Hex Cambridge

January 23-24th 2021

Cambridge's biggest 36h hackathon is back for it's sixth iteration and this year we're going fully virtual! We're very excited to present a brand new experience to all of you at Hex Cambridge 2021.

Hack Cambridge is back!

In January 2021, the University of Cambridge’s annual hackathon will yet again bring together 500 outstanding hackers, programmers, designers and more from universities all over the world. For 36 hours, virtually they will build, break and innovate to produce genuinely remarkable projects that push the boundaries of technology.


A hackathon is an invention marathon. Thoughts become things. Attendees work in teams of up to 5 people to hack together a prototype to solve a problem; this could be a web app, hardware-hack, or something completely different.
This year to ensure our hackers' safety and comply with governmental and university policies, the hackathon is going to take place virtually on a specific online platform. Hackers will be able to join from any point of the world, including their homes, or university accommodations. If some hackers belong to the same household, or want to work together obeying the rule of 6 people gatherings, they are more than welcome to do so!
Nope! You are of course welcome to apply in a pre-formed team but some of our hackers will meet their team at the start of the event.
No more than 5 people can be in a team; otherwise, it would be unfair.
Anyone who is currently a registered student or has graduated after 23rd January 2020 is eligible to attend. Sadly we can't accommodate anyone under the age of 18 this year.
Absolutely! Participation is free for all accepted hackers. We provide interesting workshops, entertaining activties, and some swag during the event.
Web, mobile, hardware, anything! Projects will be judged based on creativity, technical difficulty, polish and usefulness by a panel of industry judges. The IP of your projects will remain with you.
Not at all! People from all levels and background are welcome to register for our event. We will ensure you are paired up with more experienced coders for the best possible experience.
Yes. TL;DR be pleasant and respectful to everyone at the event.


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