Are you ready to Hack The Midlands?

HackTheMidlands is a 24-hour, inclusive hackathon being hosted in Birmingham on the 1st-2nd October 2016 at Millennium Point.

Over the 24 hours, 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).

View full rules

Prizes

$85 in prizes

First Place

This is awarded to the first place Hacking team!

Second Place

This is the award for the second place team!

Third Place

This is the award for the third place team!

Majestic: Best use of Majestic API

Most creative use of - Mash it up, Visualise it, Have fun with it!

Best Tweet

This award is for the hackee that submits the best tweet to us with the #hackthemidlands

Millenium Point

Best use of the millenium point data

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Anybody over the age of 14 can take part, that's the only limit!

Requirements

You must submit your work at 10am on Sunday morning or your project will not be considered for competing. You can submit your project on devpost after you have registered your team for the hackathon.

How to enter

Welcome to Hack The Midlands, by now you should already be registered! If you want to find information such as information on API keys, event schedule and more then click here.

Judges

 Steve Pitchford

Steve Pitchford
Majestic

Tom Goodman

Tom Goodman
Organiser

Alex Wiley

Alex Wiley
Organiser

Pandelis

Pandelis
Organiser

Cat

Cat
Organiser

Liam

Liam
Organiser

Matt

Matt
Organiser

Oliver

Oliver
Organiser

Judging Criteria

  • Overall Hackyness
    We will choose a winner based on the project that we like the best and that we think inspires the true spirit of a hackathon. The judging panel will consist of organisers and sponsors.
  • Sponsors Challenges
    Each sponsor providing a challenge will give individual awards for teams that use Sponsor Challenges.