At OxfordHack, 300 magical hackers will convene to build amazing projects. ✨

November 19th, 2016

09:00 Reception
10:30 Welcome Address
11:30 Start Hacking
12:00 - 12:30 Tech Talk - QuantumBlack
12:35 - 12:50 Tech Talk - AIGaming
12:55 - 13:25 Tech Talk - Microsoft
13:30 Lunch
14:00 - 14:15 Tech Talk - Esri
14:20 - 14:50 Tech Talk - SkyScanner
14:55 - 15:10 Tech Talk - EF
15:30 - 16:30 Git Good - Nick Tikhonov
19:00 Dinner
20:00 Future & Current Hackathon Meetup
22:00 - 23:00 Bloomberg Mini Game! - !Light
23:30 - 00:00 Capture the Flag
00:00 Werewolf

November 20th, 2016

00:00 Midnight Snacks
00:00 - 06:00 More Mini Games
07:00 Breakfast
11:30 End of Hacking
12:00 Lunch
13:00 - 16:00 Final Presentations
16:30 Awards
17:00 The End


You must have been invited to the Event via Eventbrite in order to be eligible to participate.

  • Participants: Students (over 16 years in age) and people who graduated from university within the last year
  • Team Size: Maximum team size is 4 people. You don't have to have a team upon arrival.


  • Only projects that have been coded within the 24 hours of the competition are eligiable for submission and judging.
  • There is no general theme / topic that you have to hack on.

Hackathon Sponsors


$2,440 in prizes

1st Prize

4 Arduino Starter Kits, 4 sets of magical books, and 4 Alexa Dots!

2nd Prize

4 sets of magical books, and 4 Alexa Dots!

3rd Prize

4 Alexa Dots!

Tickets to WBStudioTour or price equivalent amazon vouchers

Esri sponsored prize!

Skyscanner API Prize

Best use of Skyscanner API - Skyscanner travel vouchers

#HackHarassment (2)

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. Win HackHarassment Swag Bags.

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

1 TB Hard Drives

Best Domain Name from Swag Bags

Bloomberg's Favourite

Floating bluetooth speakers

Microsoft Cognitive Challenge

4 x IOT kits for the winner of cognitive challenge

QuantumBlack Challenge

2 x £50 vouchers for amazon

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Zahra Traboulsi

Zahra Traboulsi
Minister for Magic of the Ministry of Magic

Syeef Karim

Syeef Karim
Chief Sanitation Officer for the Department of Care of Magical Creatures

Sunil Pardasani

Sunil Pardasani
Professor Pardasani, Lecturer of Alchemy

Joe Nash

Joe Nash
Delegate of the Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare in loving Memory of Dobby

Joshua Simpson

Joshua Simpson
Diplomatic Envoy for the Reparations of Grave Wizarding Incidents

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation
    How innovative / new is your idea. Are you just the next generic social app or are you creating something groundbreaking new?
  • Technical Difficulty
    How difficult was this hack to be implemented. Is it just a simple website or are you solving a technical problem that nobody ever solved?
  • Design / UX
    How is the design and the user experience of the hack. How polished does the project appear? Does it show issues?
  • Usefulness
    Is it a useful hack? How wide are the applications? Is it just something that helps you or will more people use it?
  • Presentation
    How well is the presentation during the fair by the team.

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