The 2019 MLH Europe Hackathon Season (running from August 2018 – July 2019) included 32 amazing events with 5,000+ hackers who created 1,000+ projects. 

After crunching the numbers from all of our events this past season, the results are in and the winner of the 2019 Europe MLH Hackathon Season winner is…

The University of Southampton!

Hack the South Spring 2019

The University of Southampton joined the MLH League for the first time with their event, Hack the South, with 150 amazing hackers in their community. 

For this event, the organizers needed so much food that they had to order “home” delivery to the campus and had an entire truck with only food, snacks, and drinks just for their event!

The 2019 Season saw some new entrants into our Top 10 compared to last year’s standings, with The University of Cambridge rising from 14th to 10th place and The University of Surrey rising drastically from 47th to 8th place this Season by increasing their win rate. We also saw King’s College London maintain their 2nd place spot and Coventry University increase the number of events they sent hackers to, cementing their spot in 3rd place.

The Top 10 Schools for the 2019 Season:

  1. University of Southampton
  2. King’s College London
  3. Coventry University
  4. The University of Sheffield
  5. The University of Manchester
  6. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  7. TU/e Technische Universiteit Eindhoven University of Technology
  8. The University of Surrey
  9. The University of Edinburgh
  10. The University of Cambridge

You can find the full top hacker school rankings here so you can see how you did! Read about our North American rankings here.

Want to see your university on this list? You can earn points for your school in the coming year through a combination of:

  • Merit points (earned when students from your school build winning projects)
  • Participation points (earned when students from your school participate at a hackathon)
HackSheffield Fall 2018

Never been to a hackathon before? Don’t worry!

Hackathons are for beginners too and we’ve seen first-time hackers win some of the largest events. Check out the upcoming events for the 2020 Hackathon Season! Remember that hackathons are about Learning, Building and Sharing above everything! 

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