Build your way to greatness all week long at LHD: Build by completing challenges both big and small. You’ll expand your network, skillset, and hacker portfolio, and earn yourself rewards.

January 10th - 18th, 2021

Build your way to greatness all week long by completing challenges both big and small. You’ll expand your network, skillset, and hacker portfolio, and earn yourself rewards.

What is Local Hack Day?

Local Hack Day: Learn is a global week-long conference that you can share with your community. You can pick up the new skills you need by participating in workshops and talks with a community around the world. Over the course of 12 hours, attendees will experience a series of workshops where they’ll learn skills such as publishing their first website using AWS, sending their first SMS with Twilio, and building their first game in Unity. This is an event for all skill levels, from beginners to the most veteran developers. Workshop attendees will learn skills that they can apply in their projects, schoolwork, job, and beyond.

What is LHD: Build?

Local Hack Day: Build is a week-long celebration of creating hacks both big and small. Choose between daily and week-long challenges that vary in difficulty, so whether this is your first time coding or you’re a seasoned expert, Build has something for you. The more challenges you conquer, the more points you’ll earn. Tune in each day to check out the leaderboard and show off all that you’ve built. 

Daily and Weekend
Challenges

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Week-long
Challenges

1. Register for LHD: Share

First things first, we want to get you registered! Check to make sure you’re signed up and checked in to earn yourself your first points. It's as easy as that!

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2. Complete our Swag Form

After registering, you’ll need to provide us with a bit more information to be eligible to receive swag. We use this information you provide here to run LHD: Share (tracking and awarding you points)! Fill it out now!

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3. Update Your Address

Head to hackp.ac/Address to make sure we have an updated address so we can send you swag! If you’ve submitted before, you don’t need to submit again (you'll still get a point)!

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4. Join the MLH Community Discord

Join us on Discord! If you’re not familiar with Discord, make sure to follow the steps in #🚦-get-started and #lhd-share-check-in!

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5. Join a Community-Led Guild

We want you to join a community-led guild during LHD: Share! These are a great place to meet other hackers, and we’ll have challenges you can only complete with the help of your guildmates. Head to the #lhd-share-looking-for-guild or #lhd-share-join-my-guild in our Discord to find your hacker family. Then complete hackp.ac/LHDShareJoinAGuild!

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More coming soon!

Checking out the challenges already?! Smart... we'll be announcing some teasers as we get closer to the event!

Learn more

1. Register for LHD: Share

First things first, we want to get you registered! Check to make sure you’re signed up and checked in to earn yourself your first points. It's as easy as that!

Learn more

2. Complete our Swag Form

After registering, you’ll need to provide us with a bit more information to be eligible to receive swag. We use this information you provide here to run LHD: Share (tracking and awarding you points)! Fill it out now!

Learn more

3. Update Your Address

Head to hackp.ac/Address to make sure we have an updated address so we can send you swag! If you’ve submitted before, you don’t need to submit again (you'll still get a point)!

Learn more

4. Join the MLH Community Discord

Join us on Discord! If you’re not familiar with Discord, make sure to follow the steps in #🚦-get-started and #lhd-share-check-in!

Learn more

5. Join a Community-Led Guild

We want you to join a community-led guild during LHD: Share! These are a great place to meet other hackers, and we’ll have challenges you can only complete with the help of your guildmates. Head to the #lhd-share-looking-for-guild or #lhd-share-join-my-guild in our Discord to find your hacker family. Then complete hackp.ac/LHDShareJoinAGuild!

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More coming soon!

Checking out the challenges already?! Smart... we'll be announcing some teasers as we get closer to the event!

Learn more

schedule

Local Hack Day: Build will run from Sunday, January 10th to Monday, January 18th. During this time, you can expect challenges for all skill levels. These challenges can be completed on your own time, and new ones will be released each day via email. Once the daily challenges are announced, you’ll have 24 hours to complete and submit them in order to earn those points on the leaderboard.  

If the daily challenges aren’t quite your speed, there will also be plenty of week-long challenges you can complete at any time. These will range from quick technical challenges to tasks you can complete with your guildmates, both beginner friendly and technically advanced so there is something for everyone. You can learn more about these below!

All times displayed in America/New_York (EST).

Jan 16 (sat)

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Rankings

We want to make sure our top Guilds and Hackers get the recognition they deserve! Check out our Top 30 below:

Guild Ranking

Hacker Ranking

Swag

We have some seriously cool swag up our sleeves for Local Hack Day: Build and we’ve made it simpler than ever for you to earn it. It all starts with checking in to events. Whether it’s a workshop or just the day of the event, you can earn tons of stickers to deck out your laptop, postcards, and more. 

Everyone who checks in and completes a single challenge will receive:
• An MLH Sticker
• An Ellie Season Sticker
• A Local Hack Day: Build Hexagon Sticker
• A Thank You Postcard

If you check in each day, you will receive:
• A bonus set of six hexagon stickers

Points

Earn points for yourself and your Guild by completing our challenges throughout Local Hack Day: Build. Points are rewarded based on your participation and completion of challenges throughout the week of Local Hack Day: Build. These range from daily challenges to week-long challenges which can be as simple as posting on your social media or as advanced as completing a workshop and building a hack.

MORE INFORMATION

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. Each day there will be challenges geared towards beginners, so even if you’ve never coded before, there’s something here for you.

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. In fact, we have programming and workshops specifically for hackers just starting out!

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.

Who organizes Local Hack Day?

Local Hack Day is organized by Major League Hacking (MLH). MLH is the official global hacker community.

How much does it cost?

It's free to participate in MLH's Local Hack Day. Grab your laptop and join in on the fun activities and workshops.

My question wasn't answered here, help!

Don't worry! We're here to help. Just send an email with your questions to localhackday@mlh.io and we'll get back to you within 2 - 3 business days.

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