London CyberHack 2015 – Fintech Security


1. Eligibility:

Cyberhack 2015 is open to the general public. However,  preference will be given to undergrad or postgrad student from one of the thirteen UK Government recognised ‘Academic Centres of Excellence’. 

The Universities are:

Imperial College London
Newcastle University
Queen’s University Belfast
Royal Holloway, University of London
University College London
University of Birmingham
University of Bristol
University of Cambridge
University of Lancaster
University of Oxford
University of Southampton
University of Surrey
University of Kent

Cyberhack registration can be  completed at Please note in your biography if you are a student at one of the centres of excellence or you will be considered a general applicant. Employees of sponsoring companies or other companies associated with the promotion, execution and support of Cyberhack  may take part, but are ineligible for prizes.

£100 pound hotel vouchers will be provided for up to 50 attendees with students from out of London getting first dibs. Hackers are welcome to stay overnight at the venue as well but there are no showers, beds or bedding (you must bring your own).

2. Agreement to Official Rules:

Participation in Cyberhack constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor(s), which are final and binding.  Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

3. Code of conduct:

Entrants agree to abide by the Cyberhack Code of Conduct. Cyberhack organisers reserve the right to disqualify any entrant who, in its sole discretion, behaves inappropriately or a way that is not consistent with the Code of Conduct. 

Code of Conduct is as following - Cyberhack is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, previous hackathon attendance or computing experience (or lack of any of the aforementioned). We do not tolerate harassment of Cyberhack participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at any hackathon venue, including hacks, talks, workshops, parties, social media and other online media. Cyberhack participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund (if applicable) at the discretion of the Cyberhack organisers.

4. Participation:

a) Fill our sign-up form available on before the deadline. On-site last minute registrations will be accepted if the maximum number of participants has not yet been reached.

b) You need to be at least 16 years old to participate in Cyberhack event. 

c) Participants can sign up individually or as a group. The group may be composed of a maximum of 8 people. One of the members assumes the role of group representative.

d) The maximum number of participants at Cyberhack is 100. Registration will be closed as soon as this number is reached. The closure of the registration will be published here on The Hackfest. After registration closes, if you sign-up, you will be included in a “waiting list” and accepted in case of renunciation from current participants.

5. Cyberhack Details:

a) Cyberhack will start at 09:30 on Saturday, June 27th, 2015 and will end at 19:00 on Monday,  June 29th, 2015 and it will be held at 1 E Poultry Avenue, London, EC1A 9PT, United Kingdom. Check-in will open at  9:00 am  Saturday, June 27th, 2015 for registration, the awards ceremony will take place at about 20:00 on  Monday,  June 29th, 2015

b) All criteria for prizes will be presented at the start of the Cyberhack event.

c) Participants can choose whether to develop a new application or to improve and extend already existing open-source code.

d) Participants will bring and use their own computers. On-site wifi connection will be available.

e) Food and beverage services will be provided. 

f) Applications must be submitted by Monday at 16:00 to the jury. Pitches will begin at 17:00. 

g) Each participant or group representative group will have to pitch the project  in approximately 5 minutes at the end of the work sessions on Monday. 

6. Warranties:

By participating in Cyberhackall participants must guarantee that “application” developed:

a) will not violate any norm related to Intellectual Property, authorship and other third party rights and will explicitly bind himself and related individuals involved to release Cyberhack organisers and partners from any liability and to hold harness, substantially and procedurally, from any responsabilities, damage, loss, cost or expense even of legal nature which Cyberhack organisers and partners   have to cope with due to any intellectual property and trademarks claims. If third parties interests are involved, the participants must previously get all the needed authorizations and licenses from the respective Intellectual property and trademarks owners.

b) It must be conceived and developed during the Cyberhack with the exception of  initial software components and should be open source in most cases.

c) It will not be part of a third party contract and in addition Cyberhack organisers and partners are not liable for any expense with respect to individual or entities for any use and any exploitation of the Application and of any other right related to the Application.

d) It does not include in any form and shape defamatory content that can damage the name, the honor and the reputation of  Cyberhack organisers and partners and any other individual or company.

e) It does not include any pornographic or sexual discriminatory material of any form, including discrimination on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion and political orientation of individuals or groups nor material that promotes violence.

7. Application selection:

All the Applications will be evaluated according to the terms and conditions of the Cyberhack (“Rules”) by a jury that will guarantee that the Applications are suitable for the Cyberhack and that will comply with Cyberhack rules . 

8. Winners and awards:

The best idea will be awarded solely  at the discretion of the jury. The jury will reward the group or the individual author of the winning idea with prizes that consist in technology assets (hardware, software) or services provided by Cyberhack organisers and partners. The jury reserves the right not to award any prize at its solely discretion in absence of ideas deemed interesting. Other prizes  may be awarded to deserving ideas. Prize and partner companies details will be published on the site and announced before the beginning of the competition.


Cyberhack organisers and partners  reserve the rights to exclude any Participant from Cyberhack where such individual is found to be in violation of the rules or it is reasonable to think that such violation took place. Cyberhack organisers and partners  has no obligation to inform such individuals of the reasons of their exclusion. Cyberhack organisers and partners  reserve the right to shorten, extend, modify or cancel the Cyberhack event barring any unforeseen delays or any acts of God, without any liability. The rules and program will be updated accordingly as needed.

Cyberhack organisers and partners  are not liable in any form if the access  and/or browsing of  the Cyberhack internet web  site  are difficult or impossible for the Participants. By signing up to the Cyberhack, the Participants bind themselves to release Cyberhack organisers and partners  from any liability and to hold harness, substantially and procedurally, from any responsabilities, damage, loss, cost or expense even of legal nature whichCyberhack organisers and partners  have to cope with due  to willful misconduct and negligence of Cyberhack organisers and partners  forbidden by UK law).

7. Disputes:

Participation to the Hackathon implies full implicit acceptance of the Rules without any reserve.  Any dispute of any kind related to the Rules and/or to Cyberhack will be resolved solely at the discretion of Cyberhack organisers and partners.

8. Intellectual Property:

Entrants will retain ownership rights in their entries.