One of the most common questions that hackathon organizers ask us is “What does it take to become an official Major League Hacking hackathon?”. Today we’re excited to unveil the official MLH Event Sanctioning Guide.

The guide outlines all of the basic requirements for becoming an official hackathon. We tried to make the rules as general as possible and we think that the majority of events will have no problem meeting the bar we’ve set.

Keep in mind that the guide is a work in progress. Our hope is that it will be constantly evolving to meet the needs of student hackers and organizers. If you have any thoughts or feedback, we’d love to hear from you.

So, without further ado!

You can always find the most up-to-date version of the guide here: