Get Ready for TADHack Global 2020


TADHack Global 2020 is running no matter what!

TADHack Global 2020 will run across 10 locations / hubs around the world on the weekend of the 10th and 11th October 2020, plus from the comfort of your own home, we’ve accepted remote entries since our founding in 2014.

A change for this year is all locations will run hybrid, that is both in-person (optional) and online (definitely); or fully online where in-person is not advisable. Each location page will set out its plan based on the local situation closer to the event.

Whether you’re not able to make it to location, or you’re avoiding crowds because of COVID-19, you can still take part in TADHack Global 2020. Over the passed 7 years, your chances of winning are the same being in-person or remote.

Thank you to the people making TADHack Global 2020 possible

The sponsors making TADHack Global 2020 possible are: Simwood, Sangoma, and Avaya. A special thank you to Simwood for being the first sponsor of 2020, demonstrating their commitment to developers around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We also have sponsors of locations including Intelepeer for Chicago / North America, Simwood for Bristol / United Kingdom, Working Group Two and eRate for Trondheim / Norway, Working Group Two and Vimla for Stockholm / Sweden, and many more. We have a hub for Asia which will be running online increasing the chances of entries from Asia to win location prizes and / or global prizes.

If you’re interested to sponsor globally or a location please let me know.

Online chat will be available via, thanks to Matrix for hosting. We have chat rooms for all locations and hubs.

Video collaboration will be provided by Simwood Meet. Location leaders will send out the URL for their location closer to the event via email and on riot chat. One or two locations may have a special virtual set-up, we’ll let you know in the coming months 🙂

TADHack Global 2020 Locations

Belgrade (thanks to TeleSign)

Berlin (thanks to Automat Berlin and VoIP Labs)

Bristol / United Kingdom (thanks to Simwood and Aplisay)

Johannesburg / South Africa (thanks to MTN South Africa)

Stockholm / Sweden (thanks to Working Group Two and Vimla)

Trondheim / Norway (thanks to Working Group Two and eRate)

Chicago / North America (thanks to IIT RTC LabsIntelepeer, and

Popayán (thanks to Creatic)

Asia Pacific – hub for anyone hacking in Asia Pacific region.

Global Remote –  for those not in Asia Pacific, or near a location you can still take part! We’ve done this since 2014.

As you can see, TADHack is a massive community making the largest communications / telecoms focused hackathon in the world for 7 years straight. Well done to everyone involved.

We’re Live, Register Now for TADHack Global 2020

The TADHack Global 2020 website is live, as is registration, go to whatever location / hub is right for you and register there. We’ll be adding more locations and I hope at least one more global sponsor in the coming months. If you’re interested in running a location, sponsoring a location, or sponsoring TADHack Global, please get in touch.


P.S. In March 2020, just before lockdown, we received an industry award from Simwood, The SIMCON Award 2020 “Empowering the next generation” for all our work on TADHack.

These awards are earned, not paid for. Recognition from the programmable telecoms community; by the people, for the people.

TADHack is only possible thanks to the help of over one hundred people around the world. Including Elisja from MTN, who also received a well-deserved SIMCON Award.
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