We are welcoming students from all over the UK, and Europe, for an all student fun and free hackathon.

Enjoy 24 hours of hacking, open to build anything you like. Challenges will be provided but we encourage people to think outside the box.

We will have student and sponsor led workshops to introduce you to various technologies.

You can hack in teams of up to 4 people but if you're a lone wolf no one will feel offended! Teams of more than 4 people will not be considered for our many cool prizes.

Hackers will be given a period at the end to present their project, what they made and how they made it, what tech they used and if they had any problems.

HackSurrey Beta is free of charge, food and refreshments will be provided and paid for by our awesome sponsors as well as the prizes and challenges.

We hope to see you soon!


  • Participants: Individuals (over 18 years in age); Teams (up to 4 members)

Hackathon Sponsors


£1,790 in prizes

Best Hack

Awarded to the best hack in the competition. Winners will receive £100 Amazon vouchers.


Awarded to the second best hack in the competition. Winners will receive £50 Amazon vouchers.

Best Hardware Hack

Awarded to the best hack that makes creative use of available hardware. Winners will receive a Raspberry Pi Zero kits.

Best Surrey Hack

Awarded to the best hack made by University of Surrey students that improves student life on campus. Winners will receive an Amazon Echo Dot and a cuddly friend of their own.

Sponsored Accenture Prize

Awarded to the best hack that highlights technology and/or business considerations on that does something beneficial for any subset of society. Winners will receive an Amazon Echo Dot.

Sponsored Goldman Sachs Prize

Awarded to the best hack that makes creative use of the Goldman Sachs Marquee API, or to the best financial hack. Winners will receive a Sonos Play 1.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Ankur Banerjee

Ankur Banerjee
Tech Arch Delivery Team Lead / Accenture UK

Yuqi Hou

Yuqi Hou
Analyst / Goldman Sachs

Simon Kelly

Simon Kelly
Project Manager GGA in Employability / University of Surrey

Sam Bryanton

Sam Bryanton
Union Chair / University of Surrey Students' Union

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go "wow"?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface? For a website, this might be about how beautiful the CSS or graphics are.
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?

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