Learn, build, & share with the Houston Hack Day 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


Houston Hack Day
3551 Cullen Blvd.
Room 232
Houston, TX 77204
United States of America

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Finding the Venue

UH Cougar CS department so the new location for Houston Hack Day is:3551 Cullen BlvdRoom 232Houston, TX 77204Please note, for non-UH students, parking is available across the street at:3874 Holman StHouston, TX 77204

Event Requirements


It's free to participate in Local Hack Day.

Who can participate?

This location is open to:

  • Attendees Outside Houston Hack Day
  • 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.

Hack Day is scheduled for 12 hours, with two available workshops - you're welcome to join them or just keep working on your project.

If you can't arrive until later, no problem. Just join a group when you come or bring a side project you're currently working on that others can help you with.

8:30 AM: Check-in begins
9 AM - 7 PM: Hack Day starts, pair up and program
10:30 AM - 12 PM: Deploy Your First Website Workshop
12 - 1 PM: Lunch Break (please bring your own)
1-2:30 PM: Blockchain Basics: An Introduction to Quorum Workshop
7-7:30 PM: Work on your presentations/demos
7:30 - 8:30 PM: 90 second demos
8:45 PM: Awards!

Additional Information

Open to ALL levels - beginners, learning, already working! Come meet fellow students, developers and hobbyists.


  • Your laptop
  • Charging cords for your electronics
  • LUNCH and DINNER (some snacks like chips will be on site)
  • Caffeine

And of course, a positive attitude! We'll have some swag (stickers and MLH goodies), plus some small snacks/drinks. Wifi will be available for everyone.

There will be awards for top demos and certificates for all attendees. We'll also provide a list of project ideas to get you started and have two workshops on Blockchain Basics and Deploying Your First Website.

After you register, you'll receive an invitation to the MLH Hack Day Slack workspace. Please join the #houston channel when you login, so we can easily communicate and share links during the event

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!

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