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Portsmouth based PubHack is a 10-hour digital hackathon set in various pubs around the city. Teams of creatives and techies from all over the South Coast get together to produce games, websites, apps, videos, and anything from the digital world, based on a theme announced at the beginning of each event — the idea being that our best ideas are often formed over a pint in the pub whilst socialising with like-minded people.

The event, which started in 2013, has been shortlisted by the famous .Net Awards for ‘Grassroots Event of the Year’ and is up against big names such as Adobe’s Behance and Dribbble. The not-for-profit event was started by Portsmouth based Jo Eyre, Director of Starboard Media and founder of Portsmouth Freelancers Meet, and Lilian Tula. PubHack is run by a small team who do it for the love of technology and bringing the creative community together.

The .Net Awards is run by the internationally read .Net Magazine and celebrates all things web from across the globe.

Jo said: “I’m really stoked that PubHack has been nominated by our peers and then shortlisted to go through to the public vote. It’s an amazing honour for our little homegrown event to be up against such big names from around the world.

“If you’d like to see us go through to the judging stage in August and to the .Net awards in September all you need to do is go and vote!”

The next PubHack event is taking place at the Fat Fox in Portsmouth on 25th June. It’s sold out but spectators are welcome to attend and watch what the hackers are up to, as well as the presentations which happen at 7:00pm on the day.

Vote for PubHack in the .Net awards here.

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