Major League Hacking 2023 Hackathon Season

Windsor Building, Royal Holloway, University of London
Saturday 4th February - Sunday 5th February 2023

Hackaway v6 is over!

Stay updated with what's coming next on the Hackaway Discord server!


We make hackathons happen

Royal Hackaway is an initiative of the Computing Society at Royal Holloway, University of London

We aim to create great experiences for students of every background of study by hosting inclusive events where people can learn and grow.



an event, typically lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some questions we get a lot of!

Can I go home overnight/leave early?

Short answer: Yes.

If you have a hotel room booked or you need to leave for any reason, please make sure you check-out and check back in when you return This is for fire safety and accountability reasons.

Can I start before I join?

Absolutely not!

While you can explore ideas, you cannot start implementing your project before the specified time.

Do I need to come with a team?

If you don't have a team in mind before you come, you can make a team when you arrive, so no pressure!

Just note that team sizes are limited to a maximum of five hackers per team.

How much does it cost?

£0 and your weekend!

Royal Hackaway is free to attend, thanks to all the support provided from our sponsors!

Who owns my project?

All code is owned by you and your team members!
We recommend putting your project on GitHub, and making it open source.

What's a hackathon?

Hackathons are programming competitions where people work together to make something cool over the course of a weekend.

Do I have to be studying Computer Science?


Although being a computer scientist and/or knowing how to code helps, it's not required.

Is there a Code of Conduct?

All our events follow both our Code of Conduct and MLH Code of Conduct

Who can attend?

Anyone 16+ who is either a current student or has graduated in the past six months.

How do I opt-out of being photographed?

We respect your privacy - You can opt out of being photographed by asking one of our committee members for an "opt-out" lanyard, to let us know that you do not wish to be photographed.

We'll try to do the following:

  1. Avoid taking photographs of people who have opted-out
  2. Delete photographs of those who have opted-out
  3. Triple check for people who have opted-out before publishing photographs

If you are from the future 👋👋 and have still found yourself in a photograph, let us know at [email protected]


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Saturday 4th - Day 1
08:30Registration begins
Open doors to hackers! Bring along your tickets and laptops.
09:30Opening Ceremony
📺 Livestream Starts 📺
Join us on Twitch to join along from home.
10:00Team Building
💻 Hacking starts 💻
14:00Worth Mini Event
15:00Synk Mini Event
16:00Hackathons UK Mini Event
18:30MLH Mini Event (Werewolf) 🐺
19:30Dinnertime (Pizza) 🍕
20:00Pub Quiz 🍺
21:00Carrot in a Box 🥕📦❓
A game of wits and bluffing to see if you can trick the other person into getting the carrot within your box.
22:00Taskmaster ✉️
Compete in teams to perform a series of bizzare tasks. (As seen on TV!)
Sunday 5th - Day 2
00:00PowerPoint Karoke™
Sing ya heart out with the power of Microsoft™ PowerPoint™
12:30🛑 Hacking ends 🛑
Presentation Creation Time
Spend the hour uploading your work onto DevPost and setting up your desk for people to see/judge your work at the Project Faire
Project Faire
Show off your project in a 'Science Fair'-esque like display to all other volunteers that come around!
14:00Judging Commences
15:30Closing Ceremony
Cleanup Time
Clean up, tidy up, pack up - We're about to decide who wins Royal Hackaway!
16:30 (approx)Results Ceremony - Winners Announced

The Team

These are the people that make Royal Hackaway v6 possible!

Stephanie Flower
Amber Abuah
Leo Durrant
James Arnott
Vice President
Danny Piper
Competitions Director
Riddhi Varia
Charity & Welfare Director
Sinan Iqbal
First Year Representitive
William Sandy
Events Director