Learn, build, & share with the University of Manitoba 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 Manitoba
75 Chancellors Cir
E3-270 EITC Building
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T5V6

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Finding the Venue

Visit the University of Manitoba parking site to see which lots are free

Event Requirements


It's free to participate in Local Hack Day.

Who can participate?

This location is open to:

  • Attendees Outside University of Manitoba
  • 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.

  • β˜• 8:00 AM - Check-in Begins / Breakfast
  • πŸŽ‰ 9:00 AM - Opening Ceremony
  • πŸ’» 9:15 AM - Hacking Begins
  • πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» 10:00 AM - Master of Code Workshop (see below)
  • πŸ₯ͺ 1:00 PM - Lunch
  • πŸ• 6:00 PM - Dinner
  • 🎀 8:00 PM - Hacking Ends / Demos Start (Optional)
  • πŸ† END - Awards & Event Ends

Additional Information

Norima Consulting Mini-Workshops

November 29th @ 5:30 PM in E2-330

πŸ“Š Data Science using Jupyter

By Valerie Schmidt
Jupyter – A powerful tool for data science, demonstration, education, and beyond!

πŸ’» Building Progressive Web Applications

By Evan Hunzinger
An introduction to Google’s new method of delivering web applications that bridge the gap between a website and a dedicated native application.

Kick-off Event

November 30th
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Room E2-229, Engineering Building
University of Manitoba

If you don't have any idea what to build or who to team up with our kick-off event allows you to connect with some industry people to help you come up with ideas so you'll be prepared for the hack day!

Master of Code Workshop

December 1st, at 10 am E2-351

πŸ€– Introduction to Natural Language Understanding using Rasa

By Ryan Spies
The chatbot space is an exciting area of software development, making use of recent advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning to create conversational experiences that feel more natural for the end user. At the heart of this is NLU, which is a subset of natural language processing that seeks to automate the understanding of various aspects of a message, including the intent, any useful entities like location or dates, and context. This workshop will go over how to use the open-source Python-based NLU, Rasa, like an HTTP server, which can form the basis for creating chatbot experiences and other NLU-based software.

Our Sponsors



Johnston Group

Bold Commerce

Normia Consulting

Master of Code Global


Online Business Systems



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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