free to attend, and could not run without the generosity of our sponsors. We provide the space, WiFi, meals, snacks, and free swag.
DurHack will be offering partial-to-full travel reimbursement (depending on your region). Please keep your receipt(s): we will release a form shortly after 5th November for you to put in your details and upload the receipt(s). Reimbursement should come through by 17th December.
We have the following regional caps:
(These should cover most standard train tickets - if you need to travel in an alternative way that may be more expensive, or your train is more than the price above and you need extra support in paying for it, please reach out to us providing more information).
Check-in for DurHack is 9:30-10:30am on Saturday 4th November, and we're expecting to finish our closing ceremony at 16:30 on Sunday.
The most important thing when attending a hackathon is your enthusiasm for technology. DurHack is passionate about being very welcoming and beginner-friendly, and you'll learn loads at the event!
If you want to learn to code but don't know where to start, you should definitely read this blogpost .
We'll also be running several lead-up workshops with CompSoc to prepare people for DurHack.
We'll provide you with meals, snacks and drinks throughout the weekend, leaving you to concentrate on your projects. If you have special dietary requirements, please let us know when you register.
All attendees will need to show valid student ID (other photo ID is acceptable for graduates) at registration. You'll also need a laptop and a charger, and you might want to bring toiletries.
Absolutely! We welcome students from any university, as long a you were a student in the last year.
Don't worry! Part of the fun of a hackathon is meeting new people. We'll have a team-forming event before hacking begins for those who want to meet and form new teams.
There's absolutely no obligation for you to come to DurHack with a pre-made team. Many attendees won't, and we'll run team-forming exercises at the start to make sure everyone is part of an awesome team
However, if you are already looking for teammates, there is a maximum of 4 people allowed per team. Remember that, of course, each member of your team needs to have their own DurHack ticket.
You'll have 24 hours to create your project. It's important to take regular breaks, and that's why we'll be providing a relaxation room for attendees to have a rest if they want. Part of the fun of the hackathon is coding through the night!
Web apps, mobile apps, hardware, anything! Projects will be judged based on their creativity, technical accomplishments, polish and usefulness by our judges.
The IP of your work remains with you, the attendees.
Everybody at DurHack will be expected to abide by the MLH Code of Conduct .
TL;DR: be respectful to each other.
If you're still not sure about something, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be very happy to help!
This year, we're introducing 'Megateams'! These will gather teams of hackers together into larger groups, in which they will be able to compete for small prizes by completing challenges!
Don't worry, you'll still make your project in a team of 4 - megateams are like a house system (think Harry Potter!).