CovHack is back for its second year!

Organised by Coventry University’s Hackathon Society, CovHack is a free to attend student Hackathon.

We provide the food and wifi to let students work on whatever they want and show what they managed to build everyone!


More information and tickets are on our site:


  • To participate you need to be a current student, or have graduated in the last year!
  • While teams can be any size (within reason!), we can only offer prizes to four of members!
  • Have a ticket, see to get one!

Hackathon Sponsors


1st place!

For our judging panels favorite hack of the event!

2nd Place

For one of the most impressive hacks of the event!

3rd Place

You did us an impress by winning this!

Hackers Choice

Vote via Devpost and let the audiences favorite win!

First time Hacker!

For those who are attending their first hackathon!

2020 (Computer Vision) Prize

Give 2020 vision to your computer and build an awesome Computer Vision project!

Community Prize

To tie into Coventry being the 2021 City of Culture, we are giving a prize to the project that brings communities together.
Be this culturally, improving safety or however you can interpret this!

Best UiPath Automation Hack

Build an automation hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a UiPath/MLH Branded Backpack and an opportunity to interview for a UiPath Internship in 2020 with high recommendation!

Winners will able to skip the internship line with UiPath and also win a UiPath/MLH Branded Backpack

Best Domain Registered with provides all the domain services you need from registration to hosting to SSL certificates and beyond. Each hacker will receive a FREE domain name and year of domain privacy from for their project this weekend!

Winners will receive Backpacks

Best use of Google Cloud

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini.

Google Home Mini

Best use of MongoDB Atlas

Create a hack using MongoDB Atlas to host a database in the cloud! Automate the provisioning and deployment process with ease, while focusing all your efforts on your hack. Projects built using MongoDB Atlas will be eligible to win an AirCharge Plus.

Winners will receive a Branded MongoDB AirCharge Plus

Best Use of Blockstack

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Tom Atkins

Tom Atkins
Inclusions Officer @ CovHackSoc


Coach @ Major League Hacking


Lecturer @ Coventry University

Judging Criteria

  • Technical
    We want to see people build something over just presenting an idea, so we'd love to see how functional it is!
  • Challenge
    We're excited to see people learn something new, be it hardware, webdev or even knitting. Please share how you challenged yourself and mistakes you made so we can all learn from you!
  • Share
    Helping others learn! Letting us know of common pitfalls, tools that would help us do similar things and generally just helpful advice. You can do this as part of your demo, or implement it as a core part of your project.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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