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On November 12th, four-hundred students from across the region will come together for 24 hours of creation, innovation and fun. Anyone is welcome to join, from seasoned coding veterans to first-time hackers from any major or field. Discover how you can create change by developing technology to solve real world problems, get mentored by industry professionals, and enjoy tons of free food, free stuff, and awesome prizes!




// frequently asked questions

What is a hackathon?

Pretty much the coolest thing ever. Hackathons create a framework for people to work together to solve problems, drive innovation, and build for the future.

Who can participate?

MLH Hackathons are open to any student currently enrolled in full time higher education. Graduates who graduated less than a year ago may also attend.

Can high schoolers come?

High schoolers (minors/under 18) may attend given that they have a chaperone. Anyone in highschool and over 18 may participate with a valid ID.

Do I need to pay anything?

No, the event is completely free to attend!

Do I need a team?

Some people will have organised themselves into teams before the event, but many won't have or may only have partial teams. Don't worry if you're on your own, once you're at the event, we can help you pair up with other hackers to make an awesome team!

How many people can be on a team?

Team sizes can be up to 5 people, and of course you can always have fewer!

What should I bring?

You'll need a laptop, or some kind of device you can program on. You might also want to bring a toothbrush/toiletries. Make sure to have your student ID for check-in!

What about food?

Food, drinks and snacks will all be provided for free! Make sure to let us know of any dietary restrictions when you register.

How do I get there? Are there buses?

The easiest way to get to State College is either by driving or taking a Megabus. We will be sending out several buses to other schools in the region, and providing reimbursement for cars traveling with two or more hackers.

What is the Code of Conduct?

The MLH Code of Conduct ensures that all `s guests have a positive experience at our hackathon!

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// Get in touch

Questions? Comments?
Reach out on our social media or shoot us an email at team@hackpsu.org!