What is a Hackathon?

(Nothing to do with hacking computer networks)

A Hackathon is Computer programmers (and sometimes electrical engineers) coming together to collaborate intensively on one or more software projects.

We're starting off small with our miniHackathons while we fine tune the events and find volunteers to help.

Register for our next Hackathon and Information Evening here

Information Evening   Main Event

Why should I go?

To go head to head with other great developers

To continue improving your programming skills, learn better industry practice, stimulate ideas for starting your own business, meeting other hackers, and most importantly to have fun.

To make something people want.

When

You are free to come 9am till late on the day of the event. But the main focus will be from 4pm to 7pm with pizza for fuel.
See the event page for more details on the next miniHackathon.

miniHackthons will run every fortnight.

How

Before a miniHackathon day, all participants need to nominate ideas and upvote their preferred idea, to save some time on the day. And book, as early as possible.

Don't forget to invite your tech-head friends

Nominate and Vote Ideas

Who

Programmers & Electrical Engineers. Teachers, Students, Industry and Government.
If you're a tech nerd, then this is for you.

You can come alone, or as part of your own All Stars development team.

Get the opportunity to go head to head with other skilled programmers and tech-heads

Teams

If more than one idea is popular and there are enough people, smaller teams can be formed for efficiency.

Take a risk and join a team with people you don't know to meet new people

Results

The best miniHackathon ideas can be executed in a short amount of time, producing a Minimum Viable Product which are generally open source and free for public use.

Use the results as a stepping stone, and step into the world of startup business

Ye olde bounty

miniHackathons are also a great opportunity to work on bounties, to earn some cash and refine coding skills, perfect if you find yourself twiddling your thumbs during a project.