Hack the Burgh is a yearly hackathon hosted by University of Edinburgh students. It's open to all students, and is a great place to learn or practice programming, with a variety of challenges and talks from our sponsors.
We also offer travel reimbursements.
Unfortunately, you can't participate if you're under 18.
There'll be plenty of mentors ready to assist you with whatever problem you face.
Don't hestitate to ask for help, we don't bite!
Don't worry if you haven't got a team — you're not alone. We'll help you form a team at the event, or you can hack solo!
To participate, you need to agree to follow all of the rules listed. This is so we can create a safe and welcoming environment for everyone.
Please get in touch for more information.
We'll be providing snacks and drinks throughout the weekend, but you need to bring your own device (and charger).
You'll probably want to bring a sleeping bag and some spare clothes. Unfortunately, we don't have showers.
As we're in Scotland, you'll need to wear a mask in many spaces (unless exempt), and will be required to present proof of vaccination (or exemption). You'll also be expected to take an LFT test before you arrive. We'll update you closer to the time with more details.
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Best of Show in 2020.
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Runner-Up in 2020.
This year, we'll be at the Hilton Carlton, located in the heart of Edinburgh.
If you're travelling by train, Waverley Station is only a few minutes walk away.
If you're travelling from outside Edinburgh by bus, you'll likely arrive at St. Andrew's Station - just cross George IV Bridge and you'll be there.
If you are arriving from outside of Edinburgh, we may be able to reimburse your travel. Please note that reimbursements are not guaranteed.
|Scotland (excl Edinburgh)||up to £20|
|Northern England & Midlands||up to £40|
|Southern England and EU||up to £50|