19th - 20th November

CompSoc runs a large-scale annual hackathon with students from all sorts of backgrounds.

DurHack returns for its seventh iteration this November, and will be taking place in the new Mathematics and Computer Sciences building at Durham University.

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14th - 15th November

Not wanting to let the COVID-19 pandemic get in the way of our mission, the fifth iteration of CompSoc’s flagship hackathon successfully took on an all-new digital format with a full hack-from-home experience.

The event was sponsored by companies such as AWS, who kindly joined us as the Presenting Partner of DurHack 2020.

Photograph from DurHack 2020


23rd - 24th November

In 2019, DurHack returned for its fourth iteration, which welcomed 200 students from all over the UK and Europe.

Sponsors like Durham County Council, Atom Bank, Goldman Sachs, Waterstons, Capital One, and StarLeaf helped to make this our largest hackathon yet.

Photograph from DurHack 2019


17th - 18th November

The third iteration of DurHack was the most successful iteration of DurHack yet!

150 of the best and brightest hackers from Durham and around the world pushed the boundaries of technology to new limits.

Sponsors like Bloomberg, GitHub, TPP, Waterstons, Durham County Council and more helped to grow DurHack to the biggest hackathon in north-east England.

Photograph from DurHack 2018


9th - 10th December

CompSoc brought back DurHack for a second year running and it was a huge success. With Durham County Council, Barclays, TPP, .TECH Domains, Waterstons, Entrepreneurs Durham, The Keyboard Company, the Department of Computer Science and Durham Students' Union on board as sponsors, this event was jam-packed with prizes and was not a hackathon to be missed!

Photograph from DurHack 2017


28th - 29th January

DurHack first ran in January 2017, CompSoc's first ever 24-hour hackathon sponsored by big names like Durham County Council, GitHub, MLH, Sunderland Software City, Durham Students' Union, Entrepreneurs Durham, Waterstons, Barclays, Microsoft and Durham University.

With enormous data sets from in and around Durham, participants from various UK universities utilised it to produce something that can potentially make a different to the region. 24 hours of coding interspersed with workshops, games, VR, short sleep sprints and awesome food, the event was a massive success.

Photograph from the first DurHack