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Hack Day

Host a Hack Day to bring together the students at your school for 12 hours of learning, building and sharing.

Event Overview

  • Beginner
  • 12h
  • Hacking

Learning Objectives

  • Host a Hack Day
  • Build a community on your campus

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About this Event

During this event, you’ll host a Hack Day. We’ll walk you through the logistics of event organizing by covering the basics or reserving rooms, marketing to participants and what to do during the day. You’ll come out of this event having hosted a 12 hour Hack Day and be ready to organize an overnight hackathon on your campus.

What is a Hack Day?

A Hack Day is a 12 hour event on your school’s campus that brings together the local hacker community to celebrate building awesome technology. Similar to a hackathon attendees will spend the day building projects, learning new technologies and sharing their creations over the course of a day in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Whether you’re a seasoned hackathon organizer or have never been to a hackathon before, a Hack Day is one of the best way 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 Hack Day.


When you host an MLH Localhost activity, 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. Print these out for your reference during the event.

Sheet & Checklist

Sheet (PDF) Checklist (PDF)

Get Started

The hackers are waiting for you.

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