AstonHack will run online from the 20th February through the 21st of February; aside from being an enjoyable, creative and inspiring experience for hackers and organizers alike, we also wanted to provide something special during lockdown.

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As long as you’re either an Aston student who has graduated within 12 months prior to the event or are currently enrolled at a College/University, you are able to attend AstonHack!


A valid submission requires:

  • A video produced during AstonHack6 that is at most 3 minutes long.
  • A link to a public Git Repository, containing all the code you worked on during AstonHack6.
  • Work produced by an individual or a maximum team of 4 during AstonHack6

Hackathon Sponsors


£1,735 in prizes

Best Hack

Robot Car

Second Best Hack


Third Best Hack

Magnet (mini-fridge included)

Best Newcomer

Raspberry Pi Starter Kit

Best Goose Hack

Goose Plush

Majestic (3)

Elephant Plushie


Super Limited Edition Hoodie, Antstream Premium subscriptions, (lockdown permitting) come visit a real-life game studio, priceless kudos of being a super star

CX Squared

Hue Starter Pack & Plush Geese


Leap Motion controller or Amazon Vouchers


Fox and Geese board game

Hackathons UK - Hackiest Hack

Build something that’s over-the-top, over-engineered, and held together with Sellotape and bits of string… use your imagination! Winners get a GIANT enter button!

MLH - Best use of Google Cloud

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: Each winning team member will receive a Google branded Parkland backpack

MLH - Best Domain Name from

Register a .tech, .space, or .online domain name using during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger & Backpack.

MLH - Best Hardware Hack presented by Digi-Key (2)

Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with Arduino Uno R3 included. We select two winning teams for this category. Each winning team member will receive a prize!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


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Priyanka Jhooty

Judging Criteria

  • Learning
    Did they try learning something new?
  • Creativity
    How creative was the project for both user experience and implementation? Was the project engaging?
  • Technical
    How technical was the project? How complete is the project?
  • Innovation
    How unique is the project? Is there potential for future development?

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