Hack the Burgh

The hackathon from beyond the wall will be back from the 10th to 11th of March, in the Informatics Forum.

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Frequently Asked Questions


How much does it cost?

Tickets are free, 100% free.

Applications are now closed.

More information on reimbursements coming soon. Full reimbursements are not guaranteed.


Who may attend?

Any student currently enrolled in full-time further education may join — if you graduated less than a year ago, you're also eligible.

Unfortunately under 18s may not participate this year.


What do I bring?

We'll be providing all the food, snacks, drinks and merch to get you through the weekend.

But you'll need your own device to work on — don't forget your charger!


Can I take photos?

Yes, but don't forget to follow our Code of Conduct.

If you do not want your photos taken, you will be able to collect a lanyard at the registration desk.


Yawn. Can we sleep over?

Absolutely! You may want to bring some spare clothes and a sleeping bag.

Don't forget to bring a toothbrush and some deodorant. We don't have showers.


I can't code, can I join?

If you're new to programming, a hackathon is the best place for you to go to.

There'll be plenty of mentors ready to assist you with whatever problem you face.

Don't hestitate to ask for help, we don't bite!


What about teams?

You may team up with up to three other people. Teams exceeding four people are ineligible for prizes.

Do not worry if you haven't got a team — you're not alone — we'll help you form a team at the event.


Are there any rules?

Yes. Our Code of Conduct lives here.

By participating in Hack the Burgh you are agreeing to follow all of the rules listed. It is scientifically proven that nice people live longer.


What if I'm not a student?

You can become a volunteer or mentor. Apply here!

Travel Reimbursements

If you are arriving from outside of Edinburgh, we will able to reimburse your travel.

Region Amount
Scotland (excluding Edinburgh) up to £20
Northern England and Midlands up to £40
Southern England and EU up to £50

Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB


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