Interested in DevOps or Site Reliability Engineering? The MLH Production Engineering Fellowship, powered by Facebook provides an opportunity for 100 aspiring software engineers to broaden their skills and career options. Learn important production engineering and DevOps skills over the course of a 12-week paid educational program built on the content from the Linux Foundation.

Production Engineering is a hybrid between software and systems engineering. Site Reliability Engineering and DevOps keep sites like Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp running smoothly and scaling efficiently. Surround yourself with like-minded peers in the 12-week Product Engineering Fellowship and get access to mentors and industry experts…


CALLING ALL HACKERS! Whether this is your first day of coding or your thousandth, come kick it with the global hacker community at our kickoff event for the 2022 Hackathon Season.

What is INIT?

INIT is a celebration for the start of the 2022 Hackathon Season! While this is the first time we are running INIT, the format will feel familiar to those who have participated in Local Hack Day. You can expect to complete challenges, hear about BIG community announcements, chat at hacker hangouts, enjoy fun live sessions, and make new memories (and memes). Sign up now!

What can I expect at the event?

We will be bringing back…


What is Hackcon IX?

Hackcon is the conference for hacker community leaders. Hackcon is the only conference where hackathon organizers and hacker community leaders can come together, learn from each other, and build relationships. We bring together organizers from across the globe for two days of online content presented by community members, for community members. This is a unique opportunity to meet community leaders from around the world just like you.

Get your free tickets and swag bundles now!

Who Should Go To Hackcon?

If you consider yourself a leader in the hacker community, this conference is a great place to meet other like-minded hackers. Whether you’re thinking about…


There is no better way to celebrate the end of the hackathon season than spending a week building with all of your friends and hacker family! That is exactly what Local Hack Day: Share was for the thousands of people who participated from around the world. It was an event where strangers became friends, where new skills were learned, and where memories (and memes) were created and shared.

Whether you tuned in to see BLAHAJGang, EddieHub, and Developer Student Community (DSC) duke it out for the top slot on the guild leaderboard, wanted to get a friendly visit from Totally…


MLH Fellowship Focuses on Diversity

Talent is evenly distributed but opportunity is not. That is why a core goal of the MLH Fellowship is to help under-represented technologists build their skills and confidence in an inclusive, supportive community of learners. In each iteration of the program, we take steps in the right direction with the support of our amazing partners.

Racial Diversity

In Spring 2021, we launched the third iteration of our Fellowship, inviting 123 fellows from around the globe to level up their skill set by working on projects, contributing to major open-source repositories, and collaborating with industry experts. These fellows have become living proof that…


As we head back to school and kick off another semester, the schedule for the next few months is full of tons of amazing hackathons organized by hackers alike across the globe. Last month alone, there were be 42 hackathons! With so many events coming up, it begs the question, “How can I make the most of a digital hackathon?”

Keeping this in mind, we turned to the MLH community to see what they suggested for those new to the digital hackathon scene and this is what we were able to collect.

Build with something new

One of the best parts of hackathons is…


Local Hack Day: Build was nothing short of magical in every sense of the word! In just 8 short days, you all turned an event into so much more; you turned it into a community. From late-night Discord hangouts and inside jokes to Chrome Dinosaur and Totally Not Ryan memes, LHD: Build would not have been the same without each and every one of you.

Local Hack Day By The Numbers

We were completely blown away by the number of hackers who participated in Local Hack Day: Build and came back session after session for workshops, technical live sessions, and mini-events! These events were booming with…


On December 8th, Swift (Michael Swift, CEO and Co-Founder of MLH) gave a talk entitled “Everything You Think You Know About Tech Internships is Wrong.” Below, you can find the slides as well as a transcript of his talk and you can watch the video here.

Hey, everyone! Welcome to GitHub Universe. Whether you’re a student, educator, or employer, we’re all navigating uncharted waters right now. In the middle of a massive, global skill shortage, the future of education and work has been thrown into flux. We need to rethink everything we thought we knew about how to train our…


We are excited to share that Major League Hacking and Adobe are joining forces to help early-career developers learn to contribute to Adobe’s Open Source projects through the MLH Fellowship. Major League Hacking is the hacker community for all aspiring developers and code-enthusiasts. Their MLH Fellowship is a 12-week technical training program that gives early-career technologists hands-on experience with real-world projects that help them build their skills and land a job or internship.

Fellows are placed into Pods where they will get to discuss and grow alongside their peers, receive mentorship from their Pod leaders, hear from inspiring speakers, and…


Hi friends,

We are shaking things up a bit for Local Hack Day: Build and wanted to make sure we can answer your questions before you need to ask.

What is Local Hack Day: Build?

Local Hack Day: Build is a week-long celebration of creating hacks both big and small. Choose between daily and week-long challenges that vary in difficulty, so whether this is your first time coding or you’re a seasoned expert, Build has something for you. The more challenges you conquer, the more points you’ll earn. Tune in each day to check out the leaderboard and show off all that you’ve built.

You can…

Emily Akers

Event Producer, Content Creator, Community Developer

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