What is Hack Pompey?

Hack Pompey is the biggest hackathon on the South coast. We'll see people from all backgrounds and disciplines join together to learn something new, work together, and build something awesome!


At Hack Pompey you can build anything you want. We know how daunting that can be, so we've made things a little easier by setting a theme to focus those creative juices!

The theme of this year’s event is centred around sustainability. There’s no escaping it, sustainability impacts us at so many different levels and the idea of truly grabbing it by the horns and wrestling with it for the weekend to improve the lives of future generations to come is just too exciting to ignore!

The number of areas this year’s projects might encompass is huge; improvements to recycling, mitigating food and water waste, making sure everybody has food on their plate and clean water to drink, clean air in our cities, sustainability in fashion, architecture, agriculture, banking, healthcare, retail, transportation, and the list goes on. We are so excited to see what captures the hearts and imaginations of our participants and what projects, large or small, they will create to make a difference.

Do I need a team?

We believe that people have the most fun and build the best things when they work together.

If you don't yet have a team, don't worry! There will be plenty of opportunity to form a team at the event.

When is it?

  • 2nd - 3rd November
  • 10am - 6pm on both days

Where is it?

  • Future Technology Centre, Portsmouth University, PO1 3HE

What are my transport/parking options getting to the University?

Train in to Portsmouth Harbour gives you a 5 min walk here.

There is pay-and-display car parking available in Mildam Car Park on Burnaby Road (next to the Registry Office) which is just moments from the venue.

I want to come along, but can't make both days?

We'd love for you to attend both days, but we know that isn't always possible. You can come along for either day, however please note that there will only be an opportunity to demo your wonderful creations on the Sunday.

Some other things

  • Not a competition. Everyone is welcome, we care about this being a safe and fun environment.
  • Not just coders. You don't need to have any level of skills, all areas welcome. Whether that be graphic design, coding, hardware, crafts, photography or literally anything.
  • Bring your tools and equipment. Laptops, craft supplies, pen & paper, Raspberry Pis. Whatever you need for your hacking/making!
  • Free food and drink. Lunch, snacks and dinner y'all. Gotta keep you fueled throughout.
  • Don't wanna hack or make? Come along anyway – Hack Pompey is a great place to meet great people!

If you have any other questions, please drop us a line at [email protected] or tweet us.

This is isn't our first rodeo. Here's some previous events:

Hack Pompey LTD is a non-profit organisation funded by partners and sponsors
If you would like to support us, please contact us at [email protected]

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