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Hi! We are Hacksmiths, the award winning student run tech society at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Our mission is to provide everyone, regardless of their circumstance or experience, a change to learn about, play with, and explore technology.

If you have questions, please feel free to get in touch at [email protected]

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Event Highlights


"I go to A LOT of tech events in London, but Hacksmiths is, hands-down THE MOST Diverse and inclusive space I have EVER experienced - as an intersectional minority identity (gender, ethnicity, disability) this weekend reversed a lot of damage done from typical mainstream events and uninclusive behaviour over 20+ years."

"Once again, an inspirational, encouraging, eye-opening and tastefully organised event."

"Hacksmiths knows which resources you need to learn to succeed."

"From being a complete 3D newbie, I have successfully scoped an end-to-end (open source) 3D printing workflow, and printed my first design! Moreover, I now have reproducible and shareable knowledge in this area."

"Hacksmiths explained things really well in a nice simple way. I've been through this content in my course but I feel like this has been a better introduction that's helped me understand key parts of git better."

"I enjoyed working with new people in an open minded and respectful environment. There was a positive attitude from the team running the event which really helped foster a wonderful atmosphere!"

"There is no clearer proof of diversity than a place for sex toy invention experiments where the minority is the white heterosexual man; at the end of the event, only one of the inventions will be penis-shaped. The crowd here is as diverse as they come in terms of race, gender, sexual orientation, age and hair dye."

Stats (Autumn Term 2017)

19 events

325+ members

550 visits to events

60 unique people at Code & Craft

Average 8.4/10 rating

49% female & non binary representation

41% not from Department of Computing

18% postgraduates from Goldsmiths

15% not from Goldsmiths

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