Organized by HackCU and MLH
Hosted by GitHub

200 Hackers · 12 Hours

December 1st 2018

All the important questions. Answered.

What should I bring?

Laptop, chargers, comfortable clothes, and a water bottle. We’ll provide you everything else you need.

What about teams?

You can have a maximum of 4 members on your team. There will time before the hacking begins where we will help you to find a team.

I'm a beginner. Can I still apply?

Absolutely! We encourage makers of all levels to come build and learn! We really focus on catering to newcomers’ needs by providing tutorials and online resources. We are extremely beginner friendly!

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an event where motivated people come together and use technology and creativity to build something amazing.

Do you offer travel reimbursement?

No, everyone attending Local Hack Day should be local. If you’re out of state, check out HackCU V where we offer reimbursement!

How can I help?

We always need volunteers and mentors! Email us for more info.

Need to contact us?

Shoot us a message at @hackcu, or at

Who can attend?

Any current student! The hackathon is open to designers, writers, computer scientists or anyone interested in hackathons.

Will there be food?

Plenty, we will provide three meals a day as well as snacks, drinks, and caffeine.

What if I am not a student?

Be a volunteer or mentor! Email us for more info.

Live Page for Local Hack Day!

Event Schedule
Subject to change.

Time Event
08:00 am Arrival and Check-in
08:00 am Breakfast
08:30 am Opening Ceremonies
09:00 am Hacking Begins!
09:00 am Team formation
12:00 pm Lunch
Time Event
6:00 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Desserts
9:00 pm Hacking Ends
9:10 pm Project presentations
10:00 pm End of event

Oh! We've also got lots of workshops, tech talks, and games planned along the way!

Want to build Local Hack Day with us?

Help us make this happen and welcome over 200 awesome hackers. Register now!


Local Hack Day is happening at Idea Forge on December 1st

Contact Us

Please email your questions or comments to