Join 150 students from Durham and around the world to push the boundaries of technology.

We're Back

Join us from 17th–18th November 2018 at the Calman Learning Centre, Durham University, UK for the third edition of DurHack. This year, 150 hackers from Durham and around the world will be pushing the boundaries of technology to new limits.

Last year, we brought students together from numerous universities, to create projects like a waiter Alexa skill for ordering food at a restaurant, a traffic simulation using Java and node.js, and a Google Maps heatmap showing the safest routes home after a night out.

Make sure to check out DurHack 2017’s photos and submissions!

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To be eligible to participate in DurHack 2018, you need to be at least 18 years old, and a current registered student. You may also participate if you graduated on or after 18th November 2017 (i.e. one year before DurHack 2018).

Teams can be a maximum size of four in order to be eligible for prizes.


When submitting your project, please make sure that you do not use any code from prior to the event. Please also clearly declare any external libraries / codebases / APIs which you use in your project.

Submissions for sponsors' prizes may vary, but there are no restrictions to be eligible for the general DurHack prizes.

How to enter

DurHack 2018 is open to anybody who has signed up at




Judging Criteria

  • TBC