For the past two years, students have gathered together on Zoom to host events and support each other throughout the pandemic. Today, we’re excited to share that we are welcoming back in-person events to the mix!
Major League Hacking (MLH) in partnership with Twilio and with support from Stack Overflow, GitHub, and Radix will be investing more than $50,000 to support small in-person events.
Through the Pizza Fund, MLH will be supporting in-person meetups, workshops, and even mini-hackathons! In addition to funding, we will also provide event organizers with swag and event planning support.
For more information about the Pizza Fund and to apply for funding, visit our website here.
How does the Pizza Fund work?
Planning a Pizza Fund event is simple. Start by filling out an application to host one of the following in-person event types: workshop, meetup, or mini-hackathon. Once your application is approved, we’ll send you an email with helpful event planning instructions and mail you a physical swag pack to distribute to your attendees. Using MLH’s event hosting platform, OHQ, you will create your event and promote it to your community to collect registrations.
After your event, we will reimburse up to $7 per attendee. For mini-hackathons, which often require multiple meals, we will reimburse you up to $14 per attendee. We can only reimburse you for the money you spent on the event.
For example, if you host a workshop and 50 people attend. If you spend $100 on pizza and your total attendee count was 50 people (50 x $7 = $350) then MLH will reimburse you $100.
What types of events are eligible for funding?
We are looking for in-person events located in the United States or Canada that serve a majority of either high school, college, or Bootcamp students. All events will be required to use MLH’s Event Platform to collect registrations and check-ins.
We hope to expand this program to serve hackers around the world. As this is a new initiative, our requirements may change over time so be sure to check our website periodically to see if your event may be eligible for funding.
Where can I go to learn more?