BathHack 2015

On November 14 to November 15 2015, the University of Bath Computer Science Society and student chapter hosted the first 24 hour hackathon at the University. Organised by Max Maybury, Ashton Clapp and Steven Borrie, final year Computer Scientists at the University of Bath. Around 80 students took part in the event which was run as part of the Major League Hacking Europe Fall Season.

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Students, in teams of 2 to 4, from a variety of Universities including University of Bath, King's College London, Birmingham City University and Cardiff University coded from 12pm on Saturday until 12pm on Sunday, working on a variety of projects from tools to help people in crisis after a terrorist attack, based off the recent Paris attacks, to games, marketplaces, and even a Nerf gun turret. The event was well supported by a variety of sponsors, Techex, Storm, Rocketmakers, Meanbee, AlphaSights, Gradwell, Netcraft, as well as Microsoft, Red Bull and BCS. Bath:Hacked also provided use of their data sets about the City of Bath.

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The event was judged by Tom Robertshaw from Meanbee, Sunil Pardasani the BCS Wiltshire Education Liaison, Tim Fogarty from MLH and Fabio Nemetz from the University of Bath Computer Science Department. The decision was tough, but the results are as follows:

1st Place - Twitch Does Sudoku

2nd Place - Dicode

3rd Place - Blocks

Best Hardware Hack sponsored by AlphaSights - Nerftert

Best Speaker - Kyle Selman

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Thanks to all participants, sponsors, and judges for a brilliant weekend.

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Max Maybury, University of Bath Computer Science Society & BCS Chapter Chair.