Build your way to greatness all week long at LHD: Build by completing challenges both big and small. You’ll expand your network, skillset, and hacker portfolio, and earn yourself rewards.

March 28th - April 5th, 2021

Sharing is caring, so join the hacker community at Local Hack Day: Share. This week-long event is full of festivities to celebrate hacking whether you’re a seasoned community member or an energetic first-timer.

What is Local Hack Day?

Local Hack Day: Learn is a global week-long conference that you can share with your community. You can pick up the new skills you need by participating in workshops and talks with a community around the world. Over the course of 12 hours, attendees will experience a series of workshops where they’ll learn skills such as publishing their first website using AWS, sending their first SMS with Twilio, and building their first game in Unity. This is an event for all skill levels, from beginners to the most veteran developers. Workshop attendees will learn skills that they can apply in their projects, schoolwork, job, and beyond.

What is LHD: share?

Local Hack Day: Share is a week-long celebration of sharing everything you’ve learned as a hacker. If you’ve been hacking with us all year, we’re excited to have you back. If this is your very first event, we’ve got a ton of beginner-friendly challenges for you to complete that’ll have you shipping your hack like a pro in no time. You’ll have your pick of technical, design, and social challenges to complete - each with an emphasis on sharing your work. The more challenges you conquer, the more points you’ll earn. Tune in each day to check out the leaderboards and share what you’ve built.

Daily and Weekend
Challenges

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Week-long
Challenges

1. Register for LHD: Share

First things first, we want to get you registered! Check to make sure you’re signed up and checked in to earn yourself your first points. It's as easy as that!

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2. Complete our Swag Form

After registering, you’ll need to provide us with a bit more information to be eligible to receive swag. We use this information you provide here to run LHD: Share (tracking and awarding you points)! Fill it out now!

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3. Update Your Address

Head to hackp.ac/Address to make sure we have an updated address so we can send you swag! If you’ve submitted before, you don’t need to submit again (you'll still get a point)!

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4. Join the MLH Community Discord

Join us on Discord! If you’re not familiar with Discord, make sure to follow the steps in #🚦-get-started and #lhd-share-check-in!

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5. Join a Community-Led Guild

We want you to join a community-led guild during LHD: Share! These are a great place to meet other hackers, and we’ll have challenges you can only complete with the help of your guildmates. Head to the #lhd-share-looking-for-guild or #lhd-share-join-my-guild in our Discord to find your hacker family. Then complete hackp.ac/LHDShareJoinAGuild!

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More coming soon!

Checking out the challenges already?! Smart... we'll be announcing some teasers as we get closer to the event!

Learn more

1. Register for LHD: Share

First things first, we want to get you registered! Check to make sure you’re signed up and checked in to earn yourself your first points. It's as easy as that!

Learn more

2. Complete our Swag Form

After registering, you’ll need to provide us with a bit more information to be eligible to receive swag. We use this information you provide here to run LHD: Share (tracking and awarding you points)! Fill it out now!

Learn more

3. Update Your Address

Head to hackp.ac/Address to make sure we have an updated address so we can send you swag! If you’ve submitted before, you don’t need to submit again (you'll still get a point)!

Learn more

4. Join the MLH Community Discord

Join us on Discord! If you’re not familiar with Discord, make sure to follow the steps in #🚦-get-started and #lhd-share-check-in!

Learn more

5. Join a Community-Led Guild

We want you to join a community-led guild during LHD: Share! These are a great place to meet other hackers, and we’ll have challenges you can only complete with the help of your guildmates. Head to the #lhd-share-looking-for-guild or #lhd-share-join-my-guild in our Discord to find your hacker family. Then complete hackp.ac/LHDShareJoinAGuild!

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More coming soon!

Checking out the challenges already?! Smart... we'll be announcing some teasers as we get closer to the event!

Learn more

schedule

Local Hack Day: Share will run from Sunday, March 28th to Sunday, April 4th with a closing ceremony on Monday, April 5th. 

You’ll spend the week completing technical, design, and social challenges to earn points. There are challenges for every skill level from beginner friendly to hackathon experts. We’ll have a set of Week-Long Challenges that you can complete whenever you’re ready to, but we’ll also have special Daily and Weekend Challenges that you need to complete before they’re gone. 

Aside from our challenges, we’ll have “live sessions” streaming for you to watch. At these sessions, you’ll join an MLHer as they complete a challenge with you while on stream. They’ll walk you though signing up, completing the challenge, and submitting it properly. These are our favorite ways to see the community at LHD: Share, so don’t miss them!

All times displayed in America/New York (EST).

Apr 3 (sat)

Apr 4 (sun)

Apr 5 (Mon)

Points

Earn points for yourself and your Guild by completing our challenges throughout Local Hack Day: Build. Points are rewarded based on your participation and completion of challenges throughout the week of Local Hack Day: Build. These range from daily challenges to week-long challenges which can be as simple as posting on your social media or as advanced as completing a workshop and building a hack.

Rankings

We want to make sure our top Guilds and Hackers get the recognition they deserve! Check out our Top 30 below:

Guild Ranking

Hacker Ranking

Swag

We know what you’re excited for at LHD: Share. We’ve got some awesome stickers and swag ready to go for every participant. It’s simpler than ever for you to earn your swag.

After you’ve completed our registration challenges, you’ll have earned yourself;

- An MLH Sticker
- An Ellie Season Sticker
- A Local Hack Day: Build Hexagon Sticker
- A Thank You Postcard

Check in each day to earn;

- A super secret set of bonus hexagon stickers!

If you still aren’t satiated on swag, while supplies last, you will receive; 

- An MLH & Capital One Face Masks

MORE INFORMATION

Curious about attending a Local Hack Day? Browse some of the most common questions we receive below!

Who can attend Local Hack Day?

Everyone is welcome to participate in Local Hack Day regardless of experience level, student status, or age. Each day there will be challenges geared towards beginners, so even if you’ve never coded before, there’s something here for you.

What if I can't code?

Everyone is welcome at Local Hack Day regardless of their coding experience. Many participants use Local Hack Day as an opportunity to learn some coding skills and network with other beginners. In fact, we have programming and workshops specifically for hackers just starting out!

Is there a code of conduct?

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

Who organizes Local Hack Day?

Local Hack Day is organized by Major League Hacking (MLH). MLH is the official global hacker community.

How much does it cost?

It's free to participate in MLH's Local Hack Day. Grab your laptop and join in on the fun activities and workshops.

My question wasn't answered here, help!

Don't worry! We're here to help. Just send an email with your questions to localhackday@mlh.io and we'll get back to you within 2 - 3 business days.