Local Hack Day - Build is a global day-long hack day. Sign up to bring your ideas to life along with a worldwide community.
Local Hack Day: Build is a global hack day that enables your community to get first-hand experience bringing their ideas to life by participating in a hackathon. Over the course of 12 hours, attendees will use hardware and software to build everything from website to robots to mobile apps and more.
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.
Organizing a Build event is easy. Just find a venue, apply online, and recruit attendees. Sign up if you are interested and we will help you at each step.More info →
MLH's Local Hack Day would not be possible without the support of an amazing group of sponsors & partners.
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. However, some Local Hack Day locations may have restrictions on who is able to participate at their specific site, which you can find on the event's registration page. If you don't qualify to attend the site you are interested in, please find an alternative one nearby and if there is not one, consider organizing one yourself!
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. Many Local Hack Day locations also provide free technical workshops that you can attend to learn new skills.
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.
Will there be food?
Food availability varies depending on location. However, most locations do not serve food. Please read your location’s page carefully to determine whether or not food will be provided. If it is not, you should pack a lunch, dinner, and any snacks you might need throughout the day.
Who organizes Local Hack Day?
Local Hack Day is organized by Major League Hacking (MLH). Local community volunteers are responsible for organizing the individual locations of Local Hack Day around the world that you'd be attending.
How much does it cost?
It's free to participate in MLH's Local Hack Day. You'll be responsible for covering any costs associated with getting yourself to the venue, any supplies you need for your project, and any food or drinks beyond what is being provided as indicated on the location's page.
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