Bringing Reading together and inspiring the newest generation of hackers!

The Grand Hack is a student only hackathon hosted at UTC Reading. The Grand Hack is one of the first hackathons in Reading and the first hosted at the UTC. We are really looking forward to seeing everyone there with industry-leading partners. There will be loads to do with a brilliant prize at the end.

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Students who are currently enrolled at an educational institution or have graduated within the past 12 months are eligible to attend.


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Ed Cooper

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Erica Purvis
Technical Nature

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Adam Clark
Ooba Creative

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Anthony Bardos

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Andrejus Kostarevas
Think Engineer

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Charlie Myall
Think Engineer

Judging Criteria

  • How unique is the idea?
  • What’s the point of your idea?
  • Who will your idea help?
  • How well have you researched your idea?
  • Why is it different?
  • How was it presented?
  • Coding has been done
  • What’s your plan for implementation?