StudentHack is a hackathon where students passionate about programming spend an entire weekend building awesome projects. Entrepreneurs, designers and developers collaborate to build hacks & apps - for web, mobile & hardware - in teams up to 4.
Yes. For any students outside of Europe, you will need a visa to enter the UK. Flights from Europe are usually very cheap (around €20-€60 return) so we would recommend booking these as soon as possible.
Not to worry. We're well catered to serve you - plenty of mentors and experienced hackers will be attending to assist you with any coding problems you may run into. There will be tech talks at StudentHack too.
Maybe. This depends on you and when you graduated. If you graduated in the last 12 months, you're still considered a student. Any more than 12 months, you will need to email us as we deal with these on a case-by-case basis.
Definitely! Hackathons are usually stalked by the best companies and helps them understand you better. Most hackers build relationships with recruiters and are often hired for internships and even full-time jobs once they have graduated.
Firstly, your laptop and a charger. Any other electronics you have along with their chargers. Power splitters if you have them. Bring along a sleeping bag, change of clothes, toothbrush and any other toiletries you think you'll need for the weekend.
Definitely yes! There will be a ton of food (both healthy and guilty) and lots of energizing snacks/drinks all weekend. Most (if not all) of our sponsors will have plenty of swag for you to add to your collection!
No. We ask that you write no code (not even a single line) before the hackathon to make it fair. No exceptions. If you want to prepare for the hackathon, you're free to use the languages and databases for other uses than building your hack.
Maybe. We're not sure about this yet and still are trying to pull something off. However, we are running free coaches to Manchester or it is usually very cheap to come to Manchester if you book early enough.
Not at all. Your team can be between 1 and 4. Go solo if you wish. We will be arranging team building sessions on Friday 31st in true halloween fashion. Join us!
Yes! StudentHack always needs awesome volunteers. You must be a student and be based in Manchester. You'll get to witness and be a part of the entire hackathon experience. You can apply by clicking here.