Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season

200 people. 24 hours. 1 crowned team.

Hosted by KCL Tech and BlackRock.

HackKing’s 4.0 is a 24 hour long hackathon, bringing students and recent graduates from all over the world together to learn, build and share.


What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an invention marathon. Participants work in teams to create awesome projects from scratch, learn new skills and have some fun along the way! All skill levels are very welcome.

Who can attend?

Anyone who is a student or recent graduate and who is 16 years old or over

What about under-18s?

Yes! If you are 16 or 17 years old, you are welcome to come! But please make sure you have a place to stay overnight as you are not permitted to stay in the venue if underage.

How much does it cost?

Nothing. HackKing's is a free event, with great meals provided thanks to the generosity of our lovely sponsors. Unfortunately we don't provide travel reimbursement

Can I stay overnight?

Sure! We'll have gender-separated sleeping rooms available, but bring some things to make yourself comfortable.

What should I bring?

Your laptop, any electronics you wish to use, chargers, comfortable clothes, toiletries and a sleeping bag or blanket and pillow. And of course, either your ID or your student ID.

What's the maximum team size?

You can hack with however many people you like! However, only teams of 4 or fewer are eligible to win prizes.

Can I start my project beforehead?

Only projects started at the hackathon will be eligible for prizes, as it would be unfair otherwise.

Does the hackathon have a theme?

The hackathon does not have a theme, everyone can let his imagination go wild.

Is there any code of conduct?

Yes. We follow MLH’s code of conduct, which all attendees, sponsors, volunteers, and staff are required to agree to. We expect all of our attendees to be respectful and considerate of others.

Are there any prizes?

Yes!! Although prizes are not the most important part of HackKing’s, we do have pretty cool surprises in stock for you all.

Where is it taking place?

HackKing's 4.0 is being hosted at the Blackrock offices.

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Saturday 25 November

9:30 Registration
10:30 Opening Ceremony
12:00 HackKing's 4.0 begins!
12:00 Ice-Breaker
12:30 GitHub Workshop
13:30 Lunch
14:45 CapitalOne Workshop
15:45 Capture The Flag
16:45 Intro to ARkit workshop
18:00 Werewolf
19:00 Dinner
20:30 BlackRock TechOlympics
21:35 Sleeping area opens
23:30 Midnight Pizza

Sunday 26 November

8:30 Breakfast
9:00 Sleeping area closes
12:00 Hacking ends
12:15 Lunch
13:30 Science Fair
15:00 Finalists are announced!
15:15 Finalists' Presentations
16:15 Closing Ceremony
17:00 HackKing's 4.0 ends