Students will be encouraged to "Hack Bristol" at an event in the Computer Science Department in March. Participants will create their hacks – creative solutions to programming or hardware challenges – in teams, in a programming marathon over the weekend of the 14th and 15th of March.
Prizes will be offered in a number of categories, designed to encompass just about anything that students might want to try: the event is intended to encourage experimentation and sharing of ideas. During both days, participants will be based in the labs and open areas of the Merchant Venturer's Building.
Hack Bristol has been made possible by sponsor Sun Microsystems, and local technology company XMOS are also supplying hardware and expertise to help the event along. The event will close with a keynote speech from David Levy, Chief Technologist at Sun Microsystems Europe.