PubHack is a digital hackathon based in a pub, which we started back in 2013, and we’re really chuffed that it’s gotten through to the voting stage of the .Net Awards! PubHack is shortlisted for the ‘Grassroots Event of the Year’ award, and you can help us reach the next stage by voting here.
Where it all began
Our director Jo Eyre and friend Lilian Tula came up with the idea of PubHack at a Portsmouth Freelancers Meet networking event (another one of our events) and it’s grown over the last 2 years – the 4th event happening in June this year. The idea was to get people together in a pub to create silly (or useful!) projects with a common theme.
The 4th event sold out in less than 48 hours, and we can’t wait to see what the teams will be coming up with this year. The theme will be announced on the morning! Previous themes include Post-Apocalypse, First World Problems and Awkward Situations.
Plans for the future
We’d love for PubHack to continue to grow, and we can’t run the events without our fantastic sponsors who have supported our events. The events are not-for-profit (and we plan to keep it that way), and run purely for the love of it. Every team member puts in their own time to building and growing the event.
If you’d like to get involved with the next event, or any future events just drop us a line!