hackChch is your opportunity to use what you’ve learned in your studies to bring an innovative idea to life. The 48 hour hackathon takes place on the 4th & 5th of September and takes inspiration from the Smart Christchurch programme created by the Christchurch City Council.


Event partners include local startup Vxt, University of Canterbury clubs Entre, CompSoc, WiTSoc and the Christchurch City Council. 

As with the Future City Activator which took place at Ara earlier this year, hackChch will focus on five key problem areas for our city.

hackChch is open to all University of Canterbury students. Over the 48 hour period teams will be challenged to address these problems by developing innovative solutions including prototypes which they will present to an expert panel of judges. 

At the end of the hackathon our expert panel of judges will select the top three teams to win cash prizes.