A unique virtual event opportunity for young people aged between 16-24 years

We’re looking for young people who have a desire to work in the energy sector, have a passion for data and solving real life energy challenges.

This virtual event will provide you with an opportunity to:

  • Gain experience within the energy sector 
  • Collaborate with industry professionals and experts
  • Solve real life challenges
  • Upskill

Interested? Then we need you!

Code[Less] is our first virtual hackathon delivered in partnership with Microsoft, Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) and Ithaca Energy. 

As part of our commitment to inspiring a culture of innovation, the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) would like to offer fifteen young people the opportunity to join one of the fifteen industry teams on Code[Less].

Each team will have five industry participants represented and one young person. All six participants will work collaboratively and openly to share their ideas and solutions.

As well as gaining valuable new skills, participants will also develop their network and gain experience using Microsoft Power Platform, desirable for any CV. 

About the Event

Fifteen teams will spend three days collaborating using Microsoft Teams and Power Platform to uncover and solve one of the energy industry's technical challenges, applying a codeless approach.

Working in teams, participants have the potential to create an innovative solution that could make a long-lasting business impact for the data custodian.

On the fourth day, five teams will be shortlisted to pitch their solutions to an expert panel of judges, live during the ENGenious Online event on Thursday 24th September.

Successful applicants will use Microsoft's Power Platform with industrial datasets to turn ideas into data driven solutions and provide analytical insight to boost productivity using the latest automated processes. Alongside the challenges you will be given a unique opportunity to upskill with access to masterclasses and mentoring from Microsoft.

Registration Information

By completing the following registration, you are registering your interest to the event. A panel at the OGTC will then shortlist the top 15 applicants and the successful applicants will be notified

  • You do not need prior hackathon experience but an interest in the energy industry and data challenges will be beneficial
  • Registration closes on 2nd September. Successful applicants will hear from us by 8th September
  • The event will be delivered on a GMT time zone

Please note that to be selected you are required to be available from Monday 21st September – Thursday 24th September.

If you have any further questions, please contact