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MLH Localhost Hackathon

Host a hackathon to bring together your community for 12 – 36 hours of learning, building, and sharing.

Event Overview

  • Beginner
  • 12–36 hours
  • Hacking

Learning Objectives

  • Host a Hackathon
  • Build a community on your campus

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About this Event

During this event, you’ll host a hackathon. We’ll walk you through the logistics of event organizing by covering the basics of reserving rooms, marketing to participants and what to do during the day.

What is an MLH Localhost Hackathon?

A MLH Localhost Hackathon is an event lasting 12–36 hours on your school’s campus (or other venue!) that brings together the local hacker community to celebrate building awesome projects.

Attendees will spend their time building projects, learning new technologies and sharing their creations over the course of a day or a weekend in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Whether you’re a seasoned hackathon organizer or have never been to a hackathon before, an MLH Localhost Hackathon is one of the best ways to directly engage your community.

Requirements / Prerequisites

Participants will be required to have a computer that can connect to the Internet to participate in the !light Mini-Event. Participants will also need to provide their own equipment to utilize in their projects during the hackathon.


When you host an MLH Localhost event, we’ll send you everything you need to run it. Here’s what we’ll send you:

The List:

Resources & Downloads

Organizer Resources

These are resources that organizers can use to manage their MLH Localhost events. Review these before your event!

Organizer Guide

At MLH, we have been supporting hackathon organizers for years! We have assembled this guide to share all of our learnings with you!


Get Started

The hackers are waiting for you.

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