Welcome to Hack the Burgh—the hackathon beyond the wall— we're back for the SIXTH time!
Hack the Burgh is open to students from all over the world who are atleast 18 years old of age and are physically attending the hackathon in the Informatics Forum.
£5,850 in prizes
Best Overall Hack - First Prize
Holy Stone Foldable FPV Drones
Best Overall Hack - Second Prize
Fitbit Inspire HRs
Best Overall Hack - Third Prize
Google Nest Minis
Build something with climate change and sustainability at its heart. The winning team will be receiving BOSE wireless noise cancelling headphones for each member.
Barclays Challenge (2)
Build a ChatBot to better enhance a specific service in the banking industry and win Amazon Echo Dots!
Create a procedurally generated game that consists of an algorithm with a set of rules to generate the environment and levels. Whenever the game is played, it should never be exactly the same! The team with the most consistent (i.e. playable every time), creatively designed, and fun game will be receiving a Mystery Box!
Skyscanner Challenge (2)
Create the most innovative solution to a real world problem that our travellers face, with a conscious focus on sustainability. The winning team members will each receive a pair of noise cancelling Bluetooth headphones!
Thought Machine Challenge (2)
Best Hack using the Vault API
Optiver Challenge (2)
Design your own trading algorithm! The algorithm will be judged based on performance, risk-reward balance, novelty and presentation.
First prize: JBL Charge 4 (1 for each member)
Second prize: JBL Go 2 (1 for each member)
AND Digital Challenge (3)
Hack Edinburgh Tourism Industry
First prize: Beats EP On-ear Headphones
Second prize: Anker SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker
Most creative: £15 Amazon Gift Cards
The team with the best hack using the Transloadit API will receive £50 Amazon voucher per team member.
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 Nest Mini.
MLH: Best UiPath Automation Hack
Win limited Edition UiPath MLH Backpacks for each team member!
MLH: Best Domain Registered with Domain.com
Domain.com provides all the domain services you need from registration to hosting to SSL certificates and beyond. Each hacker will receive a FREE domain name and year of domain privacy from Domain.com for their project this weekend! Each winning team member will receive a Domain.com backpack.
CompSoc Challenge (2)
Most Wholesome Hack
Prize: Marshall Wireless Headphones
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Hack the Burgh is open exclusively to those who are participating in this hackathon in Edinburgh.
All hackers should have a confirmation of acceptance and should have checked in with their valid government ID/university ID at arrival.
To be eligible to win challenges you must have a team size less than or equal to 4.
You must submit a project in order to be reimbursed.
Professor in the School of Informatics at The University of Edinburgh and the chair of Software Systems Modelling
Professor of Dependable Systems at Edinburgh
Systems Design Expert Technician
Hackathons UK Co-founder
Lecturer at The University of Edinburgh
Alan Savio Paul
Hack the Burgh Co-Director
Hack the Burgh
How crazy is your idea?
How technically complex is your hack?
How much change does it bring to people's lives and the world around us?
Will people understand it easily?