Get ready to Spring in to Hackathon Season! Today we are announcing the first batch of MLH Member Events for Spring 2016.

We love seeing all of the brand new hackathons each season. They enable more students than ever before to have access to high quality hacker communities and events where they can learn, build, and share the things that they are passionate about with the world. This season, we are extremely excited to welcome high school events as Members for the first time and to announce our brand new Member guidelines.

And always remember that hacking at MLH Member Events earns points for your school – the winning school at the end of each season gets their name engraved on the Hacker Cup and wins a Dell and Intel makeover for their school’s hacker club.

Stay tuned to our Events page for more updates throughout December, follow us on Twitter or Facebook, and join our Mailing List to hear about new Member Events as they join and be sure to check out our first batch of Spring events below!


QuackHack Eugene, OR – January 15th – 17th, 2016

QuackHack is the first gaming hackathon in the Spring Season, and it is a perfect fit to be held in Oregon where some of the best independent gaming studios in the country are based! Plus, we love any hackathon that supports the Ducks – we don’t think that’s a reference Emilio Estevez and the Mighty Ducks but I wish it were, that would be the Bestevez.


DragonHacks Philadelphia, PA – January 16th – 17th, 2016

Drexel offers hackers at DragonHacks some amazing hardware to hack on beyond the MLH Hardware Lab. They have BeagleBone Blacks, lots of Arduino peripherals, and more – so head on down to Philly for one of the coolest hackathons out there and build something you’re proud of.

Knight Hacks

Knight Hacks Orlando, FL – January 15th – 16th, 2016

Good things come in pairs, and luckily you’ll have lots of opportunities to hack in sunny Florida this winter. Knight Hacks is bound to be a unique event, giving students a space to learn and do things they’ve never done before. Check out their awesome crowdfunding campaign!


SwampHacks Gainesville, FL – January 23rd – 24th, 2016

If you’re like the MLH team up in icy New York, then you’re going to be super stoked to head to beautiful Florida for SwampHacks. Bring your #squad, plan on learning something new, and make friends with some Gators!


IrishHacks Notre Dame, IN – January 22nd – 24th, 2016

Here come the Irish! IrishHacks is back with another fantastic hackathon at one of the most recognizable Universities in the Midwest. Plus, did you know that the Band of the Fighting Irish is the oldest university band in continuous existence? Maybe you’ll get to hear some sweet hacker jams while you’re there!

Hoya Hacks

Hoya Hacks Washington, DC – January 29th – 31st, 2016

As the first hackathon at Georgetown University, Hoya Hacks is bound to be a great experience. You might even catch a glimpse of President Obama down in DC – we hear he’s learning to code!


MHacks 7 Ann Arbor, MI – February 19th – 21st, 2016

MHacks 7 is bound to be an exciting event. In the past, they’ve launched learning cortexes to help hackers meet technology experts in a variety of fields. Stay tuned for exciting announcements about their upcoming seventh event!


HackISU Ames, IA – February 19th – 21st, 2016

HackISU has one of the coolest hackathon websites out there right now. We learned a lot from checking out their sick JavaScript. Plus, a team from HackISU built one of our favorite hacks last year – a robotic drum machine! It’s going to be amazing experience, and we know it’s a great place to learn hardware hacking from the experts at ISU.


BrickHack Rochester, NY – March 5th – 6th, 2016

The Rochester Institute of Technology is back for another year of hackathons! Check out BrickHack in Western NY! Some say they have more bricks than the Great Wall of China, but this year they’ll host more hackers than ever before!


hackBCA Hackensack, NJ – April 2nd – 3rd, 2016

hackBCA is the easiest way to learn to code for high school students. As the first High School Event to become an MLH Member, it is the perfect opportunity for high school students to dive into programming for the first time and turn their ideas into reality.

More Events Coming Soon

Stay tuned for more Spring 2016 Member Events soon – we’ll be announcing a LOT more, so keep an eye on our Spring 2016 Events Calendar or signup to get updates:


If you’re organizing an event, please become a Member Event today!

We hope to see a lot of familiar and new faces at all of the Spring events very soon!

Happy hacking,
Jon Gottfried