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 Sir Ian Wood Building, Robert Gordon University, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7GJ. For the past few years it has been held in the legendary 'bear pit', the reception atrium of the Sir Ian Wood Building. Our beautiful campus is served by local bus services 1 & 2 by First.

Is the event suitable for beginners?

Yes! RGUHack is open to complete beginners and seasoned hackathon attendees! If you have never attended a hackathon before you won't be the only one, and you don't need to be studying a computing degree or have coding experience. It's all about learning something new, having fun and meeting others. There's lots of mentorship and tech support on hand throughout to help make your ideas a reality. Don't stress as many people will be on the same boat!

Do you offer travel reimbursement?

Yes! Thanks to all of our amazing sponsors we are able to reimburse a limited number of journeys up to £25. More information and terms are shown when you grab your ticket via Eventbrite. If you're travelling from further afield and not sure how to get here, you can see some options at Traveline Scotland.

Who can attend?

You have to be a student currently in education, or have graduated in the last 12 months. However, you must be at least 16 years of age. 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 and code be used?

Your data will be stored by RGUHack and only used to adminster the event. With your consent, we'll pass your details along to our 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'll need. You should bring some warm and comfortable clothes as the hackathon can be a long 24 hours, and take a fresh set of clothes if you’d like to get changed. If you’d like to take a rest during the event, we’d also suggest taking a sleeping bag and/or pillow.

Is there a code of conduct?

Yes! All attendees are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct.


Provisonal timetable - subject to change on the day. Details to be confirmed soon.

Saturday 24th

Time Event
10:00 Arrival and Registration
10:30 Introduction, Sponsor Presentations and Challenges
12:00 Hackers, Hipsters and Hustlers Unite.... and Lunch
12:30 Start of Hacking
13:00 Pitching and how to do it
14:00 Github Workshop - A home for your code
15:00 Web App Workshop - Creating dashboards
16:00 API Workshop - How to use other peoples data!
17:30 Cyber Workshop - Capturing all the flags
19:00 Dinner (Pizza Time!)
20:00 AI Workshop - An intelligence to your Hack
21:00 Powerpoint Karaoke!
22:30 Minecraft!!!

Sunday 25th

Time Event
01:00 Physical Security Workshop - Just in case you ever need it
03:00 Funny Drawing Competition
08:00 Breakfast
12:00 Lunch
12:30 End of Hacking and Hack Presentations
13:00 Prize Giving, Closing Talks and Networking


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