Learn, build, & share with the Srishti Institute ACM SIGCHI Student Chapter 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


Srishti Institute ACM SIGCHI Student Chapter
Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
No. 40/D, 2nd Cross, 5th Main Marilingiah Building, Shiva Mandir Road 
Bangalore, India, Karnataka 560 106

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Finding the Venue

Please carry your ID card for verification. If you are a student then carry for Student ID card.

Event Requirements


It's free to participate in Local Hack Day.

Who can participate?

This location is open to:

  • Attendees Outside Srishti Institute ACM SIGCHI Student Chapter
  • 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.

8:00AM - Team Registrations
8:30AM - Hack Begins
9:00AM - Pitches
10:00AM - Expert Mentor Session 1
11:00AM - Expert Mentor Session 2
12:00AM - Prototyping Classs & Projects discussion
1:00PM - Lunch Break
4:30PM - Energy Break
6:00PM - Final Wrap Up
8:00PM - Hack Ends
8:00PM - Demo Session Begins
9:00PM - Certificate Distribution

Additional Information

Theme of the hackathon is Designing Trustworthy AI.

Trust could be defined as the intersection of privacy, security and reliability which is embedded in the system.

For many years, interacting with artificial intelligence has been the stuff of science fiction and academic projects, but as smart systems take over more and more responsibilities, replace jobs, and become involved with complex emotionally charged decisions, figuring out how to collaborate with these systems poses new and complex challenges that need pragmatic solutions.

Machine learning and cognitive systems are now a major part of many products people interact with every day, but to fully exploit the potential of artificial intelligence, people need much richer ways of communicating with the systems they use. The role of designers is to figure out how to build collaborative relationships between people and machines that help smart systems enhance human creativity and agency rather than simply replace them.

Broader Enquiry - How Can We Design Trust Between Humans and Artificial Intelligence?

Potential directions could be exploring broader spaces such as:

  • AI technologies leverage data – your data – in ways that can breach implicit notions of trust; are you okay with Google tracking your every move, off and online? AI is able to infer things about you that you may not be comfortable with; would you be happy that anyone with a photo of you could figure out your sexual orientation?

  • How can we design for the trust that requires identification of the sometimes subtle manner in which trust can be embedded in a system?

Before the hackathon

Owing to the tight timeline of the hackathon, it is recommended that you start thinking of your ideas before the start of the hackathon, which you can then build on during the event.

Participants can work individually or in a group of maximum 3 people.

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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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