Learn, build, & share with the University of Oklahoma community on December 1st, 2018 during MLH's Local Hack Day!

This Local Hack Day is not accepting registrations anymore. If you wish to attend, you'll need to reach out to the local organizers and get their permission.

Date & Time

Event Start

December 1st, 2018 9:00am

Event End

December 1st, 2018 9:00pm


University of Oklahoma
201 David L. Boren Blvd
Tom Love Innovation Hub
Norman,  Oklahoma 73072
United States of America

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Finding the Venue

Attendee arrival begins at 8:30AM. The doors to the venue will be unlocked from 8:30AM-11:00AM. If arriving after 11, please contact Cody Degner at the contact phone number provided when you arrive.

Event Requirements


It's free to participate in Local Hack Day.

Who can participate?

This location is open to:

  • Attendees Outside University of Oklahoma
  • Secondary School Students
  • Undergraduate University Students
  • Other Students (Graduate, Non-Traditional, Etc.)
  • Professionals / Non-Students

What is Local Hack Day?

Join us on December 1st, 2018 for MLH's Local Hack Day, a global hackathon and celebration of learning, building, and sharing! Whether you're a first timer who is learning to program or you go to hackathons every weekend, everyone is welcome to participate!

This is MLH's 5th year organizing Local Hack Day. In 2017, the event brought out more than 6,000 participants across 34 countries and 236 cities around the world. This year's event is shaping up to be the biggest one yet!

What is a hackathon?

Hackathons are learning focused invention marathons where participants dream up fun, interesting projects and work in small teams to bring them to life over the course of the event.

When you're not working on your project, there are plenty of other things to do like attending educational workshops, making friends, or showing off what you're learning or building. At Local Hack Day you can do these with other participants at your location or participants around the world at other locations!


This Local Hack Day location will run from 9:00am to 9:00pm on December 1st, 2018. All times are in the local timezone.

8:30am-11:00am - Attendee Check-In Open
9:00am - Opening Ceremony/Hacking Begins
9:00am - Code Lab and Vis Lab Open
9:10am-9:30am - Team Building Activity (for attendees who want teams)
9:30am-10:30am - Intro to GitHub Workshop
11:00am - Big 12 Championship Kickoff
10:30am-11:30am - MLH Localhost: Building Scalable Apps (feat. CockroachDB)
12:00pm-1:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm-2:00pm - Arduino Workshop
2:00pm-3:00pm - Amazon Alexa Workshop
3:00pm - Code Lab and Vis Lab Close
6:00pm-7:00pm - Dinner
6:00pm-8:30pm - Devpost Submissions Due
7:00pm-8:30pm - Project Demos
8:30pm-9:00pm - Closing Remarks/Raffle Winners Announced
9:00pm - Local Hack Day Ends

Additional Information

We will be providing breakfast, lunch and dinner. Refreshments will be provided throughout the event.

If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact Cole Chronowski [email protected] BEFORE November 29, 2018 (we cannot guarantee dietary accommodations after this date).

Project Resources
Code Lab: The Tom Love Innovation Hub's CodeLab will be open for project help and hardware check out from 9:00am-3:00pm

Vis Lab: The VisLab, the Innovation Hub's VR lab, will be open for use in projects from 9:00am-3:00pm

GitHub: Get access to domains, SSL certificates, 24/7 mentors, free GitHub, & more repos on the GitHub Developer Pack!

Microsoft: Our friends at Microsoft are giving everyone $100 in Azure credit! Use it for hosting, machine learning, & so much more!

freeCodeCamp: For help with learning to code, we recommend freeCodeCamp's tutorials. Create an account to get started at https://www.freecodecamp.org/

-Technical workshops throughout the event
-Play Beat Saber!
-Live stream of the 2018 Big 12 Championship Game (Boomer Sooner!)
-Play VR games in the Vis Lab
-Raffle prizes
-Best Swag Photo Contest
-Draw an Octocat, Win an Octocat!
-Best Open Source Hack on GitHub Global Challenge
-Best Microsoft Azure Hack Global Challenge
-Best Hack Community Project Global Challenge

Thanks to our Sponsors & Partners!

Local Hack Day wouldn't be possible without the support of an amazing group of sponsors & partners.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

My question wasn't answered here, help!

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