Frequently asked questions

If you can't see your query answered below, please don't hesitate to ask us -


How can I get tickets?

Details on obtaining tickets can be found here


What are the challenges?

Sponsors of Hack24 will set challenges and offer prizes for the team with the best submission for that challenge


How are the winners decided?

A judging panel of the Hack organisers and challenge setting sponsors will decide on the best entry for each challenge


Is there anywhere to sleep?

We will provide a quiet area with sofas but we cannot guarantee you a good night's sleep at the venue. You are free to come and go throughout the full 24 hours so you can nip off for a nap


Can I start my hack before the event starts?

You can start organising your team, planning, plotting and scheming, in fact we encourage it - join our Slack group to plot along with other attendees and talk to the sponsors setting the challenges - however no part of your hack can be created outside of the 24 hours of the competition


Can we be a team of x people?

Teams can be made up of 1-4 people


Can I enter multiple challenges?

Teams can enter as many hacks as they want, and each hack can be entered into multiple challenges provided it meets the entry criteria for those challenges


What if I want to build a thing and not enter it into any of the challenges, can I do that?

Yeah, if you like.


Will I be fed?

Meals and a range of refreshments will be provided throughout the course of the event


Can under 18s attend Hack24?

Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate under 18s at the event


How much will this cost me?

Hack24 is completely free to attendees including food and drink throughout the event

Will you reimburse my travel expenses?

Sadly no


Who owns the intellectual property of hacks?

The intellectual property rights of hacks produced at the event belong to the attendees who created them - not to the organisers, sponsors, or partners.

It is our preference that hacks be made available on an Open Source License but we will not be enforcing this - it's up to the hackers to decide.

Organisers, sponsors, partners or anyone else wanting to make use of the hacks created at the the event should do so by agreement with the attendees that created them.