Why are there multiple events on the same weekend during a MLH Season?

Modified on Wed, 22 Jun 2022 at 07:44 AM

There are sadly only 52 weekends in a year, and generally only 10-12 in each college semester. We work with nearly 150 hackathons annually, so there will always be some overlap. We try our best to make sure hackathons are well-distributed over a large geographic region when there is unavoidable overlap. Contrary to popular belief, multiple hackathons on the same weekend don’t divide the community, it grows it by creating opportunities for new hackers that would otherwise be unable to participate that weekend. Most noticeably, both PennApps and MHacks each drew over 1,200 participants simultaneously for the biggest hackathon weekend ever in January of 2015!

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