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Anvil Hack IV

The flagship creative tech & performance hackathon by Hacksmiths.

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Build awesome interactive experiences, with all the support you need.

At the hackathon over the weekend, you will use your technical and creative skills to make something wonderful, arty, musical - anything you build will be awesome. We'll provide you with food, drink, electricity and internet, so that you can get on with the real work - making cool and engaging projects!

As well as access to our carefully curated Hacksmiths Hardware Lab, expect support from mentors and even more useful workshops for the duration of the event.

Schedule can be found here


24-25 Feb 2018


St James Hatcham Building
Goldsmiths, University of London
SE14 6AD



This event is supported by


As a student-run society, we rely on the generosity of organisations to run our events. If you'd like to support this event, please get in touch.


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.

I don't think this is for me

We really mean it when we say we welcome beginners - you can ask for help judgement-free, and if you need to step awa yfrom the action we'll have a designated quiet room available for you to use.

Who is this event for?

This is an event open to everyone!!!!

Who is running this event?

This event is run by Hacksmiths - the student-run tech society at Goldsmiths.

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?

All food across the weekend will be provided. That is: lunch and dinner on Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday. All dietary requirements will be considered and catered for - please make sure you provide this information upon registering.

Is there a Code of Conduct?

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

Can I come if I'm under 18?

Yup, you just have to tell us when grabbing a ticket. If you're under 16, you'll need a parent to accompany you. If you're 16 or 17, we'll just need to have a quick chat with your parent/guardian on the phone and a completed permission slip. We'll arrange this over email.

I have another question

Please contact the team at [email protected].

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Becoming a member as a Goldsmiths student not only gives you access to all of our events, but also gives you the ability to have a say and vote in our annual general meeting.

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