We’re inviting the UK & Ireland’s best developers, designers and entrepreneurs to tackle a number of business challenges using Machine Learning and AI.

Are you into Deep Learning, Chatbots, Machine Learning, AI or neural networks?

Of course you are.  We only have a limited number of tickets so if you are keen to find out why #HackTheHub is an experience like no other, and want to join fellow AI enthusiasts to hack across 2 days, then apply for your ticket today.

What do I get after securing a free ticket?

  • Access to Pre Hack Machine Learning and AI Workshop
  • Access to 2 day #HackTheHub hackathon
  • Opportunity to win £1500 cash
  • Opportunity to win an exclusive invite to our first
    #Hackcelerator – we’ll help you turn your “hack” into the
    next great Machine Learning & AI startup
  • Opportunity to win Spot prizes – drones, smart watches,
    tablets and more!
  • Join 200+ Hackers & Mentors over 2 days
  • Engage with tech SMEs, corporates and investors.


We review every application to #HackTheHub. We check the online profiles submitted, so we can ensure teams are matched fairly with different skillsets represented.

Remember: The more informative the online profile you send us, the easier and quicker it is match you with the most suitable team mates.  We’re looking for relevant career experience, studies, portfolios, online CVs, informative LinkedIn portfolios etc.

And we’ll send you and/or your team an invite to our Hacker Tools so you have a direct line of communication with other hackers and mentors in the lead up to the event.- Challenges are announced at the pre hack

– Workshops will be hosted to cover ML and AI knowledge and tools

– Teams demo their solutions to judges from SMEs, Corporates, Public and Investment backgrounds.


In 2016, Gillian Colan-O’Leary, a seasoned technology marketer and Belfast Director of Women Who Code teamed up with Conor Graham, a software engineer at Deloitte Digital and co-founder of Nigma, Ireland’s only student developer community to discuss how they could run an event that would be inclusive, diverse and allow developers to tackle real-world problems. Through this #HackTheHub was born.

We’re the largest hacker community in Ireland, working with over 30 companies including Amazon, Deloitte Digital & Google, have access to 2000+ developers, designers & entrepreneurs, and have successfully created jobs, startups and new friendships.


Drive innovation utilising open collaboration to upskill the best technical talent and connect them with companies that will enable them to make change happen.


Ideas are the lifeblood of any company - be that a startup or a corporation. The best solutions often emerge from collaboration.


Hackathons are the playground for stimulating the creative juices and coming up with new ways to tackle business challenges that could result in improving current processes.


Drawing on a cross section of the technology community, you can expect to work in a diverse and welcoming environment.