About Us

Join us in what is one of the newest event concepts in the technology and festival calendar. Help us grow it from the ground up. Hack, talk, make stuff, make art, enjoy music, eat, drink, relax, camp, have fun.

Welcome to Hacklands, a festival of technology and creativity.

WHAT IS IT: Hacklands is a hackathon and festival happening on a farm on the border of Kent and Surrey.

WHEN IS IT: August 2017.

AUDIENCE: We welcome adults and children who have an interest in technology either because they like building it or because they like to use it and are interested in future uses of technology. Under 18s will need to be accompanied by an adult. You do not have to be a developer to come. We will have sessions and space for both developers and non-developers alike. We welcome you to contribute your own session too.

TELL ME MORE: It is a community oriented festival where we will combine elements of a hackathon (you can code and build stuff), an unconference or barcamp (you can talk about stuff) and a festival (you can chill at our campfire by our stone circle, camp under the stars, talk until the wee hours and enjoy the music and performances).

We actively encourage you to get involved to build something, talk about something, perform something or learn something. Keep an eye on the blog and what’s on pages to see what’s happening.

Helen Keegan
Founder of Heroes of the Mobile Fringe Festival (now in its fifth year), founder of Swedish Beers (now 15 years old), blogger, speaker and analyst on all things mobile media, marketing and advertising.

James Tagg
Physicist, Entrepreneur, Farmer and Author. James is Co-founder and CTO Truphone. His book, Are the Androids Dreaming Yet?, is available now on Amazon and iTunes.

Lloyd Davis
Podcaster, blogger, conference and workshop facilitator, communicator and community shepherd. Lloyd has a specialism in getting people together to create, make and communicate and that’s what he’s going to help us do at Hacklands.