Hack Cambridge is going back to basics with 101.

18th-19th January, 2020

Cambridge Corn Exchange, Cambridge CB2 3QB

Hack Cambridge is back for its fifth year! In January 2020, the University of Cambridge’s annual hackathon will yet again bring together 300 outstanding hackers, programmers, designers and more from universities all over the world. For 24 hours, they will build, break and innovate to produce genuinely remarkable projects that push the boundaries of technology.

That sounds awesome, but isn't it expensive?

Nope! That's the best part! Hack Cambridge is totally FREE! Even more, you'll get unlimited free food and drinks. With 4 free meals and a constant supply of snacks, we'll make sure you're never hungry, and you don't even have to pay a penny. You'll have access to free hardware and, some of the top tech companies will be sending their engineers to help you realise your vision.

Ok, what's the catch? Surely I have to be a programming genius?

Nope! We're looking for enthusiastic people with a desire to make something cool. Hackathon projects take more than just software development, teams with hardware engineers, designers and project managers all help make a hack great! No software development experience is necessary (some people even learn to code during the event itself).

How do I sign up?

Frequenly Asked Questions

A hackathon is an invention marathon. Thoughts become things. Attendees work in teams of up to five people to hack together a prototype to solve a problem; this could be a web app, hardware-hack, or something completely different.
Nope! You are of course welcome to apply in a pre-formed team but some of our hackers will meet their team when they arrive on the first day.
No more than 4 people can be in a team; otherwise, it would be unfair.
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.
Anyone who is currently a registered student or has graduated after 18th January 2019 is eligible to attend. Sadly we can't accommodate anyone under the age of 18 this year.
Absolutely! The weekend is free for all accepted hackers. We provide WiFi, meals, swag, and the workspace.
Yes. TL;DR be pleasant and respectful to everyone at the event.
Yes. If you're travelling from outside of Cambridge, you can apply for an amount of money back. This will be considered on a case by case basis. (Only travel costs will be considered and applying does not guarantee reimbursement)
Send us an email at [email protected]. We'd love to chat!


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