How do I register?

Registrations will be accepted until March 31, 2017, at 4:00pm EST.

Can I participate?

University students from the U.S. and U.K. are invited to participate in the C2C skills practice forum and the online qualifier.

Can I request a student to be on my hackathon team?

Yes, you are welcome to request specific teammates, however, please be aware that teams are mixed between participants from each country and based on skills. You can include the request on your registration form or send an email to c2cCyber@lists.csail.mit.edu. We will do our best to honor requests.

How do I qualify?

If you are a university undergrad or graduate student, register to participate in the qualifying round. Top competitors will be selected from the results of the online qualifier in March 2017. There will be a limited number of participants selected from each country. As students are welcome to participate in the skills practice sessions and access resource materials. If you are not selected to participate in 2017, continue to practice and prepare for the 2018 challenge.

How are teams formed?

Teams will be formed by the Academic leads from MIT and the University of Cambridge based on skill levels from the qualifying round. Teams will be equally formed with students representing each country.

Does C2C cost money?

There is no participation fee for C2C. There may be costs associated with traveling to the U.K. to participate in the competition.

I can’t register anymore!

Hackathon registration deadline: March 31, 2017

Unfortunately no submissions will be accepted after this date. If you do miss this year, you can still come and watch the live action!
Keep an eye out for C2C’s next competition announcement in 2018!


Will my meals be provided?

All meals will be provided throughout the live competition activities. Please list any dietary needs you may have on the registration form or send an email to c2cCyber@lists.csail.mit.edu.

Where will I sleep?

U.S and U.K. participants will be provided accommodations on the University of Cambridge campus during the live competition. 

What should I bring?

Bring your laptop and enthusiasm! U.S. students traveling to the U.K. will need to arrange travel visas and other travel arrangements as soon as possible after being selected for the live event. These arrangements can often take some time and we do not want any competitors disqualified because they are unable to make the trip.


When is the competition?

The live event will be held on July 24-26th at the University of Cambridge’s historic Trinity College. The full schedule of live events will be available later this year.

Where is the competition taking place?

The live event will be held on July 24-26th at the University of Cambridge’s historic Trinity College. The qualifying round takes place completely online, but please plan to devote the full weekend to the online competition. The more challenges completed, the higher you will rank among competitors.

How do the hackathon teams work?

Teams are 3-5 students. The teams will be coordinated by faculty leads from each university and organized to play upon the strengths of each competitor in order to make a cohesive team for the capture-the-flag-style challenge!

What prizes will be awarded?

Prizes will be awarded to the following participants:

Top Team:                          To be announced

Top Hacker:                        To be announced

What is the timeline for the competition?

January 2017                       Registration Opens

February-March 17, 2017    Online Practice Forum Opens

March 11-12, 2017               Online Practice Round

March 31, 2017                   Registration Deadline

April 1-2, 2017                    C2C Online Qualifying Competition

April 2017                            Qualifying Participants Selected and Notified

July 24-26, 2017                 Live Event | Cambridge, UK

Can others participate at the live event?

Yes, audience members will be invited to test their skills in four different hacking challenges available throughout the 24-hour competition.

How can I sponsor the event?

Please contact:

Frank Stajano, Head, Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research at  frank.stajano@cl.cam.ac.uk

Lori Glover, Executive Director, CyberSecurity@CSAIL, at (617) 715-2460 or loriglover@csail.mit.edu

Who do I contact about media inquiries?

Adam Conner-Simons handles all C2C media inquiries at (617) 324-9135 or aconner@csail.mit.edu.