MLH Official - Spring 2016

Welcome to

Imperial College London's Annual Hackathon

24 Hours
20-21 February 2016

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The Hitchhacker's Guide to IC Hack

Don't Panic

What is a Hackathon?

A hackathon is what happens when you take a group of wonderful, wonderful geeks, put them in a room, give them lots of food and Red Bull and tell them they have 24 hours to create... something. The results range from cool, interesting, nuts, useful, useless or funny all the way to absolutely awe-inspiring. Most importantly it's a chance for geeks to enjoy themselves and learn new things!

^ no, this is not a bomb

Who can attend?

The event is open to all students over the age of 18 - undergraduates, graduates, PhDs, etc.

You don't have to be a computer scientist or an engineering student. All that we ask is you consider yourself a developer and love programming! You can come with a team, hack alone, or come looking for a group and we'll make sure you find some awesome teammates.

Sorry, kids!

Unfortunately, due to venue and legal constraints, we cannot host under-18s. We hate to exclude anyone from hacking, but we can point you towards our partner Major League Hacking and the awesome folks at Young Rewired State who both help organise a number of hackathons supporting under-18s.

We will be checking government-issued identification on the door for proof of age.

Where is it?

It will be at GoCardless' Office in Angel.
338-346 Goswell Rd, London, EC1V 7LQ.

What will it cost me? Is food provided?

Everything is free! Our wonderful sponsors are providing the location, funding the food, and preparing terrific prizes!

Where will I sleep?

Sleep? Ha, that's cute.

What is the format of the Hackathon?

The time is now to start forming teams and get in the mood! The hackathon will kick off on Saturday and will be held over roughly 24 hours. Some will hack through the night, others will get a good night sleep.

There'll also be a few side-activities to take part in! Usually we sprinkle a few video game and movie hours, for those times when you just want to take a cheeky break!

Finally on Sunday, teams will present their demos and judges will award prizes.

Can we work on past projects?

You are welcome to bring in past hacks and pre-formed teams. However, bear in mind that we reserve the right to take you out of the prize competition, to preserve fairness.

How big should the teams be?

This is entirely up to you, however we recommend teams of up to 5 people as coordination can be time-consuming. Be aware some of our sponsors limit the number of prizes they offer.

Are there any rules?

We ask that all attendees abide by the MLH Code of Conduct.

Any sponsors, attendees or organisers acting out of line with the Code of Conduct will be ejected from the event.

Sounds wicked! How do I sign up?

Glad you like it! All you have to do is submit the form available from here!
Make sure to read everything carefully before submitting.

One More Thing. What do I do if I have more questions?

Not to worry! We're always here to help, so simply fire us an email at

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Join us for a magical, spell-binding, riveting, joyous, mesmerising, incredible, unforgettable weekend of tech-filled goodness, only at
IC Hack '16.

Last Year's Highlights

A short video about IC Hack '15

This video was originally uploaded to YouTube, but we've had to move it to Vimeo so mobile users can watch it. Here's the YouTube link anyway:
IC Hack '15 - hosted at GoCardless.

Or if you're just looking for last year's site, you can find that right here.


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