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Sex Tech Hack II

A hackathon exploring companionship, intimacy & sexuality.

2017 Highlights 2016 Highlights

Should Taboo Stifle Innovation?

Sex Tech Hack II invited over 50 hackers from around the world to build exciting new sex technologies. The challenges for this year were 'intimacy', 'accessibility' and 'personalisation'. There were 17 projects built, and it was fantastic.

Thank you for once again joining us for Sex Tech Hack. In 2017, we invited 50 hackers to our home at St James Hatcham Church at Goldsmiths, University of London, to think about and build new ways of approaching sex tech and play. For two days, developers, designers, researchers, and industry experts built projects against our three challenges 'intimacy', 'accessibility' and 'personalisation'.


25-26 Nov 2017
10:00 Sat - 17:00 Sun


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



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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.

Who is this event for?

Anyone! You do not need to be a student to attend this event. We will work to ensure that there is a diverse range of people, and this includes academic status.

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?

Not to this one, sorry. Check out Code & Craft.

I have another question

Please contact Kevin Lewis on [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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