Hack the Police 3 :: 2018
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Hack the Police 3

2 events, December 2018.

Lincoln London
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Senior police officers

In the summer of 2013, front-line police officers from the Metropolitan Police Commissioner's 100 voluntered to set up and run the first UK Policing Hackathon - Hack the Police. A second event was run in 2017 in London, with 20 hackers attending.

In 2018 Hack the Police is back, and this time we've got two events on two weekends in Lincoln and London.


What is a hackathon?

Hackathons are invention marathons for developers, designers, psychologists, researchers and more. During the event, participants ('hackers') will build projects that answer our challenges to build awesome creative projects.

Who owns the projects?

All projects built at this event belongs completely 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.

What should I bring?

All participants will need to bring their laptop, charger(s) and any other devices they wish to work on.

How much does it cost?

We want to make this event accessible for everyone, so there is no charge to enter. To make this possible, we need sponsorship. If you are interested in supporting, please get in touch.

Who is this event for?

Developers, designers, officers, psychologists, researchers, and other interested people.

Do I need a team?

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.

Do I have to stay overnight?

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.

Can I start before?

While you can explore ideas before the event, you shouldn't start 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.

What's the deal with food?

Thanks to our kind sponsors, we'll be able to feed you four meals throughout the event. We'll sort you out for Saturday lunch/dinner, and Sunday breakfast/lunch. Please let us know if you have any special requirements when getting a ticket.

Is there a Code of Conduct?

Yes, and you must agree to it before attending. You can find it here.

I have another question

Please contact us on team@hackthepolice.com.