Are you a student up for a challenge?

Come along to RGUHack for coding, workshops, tech, prizes and fun. You've got 24 hours to make something amazing.

Register to participate in the event using the button below.


What is RGUHack? RGUHack is an all-inclusive, free event organised for students by students. Your goal? To code something awesome in just 24 hours.

There'll be coding workshops to learn new skills, games, lots of food, swag and tech to use.
Where will it be held? RGUHack will be held at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. For the past four years it has been held in the 'bear pit', the reception atrium of the Sir Ian Wood Building.
Is the event beginner friendly? It is absolutely no problem if you have never attended a hackathon before- you won't be the only one! This event is suitable for first years to postgraduates: it's all about learning something new, having fun and meeting other developers. There's lots of mentorship and tech support on hand to help make your ideas a reality.
Do you offer travel reimbursement? Yes! Thanks to all of our amazing sponsors we are able to reimburse up to £20. The application is first come first served, you can find more information and apply here.
Is there a code of conduct? Yes! All attendees are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct.
Who can attend? You have to be a student currently in education, or have graduated in the last 12 months. However, there is no limit to how young or old you are! You also don't have to be a computing student to come and contribute - anyone with an interest in programming is welcome.
Can I sponsor the event? We would love to have you involved! Please use the form below to register your interest in sponsoring the event. The RGUHack team will be in touch with you.
How will my data be used? Your data will be stored by RGUHack and used under our Data Protection / Privacy Policy. With your consent, we'll pass your CV along to our event sponsors. Anything you create at RGUHack belongs to you.
What do I need to bring? You'll need a laptop and charger. Don't have one? Get in touch and we'll see what we can arrange. Take a phone charger and any other cables you think you will need. Bring some warm and comfortable clothes as the hackathon is long and maybe take a fresh set of clothes for the final presentations.

Timetable (RGUHack 2020)

Saturday 23rd February

Time Event
10:00 - 11:00 Arrival and Registration
11:00 - 12:00 Introduction, Sponsor Presentations and Challenges
12:00 - 13:00 Team Forming and Lunch
13:00 Start of Hacking and Github Workshop
16:00 API Workshop
18:00 Dinner
19:00 Using Raspberry Pis with SSH workshop
22:00 Slideshow Karaoke

Sunday 24th February

Time Event
01:00 Physical Security Workshop
08:00 Breakfast
13:00 End of Hacking and Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Hack Presentations
15:00 Prize Giving, Closing Talks and Networking
16:00 End of the Event


If you would like to become a sponsor of RGUHack 2022, send us your details via the button below and a member of the RGUHack team will be in touch.