12 Hours of hacking at a school near you!

December 2, 2017 // Worldwide

What is MLH Local Hack Day?

MLH Local Hack Day is a 12 hour hack day on your school's campus that brings together the local hacker community to celebrate building awesome technology.

On December 2nd 2017, students around the world will be simultaneously hosting their own MLH Local Hack Day at their school, resulting in the single largest day of student hacking ever.

Whether you're a seasoned hackathon veteran or have never been to a hackathon before, MLH Local Hack Day is the best way to kick off the 2018 MLH Hackathon Season.

What the hackers had to say.

  • Local Hack Day was an amazing way of introducing students from non computer science backgrounds to coding. It was also a fantastic way to introduce programming to teens that prior to the event thought coding was boring, and it was impressive to see the projects that they came up at the end of the day. Experienced hackers and new hackers got to learn, build and share in a relaxed and friendly environment. An amazing experience and definitely looking forward the next one!

    Alicia Beylan


  • Local Hack Day was the first hackathon I ever went to, and it was an amazing experience! I helped organize Local Hack Day after that because I wanted to bring people in my community together and show everyone attending what a great opportunity it is to learn something new or build something.

    Jessie Albarian


  • Our team was able to use Local Hack Day's resources and hackathon model to create a more accessible hackathon for our students. It was a great way to introduce newer hackers into the community, and to encourage participation from all teams. Overall, it really helped convince our administrators to continue supporting hackathons at our school!

    Sharon Lin


What should I expect?

Global Mentorship

Work with mentors all across the world to build something amazing.

Workshops at your own pace

Tune in to learn new skills that you can use everyday.

Secret Swag

Attend a Local Hack Day and you'll take home some awesome swag.


Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Presenting Partner

Event Sponsors

Organizer Information

Who can organize a MLH Local Hack Day?

Any High School, College, University or Code School anywhere in the world is welcome to join us by organizing a MLH Local Hack Day. Regardless of your experience, Major League Hacking is excited to work with you to celebrate the hacker community at your school. If you're interested in organizing an event, we would love to hear from you - just sign up to host an event and we will reach out with more information.

How do I organize a MLH Local Hack Day?

Organizing a MLH Local Hack Day is really simple. It firstly requires finding a venue and telling everyone about it. Major League Hacking will then work with you on all other aspects of the event, setup, branding etc. On top of mentorship we will also work hard to provide you with surprise swag through the post. Now all you have to do is click here to sign up as a host and we'll walk you through it all!

Is there a minimum amount of people required to register?

No! Whether you have a room full of hackers or just a couple of friends, we want people to have fun with their friends and community, while celebrating with schools around the world.

What are the steps to organize a MLH Local Hack Day?

  • Apply below to be included on the website
  • Find a space with a Projector, Wi-Fi and Power
  • Secure food and drinks for your event
  • Adopt the MLH Code of Conduct at your event
  • Fill out your organizer profile so we can send you surprise swag
  • Distribute posters all around your school or campus
  • Create a Facebook event and invite all your friends
  • Go to CS 101 and invite all your campus freshman
  • Attend chapter meetings of the ACM, WiCS and local hacker clubs to invite every hacker on campus to attend

What is the timeline for hosting a MLH Local Hack Day?

On December 2nd 2017, MLH Local Hack Day will run from 09:00 AM local time until 09:00 PM local time.

Registering to host a MLH Local Hack Day will open soon. Generally you're welcome to organize a MLH Local Hack Day whenever you'd like, but keep in mind the following key dates below:

  • Deadline for swag: We'll need all your information on the Organizer Dashboard before November 6th.
  • When to expect swag: We're aiming to have organizers receive their swag the week prior to MLH Local Hack Day.

Is there a code of conduct?

We want to make sure that MLH Local Hack Day events create a safe and inspirational environment for attendees and organizers. For this reason the MLH Code of Conduct should be followed throughout the duration of each event.

What if my question isn't answered here?

Not to worry! Please don't hesitate at all to send us an email - we'd love to hear from you!