Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season

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John Henry Brookes Building, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford

11-12 MAR 2017

Welcome to [email protected], the student run 24-hour hackathon at Oxford Brookes University. Now usually when we talk about Hackathons, the first thing people think about is that we’re ‘hacking the mainframe’, when in fact we just want to see if we can get something together fast that does something helpful. Rapid prototyping if you will. We believe in quipping people to work together as a force for good in the world, having as much fun as possible while they’re doing it! That’s why this year, we’re shifting gear. Even people living under a rock will have heard what’s going on in the world and felt the shadow over the world that is... ‘Cyber’. We’re taking the hackathon experience to another level. As well as working on your dev skills, come and find out how networks are the bare bones - where everything comes together, explore how you can make your web work that little bit tighter-knit, and say hello to Kali Linux, the ultimate hacker’s toolkit.

  • Is there a theme at the hackathon?

    1. As an attendee you're free to work with hardware or to develop web, mobile and/or desktop applications - we suggest that you have 2 to 5 people per group. As organisers our focus is on building a community around the idea that learning is fun.
  • What is a Hackathon?

    1. Hackathons are events that challenge people to commit
    2. to solving a problem with a team in a short time period.
    3. Hackathons provide a venue for self-expression and creativity
    4. through technology for people with technical and non-technical backgrounds
  • How much does it cost?

    1. Nothing! [email protected] is completely free for attendees.
    2. We will also be providing free food and drinks throughout the
    3. event so there's no need to worry. Unfortunately, we won't be able
    4. to provide travel reimbursements at the moment, but stay tuned.
  • What if I have no experience?

    1. Fret not, we've got you covered. [email protected] will also be having
    2. several workshops on programming, design and a bunch of other
    3. topics. There will also be talks on various topics by experienced
    4. individuals, so there's a lot to learn in case you're a beginner.
  • What if I don't have a team or an idea?

    1. Not a problem! A lot of people who come to events like this don't have a team or an idea to hand. Have an idea of what it is you like doing and join forces with other attendees at our mixer. Hopefully you'll teach each other a thing or two.
  • Are there rules?

    1. Yes. All attendees and event organizers are required to follow the Code of Conduct in order to participate in the hackathon. The code of conduct can be found HERE


11th–12th of March 2017 | JHBB, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford
As always, [email protected] ensures to maintain the constant high quality level in serving the hackathon participants and the Hackathon community.

Workshops & Talks

It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or from a non-technical background, we have workshops that will introduce you to programming, mobile app and web development. We've also brought in some really clever individuals to talk to us about what gets them up in the morning.



[email protected] will take place at the John Henry Brookes Building, located in Oxford Brookes University.
Come and enjoy the unique atmosphere of one of the most beautiful campuses in Oxford, and the city which has so much to offer.


The John Henry Brookes Building was the big winner at the Royal Institute of British Architecture (RIBA) South awards in 2014, taking the Building of the Year accolade. The building, also won the Sustainability Award. It's the premier building in Oxford Brookes University's main campus in Headington, where thousands of students go to to learn a wide variety of subjects.

Address: Headington Campus, Headington Rd, Oxford
GPS coordinates: 51.754835, -1.225134

How to reach

There are several ways you can reach the campus

Bus: There are direct coaches to Oxford (OxfordTube & X90) from London and National Express coaches from other cities, both of which stop just outside the campus
Train: From the main railway station, walk to Castle Street to catch Bus no. 8 (towards Barton), which stops outside the main campus
Taxi: Cost from London to the main campus would be around £190, it's advisable to travel by bus or train which is much cheaper

Food & Drink

We offer free food & drinks to hackathon attendees, if you're looking for more, you can find a cafe and a bar on campus servering high quality drinks and food

[email protected] team

Please email us if you have any questions, comments or concerns

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