MLH Hackcon North America Schedule


August 24th - 26th, 2018 | East Stroudsburg, PA

Friday, August 24th

  • 1:00 PM
    Shuttles Depart

  • 2:00 PM
    Shuttles Depart

  • 3:00 PM
    Registration Opens & Camp Activities Open

  • 6:00 PM
    Final Shuttle Departs

  • 7:00pm
    Dinner

  • 8:00pm
    Conference Welcome & Fireside Chat

    with Jon Gottfried (MLH) and Tyler Schrodt (EGF)

Saturday, August 25th

  • 8:15 AM
    Breakfast

  • 9:00 AM
    Networking Session

  • 9:45 AM
    Conference Opening

  • 10:00 AM
    Keynote

    The State of the League
    by Swift

  • 11:00 AM
    Discussions & Activities

    [Outside] Suprise Event

    [Commit] Creating Community - The Carrot vs the Stick
    by Vamshi Voruganti

    [Rebase] How to Run an Eco-friendly hackathon
    by Laverena L Wienclaw, Nicholas Crawford

    [Init] Unconference Discussions

  • 11:30 AM
    Discussions & Activities

    [Outside] Suprise Event

    [Commit] Love Thyself and Love Thy Organizer: Creating A Good Organizer Experience
    by Sanjana Chowdhury, Claudia Fitall

    [Branch] Scaling a Hacker Community with Tooling
    by Angus Lam, Tristan Wiley

    [Rebase] Ensuring Hackathon Quality at Scale
    by Robert Saunders, Chris Jones

    [Init] Unconference Discussions

  • 12:00 PM
    Lunch

  • 12:45 PM
    Camp Activities

  • 3:15 PM
    Lightning Talks

    how do hackathons look so aesthetic?
    by Hanna Kim, Fonda Li

    Hackers, Hackathons, and Hurricanes - What a hurricane taught me about money
    by Christopher Rodriguez

    Mansplaining to the Pope
    by Nishat Naila Anjum

    Inclusion Inspires Innovation
    by Olivia Brown

  • 3:45 PM
    Keynote

    by Joe Nash (GitHub)

  • 4:15 PM
    Snack Break

  • 4:30 PM
    Workshops

    [Outside] Suprise Event

    [Commit] Creating Compelling Sponsorships
    by Jon Gottfried

    [Branch] Connecting with your Community
    by Anisha Gupta

    [Rebase] Organizing Organizers: Strategies for Effective Hackathon Leadership
    by Irfaan Mohammed Khalid

    [Merge] GitHub Campus Experts
    by Joe Nash

  • 5:15 PM
    Discussions

    [Outside] Suprise Event

    [Commit] git conflict -m "resolving conflicts as a hackathon team"
    by Andrea Chen

    [Branch] It's Lonely at the Top: What Makes a Good Director?
    by Lucas Watson

    [Rebase] After Life: Organizing your Alma Mater Hackathon
    by Zuri Hunter

    [Init] Unconference Discussions

  • 5:45 PM
    Break

  • 6:00 PM
    Lightning Talks

    Be an organizer as an international student
    by Keer Liu

    Your Hackathon isn't Shakespeare
    by Zoe Fox

    Giving and receiving feedback as a hackathon organizer
    by Selynna Sun

    Harness Your Hacker Superpowers
    by Bernie Marger, Gene Chorba

  • 6:30 PM
    Keynote

    Art and science of building hacker community
    by Jeff Lindsay

  • 7:00 PM
    Discussions

    [Cabins] Learnings of the day.

  • 7:30 PM
    Dinner

  • 8:30 PM
    Campfires & Camp Activities

    Ladies Storm Hackathons Meetup

Sunday, August 26th

  • 9:00 AM
    Breakfast

  • 10:00 AM
    Lightning Talks

    Paying It Forward: Leveraging Undergrads to Shatter the Diversity Pipeline
    by SaraAnn Stanway

    Sales 404 - How to reduce your costs by 37%
    by Ralph Maamari

    An excluded hacker
    by Albana Berisha

    Crafting the experience - from the first encounter to the last
    by Katherine Lu

  • 10:30 AM
    Keynote

    by Chi Nguyen

  • 11:15 AM
    Discussions

    [Outside] Suprise Event

    [Commit] The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Hacker Experience
    by Fiona Whittington, Lucas Watson

    [Branch] Organizing with Purpose: Directing an All-Women Hackathon
    by Nazifa Chowdhury, Huw Ball

    [Rebase] Hacking for Hacking: Having a Dev Team
    by Heman Gandhi, Qasim Abbas

    [Init] Unconference Discussions

  • 11:45 AM
    Workshops

    [Outside] Suprise Event

    [Branch] Engaging Alumni: They're a part of your community too!
    by Carl Domingo

    [Merge] Using Devpost
    by Richard Murby

  • 12:45 PM
    Lunch

  • 1:30 PM
    Lightning Talks

    Gamifying the Hackathon - Using Mechanism Design to Achieve your Vision
    by Morgan Moskalyk

  • 2:00 PM
    Keynote

    by Jamie Wittenberg

  • 3:00 PM
    Shuttles Depart

Join Us at MLH Hackcon North America!

The hackers would love to meet you.