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Make terrible things in forty six hours

Join us in Auckland this July 2nd – 4th

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Terrible Hack is a 46-hour challenge to create the most terrible, awful, brilliant ideas you can think of. From 3d-cheese printers and a reverse incognito mode that live tweets your history to a literal bucket you can scream in, unleash your powers and join us in a celebration of failure, creativity, and stupid, terrible decisions. Registration is free and essential, as spaces will go quickly. This weekend-long event is open to everyone and will take place at the Unleash Space right here in Auckland. For University of Auckland students, the Maker Space will be open for all your hardware and physical hacking needs.

What is a hackathon?

It’s a chance to make things! Hackathons are all about coming together to design and build creative solutions to interesting problems in a super short amount of time. In this one, you’ll have 46 hours (including sleep) to go all the way from idea to whatever you can hack together in time. Terrible Hack’s hours are from 6 pm-10:30 pm on the first night, 8:00 am – 11:00 pm on Saturday, and 8:00 am – 6:30 pm on Sunday.

How are teams formed?

If you’d like to work in a team (we strongly recommend this – it’s much more fun) then we’ll help you find one on the Friday night. You’re welcome to bring your own team or friends who you’d like to work with, but otherwise don’t stress – we’ve got you covered.

What can I make?

Anything! This isn’t just a tech hackathon – bring your arts, science, engineering, business, law, creative, med, and education/social work friends along, and make the most terrible shit you can imagine.

More specifically, this hackathon is about finally going out and making all the bad ideas you’ve had or heard. It’s a celebration of failure, creativity, and stupid decisions. Still not sure what that means? Keep scrolling for some examples.

These awesome folks have helped bring the Terrible Ideas hackathon to life this year. Without them, we wouldn’t have a home or snacks to share with you all! If you’re interested in showing support for making terrible things, get in touch!

The bar has never been lower

Put as little (or as much) effort into your project as you’d like. Want inspiration? Take a look at some of the projects to the right, created at the Stupid Hackathon over in the states.