What is Hack Pompey?

40+ Teams
5 Themes
2 Days

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!

What can I build?

You can build anything you want!

But we know how daunting that can be, so we've made things a little easier by setting five themes to help get your brain ticking.

Space
Game Jam
Social Good
Wearable Tech
Smart Cities

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?

  • 3rd - 4th 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 & Southsea gives you a 5 min walk here.

There is metered parking on St George's Rd. Car park and University House car parking between Innovation Space and Eldon Building which is pay-and-display.

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.

If we have a large number of applicants, priority will be given to people who can attend both days.

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? We'll have some areas to chill and play with cool tech.

Alright, you've convinced me!

Sign up

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

Here's some previous events

Our Previous Sponsors

Port Forward Ltd.
resin.io
UP for Uni
Portsmouth Freelancer's Meet
The Maker's Guild
Radweb
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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