May 2019
  • Hackathons
  • Event management
  • Leadership
  • Public speaking
  • Travels

The first hackathon I attended was HackSheffield 2.0, less than a month after I started university — I had a fantastic time at the event, making an Android app called Hype, so I decided to become more involved with hackathons and in particular, HackSheffield society.

Organising HackSheffield#

HackSheffield is a society at the University of Sheffield dedicated to organising hackathons and sending members of the society across Europe to attend other hackathons. After HackSheffield 2.0, I joined the organising committee for HackSheffield, which at the time consisted of five Computer Science students. The first hackathon I organised was Local Hack Day 2016, coordinated by Major League Hacking.

I was elected President of HackSheffield from 2017 – 2018 and Technical Officer from 2018 – 2019. As such, I have worked with and led a team of now 14 people to organise our 24-hour hackathons HackSheffield 3, 4 and 5.

Photo of the HackSheffield committee

Hackathons I’ve Attended#

I’ve attended loads of hackathons since starting university. I decided to compile this map to showcase my hackathon travels! You can also see some of the projects I’ve created at hackathons on Devpost.