Learn, build, & share with the Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute 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


Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute
301 Charles St. E.
Kitchener, On N2G 2P8

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Finding the Venue

Room B311. Enter though the doors by the smoke stack, go up the stairs and turn left. Then turn right to find B311 on your right.

Event Requirements


It's free to participate in Local Hack Day.

Who can participate?

This location is open to:

  • Attendees Outside Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute
  • Attendees Under 18 Years Old
  • 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.

9:00am - Checkin & day-of registration begin
10:00am - Opening Ceremony
10:20am - Hacking Begins!
10:30am - Team formation
11:00am - Localhost workshop - Intro to Web Dev
12:00pm - Lunch Break - Sandwich Platters!
2:00pm - Cup Stacking
5:00pm - Dinner Break - Pizza!
6:00pm - Hacking Ends / Demos Start
7:00pm - Awards & Closing

Additional Information


Check-ins will start at 9 am this Saturday, December 1st. If you cannot make it for 9 you will still be able to check in throughout the day.


Cam Hacks will be taking place in and around room B311 at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute located on 301 Charles Street East Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 2P8. Room B331 is on the third floor in the hallway closest to Charles street. Enter though the doors by the smoke stack in the back, go up the stairs and turn left. Then turn right to find B311 on your right.

What to Expect

A hackathon is kind of like finishing a huge assignment in the 8 hours before it is due. Except you don't need to actually finish it and you're not being marked. At Cam Hacks you and up to 3 teammates will come up with and work together on a programming project throughout the event. At the end you can choose to demo / pitch your project. In general a hackathon is a fun experience where you meet new people, learn new things and eat free food.

What to Bring

Be sure to bring your laptop and it's charger if you have one. If not there will be desktop computers available. Other than that remember to bring your positive attitude!


We plan on having sandwich platters for lunch, pizza for dinner as well as snacks and drinks throughout the day. Please go fill out the food survey (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexCBc0yM_0RGoB2KbYn_zn02Lxwt9XqPxn14Fk4iaXKSsoIw/viewform) if you want food.

Team building

Teams will be limited to a maximum of 4 people. Smaller teams are allowed. We will be having a team building session at 9:30 am for those who need a team.

Slack Chat

You should have received an invite to the Slack workspace from MLH. If not join here (https://localhackday.slack.com). Join the #chci channel by clicking on the Channels sidebar as we will be posting info related to Cam Hacks there.

MLH Localhost Workshop

We will be running a MLH Localhost workshop on Building and Deploying Your First Website. Drop in for this workshop if you have always wanted to make a website but didn't know how to get started. It be will running at 11 am near the main hacking space.

If you have any more questions, email me at [email protected] or contact me at (226)-989-0600. We look forward to seeing you there!

Hao Yun

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.

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