AstonHack, held at Aston University in the centre of Birmingham, is a new student hackathon, launched by the Aston Computer Science Society in 2015, to form part of the annual Major League Hacking league. MLH events are free for student hackers aged 18+ participating in teams from 1 to 4 on innovative solutions to real-world problems.
Whether this is your first hackathon or your 20th, you can join them in building fun projects and see why they’re known for their food, cake and geese-related shenanigans. Check out this past winner that built a geese hunting game in VR! You’ll have a quacking time.
$2,872 in prizes
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit
Best Dinosaur related Hack!
The prize is four 3D printers.
Black Pepper Challenge
Best hack which encourages/discourages fake news.
The prize is four Google Home Minis!
Farnell Element14 Challenge
For the coolest hardware hack!
Four Raspberry Pi's.
CodeWizards/Music For Youth Challenge (2)
One Xbox One and Four Custom made CodeWizards/AstonHack backpacks!
Best Newcomer Hack
Best hack created by newcomers to hackathons
The prize is four (plushie) goslings!
Best Hardware Hack
The prize is four Amazon Echo Dots!
Best Overall Hack!
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
- Maximum team size is 4 for prizes.
- Team sizes can be larger but are ineligible for prizes.
Development Director @ Majestic
GitHub Campus Expert
Director at Black Pepper Software
Digital Data Engineering Senior Analyst at Accenture
CodeWizards/Music For Youth
Major League Hacking
Snr Project Specialist Community at element14
How creative a project is in terms of both implementation and end experience.
The nitty gritty of the code depending on the category being judged.