A creative hackathon by HacksmithsGoldsmiths, University of London. 22 - 23 April 2017.
Anvil Hack - the student-run hackathon at Goldsmiths, Unviersity of London - is back for the third year! Our hackathon is focussed on the creative applications of technology taking place at a centre of creative computing research. This year, we have been turned up to 11 by Spotify.
Use your skills to make something wonderful, arty, musical - anything you build will be awesome. We'll provide you with food, drink, electricity and internet, so that you can get on with the real work - making cool things!
This year we have the privilege of sharing our brand new fabrication lab with you, built right into the church. You'll have access to state of the art equipment just a couple of months after it's been installed. Exciting!
Anvil Hack is a two-day invention marathon for developers, designers, psychologists, researchers and more. During the event, participants will build projects that answer our challenges to build awesome creative projects.
Anything goes! We're really interested to see what awesome things you can build, especially interesting generative art, awesome audio projects, and DIY hardware.
We want to make this event accessible for everyone, so there is no charge to enter. If you are interested in supporting this event as a sponsor, please get in touch.
Yes, you need to be a current student or have graduated within the last 12 months. We will work to ensure that there is a diverse range of people in terms of skill set and ability.
You don’t need a team to take part; it’s perfectly acceptable to create a solo project. However, during the event itself, there will be opportunities to share ideas and connect with your fellow hackers to form a team. As organisers, we’ll do our best to encourage and facilitate teamwork across the weekend.
While you can explore ideas before the Anvil Hack III weekend and produce designs, you cannot write a line of code for your project before the event itself and still enter the challenges. If you want to bring an existing project to the table, we encourage full disclosure and honesty.
No, it is not a requisite to stay over. If you would like to stay though, we'll have a small number of airbeds available. We recommend you bring sleeping bags, pillows, and a change of clothes. There is also a shower - bring a towel if you want to use it.
All food across the weekend will be provided. That is: lunch and dinner on Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday. All dietary requirements will be considered and catered for - please make sure you provide this information upon registering.
All IP generated at Anvil Hack III belongs to the teams. However, to generate the widest benefit from this event, we encourage attendees to provide Open Source licenses for the results of their work.
Currently not. We're working on potentially making this event accessible to those under the age of 18, but for the moment we ae not able to accommodate them.
All participants will need to bring their laptop, charger(s) and any other devices they wish to work on. If you are staying overnight, you will also need to bring a sleeping bag.
We will not be providing travel reimbursements to attendees of this event.
The event will be held in the beautiful St James Hatcham. It's a 5 minute walk from New Cross Gate station, and a 10 minute walk from New Cross.
Please get in touch with us at [email protected].
We are the student-run tech society at Goldsmiths, University of London. We believe that everyone should have the chance to play with technology in a creative context, regardless of their background. Every year we run several large hackathons, including Anvil Hack, Global Game Jam, and Sex Tech Hack.
Follow us at @hacksmiths and use #AnvilHackIII for this event.