The conference for hacker community leaders.

Aug 14th - 15th, 2021

Hackcon will be hosted online.

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Hackcon IX will be hosted completely online!

To ensure safety for all participants, Hackcon IX will be hosted online. We will be running fun online activities, workshops, and talks so everyone gets a chance to connect the entire weekend.This also means more organizers from around the world will have access to Hackcon IX. We are really excited to see how the organizer community adapts during this time, and we can't wait to see you there!

Day 1 - AUG 14 (SAT)


Wait, MLH Hackcon is online this year?

Yes, due to the continued uncertainty in the pandemic, we decided the keep the event entirely online. The safety of our community is our top priority. Building from all the community has learned about running digital events in the last year, Hackcon will involve great opportunities to interact with fellow organizers while also learning from the them and the MLH team.

How much does MLH Hackcon cost?

We have adapted our ticket prices for Hackcon as it is now an online event. General admission will be free! There are other ticket tiers available if you are interested in swag options.

What is included with a ticket?

General admission will get you access to participate in Hackcon IX online. This will include plenty of fun activities, workshops, and talks happening all day and night in every timezone. For a little more, we will also be selling special tickets for limited edition Hackcon swag.

Will you send me anything?

Great question! We will send you some extra special Hackcon swag and materials if you select a paid Hackon ticket.

I’m a speaker, do I still need to claim a ticket?

MLH Hackcon fills up pretty quickly, so make sure you claim a ticket to secure your spot. If you are selected to speak and are eligible for a ticket reimbursement if needed after you have claimed one, we will notify you via e-mail.

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 June 1st. After that, we won't be able to refund you because we'll have already paid for everything. You can e-mail us at to request to transfer your ticket to another person.

How should I behave?

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.


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