Calling all witches, wizards and magical beings! OxfordHack 2016 awaits in the lands of Oxford!

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

View full rules


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.


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.