Go out and do some good in the world

When was the last time you went to a Hackathon? Here are 20. And only 2 of these are still running.

Battlehack, Hackference, Leedshack, HackToTheFuture, CambridgeHack, Hackcess, AngelHack, HackCamp, Inventorthon, HackTheMidlands, HealthTechIdeaHack, MusicHackDay, SpaceAppsHack, LondonHackathon, BlockchainHack, AstonHack, MentalHealthHack, WikiHack, NHShackday, HackBournemouth

The usual suspects had become used to going to regular hackathons. However, since the Covid-19 lockdowns there don’t seem to be many of them around. So the aim is to bring you a BarcampLondon Hackathon. With a general theme, and not a narrow one:

Go out and do some good in the world
Beach scene with a My Happy toy from the Mr Men

Developers, designers, coders, creatives! Everybody! Over one weekend can you and your team build something meaningful, or impressive, or just a barrel of laughs?

A handful of challenges will be set by our sponsors. Datasets and APIs will be available. Your hacks and presentations will be evaluated by a panel of judges.

Prizes are awarded. The event includes a general Spirit of the Hack prize which is not connected with any particular challenge. It’s awarded to the team that impresses the judges with their enthusiasm, their all round abilities and their whole hearted participation. You don’t have to be an expert in anything, your hack doesn’t even need to work, just be a willing part of it all! You and your team will be eligible just by being there.

Come on your own, or come as a pre arranged team. Teams are typically four strong, although that’s not a hard and fast rule. We aim to help you find team mates (if you need them) early on the Saturday. Late on Sunday afternoon, after the prize giving, there will inevitably be a trip to the pub!

All things being equal, this is going to happen in May or June 2024. Yes, we know, we will avoid a clash with EMFcamp.

The #hashtag is #bclh24

What is a hackathon anyway? Here’s a handy run down: