Local Hack Day is a 12 hour mini-hackathon on your School's campus that brings together the local hacker community to celebrate building awesome technology. Simultaneously other students around the world will be hosting their own Local Hack Days, resulting in the largest single day of student hacking ever. Throughout the day there will be awesome livestreams, chatrooms, and fun activities that you can use to meet students in your local community and across the globe. Whether you're a seasoned hackathon veteran or have never been to a hackathon before, Local Hack Day is the best way to kick off the Fall 2015 MLH Hackathon Season.
Thank you to the 4,000+ students who participated in the 87 Local Hack Days around the world.
LHD gave me the opportunity to learn the skills needed to host a hackathon in a low-risk, guided way. MLH helped me through marketing, logistics, food, and more. The fundamental skills I learned from LHD were crucial for the success of my first large-scale hackathon, VandyHacks.
Local Hack Day’s distributed hack day model was an awesome experience since not all students get the opportunity to travel to hackathons. It was a cool feeling knowing that I was hacking at the same time as hundreds of students across the country while watching the same livestreams. It also simultaneously strengthened my local student hacker community.
LHD was absolutely amazing. Not only did I learn a lot about organizing, but it made me realize how wonderful the hacking community really is. Everyone was helping each other out and working together without a second thought. It definitely helped me a lot with learning about the small details you wouldn't otherwise notice when putting a hackathon together. Without a doubt, the knowledge I gained from LHD is invaluable for creating better hackathons.