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Learn, build and share your amazing ideas in a welcoming community

Usually HackTheMidlands is a 24-hour hackathon, or “creative marathon”, which was founded in 2016. We provide a unique space for hundreds of passionate technologists like you to share their experiences, meet new people and learn something new - gaining valuable skills in the process.

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The event

During the event, people aged 14+ of all skill levels (you don't have to be a professional or a student! Just be lovely, passionate and interested in tech!) will come together to share ideas, and create new and awesome projects! (Not sure what a hackathon is? MLH have a great explanation here).

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Date & Time

Date & Time

The event has been cancelled this year, see our statement.

Participate with Discord

Participate with Discord

We're active on Discord, and will be around to chat before and during the event! Make sure to join the server to get involved.

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

We treat all our attendees, volunteers and organizers respectfully, following the MLH Code of Conduct.



To find out more about our safeguarding policy, see here.

Our Sponsors

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Silver Medal


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ARME Project
Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce

Venue Sponsor & Partner

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AWS User Group West Midlands
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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need?

  • 💻 A computer
  • ⚡ A Charger for all of your devices (phone, laptop, tablets, etc.)
  • 🌐 Ethernet cable (There will be both wired and wireless internet access!)
  • ⚙️ Any hardware you need (if you're doing a hardware hack)
  • 👕 A Change of Clothes (for sleeping and for the next day)
  • 🪥 Toiletries (deoderant, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)

What should I bring?

  • A Laptop
  • A Charger for all of your devices (phone, laptop, tablets, etc.)
  • Toiletries (deoderant, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)
  • A Change of Clothes (for sleeping and for the next day)

Can Under 18s Attend?

YES! Anyone is welcome at the event, and we’ll be ensuring that both the physical space at the event and the online Discord community are safe and friendly environments for everyone 🥰

I don't have a team

Don't worry! Many people don't have a team when they turn up to a hackathon. We have a dedicated channel on our Discord server (#looking-for-team) where people are looking for teams, and teams are looking for members, and we’ll be running an icebreaker session 🧊 to help you find teams on the day👋

What's the code of conduct?

We expect all our attendees and organisers to follow the MLH Code of Conduct.

MLH Code of Conduct.

What if I don't know how to code?

That is not a problem! A great way to learn how to code is by attending a hackathon 👩‍💻 It's an event for like-minded people to share what they are interested in and teach each-other what they are passionate about, whether it's coding, electronics or anything else you want to know about 💡 You never know what new skill you might pick up! You can also ask specific questions to our mentors and other participants in the Discord server 🙋 We’re all here to help!

Get involved with us

We’ll be posting all of our updates over on our socials so be sure to give us a follow, and join the Discord server to participate 💖 We’ll see you there! ✨

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