Welcome to CovHack2021!

CovHack is a free student hackathon running online for a week, organised by Coventry University’s Hackathon Society

Students from any university, no matter your skill set, are invited to build weird, wacky, and wonderful projects.

If you need a break from your project, we will have workshops and side events lined up throughout the week. We want you to get the most out of your time at CovHack, so make sure to check these side events out!

  • 📅 15th-21st February 2021
  • 🎓 Open to all students
  • 💸 Free!



Interested in sponsoring? Email us at hello@covhack.org!

🕒 Schedule

This is subject to change, but our planned schedule is as follows:

Monday 15th

Time Activity
11:00 Opening Talk & Twilio Demo
12:00 Hacking Starts!

Tuesday 16th

Time Activity
18:00 Pancake Cook-along (and pancake competition)

Wednesday 17th

Time Activity
18:00 Game Time: Pictionary

Thursday 18th

Time Activity
18:00 Game Time: Pixelflut

Friday 19th

Time Activity
15:00 GitHub Workshop
18:00 Super5 Talk: 'The Importance of Cyber Security in Retail'

Saturday 20th

Time Activity
14:00 Twilio Workshop

Sunday 21st

Time Activity
12:00 Hacking Ends!
13:30 Demos
14:30 Judging
15:30 Awards and Closing Ceremony

📍 How To Find Us

CovHack is being hosted online by students at Coventry University. You can watch us back on Twitch.


What's a Hackathon?

A Hackathon is a week long invention marathon. You work over the week to build a project (generally something to do with tech, like a website or robot).

We like to think of them as pop-up maker spaces.

If it's your first time, the community wrote up a guide for first timers here

Can I attend?

All students and recent graduates (within the last year) from any university can attend.

How much does it cost?

The event is completely free! Everything is paid for by our wonderful sponsors!

I don't have a team!

Don’t worry, we’ll have a team building session at the start of the hackathon.

I can no longer make it!

Please send us an email so we can make sure someone else who wants to come can make it to the event!

Is there a code of conduct?

Yes! We’re following the MLH Code of Conduct, available here.

What do I need?

We highly recommend you have the following:

  • A Laptop (or your gaming rig :) )
  • A charger
  • Food

You can also find suggestions on hack.athon.uk

What if I don’t know how to code?

Not a problem! A hackathon is one of the best places to learn programming, electronics or whatever you want! We’ll be running workshops to help you get started. We will also be running a Slack workspace, so if you are stuck you can ask for help from people attending the hackathon.

You can also check this list of project ideas.

How will communication be done at the event?

You'll receive a link to join the events chat sometime in the week before.

👩 Team


President / Lead Organiser

Mol is CovHackSoc’s President, and is in her third year of studying Ethical Hacking. She enjoys social engineering and cryptography best of all, but is interested in anything nerdy. Mol hopes to bring in lots of guest speakers and enrichment this year, as well as executing an amazing CovHack! In her spare time, Mol plays Among Us and Fall Guys, as well as playing guitar.


Vice President

David is this year’s Vice President and also on his 2nd year of studying Ethical Hacking. His job will consist of helping to manage the tasks of the President (Mol), whilst also checking up on the other committee members and helping out where he can. Last year, as a member, he had good communication with the committee, allowing him to get a good understanding of each role of the committee. This year he will use this knowledge to be effective at his job.



Louis is a 3rd year Cybersecurity student, who likes Android and Chrome OS. He volunteered at CovHack 2020 and is now excited to be the treasurer of HackSoc.


Inclusion Officer

Abbie (or Abs) is CovHackSoc’s Diversity & Inclusion Officer, back from a year in industry to finish her Ethical Hacking degree. She hopes to increase diversity in the society by creating a welcoming environment where all are accepted. In her spare time she enjoys horse riding and a bit of crochet.


Social Media Rep

Ivan is HackSoc’s Social Media Rep and is in his third year of Ethical Hacking. He is looking forward to contributing to the social media presence of the society by providing options for members to engage in sharing experiences online. In his spare time Ivan likes to play video games and read.