This is the third edition of HackNotts, an annual student hackathon held at the University of Nottingham. 


Anyone who is currently registered as a student at a school or university or has graduated within the last year is eligible to compete in the event.


We ask hackers to submit their projects on Devpost before demoing working prototypes during the Science Fair on the Sunday. No powerpoints please :) 

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$680 in prizes

Best overall

One Drone for every member of the team.

Technical prize

One Raspberry Pi 3 starter kit for every member of the team.

Design prize

One Kindle for each member of the team.

Best use of financial data

Capital One will be giving Arduino's to each member of the team making best use of financial data as part of their hack

Best voice user experience using Amazon Alexa

Amazon Alexa will be awarding 2 Echo Dots to each member of the team with the best voice user experience using Amazon Alexa


Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment. Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Win a HackHarassment Swag Bag.

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

1 TB Hard Drives

Best Domain Name from Swag Bags

Best use of Algolia API

A chewbacca mask for each member of the team making best use of the Algolia API

Best use of Nationwide data

Mini surprise for the team making best use of the Nationwide data.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Tim Fogarty

Tim Fogarty

Martin Flintham

Martin Flintham
University of Nottingham

Kay Lerch

Kay Lerch
Amazon Alexa

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Judging Criteria

  • Overall Awesomeness
    Wow us and surprise us. It's hard to put into words but you just know it when you see it. Building something original and timely definitely helps. At the end of the day it's all about being creative and seeing what you come up with.
  • Design
    How polished is the hack? While a nice looking UI definitely helps, this is as much about usability and how tied together the whole project appears (think combining apples and pears rather than here is an apple and there is also a pear over there).
  • Technicality
    How technically challenging was it to build your project? Again this is quite relative. It's as much about what have you used, what is your experience, have you tried out something new and have you hit blocks and overcome them.

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