Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season



We hosted our second Student Hackathon in the University of Sheffield, open to students across the country! We provided the WiFi, power, and food while teams of hackers created something new and exciting.


We were delighted to have based our hackathon in The Diamond building, an £87m investment by the university last year.

Frequently Asked Questions


As a team of 6, we organise HackSheffield. We founded the society in 2016, and look forward to organising further events within the university. We'd love to welcome you to our society, and maybe you could get involved!

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Ticket Information

Our event was free to enter! If you're over 18, and you're a student or have graduated in the past 12 months, you were welcome to attend! They were available in rounds via our Eventbrite.

We also had a Facebook Event for instant event updates.

EventBrite Page FB Event

Ticket Rounds

Tickets Date Link
Round 1 12:35, Monday 19th September 2016 Sold Out
Round 2 18:43, Tuesday 27th September 2016 Sold Out
Round 3 14:00, Friday 30th September 2016 Sold Out


We started off a little behind schedule but that's to be expected! ;)

Day 1: Sat 15th October 2016

Time Activity Where
09:00 Registration and Team Forming First Floor
11:00 Opening Ceremony LT7, Basement
12:00 Hacking Begins First Floor
13:00 Lunch First Floor
18:00 Dinner First Floor
23:00 Late Night Meal First Floor

Day 2: Sun 16th October 2016

Time Activity Where
09:00 Breakfast First Floor
12:00 Hacking Ends First Floor
12:00 Lunch First Floor
13:00 Hack Presentations LT7, Basement
14:30 Break First Floor
15:00 Closing Ceremony and Awards LT7, Basement

The HackSheffield Team

Frequently Asked Questions

What is HackSheffield?

It's a Hackathon in the University of Sheffield, open to students around the world! We provide WiFi, power, and food while you and your team create something new.

What's a 'Hackathon'?

A Hackathon is a programming marathon, where teams of 2-4 put their ideas together to create something exciting in only 24 hours. It gives teams of hackers a chance to turn their ideas into reality.

Can I attend?

You missed it! But usually: to attend as a hacker, you need to be a university student or have left university in the past year. Apologies, but we could not accept under 18s at that time.

Travel reimbursements?

We were unable to offer any form of travel reimbursement for this event.

What about sleep?

If you wanted to sleep, we had some lecture theatres where you could get some Z's.

What did I need to bring?

Your ticket, Student ID and a laptop with its charger. That's about it!

How do I register?

You missed it! We released tickets in rounds. They became available on our EventBrite. RSVP'ing on our Facebook Event got you notifications!

Unanswered questions? E-mail us!