Applications still open - Stay tuned for more information!

HackIT 2021 is postponed to Term 2

Applications still open – Stay tuned for more information!

HackIT 2021
is postponed to Term 2

About HackIT

Our goal is to create a diverse hackathon that would suit different personalities and push young talents to work together in order to create a cross-disciplinary project.

HackIT is a 24 hours hackathon promoting women in technology as well as diverse teams in London. We aim at diversifying the tech field, decreasing the gender gap. Around 10 teams of 5 students formed with an equal number of female and male participants as well as technical and non-technical participants will take part in this event.

HackIT 2021

27-28 November 2021

Theme: Emerging from Covid-19: Lessons Learned and Opportunities

Emerging from the pandemic: Opportunities under the “New Normal”. The past 1.5 years of living in a global pandemic has fundamentally changed the way many of us operate as we were challenged to “do things differently”, to adapt, adopt, and compromise. What have we learned through these experiences? What social challenges were created or exacerbated by the pandemic? What are some opportunities that have emerged during the pandemic that are expected to continue? What does the “new normal” look like for you? 

Through the HackIt event, student participants are expected to draw from their own experience and think and explore critically what problems exist and are deserving of a creative solution!

  • How might education be delivered effectively in a digital-native era?
  • How might we combat social isolation and identify new ways to maintain mental health?
  • How might be build a more resilient food system?
  • How might we reduce the digital divide?

Event Schedule


Hana Janebdar

Co-Founder and CEO Of Juno Bio

Hana Janebdar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Juno Bio a women health bio-tech company working to decode the vaginal microbiome, she is among the inspiring female founders featured in Marie Claire.

Hana studied Biology and Biochemical Engineering at Imperial College London and UCL, and had spent her time since graduating researching microbiomes.

Mujavid Bukhari 

Founder of Scoodle

Mujavid Bukhari is the founder of Scoodle a company that help teachers build their own influential brands by connecting students and tutors. He has won multiple awards for Software Engineering and taught coding bootcamp for students of all ages.

Previously, Mujavid, worked as a Software Engineer at Google and completed his undergraduate in Computer Science at UCL with a first class honours.

Fiona Reid 

Senior Teaching Fellow, Strategy & Entrepreneurship, UCL School of Management   

Before joining UCL in 2015 Fiona Reid had a career in the private sector as an entrepreneur and at universities such as Imperial College and Oxford University, where she was Founder Director of the Oxford Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Said Business School for nine years.

She has served as Director of UKCDS, which manages £440m of public research funding to support UK government’s international development interests. She is a Fellow of the RSA and lectures internationally on innovation, research impact and creating social and economic benefit from entrepreneurship


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