var event = { what: "Hackathon"; where: "Online"; when: "12-March-2021 - 14-March-2021"; }
                var contact = { who: "CodeLab - Loughborough University"; email: "codelab.lboro@gmail.com"; }

What is a hackathon?

An event in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming.

What will you be working on?

A functioning system that emphasises the pieces of functionality your team considers essential to address the problem (you will be given a set of themes to develop a problem statement).

How can you sign up?

The signups for HackLboro 2021 are closed. Keep your eyes peeled for next editions.

Are you from an organisation?

We're looking for sponsors who are available to support our annual hackathon

How can I find out more?

Please read through our sponsorshop prospectus. Get in touch with us if you'd like to hear more.

Where can I find the Sponsorship Prospectus?

Sponsorship information available here


The following workshops have been set up to prepare you for the Hackathon! They are ran by different groups and to give you an insight into different tools and techniques you could use when developing your system! A lot of preparation has gone into this. Make sure you pop down for the quick 30-40 minute sessions.

All Workshops will be ran on the HackLboro Discord Server

Workshop Date Time Organised By
Meet The Team, Github and Project Management 16 February 2021 5:45pm to 6:30pm DSC Loughborough
Data Analysis and Preparation 25 February 2021 6pm to 7pm CodeLab Workshop Leaders
Django 4 March 2021 6pm to 7pm CodeLab Workshop Leaders
Theme Reveal 12 March 2021 During Opening Ceremony (10:30 am) External Organisation
Business start up and Pitching 12 March 2021 5 pm LSU Enterprise


The winning team will recieve a Google Nest Hub each. The second place team will recieve £20 Amazon Voucher each.


There will be 4 judges comprised of a staff member from the Computer Science department, LSU Enterprise and 2 external judges from industry.

  • Emma Bishop - Head of Enterprise and Development, Loughborough Students Union
  • Prof. Ray Dawson - Retired professor from Loughborough University
  • Sameer D'Mello - Independent Technology Consultant (ex Global Head of Innovation for commercial banking technology at HSBC)
  • Julie Osborne - Head of Customer Security Services at Vodafone Business‚Äč

  • Organisations Involved:

    CodeLab Loughborough Computer Science Department Google DSC Loughborough Ethics & Environment

    Extra Resources