What is a hackathon?

Modified on Sun, 03 Jul 2022 at 01:28 PM

A hackathon is best described as an “invention marathon”. Anyone who has an interest in technology attends a hackathon to learn, build & share their creations over the course of a weekend in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. You don’t have to be a programmer, and you certainly don’t have to be majoring in Computer Science.


Hackathons are about bringing your crazy ideas to reality through technology. It’s an event where anyone, regardless of their individual field can come & participate to learn, build & share their creations. Check out the official MLH Community Discord server to try out yourself. We host a hackathon there every weekend, and nothing is better for learning than getting your hands dirty.

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