Come and build something awesome at HackTheMidlands 5.0, and meet loads of awesome people :)

Usually HackTheMidlands is a 24-hour hackathon, or “creative marathon”, which was founded in 2016. We provide a unique space for hundreds of passionate technologists like you to share their experiences, meet new people and learn something new - gaining valuable skills in the process.

During the event, people aged 14+ of all skill levels (you don't have to be a professional or a student! Just be lovely, passionate and interested in tech!) will come together to share ideas, and create new and awesome projects! (Not sure what a hackathon is? MLH have a great explanation here).


The event will run online via Discord between the 22nd - 26th October 2020. Don't miss out!

View full rules

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

1st Place

Game Jam Champion

2nd Place

3rd Place

Game Jam - Guest Judge Prize

Best Newbie Hack

BCS Birmingham Branch - Making IT Good for Society

BCS Birmingham Branch - Making IT Good for Society (Runner Up)

Majestic - Make us Laugh

Capital One - Best Financial Hack

BT - Educating Young People about Cyber Security (1st Place)

BT - Educating Young People about Cyber Security (2nd Place)

BT - Educating Young People about Cyber Security (3rd Place)

Capgemini - Supporting the Fight Against COVID-19 (2)

Kainos - Best Use of Serverless Technology

The Fusion Group - Supporting Personal Mental Health (1st Place)

The Fusion Group - Supporting Personal Mental Health (2nd Place)

The Fusion Group - Supporting Personal Mental Health (3rd Place)

Northrop Grumman - Helping Your Local Community

20i - Make Something Boring, Fun

MLH - Best use of Google Cloud

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini. Prize: Google Home Mini

MLH - Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Register a .tech, .space, or .online domain name using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger & Domain.com Backpack.

Coupon Code:
SPOOKYSCARY

Prize:
PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger & Domain.com Backpack

MLH - Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key

Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with Arduino Uno R3 included. 1 prize for each winning team member with 2 winning teams per event! Prize: Winners receive Grove Beginner Kits

MLH - Best use of Cockroach DB

Build your hackathon project on CockroachDB's open source and indestructible SQL database. PostgreSQL compatible and easy to use. Utilize CockroachDB in your hack for a chance to win a 3D printing pen for each team member. What's more, ALL projects submitted that use CockroachDB will receive a free t-shirt!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

  • Submit a 2-3 minute video demoing your project

Judges

Tom Goodman

Tom Goodman

Judging Criteria

  • Check back later <3