RGUHack is back for 2024 

05/02/2024

COMPUTING students will be given another chance to showcase their digital skills as the RGUHack returns for 2024 with students from any college or university able to take on the 24-hour challenge.

RGU Hack returns for 2024 inviting students from any college or university a chance to showcase their design and development skills taking on 24-hour computing challenge.

The event is being held at RGU’s Garthdee campus on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February with competitors given the opportunity to win prizes by creating their own unique improvised solutions, known as hacks, to a raft of problems.

RGUHack has a number of prominent sponsors including the University’s School of Computing, Core29, CGI, Global E&C, Sword, Salus Technical, Fennex, Datalab, Barclay’s Eagle Labs, Dev4 Online, Impact Subsea, Mintra, Aize and SphereOne Portal.

RGU Computing Society president Jordan Newlands said: “Having experienced the energy and creativity first-hand last year, I can’t recommend our hackathon enough. We welcome students and recent graduates of all disciplines – interdisciplinary teams are even encouraged so don’t feel you have to study computing to be involved.

“Attending is a fantastic opportunity to expand your professional network and learn about the wealth of opportunities available right on our doorstep and further afield. Thanks to the generosity of our industry sponsors we are excited to offer a range of fantastic prizes to the winning teams. Look forward to seeing you there.”

John Isaacs, Dean of the School of Computing, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for students to work on solutions for problems set by our own RGU staff and industry experts. 

“Not only will those taking part will be immersed in digital aspects like AI, cybersecurity and developing their own apps, but they will have to use traditional skills like problem solving, teamwork and their own creativity in order to be successful. 

“RGUHack promises to be exciting for everyone involved and the organisers have done a brilliant job in ensuring we have everything we need for a great weekend.”

The RGUHack is run by students for students with help over the course of the weekend coming from School of Computing staff. Students from Aberdeen, North East Scotland and beyond taking part in workshops and challenges in the hope of winning tech prizes. A limited number of journeys can reimbursed with a value of up to £25.

RGUHack will be held at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, within the atrium of the Sir Ian Wood Building. For more information, visit RGUHack’s webpage.

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