About Us

We're a growing, community-led non-profit focused on supporting hackathon organisers and student tech societies in the United Kingdom.

Who are Hackathons UK

The outcome of a 1am chat at Hackcon VII between Aaron and Robbie in August 2019, Hackathons UK represents the tightly knit community of hackathon organisers in the UK. A dynamic, inclusive and ever-changing community, we focus on providing knowledge and resources to hackathon organisers at universities and further afield. Having been there ourselves, we know how challenging it can be to put these events together!

We're a young but growing organisation rapidly developing the hackathon space. We're led by the community and driven to share our knowledge and experience of organising hackathons with new organisers to best support events and mitigate inevitable knowledge loss due to the fast-changing nature of student-led organisations.

Our Mission

Hackathons UK’s mission is to further tech education through student focussed hackathons, specialising in both running and supporting events, which enable students to gain hands-on experience and develop a range of skills outside the classroom. We are a charity formed of seasoned, past and present, hackathon organisers.

Our aim is to faciliate a robust network of UK academic organisations and providing a community-led source of valuable information, we are at the forefront of events that interact with the up and coming technology experts of the future.

Our first event

HackQuaratine was born out of the desire to make the best out of a bad situation. With the pandemic hackathons were brought to a halt along with the rest of the world and the isolation was difficult for us all. It was a fully-online, people-focused hackathon bringing people together to use their skills to help combat the issues the world is facing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

We wanted to use this event to bring together people from all over the world to make isolation feel slightly less lonely. We also helped show the worlds that great events can still happen online.

Hack Quarantine