The most epic hack on halloween

Hundreds of hackers
31 Oct - 2 Nov 2014
36 hours
AutoTrader HQ, Manchester, M15 4FN

All the hacks from StudentHack: Halloween Edition

Hackaween Sponsors

Supported by

Hardware Lab Partners



6:00 PM Registration
7:45 PM Opening Ceremony
8:45 PM Late Dinner
9:00 PM Hacking begins!
9:00 PM EF Open Office Hours
9:00 PM Team Building Session
9:30 PM First Time Hackers Meetup
9:30 PM Ethical Hackers Meetup
10:00 PM Female Hackers Meetup
10:30 PM Hackathon Organisers Meetup
11:00 PM Bloomberg Terminal Session


1:00 AM 1AM Snack
7:00 AM Breakfast Buffet
11:00 AM Workshop: Coding in Swift
1:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Workshop: Design Mobile Apps
3:00 PM Show and Tell Session #1
5:30 PM Guest Speaker Slot
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Live Q&A with CEO of Yo
9:00 PM Hacker Olympics by Bloomberg
11:00 PM Show and Tell Session #2


1:00 AM 1AM Snack
7:00 AM Breakfast Buffet
7:00 AM Speed Debugging
9:00 AM Hacking finishes!
9:30 AM Science Fair Demos
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Final Demos
3:00 PM Closing Ceremony
4:00 PM End of StudentHack!
4:30 PM London Coach Departure

Frequently asked questions

What is StudentHack?

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.

How much does it cost?

StudentHack is completely free to attend. However, tickets are extremely limited and are only available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Do you allow international students?

Yes. For any students outside of Europe, you will need a visa to enter the UK. Flights from Europe are usually cheap (usually €20-€60 return) if booked early so we would recommend booking these as soon as possible.

What if I'm not a good programmer?

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.

I have graduated. Can I still attend?

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.

Will this help me get an awesome job?

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.

What should I bring?

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.

Will there be food, drinks, swag, etc?

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!

Can I work on an existing project?

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.

Do you cover flights and travel expenses?

Yes. Major League Hacking are kindly offering £40 in travel reimbursements to come to StudentHack. We'll offer more information on this soon.

Do I need a team to participate?

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!

Can I volunteer instead?

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.