Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season



Join us from November 25th to November 26th at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford for the third edition of OxfordHack. This year, at the oldest university in the English-speaking world, hackers from around the world will be pushing the boundaries of technology to new limits.

Last year, we brought together over 300 coders from 53 universities, to create everything from a robot that fights unhappy people, to online whiteboards with LaTeX support. Make sure to check out last year's hackathon, photos, and submissions!

Confirm your attendance on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter. We will make more announcments on various social media as the hackathon approaches.


What is a Hackathon?

Hackathons are essentially creativity marathons. Thoughts become things. Attendees work in teams of up to four people to create a hack, be it a webapp, hardware or something completely different.

What if I don't have a team?

No need to worry! Part of the fun of a hackathon is meeting new people. We will have time at the beginning of the event for everyone to meet and form teams.

What should I bring?

All attendees must bring a valid ID of admission. Other common checklist items include: laptops, sleeping bags, chargers, and toiletries.

What can I build? What about IP?

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

How much does it cost?

OxfordHack is free for all accepted hackers. We provide WiFi, meals, swag, and the workspace. We also have a limited number of travel scholarships if you're traveling from outside of Oxford which you can apply for here and will be considered on a case by case basis (only travel costs will be considered and application does not guarantee reimbursement)

I am under 18. / Who can attend?

Coders from all around the world can attend. You have to be 16 or older to attend. If you are under 18, your parents will be required to sign a consent form we will send to you.

How big can teams be?

Teams of up to four are welcome. You can also hack solo if you want!

Do you have a code of conduct?

Yes. tl;dr: Be nice to each other.

Can I claim travel reimbursements?

If you're traveling from outside of Oxford which you can apply for here and will be considered on a case by case basis (only travel costs will be considered and application does not guarantee reimbursement)

What if I have other questions?

Send us an email at


You can view the schedule here (it will be updated when/if there are changes)

A map of the places mentioned in the schedule is below

This year, we will be using Sprint HackerEarth to have teams upload their projects: see the relevant link also below Important Links. If you haven't gotten an email to register, please do so through the link below. Once you are into the platform, please toggle on "I'm Looking for Teammates." Please have one member of your team build the team, and then invite the other individuals of your team by browsing through participants on the platform. The rest is pretty straightforward, and you will also submit your projects through Sprint HackerEarth. If you have any questions regarding the use of this platform, please don't hesitate to ask us.

Useful links

If you haven't registered/been registered yet for our submissions/team formation/judging criteria/prizes platform, Sprint HackerEarth, please do so now at the following link:

Please join our Slack for any updates and for general communication in between hackers and teams! You can join our Slack here

We would also like to note that by attending OxfordHack, that you are agreeing to be photographed and videotaped for social media/press/promotion purposes. Please use the hashtag #OxfordHack to share your excitement and photos on social media, and for reposts

Travel reimbursement will be assessed on a case by case basis. There will be no accommodation reimbursements. All applications will be reviewed and we will inform you of the decision thereafter: please provide us with an expense claim here before 11.59 pm, 29 November


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