AstonHack

February 20th - 21st 2021

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ABOUT THE EVENT

We’re excited to announce the official launch for AstonHack 2021.

Our Hackathon will run from the 20th February through the 21st of February; aside from being an enjoyable, creative and inspiring experience for hackers and organizers alike, we also wanted to provide something special during lockdown.

Hackathons are invention marathons where attendees dream up and bring to life ideas for apps, websites, robots, and more.We are inviting students to join us for 24 hours while we develop the ideas for the future!

Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve been programming for years, hackathons are a great place to learn new skills, build your network, find jobs, and most importantly have fun.

Where

Hosted online on Discord!

When

Saturday to Sunday
20th - 21st February 2021

Sponsors


Partners

EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday 20th February 2021

Hackathon Check-in Opens Devpost

Opening Ceremony Twitch

Hacking Starts!

Capture the Flag Introduction & Live Q&A - ACSS Twitch

Event 1 - Majestic Twitch

Why is AI so rubbish and how does it keep making awful mistakes?

Event 2 - CX Squared & Synaptek Twitch

Introduction to GraphQL

Event 3 - Codewizards Twitch

Multiplayer Talk

Event 4 - Hackathons UK Twitch

Pictionary

Event 5 - MLH Discord

Werewolf & BlackRock Challenges

Event 6 - ACSS Twitch & Discord

MEGA GAME BLOCK

Event 7 - ACSS Discord

Midnight Quiz

Sunday 21st February 2021

Rerun Event 1 - Majestic Twitch

Why is AI so rubbish and how does it keep making awful mistakes?

Rerun Event 2 - CX Squared & Synaptek Twitch

Introduction to GraphQL

Rerun Event 3 - Codewizards Twitch

Multiplayer Talk

Event 8 - ACSS Discord

Intro to Devpost

Hacking Ends!

Event 9 - ACSS Twitch

Capture the Flag Solutions

Event 10 - Hack Productions/ACSS Twitch & Discord

Watch Submissions/Marbles

Closing Ceremony Twitch

Thank you for attending the event. We hope you enjoyed it!

F.A.Q

  • For the safety and well being of all our attendees, we have taken the responsible decision to move our event online. In our 6th iteration, the hackathon will take place on Discord.

    COVID-19 has changed all our lives in numerous ways and AstonHack will adapt to these circumstances to provide a safe and productive environment. We are committed to continuing our long-standing event to be a place to connect, create, and cultivate our hacking community.

  • You can interact, identify and recruit students by hosting workshops, gaining recognition and discovering tech talent. You can also share your internship, placement and graduate schemes to a wide variety of students.

    AstonHack is offering 3 tiered sponsorship packages - Gold, Silver and Bronze. Your organisation would provide some combination of funding, tools, data, challenges with prizes, or API access to the value of the relevant tier.

    If you have suggestions of how your organisation could support us differently or questions about the tiers, we welcome you to get in touch.

    For more information, please download our sponsorship prospectus for AstonHack6 by clicking the link below.

    Download Prospectus
  • We are the Aston Computer Science Society (ACSS). Coordinated by students powered with their excitement in tech, we welcome all to learn, share and have fun with computer science.

    AstonHack is presented in association with the ACSS - by students, for students.

  • A hackathon is where teams of up to 4 people work together to build an invention over a 24 hour period. Sponsors present themes for which prizes will be awarded and at the end of the event where teams will present their work to the judges.

    The goal of a hackathon is to create functioning software or hardware by the end of the event. Hackathons tend to have a specific focus, which can include the programming language used, the operating system, an application, an API, or the subject and the demographic group of the programmers.

    Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve been programming for years, hackathons are a great place to learn new skills, build your network, find jobs, and most importantly have fun.

  • There is no admission fee as it is available at no charge to any attendee.

  • To volunteer, please fill out this form here

  • 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.

    For more information, please visit Major League Hacking website.

    About MLH
  • We follow the MLH code of conduct strictly. To view their code of conduct please download by clicking the link below.

    Download Code of Conduct

Event Venue

HOSTED ONLINE ON DISCORD



Location:

Aston University, Aston Street, Birmingham, B4 7ET

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