MLH Hackcon 9
The conference for hacker community leaders.
Aug 14th - 15th, 2021 | Hackcon will be hosted online.
Meet Community Leaders Like You

Meet Community Leaders Like You

Hackcon is the only conference where hackathon organizers and hacker community leaders can come together, learn from each other, and build relationships. This is a unique opportunity to meet community leaders from around the world just like you.

Learn From the Best

Learn From the Best

At Hackcon, you will have access to high-quality speakers and community leaders from around the world that have experienced the same problems you are dealing with. There is no better place to learn how to organize and run hacker communities than at Hackcon.

Build Critical Relationships

Build Critical Relationships

The best part of the MLH Hackcon conference is the relationships you build over the weekend. You will meet passionate, smart community leaders just like yourself. The relationships you build here will support you for the rest of your career.

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!



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.

Past Talks
How to Inspire Absolute Beginners
Jared Zoneraich, HackBCA
Leaving Something Behind
Joe Nash, Student Program Manager at GitHub
Diversity through Empathy
Christina Liu, Engineer at Great School
Kindness is Magic
Chloe Varelidi, Sr. Product Strategist at littleBits
"Attending Hackcon gave me lifetime friends and a community of brilliant individuals."

"Attending Hackcon gave me lifetime friends and a community of brilliant individuals."

- Andrea Chen, DubHacks


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