Why are you charging when other hackathons are free?

Most hackathons run over 24 hours - ours last over a weekend and sometimes even longer.

Due to the costs of running an extended event and the problems of no-shows and drop-outs when providing complimentary tickets, we ask participants to pay a small cover charge to ensure they're fully committed.

Even on the basis of meals alone, we feel the tickets are more than value for money. Students can also apply for a concession of up to 80%, and in some circumstances, travel reimbursements can be provided.