Enjoy 24 hours of hacking, open to build anything you like. Challenges will be provided but we encourage people to think outside the box.

We will have student and sponsor led workshops to introduce you to various technologies.

You can hack in teams of up to 4 people but if you're a lone wolf no one will feel offended! Teams of more than 4 people will not be considered for our many cool prizes.

Hackers will be given a period at the end to present their project, what they made and how they made it, what tech they used and if they had any problems.

HackSurrey Mk2 is free of charge, food and refreshments will be provided and paid for by our awesome sponsors as well as the prizes and challenges.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

£730 in prizes

1st Place

Awarded to the best hack in the competition. Winners will receive Nintendo Classic Mini

2nd Place

Awarded to the second best hack in the competition. Winners will receive Anker Soundcore 2 speakers

3rd Place

Awarded to the best hack in the competition. Winners will receive Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Gen)

[Sponsored] Guardtime Prize

Best use of KSI SDK. Winners will receive Arduinos, Google Home Minis, and Nerf guns

[MLH] Best use of Algolia

Use Algolia's search API in your project. Each winning team member will receive a Casio Calculator Watch.

[MLH] Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Register a domain using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit.

[MLH] Best use of Google Cloud Platform

Use Google Cloud Platform in your hack. Find a full list of GCP products & services at . Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini, max 4 per team.

[MLH] Best use of HERE.com

Use HERE.com's mapping API or SDK in your project.

[MLH] Best IoT Hack using a Qualcomm Device

Use a Qualcomm device, like the Dragonboard 410C, in your IoT project. Each winning team member will receive their own DragonBoard 410C.

[MLH Weekly] Best use of the Cisco Webex Teams API

Use the Webex Teams API or mobile SDK in your project. One winning team will be selected from all MLH Member Events each weekend. Each member of the winning team will receive a power bank.

[MLH Weekly] Best use of Clarifai's API

Use Clarifai's image or video recognition API or SDK in your project. One winning team will be selected from all MLH Member Events each weekend.

[MLH Weekly] Snap Kit Weekly Challenge

Use Snap Kit in your hack. One winning team will be selected from all MLH Member Events each weekend and top entries will be reviewed by Snap engineers. Each winning team member will receive a pair of Spectacles by Snapchat.

[GitHub/MLH] Best Octocat Drawing

Draw a picture of the GitHub Octocat. Tweet a picture of your drawing at @GitHubEducation with both #HackSurreyMk2 and #MyOctocat. The winner at each event will receive an Octocat Statue.

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Eligibility

Participants: Individuals (over 18 years in age); Students; Teams (up to 4 members)

Judges

Simon Kelly

Simon Kelly
Project Manager GGA in Employability / University of Surrey

Alex Harden

Alex Harden
USSU President

John Robinson

John Robinson
Development Engineer, Guardtime

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go "wow"?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface? For a website, this might be about how beautiful the CSS or graphics are.
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?

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