OxfordHack 2022 is a free, student-run Hackathon happening in Oxford on the 26-27th of February, featuring food, events and of course, hacking!


Time (GMT+0) Event
09:00 Doors Open
10:00 Opening Ceremony
11:30 Lunch Arrival (Taylors)
12:00 Hack Time Begins
14:30 Oxbotica Workshop
14:30 Bubble Tea
15:30 SaltPay Workshop
16:00 Yoga Session
16:30 Blackrock Workshop
17:30 Dinner Start (Goujon Monkey)
20:30 Werewolf with MLH
23:00 Late Night Pizza
02:00 Late Night Karaoke
11:00 Devpost Submission closes
12:00 Hacking Ends
12:15 Lunch (Mission Burrito)
15:00 Award Ceremony
16:00 Event End

Hackathon Sponsors


£655 in prizes

Hack for better infrastructure

PRIZE: Dell SE2422hx Monitors

For this award, you’ve got to think big. Big enough to save the world from the climate crisis, unsustainable production, the seas from pollution, or any of the issues we’re facing. Your product can help raise awareness about energy usage, advocate for responsible innovation or recycling, or any other topic that impacts our planet on the infrastructure level. True change requires everyone to be on board, so the product should be as user-friendly as possible!

Most stylish hack

PRIZE: OnePlus Watch

Make something dazzling! 24 hours doesn’t give much opportunity to make a well-polished interface, but this product made time for it, and more. Your product is intuitive and responsive, and has a generally good-looking design. It’s hard to convey all this in an elevator pitch, so try and get a working demo for people to try out!

Hack to reduce inequality

PRIZE: Corsair k70 RGB mk.2

Make something to enhance society and reduce social inequality! Your product takes an innovative stance to solve inequality problems for society - be it education, healthcare, data policy, or anything else you think could be improved. The product could help charities accomplish their goals, prevent misinformation, or evolve the public political discourse. Accessibility is vital if you want widespread use of your product!

What the hack?!

PRIZE: Razer Basilisk Ultimate with Charging Dock

This one’s for the crazier hackers, who are not afraid to dip their toes into the unknown. It has to work, it has to be creative, but above all it has to blow our minds! This challenge will award the most amazing, surprising project that will leave us with our mouths open. How crazy can you get?

Hack for a new web

PRIZE: Ultimate Ears BOOM 3

This one’s for the future. You’ve got to think of solutions that put us more forwards into the future and encourage innovation. Everything from decentralized legaltech, decentralized services, DAO, or a completely different take on what the internet in 20 years would look like!

Hack the hackers’ hack: The most surprising yet the most useless hack

PRIZE: Sony WH-CH710N Headphones

Have you ever thought “I could come up with a fun challenge”? This is your shot. At the start of the hackathon, we will give you all the opportunity to put in your challenge idea and then vote for your favourites. We’ll then take the most voted category and that will be our 6th challenge for the hackathon.

Most Creative Use of GitHub

GitHub Octocat Statue, Plushy & Sticker bundle

GitHub is one of the best ways to collaborate, push code, get feedback, and show the world what you’ve built during a hackathon. To take it a step further, GitHub is now offering you access to industry tools, events & learning resources through something called GitHub Global Campus. Win this weekend’s Most Creative Use of GitHub prize category, first by signing up for GitHub Global Campus and second by using a GitHub repository to host your hackathon project’s code! Make sure your use of GitHub stands out with a detailed ReadMe page, meaningful pull requests and collaboration history, and even a GitHub pages deployment!

Most Creative Use of Twilio

Twilio Swag Box & GameGo Console

Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls and a ton of other awesome communication features right into your hackathon project using a web service API. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe you'd like to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any Twilio API for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Get started with $50 in free credit!

Best Use of Auth0

Exclusive Auth0 Swag made for MLH

Auth0 wants your applications to be secure! Use any of the Auth0 APIs for a chance to win some exclusive swag, including a Miir 12oz tumbler, Rubiks Cube, and sticker! Why spend hours building features like social sign-in, Multi-Factor Authentication, and passwordless log-in when you can enable them through Auth0 straight out of the box? Save some time on your hack and set yourself up for a big win. It doesn't take much to get started. Auth0 is free to try with up to 7,000 free active users and unlimited log-ins. Make your new account today!

Best Use of DeSo

$100 worth of $DESO coin & an exclusive DeSo Tumbler

DeSo is the official Web3 sponsor of the MLH Hackathon League and the first Layer 1 blockchain custom-built for decentralized social media applications. While a blockchain like Avalanche costs $0.50+ to store just a 200-character post, the DeSo blockchain is built with custom indexing and storage optimizations which make it 10,000X cheaper to store social content on-chain! In order to qualify for the contest, you must launch an app that writes to the DeSo blockchain and implements DeSo identity. While social media apps are a great fit for DeSo, you can also build financial apps, marketplaces, and more on the DeSo blockchain. For inspiration on project ideas, you can check out some of the existing 200+ apps already live on DeSo at Bithunt.com as well as our DeSo APIs. The Best Use of DeSo gets $100 worth of $DESO coin & an exclusive DeSo branded tumbler!

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger

Register a .Tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend for your chance to win a PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger for you and each member of your team! Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. The more creative the domain the better!

Best use of Google Cloud

Google Cloud Swag Bag or Backpack

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: g.co/cloud. Winners located in the US will receive a Google Cloud Swag Bag complete with a beanie, pillow, journal, socks & lanyards. Winners outside of the US will receive a Google branded backpack.

Saltpay Mini-Challenge (3)

4 Raspberry Pi's
Tour of the Saltpay London office
Fast track to the Saltpay Internship scheme

Oxbotica Mini-Challenge

A ride in an autonomous Car

Hackiest Hack

Build something over the top, over-engineered and held together with Sellotape and bits of string. Use your imagination!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Odhran Odonoghue

Odhran Odonoghue

Radoslav Dimitrov

Radoslav Dimitrov

Eric Tong

Eric Tong

Yuming Zai

Yuming Zai

Nessie Kozhakhmetova

Nessie Kozhakhmetova

Eito Miyamura

Eito Miyamura

Abhishek Manikandan

Abhishek Manikandan

Cara Higgins

Cara Higgins

Mateja Zdravkovic

Mateja Zdravkovic

Alan Chang

Alan Chang

Alex Cheema

Alex Cheema

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface? For a website, this might be about how beautiful the CSS or graphics are. For a hardware project, it might be more about how good the human-computer interaction is.
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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