Major League Hacking 2022 Hackathon Season

AdaHack 2021

15.10.21 - 17.10.21


This year, we have decided to host a 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 48 hour virtual hackathon in collaboration with Major League Hacking open to gender minorities across Scotland. The main medium of communication and announcements during the hackathon will be Discord. Students can form teams of up to 4 people to submit their projects via Devpost. There are a lot of exciting challenges and prizes for students of all 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.



Frequently asked questions

Q: I am a postgraduate student, can I participate?

A: Yes you can! The hackathon is open to all students of all levels of study from universities across Scotland.

Q: I don't study at a university in Scotland, can I still participate?

A: Unfortunately, we are only opening the hackathont to students studying at universities in Scotland.

Q: I identify with being a gender minority, can I participate?

A: Yes you can! Edinburgh Hoppers caters to hosting events for gender minorities.

Q: I don’t have a team, can I join?

A: Yes! We will have a discord channel with the sole purpose of helping you find teammates. You can also submit an individual project if required.

Q: I don’t study informatics, can I join?

A: Yes, you can. This hackathon is opened to students from any degree programme.

Q: I don’t program, will I still be able to do the workshop?

A: Yes! Our workshops and challenges are beginner friendly.

Q: I want to participate alone, is that possible?

A: Though we highly recommend taking part in a team, participating alone is allowed.

Q: What software tools will be provided?

A: We will send a list of instructions, rules and software tools at your disposable before the hackathon, so don’t worry about the logistics!

Q: Will there be mentors present to help struggling teams during the hackathon?

A: Yes! Mentors will be present throughout the event for any help or guidance.

Q: Is there anything that I need to prepare for?

A: Nothing specific needed to be done before the hackathon, but if you would like to get a headstart you can attend some of our workshops!

Q: Will there be prizes?

A: You bet!

Q: Where can I register as a participant or a mentor?

A: You can register as a participant here. You can register as a mentor here.

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This hackathon is run in accordance to MLH's Code of Conduct.