Royal Hackaway is Royal Holloway's annual hackathon. Open to university students from the UK and around the world, in this two-day hackathon you'll work as a team to build a project. You'll pick up new skills, try out new tech, and meet new people. This is our fifth time running this event, and we're excited to create a more inclusive and rewarding event for all.
£850 in prizes
Dream Big and Create More Cheers with AB InBev
AB InBev is all about bringing people together and creating more cheers for a better world! Using whatever tools, hardware and/or software at your disposal, build a hack that leads us into a brighter future for a chance to win an Anker Wireless Charger Bundle to stay powered up and connected wherever you go for each member of your team.
Remember, AB inBev is looking for innovative projects that can possibly change the world in a positive way! We can't wait to see what you come up with.
Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key
Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with embedded Arduino Uno compatible board. Each winning team member will receive a prize!
Best Domain name from Domain.com
Register a .Tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend for your chance to win a PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger for you and each member of your team! Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. The more creative the domain the better!
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. Winners located in the US will receive a Google Cloud Swag Bag complete with a beanie, pillow, journal, socks & lanyards. Winners outside of the US will receive a Google branded backpack.
Most Creative Use of Twilio
Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls and a ton of other awesome communication features right into your hackathon project using a web service API. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe you'd like to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any Twilio API for a chance to win a Twilio Swag Box & GameGo Console! Get started with $50 in free credit!
Best Use of MATLAB
MATLAB and Simulink are computation tools used at more than 5,000 institutions worldwide. Use their software in your next hack to win some exclusive MathWorks swag including a MathWorks branded cinch bag, pair of socks, baseball cap, stylus pen & deck of cards! You can also claim a free MATLAB software license to get started.
Build something that's over the top, over-engineered, and healed together with Sellotape and bits of string... use your imagination! Winners get a GIANT enter button!
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
We like to see your projects in action, and the best way to do so is via a presentation! Your 5 minute presentation should show the ins and outs of your project, preferably with a live demonstration alongside a PowerPoint(TM) presentation or video.
Making a project is half the fun - Making it fun and creative will help wow the judges!