See You at Leeds Hack!

This year we’ll be heading to Leeds Hack, a 24-hour hackathon taking place over 21st-22nd April 2018 with our friends at Hac100.

We’re extremely excited for the event, as it’s our first hackathon in Leeds – and hackathons organised by Hac100 are always on top form.

We’ll be sponsoring best in show, so put your current skills to the test, learn something new, or just completely wow us with your hack and show us what you’re capable of.


What are we looking for?

Over slightly less than two full days, you’d be amazed what you can put together when you’ve got a great team. Here are the main things we look for in a show-stopping hack:


We want to see a team who love what they do. If you’ve worked collaboratively and built a hack with love, it’s great to see.


One thing that really excites us is a strong idea with a fresh approach. Turn the brief on its head.


A hack doesn’t necessarily have to be perfect to win the challenge. We want to see that a team has learnt something new, too.


The Judge

Craig Dean is Chief Executive of Web Applications UK and Chairman of Hack Oldham

One of his favourite things to do is go to hackathons, and Craig has been privileged to judge at a number of hack events over the past six years.

There’s nothing Craig is more passionate about than learning, growth and development. He sees mentoring young developers and students as the most important part of his job, and has the privilege of being able to deliver guest lectures at universities such as Manchester, MMU and Salford.

So what are you waiting for? If you want to come out on top in our challenge, you need to do one thing; make it new!


The Prize

Now for the part you’ve all been waiting for. We’re throwing it way back this year, by offering each of our winners of Best in Show;


1 x Nintendo Games Console

So what are you waiting for? Get hacking!



Photo credit of Craig Dean- Drew Forsyth Photography for Hack Manchester.