CBHACK: Cambridge Bradfield Hackathon

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The Bradfield Centre

Cambridge Science Park Road



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CBHACK: Cambridge Bradfield Hackathon - REGISTER INTEREST

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CBHACK brings 100 hackers from diverse backgrounds over a weekend to connect, learn, and explore blockchain or distributed ledger technologies (DLT).

  • £10,000 in cash prizes up for grabs!
  • Learn Blockchain/Distributed Ledger Technology skills
  • Hands-on Tech Workshops
  • Network & Career Opportunities with Sponsors
  • Visit the Beautiful City of Cambridge
  • Fun Activities, Food Trucks, Swag

Over 9 -10th of March , we aim to gather students from Cambridge, Oxford, UCL, LSE and other top universities across the UK at the Bradfield Center in the Cambridge Science Park to build amazing projects.

#CBHACK is a unique opportunity for you to meet passionate hackers just like you, learn and apply the technology like never before! There will be exciting cash and other prizes up for grabs, stay tuned to hear about our sponsors who are eager to meet all of you!

Open to everyone, don't worry if you're not an expert, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn with workshops and mentors, and lots of fun activities to keep you occupied! The only requirement is to have at least one team member affiliated with a university (current student or recent alumni)

Don't have a team? Don't worry, meet others at the team speed dating at the start of the event.

Register your interest and we will contact you soon about application details!



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Cambridge Blockchain Society

Founded by students in 2018, our mission is fostering Cambridge's blockchain ecosystem by maintaining a distributed network for enthusiastic students, academics and industrial partners.

Cambridge Blockchain Hub

The Cambridge Blockchain Hub is part of the Bradfield Center, a stunning co-working space established by University of Cambridge Trinity College and located at the heart of the Cambridge Tech Cluster in the Cambridge Science Park.

The hub is a one-stop-shop platform and community for cross-disciplinary and collaborative projects and policy analysis, the testing of innovative applications of blockchain and distributed ledger technology, and the incubation of new blockchain based ventures that are impactful to industry, academia, and society.


The Bradfield Centre

Housed in a stunning building at the heart of the Cambridge Science Park, The Bradfield Centre is designed to appeal to entrepreneurs, researchers and students, and is home to innovative high growth start-up and scale-up businesses.


BITMEET came together in 2017. We have a solid track of organizing collaborative events with universities such as Cambridge, Oxford, UCL, and LSE, and first ever student-led blockchain conference in the UK, THE BIG BITMEET. Over time we have accumulated extensive network of students societies and professionals, bridging the gap successfully between the two in the UK


1. What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an event where teams collaborate on a project or "hack" within a tight time limit. At CBHACK, teams of 2-4+ collaborate over 24 hours to create a real product solving the existing world problem while learning more about blockchain technology and networking with like-minded participants. Industry professionals from our sponsors will share their experiences with you, and support and guide your projects from a technical perspective. The winners will be chosen by a panel of judges comprised of top industry professionals. So, attend our hackathon, assemble a team, build a groundbreaking product, learn and make new exciting connections, and finally win prizes!

2. When is application deadline?

The deadline is on 1st of March. However, you may still try applying after the deadline.

3. How much does it cost?

CBHACK is 100% free for all participants. Just apply and get your ticket!

4. What if I don't have any experience?

Have no fear! Hackathons are for you to learn and in fact, it is one of the best ways to do so. On the first day of CBHACK, we will also facilitate team building so no one gets left out! We'll also have a workshop to prepare you for hacking. Even, if you can’t code you can still help with research and help to figure out the idea. And when you run into any problems or questions, mentors will be happy to help you out. By the end of hack you will have new skills, friends, and a project under your belt!

5. Do I need to know how to code?

The best ideas come from diversity, and we welcome mixed teams from different backgrounds. As long as you have someone (or more) on your team who can code something to demo at the end

6. Is there a theme for CBHACK?

The theme of the hackathon is “application of distributed ledger technology to solve real-world problems,” with an emphasis on creating value by solving real-world problems. Also, there may be sponsored prizes with specific qualifying criteria.

7. Can I work on my previous project?

Yes! As long as you make it clear what you have completed during the hackathon.

8. How do I travel to CBHACK?

Don’t worry, we will help you! If you are traveling from outside of Cambridge, your traveling cost (up to £20) will be reimbursed. Upon arrival to the hackathon come to the registration desk, save your receipts and make sure to have a copy of them on-site. You will be receive money in the next 10 working day. A bus will be sent from Bradfield Centre for attendees from outside of Cambridge to Cambridge Train Station. If you arrive by car, you can drive straight to Bradfield Centre and park your car there. Keep an eye on our notifications. If you have any additional questions about traveling, feel free to reach out to our travel team at

9. What should I bring?

CBHACK is a 24h event, which means that hackers should be prepared to sleep overnight at the venue. All food will be provided at event so don't worry about that! But bring everything you need to stay the night. Here is a list of what you should definitely have:

  • ID: You’ll need this to check in to the event.
  • Laptop: Desktops aren’t great travel companions.
  • Chargers (laptop, phone, etc.)
  • Headphones: With so many hackers in one building, it can get a bit loud, so bring headphones if you want to get some quiet time.
  • Sleeping bag, air mattress, and/or pillow: You will sleep overnight at Bradfield Centre, so you will need something to sleep on.
  • Reusable water bottle: If you have one, bring it and help to reduce on waste.
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