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Hack Pompey 2022 - Good Vibes

  • 2nd of April (08:30 - 17:30)
  • Future Technology Centre

Hack Pompey is back April 2nd at the Future Tech Centre in Portsmouth and this year it's all about Good Vibes.

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Hack Pompey 2022 - Good Vibes

We want to see your most fun, upbeat, and positivity inspiring ideas. Hack Pompey has seen some great projects in the past from party fridges and automated Etch-a-Sketches to constellation mapping games and hackathon simulators. We just want you to make whatever you think will have a positive effect on the world, big or small. There is no limit on what you can make, just make sure it’s fun.

Key info

The event will take place April 2nd beginning at 9am and finishing at 5pm. There will be free breakfast and lunch. There will also be free hot and cold beverages available all day to keep everyone fuelled.

We have a great team of volunteers on hand to help bridge any gaps of knowledge and be generally helpful throughout. If you don’t know something, we probably know someone who does!


Our reception area where you can pick up your wristband will be open 8:30 - 17:30.

08:30 Arrival & Breakfast
09:00 Opening Talk
09:15 Idea & Team Forming Session
13:00 Lunch
16:00 Show & Tell
17:30 End of event
18:15 Social (Location TBA)

Jetsam Challenge

Stuck for ideas? Here's a challenge from our sponsor Jetsam, who are interested in environmental citizen science and tracking waste around the city.

Their challenge is to make something cool using the Jetsam API. Check out the challenge on their website for everything you need to get started (chicken not included)

Jetsam Challenge

Frequently asked questions

Can I attend as a team?

We believe that people have the most fun and build the best things when they work together, so we highly encourage our attendees to bring friends along to make a team. If you don't have a team, don't worry! There will be plenty of opportunity to form a team at the event.

What should I bring?

Bring your tools and equipment. Laptops, craft supplies, pen & paper, raspberry pis. Whatever you need for making and developing!

I can't think of a project idea

That's not a question, but also not a problem! Many of our attendees come up with ideas or join a team during the event. While we encourage you to pick a project related to the theme, you are free to work on whatever you like. Why not take a look at some projects from Past Events for inspiration?

How do I get there?

The event is based in the University of Portsmouth's Future Technology Centre.

Venue Address:
Portland Building, Portland St, Portsmouth, PO1 3AH

Portsmouth and Southsea Station: 11 mins walk
Portsmouth Harbour Station: 9 mins walk

From the City Centre: 14 mins via Commercial Road

Taxi Services:
Aqua Cars: 023 9281 8123
Uber: available on iOS and Android

£2 at Mildam Car Park (weekends only)

Where can I stay overnight?

The venue closes at 6pm. There are several hotels in Portsmouth if you need somewhere to stay overnight. The following suggestions are given for convenience only and are not affiliated with Hack Pompey.

Premier Inn
Premier Inn Portsmouth City Centre,
1 Isambard Brunel Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2TR
Phone: 0871 527 9522

Hotel Ibis Portsmouth Centre,
Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, PO1 2LX
Phone: 023 9264 0000

Where do I sign up?

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