It is with a heavy heart that we have made the decision to close HAC100.
Due to the current pandemic and the large-scale format of our events, we believe it would have been at least a year before we could look to start organising a future HAC100 events—so we’ve decided it’s a good time to close this chapter. This means we will no longer be running Hack Manchester, Hack Manchester Junior, Youth Hack for Girls, High School Hack, or any of our other Youth Hacks or events.
Over 8 years we have made a positive contribution to the tech community in the North West, brought about real change in the world and helped more people than we could ever list.
We are incredibly proud of everything this organisation has achieved.
We’ve helped over 1,100 young hackers acquire digital skills at high speed, and over 2500 adults have competed in our annual hackathons and game jams.
When HackManchester was established in 2012, the Manchester tech community was only just emerging. Now it's thriving with free user groups, meet-ups and hackathons. As HAC100 closes, we feel the community will be in ample supply of similar events.
So it's a fond farewell from Claire, Gemma, Joe, Richard & Chris.
We’d like to thank our wonderful community of volunteers and mentors who have generously donated their time to help deliver these events. Without whom it wouldn’t have been possible.
- Ben P
- Ben D
- Jim E
- Chris N
We’ve also been supported by wonderful sponsors over the years. Massive thanks goes out to:
- Auto Trader
- Clockwork SMS
- Manchester Science Partnerships
- Google Cloud Platform
- Unreal Engine
- Co-op Digital
- Zuhlke Engineering
- Sorted Group
- Capsule CRM
- 7 Digital
- Clockwork SMS
- Harvey Nash
- Sorted Group
- Talent International
- Tech North
- University of Salford
- Upside Energy
- Centre for Biological Timing
- Cancer Research UK
- Ombudsman Services
- AND Digital
- N Brown Group
- Insight Investment
- Zen Internet
- Arctic Shores
- Open Data Manchester
- Accelerate Places
- Raspberry Pi Foundation
We’re asking our wonderful community to keep supporting HAC100 by backing the initiative we’ve opted to support. Over the years we’ve acquired a lot of equipment, so we have decided to donate laptops and equipment to other organisations who are doing good for others.
Diverse & Equal
Diverse & Equal is dedicated to removing barriers for BAME communities to careers in tech. Annette, the founder, has recently launched a Black Tech Fund to address specific development areas in Manchester. We would kindly like to ask any of our sponsors or supporters to back Annette’s GoFundMe.
Code Your Future
Code Your Future is an initiative to help disadvantaged people get a career in tech. We’ll be donating a proportion of our laptops and equipment to Code Your Future to help their great work carry on. They are always recruiting Technical mentors you can sign up and support CYF on their website.
LS-TEN is a KS2/3/4 alternative provision for pupils who are close to, or have been excluded from their mainstream school as well as a skatepark & cafe offering public sessions, private training and alternative physical education sessions. Started from scratch on a shoestring budget after The Works skatepark closed unexpectedly it has been an extremely tough journey, but the fantastic staff on-board and support of our communities has ensured we've been able to keep our commitments and be in a position to help more people in the future. We aim to help people help people get a brighter future and become part of a community. While COVID-19 has been tough for us, we are reopening the skatepark from the 25th July.
We’ll be donating our power extensions to Student Hack to help power the next wave of hackathons for future generations.
We have donated our Micro:bits to Stockport Coderdojo, to help them engage more young people with coding & problem solving.
Archived HAC100 website
We've archived the the old HAC100 website, but you can still access it here: