A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) traditionally is a design sprint-like event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development collaborate intensively over a number of days on software projects.
The goal of a hackathon is to create usable software or hardware with the goal of creating a functioning product by the end of the event.
Typically, lots of these events will focus on social issues and coming up with practical solutions to real-life problems.
Invent for the Planet
17th - 19th February 2023
For 48 hours, you will work to solve a mission statement focusing on real global issues. From arriving on the Friday where you will form teams to presenting your final, created design in front of a panel of judges on Sunday - this is a full on, intense chance to develop multiple skills.
Build experience in engineering and science innovation and design, develop your team work, communication and presentation skills. We will have a team of expert mentors available throughout the weekend on site to consult with. You can also utilise the Mission Statement Expert allocated from the participating universities, meaning you could be talking to a world leading academic researcher on the other side of the world.
Hack for Change
Wednesday 19th October 2022
The Hack of Change is a one day event where students from all of the Universities in Wales come together to develop ideas to support local issues. Participants will learn the basics of setting up a social enterprise, including idea generation, market-testing and how to create impact for local communities.
This is a great way of expanding your network and developing your awareness towards social issues and how we can create practical solutions for them.
Students collaborate with Swansea City Football Club for inaugural Hackathon weekend.
Invent for the planet