A friendly and creative space to push your skills and learn something new.

Join us for HackSussex 2019 this November and put your coding skills to the test! An awesome event is lined up for you this year with everything prepaid by our sponsors, and all you have to do is turn up. Form teams or go it alone to take whatever tools are available and push your imaginations to their limits to build and create something inspiring, and win prizes while doing so! This is a chance to not only gain valuable experience working in a team, learn new skills and win great prizes, but it’s also a chance for simply a great weekend full of fun.

We want to encourage everyone interested in the world of coding and building to attend this year, regardless of your skill level – there will be people all around more than willing to bootstrap you into making something cool, or just taking it easy and learning alone. We also hope HackSussex to be for the more ambitious hackers to show their worth as well, and create a competitive space to truly push themselves in for the coolest of prizes.

Bring along your friends in teams of up to four, or find a team from other attendees on the day using our slack channel. Of course, there’s nothing stopping you from hacking away by yourself too!

The structure of the event is as follows:

10am: Registration. This is to confirm your attendance, receive your free t-shirt and other goodies, and take time to find other team mates if you need to

11am: Opening ceremony. We’ll get everyone together to introduce you to the event, announce the official theme, and our main sponsors will pitch their challenges for you to chose from.

12pm: Hacking begins! You’re free to set off and start building something awesome.

Over the next 12 hours, expect lots of side challenges, workshops and even games and movies in between your hacking. All is optional, but can make for well deserved breaks from your grinding.

Hackers will also be fed at various points over the hacking period, so don’t worry about bringing food!

12pm (Sunday): Hacking ends, teams come together to present their creations to judges and submit themselves for prizes.

2pm: Winners announced, closing ceremonies.


View full rules


Besst Use of ML/AI

Prize: O'rilley ML/AI books

Best Use of Data

Prize: Google Home Mini's

Best Gamedev Hack (2)

prize: Logitech gaming mouse's

Most Aethstetic Hack

Prize: HueGo Lamps

Eurodite (most learnt)

Prize: Raspberry Pi 4's (1GB RAM)

Best use of Twilio

Prize: Amazon Echo's

AmEx - Community and Collaboration

Prize: Amazon vouchers

Yobota - Best Startup Idea

Prize: Amazon Echo Dots

Best Hack

Prize: Nintendo Switch Lights

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Anyone who is currently a university student, post or under graduate.


Be in a team of 1-4 people and submit your hack to this devpost page.


Alex Cristiean

Alex Cristiean
HackSussex President

Luke Panayi

Luke Panayi
HackSussex Team Member

Michael Kareithi

Michael Kareithi
HackSussex Team Member

Nathaniel Okenwa

Nathaniel Okenwa

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    We want to see hacks that truly blow our minds by doing something or using something in ways no one has ever thought to do!
  • Functionality
    The more features and extensive your hack is, the better, and bonus points if any of it actually works too!
  • Learning
    Hackathons are about learning as much as they are creating awesome hacks. If your hack shows that your team learnt more than anyone else, that puts you in a great position!


  • DevOps
  • Fintech
  • Machine Learning/ AI