Aston Hack 2018

10th to 11th of November 2018

    We are inviting student hackers to join us for a frenzied 24 hours of designing, coding and making. Whether this will be your first hackathon or your 20th come join us and build something amazing!

Not sure what a hackathon is?

A hackathon is where teams of up to 4 people work together to build something over 24 hours. Sponsors present themes for which prizes will be awarded and at the end of the 24 hours where teams present their work to the judges.

Check out last year's submissions:

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Hosted at our Universitys campus a 10 minute walk from the centre of Birmingham UK, hit the map below for directions.

Aston University


B4 7ET

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A 10 minute walk from New Street station


What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an invention marathon. Students come together to build cool software & hardware hacks over 24-48 hours. It’s very beginner friendly.

How much does it cost?

Nothing! Attending a hackathon is free! 😁

Do I need to be a student to attend?

Yes. Only students over the age of 18 who are currently enrolled at a college/university or have graduated within the past 12 months are eligible to attend as hackers.

Check in will be between 10am and 11am in the main foyer of Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET. Don’t worry, we’ll have signs so you don’t get lost in the labyrinth that is Aston
Major League Hacking is the official student hackathon league in North America & Europe. They work with over 200 Member Events and empower over 70,000 students every year.
Yes, we stick strongly to the MLH code of conduct. You can find it here.
Yes! We’d love for your company to sponsor, and help make this fantastic event possible! You can view our sponsorship document here. We would ask all potential sponsors to email and one of the team will get back to you.


We will be announcing our remaining 2018 sponsors over the coming days, however we would like to announce Majestic is joining us for the 4th time as Gold sponsor along with Black Pepper and Sparta Global as silver sponsors!




Last Years Sponsors


Gold Hardware Sponsor




Our full timetable of workshops and mini-games will be released nearer the event. Here is a rough early breakdown:

Time Activity
9 am Sat Registration Opens
11 am Sat Registration Closes
11 am Sat Opening Presentation
12 am Sat Hacking Starts
1 pm Sat Lunch
6 pm Sat Dinner
0 am Sun Midnight Pizza 🍕
8 am Sun Breakfast
12 pm Sun Hacking Ends
12:00 pm Sun Lunch
1:00 pm Sun Demos and Closing Ceremony
3:15 pm Sun Event Finished