You will be given 24 hours to work in teams and create a cool piece of software! A good submission will include a demo of a working product - vaporware (hard-coded prototypes) are discouraged! While the hack does not have a theme, our sponsors: Palantir, JP Morgan and Bloomberg will be setting challenges for you to take part in and win some awesome sponsor prizes! (More details on the day)


  • You must be a student in order to participate
  • You can participate in teams of 1-4 people - we will help you find a team if you do not organise one!
  • You must be over the age of 18
  • You must bring your Eventbrite ticket to the event
  • Individuals must bring all hardware they will use during the hack, while we aim to provide some hardware - we can't make any promises!


  • You can create anything you wish! This includes software and hardware hacks
  • You are free to use any publically available APIs and libraries (including APIs provided by sponsors)
  • You can use any programming language/combination of languages
  • You must not submit anything you made before the start of the hackathon - let's keep it fair!
  • You must submit the source code to your app - this is used for review purposes, we will not claim rights to your code
  • You should aim to create at least a partially working prototype to have the best chance of winning - think of something you can create in 24 hours when planning!
  • Please make sure to include photos and videos of your submission in your ChallengePost entry

Hackathon Sponsors


Overall 1st Place

Overall 2nd Place

Palantir Prize Winners

JP Morgan Prize Winners

Bloomberg Prize Winners

Palantir Social Impact Winners (2)

Hack We Would Use

Funniest Hack

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Please make sure to submit you code. If you have time, please make sure to add plenty of photos and a video to show off your hack!


Will be Announced

Will be Announced

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Achievement
    How impressive is the project from a technical standpoint? How well did the team use the available technology/data/resources?
  • Idea
    Has this been done before? Does this idea build upon/improve upon existing products/services? How easily could it scale to serve more users?
  • Presentation
    How intuitive is the user interface? Did the team successfully demonstrate the features of their project during their 2 minute pitch?

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