Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season

BUILD

SOMETHING

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.

FAQ

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.

Are photographs taken?

By attending the event you are agreeing to having pictures and videos be taken with you in them.

Is my data passed on?

Your CV might be passed onto our sponsors.

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 darkblue@oxfordhack.com

SCHEDULE

Saturday 25th November

9:00 - 10:00 Doors open, registration and badge collection - Hall
9:55 - 10:00 Welcome address from committee - Hall
10:00 - 11:00 Sponsor presentations and challenges outline - Hall
11:00 Hacking begins!
11:00 - 11:20 Ideas Workshop/Team Formation (if you don't have one)
11:00 - 12:00 Talks in Workshop Rooms
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch - Cafeteria
13:00 - 13:30 Meeting for people missing a team who want one - Workshop Room
14:00 - 14:30 Microsoft Workshop - Workshop Room
14:45 - 15:15 Elsevier Workshop - Workshop Room
15:30 - 16:00 JP Morgan Workshop - Workshop Room
16:15 - 17:00 TPP Workshop - Workshop Room
18:00 - 19:00 Dinner - Cafeteria
20:30 - 22:00 Small Capture the Flag - Workshop Room
22:00 - 23:00 Minigames to relax - Workshop Room

Sunday 26th November

00:00 - 00:30 Midnight Snack - Cafeteria
07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast - Cafeteria
13:00 - 15:30 Presentations - Lecture Theaters
16:15 - 18:00 Closing Presentation and awarding of prizes - Lecture Theater

SPONSORS

If you would like to sponsor us, please reach out at sponsorship@oxfordhack.com