Create a software or hardware product in 24 hours

Coventry University Computer Club (CUCC) presents our First annual Hackathon. University Students (18+) can apply to take part in the Hack in teams of 6 people.

The Hack has no set theme, teams will be required to produce a marketable end product and a fictitious company to present at the end of the 24 hour period. This could be a pure software implementation (website service, app, software, game) or could use a variety of hardware available. 

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$871 in prizes

First Prize

Amazon Echo Dots - 1 Per Team Member | MLH Season Medals

Second Prize

Minecraft Torches - 1 Per Team Member | MLH Season Medals

Third Prize

MLH Season Medals

Best Domain Name from

$50 Credit for Hosting, Domains and more!

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$30 Amazon voucher per team member


Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment! Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Members of the winning team receive Hack Harassment Battery Packs!

Best use of .Tech Domain

The team with the best use of a Tech domain will receive a $200 amazon voucher split between them!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


To take part you must be a current University Student or have graduated less than 12 months ago


Hackers will be building a End-user product with a fictitious company to market the product. Hackers will need to submit images/video of their demo along with code, and their presentation. 

How to enter

Hackers need to register Via Eventbrite linked on our website by 17:00 on 24/02/2017 for individual registration (To be joined to a team) or 12:00 on 16/03/2016 for Group Registration. 

Registration MUST be completed through this method. Devpost registered teams will not be accepted and will be turned away. This is due to a security requirement.


Alex Bucknall

Alex Bucknall
Major League Hacking

Irene Glendinning

Irene Glendinning

Tristi Tanaka

Tristi Tanaka


BCS / Coventry

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Complexity
    Judges will look at how technically complex your Hack is, and how much work went into technically creating your demo.
  • Completeness
    Judges will Judge you on how complete your Hack is. Is it a fully working end product, or a partially working proof of concept.
  • Creativity
    How creative is your Hack. Is it an amazing new product never before seen on the market, or an innovative take on an existing product? Judges can use this criteria to judge the Hack idea you have come up with along with how good the product looks/feels.
  • Marketability
    How marketable is the product you have created. Did the fictitious company you created sell the product to our judges?