A hackathon is an event that gathers programmers, computer information technologists, graphics designers, builders, and creative people with different abilities to "hack" and create a project in a limited amount of time.
We want to encourage students in all fields of study to come together to build real world applications that create positive change. The ultimate goal behind this hackathon is to include, not only the engineering and computer science students, but all talented individuals from all backgrounds to collaborate, create, and bring ideas to life. We want you to shoot for the stars.
Students will form teams to work on their project (or 'hack') for 24 straight hours. Projects are open format, which means that you can hack on web, mobile, desktop, or hardware applications. Company mentors will be available throughout the event for questions to make sure beginners and experts alike will have the help they need to successfully develop their project. All teams will demo their hacks at the end of the event and winners will be chosen by company mentors.
Don't have a team? We can help! Check the Schedule page for our team-building activity. You can also discuss the event and find like-minded people on our Facebook Event page
A hackathon is an invention marathon. Students come together to build cool software & hardware hacks over 24-48 hours. It’s very beginner friendly.
Nothing. Attending a hackathon is free. However, registration is required. Registrations not recieved by April 1st are not guaranteed a T-shirt.
Yes. Only students who are 16 years of age or older and currently enrolled at a high school, homeschool, college/university or have graduated within the past 12 months are eligible to attend.
The event is being hosted at Ozarks Technical Community College's Springfield Campus.
Major League Hacking is the official student hackathon league in North America & Europe. We work with over 200 Member Events and empower over 70,000 students every year.
Yes there is. We enforce it very strongly. You can find the MLH Code of Conduct here.