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HackTheMidlands 5.0

  • Virtual Event

  • Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th October, 2020

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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 will run online via Discord between the 22nd - 26th October 2020. Don't miss out!

Participate with Discord

Participate with Discord

We’re running this years event through discord. Make sure to join the server to get involved.

Our Sponsors

Gold Medal


BCS Birmingham
Capital One
Silver Medal


Northrop Grumman
Fusion Meetup
Bronze Medal


Mike Elsmore
Chambers of Commerce


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HTM 2020 Virtual

Releasing: 07/09/20@12:00 pm


Frequently Asked Questions

Can Under 18s Attend?

YES! Anyone is welcome at the event, and we’ll be ensuring that the Discord is a safe and friendly environment for everyone 🥰

What do I need?

A computer 💻, a Discord account 👾, and a passion to get involved 🔥 We’d recommend a headset to communicate with your team, but that’s not essential! 🎧

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!

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👋

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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