AdaHack '23

Saturday, 3 February 2024

Informatics Forum G.07

About Us

For the fourth year in a row, we are hosting the hackathon in honour of the English Mathematician Ada Lovelace, AdaHack. The hackathon aims to celebrate our community's creativity and ideas and is a great opportunity for students from different backgrounds to work together in teams and come up with innovative solutions to real-world problems. It is a 12 hour hackathon in collaboration with Major League Hacking, open to all gender minorities. There will be a lot of exciting challenges and prizes for students of all levels of programming capabilities.

The Edinburgh Hoppers is the official society for gender minorities in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. The objective of the society is to provide a safe space for students of gender minorities to network and enhance their skills.



Where to find us

This year, we'll be at the Informatics Forum, located in the central area of the University of Edinburgh.

Address: 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes you can! The hackathon is open to students of all levels of study from universities across Edinburgh.
  • Unfortunately, we are only opening the hackathon to students studying at universities in Edinburgh.
  • Yes you can! Edinburgh Hoppers caters to hosting events for gender minorities.
  • Yes! We will be forming teams on-site prior to the opening ceremony. You can also submit an individual project if required.
  • Yes, you can. This hackathon is opened to students from any degree programme.
  • Yes! Our workshops and challenges are beginner-friendly.
  • Though we highly recommend taking part in a team, participating alone is allowed.
  • We will send a list of instructions, rules and software tools at your disposable before the hackathon, so don't worry about the logistics!
  • Yes! Mentors will be present throughout the event for any help or guidance.
  • Nothing specific needs to be done before the hackathon, but if you would like to get a headstart you can attend some of our workshops!
  • You bet!
  • You can register as a participant here. You can register as a mentor here.
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