This year, join 200 hackers to create, innovate and push technology to new limits!

We'll provide the mentors, APIs, hardware and other cool tech resources to empower you to create great projects in just 24 hours.

For our schedule, see!


Atom Bank – Bank in a Box

Create a bank using the technologies that we use to build Atom.

Atom Bank – Hears a Who

Atom's vision it "to be the most customer centric bank on the planet...

Join us in creating a bank that is inclusive, diverse, and that promotes equality!

More info about Atom Bank's challenge:

Durham County Council – Assistive Technology

Durham Insight is a shared intelligence, research and knowledge base for County Durham, informing strategic planning across the Durham County Council and its partners, and by thematic partnerships.  The aim is to provide users an easy way to access and share information, intelligence, research and knowledge for deeper insights about their local area or communities.

The main aim of this site is informing and supporting our Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and other assessments and strategies managed by the authority and its partners.

Goldman Sachs – FinHack Challenge

Create an interactive app to do useful, cool and innovative things with financial data.


  • Stock market personal wallet
  • Personal finance planner
  • Ecology / climate finance
  • Decentralised energy markets
  • Microfinance, community finance
  • Crowd-funding

Judging Criteria Guidelines

  • Utility
  • Feasibility, practicality
  • Technical proficieny
  • Ambition
  • Innovation
  • Data visualisation
Capital One – Change Banking for Good

To use the Capital One developer API, head to

The hackathon passphrase is in the event Slack!

Major League Hacking
  • Best use of Twilio
  • Best use of Google Cloud
  • Best use of MondoDB Atlas
  • Best use of UiPath
  • Best use of



To be eligible to participate in DurHack 2019, you need to be at least 18 years old, and a current registered student. You may also participate if you graduated on or after 23rd December 2018 (i.e. one year before DurHack 2019).

Teams can be a maximum size of five in order to be eligible for prizes.


When submitting your project, please make sure that you do not use any code from prior to the event. Please also clearly declare any external libraries / codebases / APIs which you use in your project.

Submissions for sponsors' prizes may vary, but there are no restrictions to be eligible for the general DurHack prizes.

Hackathon Sponsors


£1,585 in prizes

First Place

Bose Sound-Link Wireless Headphones


Mini Keyboard Black USB with Built in Trackball

Funniest Hack (2)

Waffle Makers

Hackiest Hack

Hardware Programming Kits

Learnt the Most

Bluetooth Speakers

(Capital One) (2)

Sony Extra Bass Wireless Headphones

(Atom Bank) – Bank in a Box and Hears a Who (2)

Week-long work experience at Atom Bank

(Goldman Sachs) Amazon vouchers

(Durham County Council) Amazon Fire Tablets

(MLH) Best use of UiPath

(MLH) Best use of Google Cloud

(MLH) Best use of Twilio

(MLH) Best use of MondoDB Atlas

(MLH) Best use of

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Prof Gordon Love

Prof Gordon Love
Head of Computer Science, Durham University

Brian Jobling

Brian Jobling
Atom Bank


Durham County Council

Judging Criteria

  • TBC

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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