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Hack The South 2019

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36h hackathon in the beautiful south of England. Come hack with us on your craziest ideas!

Mighty hackers and tech lovers, the time has come to prove the world who's the best hacker in South England! This is the moment that all HackaSotoners have been waiting for since the beginning of the academic year. If you've attended a hackathon before, you know how much fun they are. If you haven't, come and we'll show you!

HackaSoton and Fish on Toast are inviting you to the biggest hackathon of the year: Hack The South!

We're calling out for people with ingenious thinking, rockstar programming skills, curious beginners, designers, or even business heads, to join us for an entire weekend of hacking. Here's how it works: if you have an idea, you come over and pitch it to form a team; if you don't know what to work on, join others and lead your team to glory (i.e. winning the hackathon). If you're a pro, you'll surely find something challenging to work on. However, even if you're just starting or only know Java (hey, if that's what they teach at uni...) don't fear—people with no prior coding experience managed to deliver awesome results in past hackathons.

We know, we know: "hacking" the world is not an easy job. FOOD and REFRESHMENTS will be provided throughout the weekend, as always. There's that quote... Stay Hungry Stay Foolish... well, not at our hackathon ;)

We are very excited about this and we are expecting to see some amazing ideas come to life by the end of the hackathon. Our amazing Gold sponsors are Deutsche Bank and American Express.

TICKET TYPES

  • Hacker: Participants who can code, design, build, hack, crack, or otherwise do everything they can to complete a project.
  • Designer: Participants whose main skillset is in design and would like to focus on that at the hackathon.
  • Entrepreneur: Participants whose main skillset is in business / entrepreneurship and would like to focus on that at the hackathon.
  • General Admission: Anyone who would like to see the final presentations on Sunday. This does not include participation at the event.

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There is more information on our website at hackthesouth.co.uk. For any questions please email us at hack@soton.ac.uk. After you buy a ticket, we will send you regular reminders and more informations closer to the event date.

FAQ

  • Q: What is a hackathon?
    A: During a hackathon you have 24 to 48 hours to work with a small team on something new and exciting. You will compete with other teams, but in the end everyone is a winner!
  • Q: What can I make?
    A: Anything! A website, an application or you can work with hardware as well! See below about hardware hacks.
  • Q: Does this cost money?
    A: Nope. It is completely free!
  • Q: Do I have to know how to code?
    A: No, as long as you want to work with others to help develop yours, or someone else’s idea! Generally, we need developers, designers and entrepreneurs.
  • Q: Is food provided?
    A: More food will be there than you can imagine.
  • Q: Can I sleep there?
    A: There will be a sleeping area, but you should bring a sleeping bag if you really wish to sleep.
  • Q: Can I do hardware hacks?
    A: Yes of course! We will have some hardware on the day to hack on. We are also able to provide a variety of tools and other equipment. If there's something you particually want, get in touch after registration so we can try to get hold of it!
  • Q: Can I bring _____?
    A: Probably, yes. For rather obscure, large or potentially dangerous items please get in touch first to check as we don't want to dissapoint on the day.
  • Q: Do I need to have a team to join?
  • A: It's up to you if you'd like to form a team before or at the event. We're happy either way, in fact it might be better for you if you already have a team as you'll already know each other.
  • Q: How big are the teams going to be?
  • A: We'd like teams to have 4-6 participants.
  • Q: Are there any rules?
    A: To make sure everyone feels safe and welcome, all attendees, including hackers, volunteers, organizers, sponsors, judges, mentors, and MLH staff are required to follow the MLH Code of Conduct. For any problems please contact the organisers.
  • Q: What are the judging criteria?
    A: Our judging criteria are Technical Innovation, Technical Difficulty, Design, Execution, Pitch.
  • Q: Can I get an invitation letter for my visa application?
    A: Yes, please fill in this form and we'll reply in a few days.
  • Q: Do you give any travel reimbursements?
    A: Unfortunately no, we do not have a budget for travel reimbursements this year.
  • Q: Do I have to be a student to attend?
    A: We only accept students to keep the competition fair for all participants.
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