Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season

AUHack 2017

March 31st - April 2nd

What is AUHack?

AUHack is Aarhus University’s largest hackathon. Over a 36-hour period from March 31st to April 2nd, students interested in IT will meet, form groups and work intensively to create awesome prototypes and concepts. Whether you like to concept develop, design or code, if you’re into IT – this is for you.

Ideate, build, play, hack, share, learn and have fun! The goal for the weekend is to come up with new ideas, play with technology and make cool stuff. It is not about creating finished products, but an opportunity to share your ideas with different people, build inspiring hacks, learn from our mentors and just have fun.

Our goal with the hackathon is to bring creative minds and different skill sets together. We want to see you form new ideas and to see what having fun and playing with technology results in through your presentations and demos at the end of the hackathon. So if you feel up for the challenge and are interested in IT, bring your skill set to the event and put it in play working on something cool.

Free food

36 hours of hacking

Lots of fun


Do I need to have a team?

No. You are more than welcome to make a team before the hackathon, but loads of people come without a team. We will help everyone find a team Friday night. We recommend groups of 4-5 persons, but anything is allowed.

I cannot code. Can I attend anyway?

Sure, you should definitely attend! Whether you have written lots of code or just have a creative soul, this hackathon needs you! In true hackathon spirit all students are very friendly and willing to help each other out.

Seriously, is it for free?!

Yes, we’re not kidding you. Thanks to our sponsors we will provide free food, swag, snacks, drinks and a place for you to sleep at the hackathon. Plus, there will be mentors, talks and judges only for the sake of YOU.

Can I attend?

You might think that a hackathon is for programmers only, but that’s not true. Technology and code is one thing – creative minds, bright insights and strategic eyes are another. So, as long as you are a student above 18 years old, you are more than welcome – no matter what university or study program you attend. Actually, we believe that the more different people we are, the better.

When is it?

AUHack will start in the evening of Friday at 18.30 and end Sunday at 16.00. All work eligible for prizes must be worked on and completed during this period of time and can't be prepared from home. Throughout the hackathon inspiring events, talks and mentoring sessions will be hosted. For a more detailed schedule see below.

What do I need to bring?

Need to have: Laptop, cellphone and chargers.
Nice to have: A sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries, clothes and a well-rested and open mind. If you want to hack on hardware, you might need to bring it yourself. What you won't need to bring is a pre-determined team, an idea for a hack, nor food and drinks. Also, there is absolutely no reason to bring bad mood.

Can I build on my hack before the event?

No. That's not fair. You can come up with ideas, but not build them. You are of course allowed to use libraries, frameworks and templates for your hacks.

What can I win?

You have the fantastic opportunity to learn new stuff, try out your skills and make new friends. Isn't that just great? Everyone will be a winner!... Okay, we will also have some awesome prices.

Can I sleep at the AUHack venue?

There will be rooms to sleep in. You will have to bring your own bedroll, sleeping bag and pillows though.

How do I get there?

Please take a look at We have written down some options for you.
The address is:
Finlandsgade 21, 8200 Aarhus N

How can I apply?

You must fill out the application form. After completing the form, the AUHack team will send you an e-mail confirmation.

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The schedule will continuously be updated until we get closer to the event. But it will contain lots of time for hacking, talks, mini-events and much more!


Time Event Location
17:00 - 18:30 Registration Information desk
17:30 - 18:30 Dinner Food area
18:30 - 19:15 Opening Ceremony Peter Bøgh Auditorium
19:15 - 20:00 Creuna Talk Peter Bøgh Auditorium
20:00 - 21:00 Team Building + Ideation Peter Bøgh Auditorium
21:00 Hacking begins! Everywhere
22:00 - 23:00 Almost Midnight Fountain Secret


Time Event Location
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast by PROSA Food area
12:00 - 12:45 Lunch + Mjølner Talk Peter Bøgh Auditorium
15:00 - 15:45 Snack + Systematic Talk Peter Bøgh Auditorium
18:00 - 18:45 Uber Talk Peter Bøgh Auditorium
18:45 - 19:45 Dinner Food area
20:00 - 24:00 Laser Tag Bowling Alley


Time Event Location
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast Food area
12:00 Hacking ends Everywhere
12:15 - 13:00 One Minute Madness Peter Bøgh Auditorium
13:00 - 15:00 Lunch by Terma + Expo At your tables
15:00 - 16:00 Closing Ceremony Peter Bøgh Auditorium
16:00 Goodbye


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