The conference for hacker community leaders.

Aug 26th - 28th, 2022

MLH Hackcon X will be hosted in-person in Rock Hill, New York.

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MLH Hackcon X is an in-person conference and retreat that takes place at a summer camp outside New York City and teaches organizers skills to build their communities and hackathons.

WhY HACKCON?

Location

This year's MLH Hackcon will take place at  Iroquois Springs Camp in Rock Hill, New York. The camp is conveniently located just 90 miles from New York City. It has tons of great amenities including a lake, abundant outdoor field space, and wifi access throughout the property. You’ll be able to enjoy the great outdoors and explore the camp grounds with the Hackathon Organizer Community over the weekend while still having a warm bed to sleep in at night.

Iroquois Springs Camp

66 Bowers Rd, Rock Hill, NY 12775

Travel

Getting to MLH Hackcon X

Shuttles will depart from Manhattan, New York at the following times:

       • 1:00 PM ET
       • 2:00 PM ET
       • 6:00 PM ET Limited availability for late arrivals or delayed flights only

Please schedule all flights to arrive at least 2 hours before shuttles leave Manhattan.

Leaving MLH Hackcon X

All shuttles leave at 2PM on August 28th 2022 and will make stops at Newark Intl. Airport (EWR), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK), and Manhattan.

Please schedule all departure flights to be no earlier than 7:30 PM to ensure ample time to check in.

Tickets

Unlike most professional conferences, MLH Hackcon X tickets are all-inclusive. Just get yourself to NYC and we'll take care of the rest! Tickets cover two nights of housing, six meals, snacks, drinks, swag, a fun group activities, transportation to and from Manhattan, and the conference itself.

Many schools have funding available to cover the expense of conferences like this. If you’re not sure how to navigate this, our team can help you out! Many organizations set aside surplus event funds for their team to attend, knowing that this conference helps make their event even better.

Schedule

The MLH Hackcon X schedule is coming soon!

MLH Hackcon X features talks, workshops, discussions, and activities with Hacker community experts. You’ll learn a ton whether this is your first hackathon or you’ve been organizing hackathons since the beginning!

We know that this year in particular, we have organizers preparing to host their very first in-person event; we're planning "Hackathons 101" sessions to make sure you leave MLH Hackcon X confident that you're going to host a world-class event.

MLH Hackcon X will start at 3 PM on Friday, August 26th, 2022 and end on Sunday, August 28th, 2022 at 1 PM ET.

Day 1 - AUG 14 (SAT)

Past talks

Want to share your experiences and learnings with the organizer community? Submit a proposal to speak at Hackcon and we'll work with you to give a great session! Most MLH Hackcon speakers have never spoken at a conference before. If you're on the fence about applying, do it! We will work with you to make sure you give an incredible talk.

Become a speaker!

FAQ

Wait, MLH Hackcon is in person this year?

Yes! After two years of hosting the conference virtually, we are so excited to bring Hackcon back to our community in person this year. We can't wait to meet many of you in person for the first time. We are taking measures to ensure we limit the risk of COVID-19 at MLH Hackcon X. Check out our COVID-19 policy for details.

What is included with a MLH Hackcon ticket?

Unlike most professional conferences, MLH Hackcon X tickets are all-inclusive. Just get yourself to NYC and we'll take care of the rest! Tickets cover two nights of housing, six meals, snacks, drinks, swag, a fun group activities, transportation between Manhattan and the venue, and the conference itself.

When should I arrive / depart?

Please note that the MLH Hackcon venue is approximately 2.5-3hrs from Manhattan. The conference will begin on Friday late afternoon. You should plan to take one of our scheduled shuttles to the event. Book your flights to arrive 2.5 hours before your preferred shuttle departure time to allow yourself to get to the shuttle pickup point in Manhattan via public transportation. If you are driving directly to the MLH Hackcon X venue, registration will open at 3 PM ET.

The conference will end Sunday afternoon at 2pm. Shuttles will making stops at EWR, LGA, and JFK directly from the venue. We recommend booking your flight to depart at 7:30pm or later make sure you have ample time to check in.

Will you give out Scholarships?

Yes! Scholarships cover conference tickets but do not cover travel. To apply for a scholarship, fill out this application. Please remember that we have a limited number of scholarship tickets, so only apply if this will make or break your ability to come to MLH Hackcon. We offer partial or full scholarships up to the full cost of the conference ticket. If your scholarship is approved, you will be required to provide proof of a flight or other transportation to the conference.

I can't go anymore, can I have a refund?

We're sad you won't be able to join us! You can get a full refund for your ticket before July 15th. After that, we won't be able to refund you because we'll have already paid for everything. You can e-mail us at hackcon@mlh.io to request to transfer your ticket to another person. Some items of MLH Hackcon X swag will not be transferable after July 15, meaning if you give someone your ticket they will receive swag meant and customized for you.

How much does MLH Hackcon cost?

MLH Hackcon tickets are heavily subsidized for students. A standard ticket costs up to $200 for a student, recent grad, former MLH Member Event organizers, or non-student MLH Member Event organizers and $1,000 for an industry professional. We make discounts available for early registrations. We also offer scholarships and a number of other available discounts. Email us for more information.

Where will I stay during MLH Hackcon?

All MLH Hackcon tickets include housing for two nights (Friday and Saturday). You will be staying in gender identity separated communal housing which will meet COVID-19 safety recommendations at the time of the conference.

Due to the nature of the venue the communal cabins do not have locks. If you would prefer a private cabin or have other requests please email us after purchasing your ticket.

I'm a speaker, do I still need to buy a ticket?

Speakers get free tickets. MLH Hackcon sells out quickly, so make sure you buy a ticket to secure your spot. If you are selected to speak and are eligible for a ticket reimbursement after having purchased one, we will notify you via e-mail.

What is the drug and alcohol policy?

MLH Hackcon X has a strict "No Drugs and Alcohol" policy. Please do not bring these to the conference. Tobacco smoking is allowed only in designated areas.

How is MLH recognizing the indigenous people whose land the conference takes place on?

MLH Hackcon X takes place on the ancient homeland and traditional territory of the Munsee Lenape people and at a camp that uses the name of the Iroquois. We are attempting to do our part through land recognition before and during the conference and making a donation to Manna-hatta Fund in recognition of our role as settlers to recognize our responsibility and relationship to Native peoples.

How do I get to MLH Hackcon?

There are three airports near the venue: JFK, EWR, and LGA. You will be able to take inexpensive public transportation from each of these airports into Manhattan, New York. We'll have shuttle buses going between Manhattan and the venue on Friday and Sunday. If you're driving, there will be parking at the venue. You are responsible for covering your own travel to the shuttle pickup point.

How old do I have to be to attend MLH Hackcon X?

Minors can attend if their parents will sign a liability waiver. Unfortunately, minors cannot stay overnight in the provided housing and will need to find their own accommodations. You may find a list of nearby hotels on the venue's website.

Is there a code of conduct?

We want to make sure that MLH Hackcon creates a safe and welcoming environment for attendees, speakers and sponsors. For this reason all participants are expected to follow the MLH Code of Conduct throughout the duration of the conference.

What will I eat at MLH Hackcon?

Meals, snacks, and drinks are included with your MLH Hackcon ticket. When you register, be sure to note any dietary restrictions on the order form.

Can I come to MLH Hackcon X from outside the US?

Yes! MLH is a global movement and much of our community resides outside the United States. COVID-19 restrictions are constantly changing and if you are able to, we'd love to have you in person. Currently, citizens of most countries are able to enter the US. Email us and we are happy to provide you support while obtaining a travel visa.

If you're unable to make it, we will have videos of the conference available online and plan to bring organizer meet-ups to cities outside the United States. Check back soon for more information on these.

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