get ready to #hatchintotech
verb. (1) to incubate; emerge.
noun. (2) a student competition that harnesses technology to brainstorm, design and pitch solutions to solve real-world problems like those outlined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
developing impactful solutions to real-world problems.
the creative intensity of a hackathon meets the inspirational + collaborative atmosphere of a tech festival
Over 2 days, 100 of the brightest students from all degree backgrounds will be teaming up in London, UK to innovative and solve real-world problems. At the end of the event, you'll have the chance to pitch your ideas to a panel of industry experts and win prizes.
Winning teams will leave with practical skills relevant to the tech industry, impact innovation experience, cool goodie-bags and a network of leaders and changers in the tech industry.
Hatch is a unique opportunity to understand and develop skills needed to enter and remain in technology.
Throughout the competition, interactive workshops led by industry experts will be held. Hackers will have the unique chance to tap into & engage with exceptional support network of inspiring guest speakers, mentors and alumni entrepreneurs.
Made possible by
our headline sponsors
... you can see our full list below!
Eddie jaoude: You can code, too!
Intro to launching your first website in Open Source on Github. From issue tracking to version control and web hosting. Using these new skills and with a little html and css, build your first website with Github pages which will give you continuous deployment for your website to allow the world to see it after every minute.
Vodafone: pandas & data analysis!
A practical introduction to Pandas, one of the fastest-growing Python packages for easy and rapid data analysis, using guided examples on tube journey data. Pandas allows you to extract the most relevant insights from your data and is an important part of the data science pipeline.
Deepmind: Sprinkle Your App With Tensor Flow
Deepmind: Sprinkle Your App With Tensor Flow. This is a hands-on introduction to machine learning with Tensorflow, the open source framework for numerical computation. You'll learn how to construct a computational graph, how to connect to data sets and train a supervised model, and how to wire the trained model into your application. Knowledge of Python and basic linear algebra is assumed, no machine learning background necessary.
Prizes donated by:
In partnership with SheCanCode.io, we are a select team of students from the UCL Entrepreneurs Society that have come together to make Hatch a reality. Our roles vary from marketing to logistics and legal; and we are deeply integrated into the organisation of Hatch London which has provided us with real world experience and an incredible opportunity to be a part of something that has the potential to inspire our generation to be more digital.
At SheCanCode, we're on a mission to bridge the digital skills gap by empowering women to enter and remain in technology. Hatch was developed out of a passion for social impact, and a desire to not just talk about the advantages of diversity, but to show how diversity can drive innovation.
Hatch is only the start of a series of such events that we'll be launching around the world, so get involved!
Our role at Hatch is to support mentors & facilitate the structure of sprints, using academic research to approach projects from an innovative & digital perspective, exposing hatchers to new tools, new ways to problem-solve, and providing exposure to scrum methodologies.
Head of IoT Customer Solutions, Vodafone
Emerging Tech VR AR ML Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies Consultant | Co-founder at Unfold UK | Ex-Founding member at the Realities Centre | Looking to get into investment.
She hails from New Zealand with a background in TechLaw. 8 countries, 3 languages and hundreds of startup migrations at scale later, including a batch @500Startups, she arrived in London to drive momentum in the equity investment space @Crowdcube, Europe’s premier platform, and mentor the next generation of startup leaders through @WeWorkLabs, @Google Launchpad and her retained global Board position at @StartupBus, with a specific interest in blockchain, sustainability and wellness.
Olivia (Liv) Sibony is the co-founder of Grub Club. She set this up in January 2013 with her business partner Siddarth (Sid) Vijayakumar. Grub Club is the collaborative platform that connects food lovers with amazing dining experiences in spaces you never knew existed. Liv’s background is primarily Human Resources – in the Public, Third and Private Sector (Goldman Sachs) – as well as the catering industry. With food and people as her true passion, setting up Grub Club felt like the perfect way to turn the restaurant industry on its head. She is also on the Board of UCL's Institute of Global Prosperity's "Fast Forward 2030", which looks to inspire and support entrepreneurs to set up businesses that aim to tackle the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
As Head of Digital Market Management for Digital Cash Products, Claudia is responsible for the delivery of market engagement campaigns that execute against Deutsche Bank’s digital ecosystem agenda. This includes the positioning of the transaction bank’s emerging technology vision for trends such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, FinTech, Open Banking, as well as marketing of its digital product portfolio and collaboration agenda with technology partners.
Claudia runs various “Diversity & Inclusion in Digital” projects within and outside the bank and is a business mentor for HATCH, one of the UK’s leading community enterprise charities helping to turn start-ups into sustainable and scalable enterprises.
Cofounder, I&I, lead mentor
I have been working as a research scientist in artificial intelligence at DeepMind for 3 years, and my current interests include robotics, navigation and natural language processing. Prior to that, I worked on many diverse projects, including: finding fractures in rocks (as a research engineer in geology, at Schlumberger), on epileptic seizure prediction from EEG (at the New York University Medical Center), on geo-localisation (as a research scientist at Bell Labs) and on search query auto-completion for Microsoft Bing. All these projects share the same approach: coding up and training machine learning models, most often neural networks. I studied computer science in Toulouse, France, where I obtained an MSc from ENSEEIHT in 2002, and obtained a PhD in computer science from New York University in 2011. My other passion, besides AI, is performing theatre and improv comedy.
From the US originally, after completing my MBA at Oxford in 2016, I moved to London to work at Google on the YouTube strategy team.
Lola works at Hummingbird Ventures, where she invests in exceptional tech entrepreneurs across the globe. Prior to joining the Hummingbird team, Lola spent 5 years studying engineering (majoring in Electronics and IT) in Belgium and holds a second master degree from London Business School. She's the co-founder of Yes She Can, an initiative aiming at attracting more female candidates to engineering schools.
OpenSource advocate. FullStack polyglot. Passionate for #Inclusion & #BestPractices @WeRockTech @EmpowerHack @WHFNP @AcornAspiration @CodeFirstGirls @MumsInTech
After a career touring the world as a violinist, Paula Muldoon retrained as an engineer at Makers Academy. She now works as a full stack developer at Kurt Geiger. Currently based in Cambridge, UK, she maintains a busy speaking and coaching schedule - highlights include coaching at Rails Girls London (2017) and a workshop in Madrid, Spain (2018).
Engineering Manager and Agile Coach with over 15 years’ experience in IT using both waterfall and agile methods. I have a high tolerance for ambiguity and have worked within fast-paced environments, coaching others to be at their best along the way. I proactively lead change and inspire others, having a positive impact in the workplace.I have managed and led large distributed teams of up to 200 people, including multiple suppliers, with budgets of up to £25m.
Faiz designs sophisticated systems for startups, corporates, social enterprises and non-profits to grow ethically, sustainably, with human impact, without cosmetic gimmicks; drawing from a broad base of expertise and transnational experience. He is in the midst of building his fourth venture around the future of logistics, invisible technology and a female-first, culturally-inclusive team.
Ross is Growth Lead for Stripe UK's Startup Ecosystem. Prior to Stripe Ross was Head of Mobile at Twitter EMEA running Twitter's mobile apps business & team. He was also named as #1 in Tech 2016, top mobile keynotes 2016 and top mobile advertising execs 2015.
Software engineer, ThoughtMachine
I am from Norway with a BSc in CS from UCL and a master in machine learning from Cambridge. Now working as a software engineer at ThoughtMachine.
Full-stack developer with 10 years experience in the Finance, Tech and Education sectors. Likes coding, climbing, skiing and table tennis.
Pragmatic & enthusiastic social entrepreneur on a mission to support people living with sight loss through technology. Connector and MakeSense facilitator leveraging collective intelligence and design thinking to create positive impact.
Founding member at Zinc VC. Zinc is an innovation system created to build commercially successful businesses which solve chronic social problems for hundreds of millions of people in the developed world. The first cohort is focused on transforming the mental and emotional health of women and girls in the developed world.
As CEO, Anne oversees the Executive Leadership Team and focuses its vision on building the best possible customer experience. She is also a member of Starling’s Board of Directors. After graduating in computer science and chemistry, Anne started her career at Lloyds Bank, where she helped architect CHAPS, the UK’s first real-time payments system. She worked at Standard Chartered and UBS, before becoming Head of EMEA, Global Transaction Banking across 34 countries for RBS and ABN AMRO.
Mohamed is a software engineer in finance and risk management.
the hatch team
Nikki is responsible for helping Chenyang with managing catering + venue.
A second year Civil Engineering student, she enjoys visiting art galleries, musical shows, lacrosse and badminton in her free time
Daniela takes care of our communications with hatchers.
A first year Mathematics student, Daniela is keen on traveling around the globe, learning new languages and dancing.
Serra, Assistant Coordinator
Serra is responsible for helping Tilly with the smooth operation of committee.
A first year History, Politics and Economics student, she enjoys reading, painting, playing the piano, and travelling in her free time.
Alice, Hacker Experience
Alice is a former Facebook Software Engineer, and has been working as the CTO of SheCanCode for the last couple months.