Learn, build, & share with the University of Toronto Scarborough 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 Toronto Scarborough
1265 Military Trail
SW143 and SW128
Scarborough, Ontario M1C1A4

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Finding the Venue

We'll have volunteers standing outside with LHD posters! They'll help guide you to where the rooms are. If you're lost, e-mail brian1999lin <at> gmail.com.

Event Requirements


It's free to participate in Local Hack Day.

Who can participate?

This location is open to:

  • Attendees Outside University of Toronto Scarborough
  • Attendees Under 18 Years Old
  • Secondary School Students
  • Undergraduate University 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 - Sign-In
  • 9:00AM - Opening Ceremony
  • 9:30AM - Hacking Begins, Team Formation
  • 11:00AM - Building GitHub Integrations with Probot. Speaker: Jason Etcovitch
  • 1:30PM - Lunch (hot dogs/sausages + chips, cheese pizza from Pizza Pizza for vegetarians)
  • 2:00PM - Hacking with Amazon Alexa. Speaker: Girish
  • 3:30PM - RBC Hiring Manager Q&A. Speaker: Alex Kiriakou
  • 4:00PM - Hack the Technical Interview: Algorithms Practice. Speaker: Brian Lin
  • 5:30PM - RBC Developer Talk & Q&A: Serverless Architecture. Speaker: Hayden Meloche
  • 6:30PM - Dinner (cheese/pepperoni pizza from Pizza Pizza)
  • 7:30PM - Judging
  • 8:30PM - Closing Ceremony

Additional Information


Thank you all for your interest - we've hit our maximum number of registrations. If you want to come as a walk-in at any moments notice e-mail me - I'll e-mail you back if we have any spots on the day of.


  • 1st Place: one Amazon Echo Dot (2nd gen) for each team member
  • Runner-up: one Amazon Smart Plug for each team member
  • Best use of the GitHub API: one $10 Best Buy gift card for each team member
  • Best UI design: one copy of Sims 4 for each team member
  • Best Educational Hack: one MLH T-shirt from https://shop.mlh.io for each team member
  • All participants: Local Hack Day swag

Dietary Restrictions

  • Please e-mail brian1999lin gmail.com if you have any dietary restrictions - we will do our best to accomodate you!

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Urgent Questions/Concerns

E-mail me at brian1999lin gmail.com! If you're going to be late to the event or you can't find the venue, call my phone number sent to you by MLH or e-mail me - I check my e-mail frequently so don't worry.

See you on Saturday!
Brian Lin, co-lead of UTSC LHD.

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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