Finding Great Workshop Content at O(1) Speed
As a hackathon organizer, you have to figure out the budget, create the schedule, contact sponsors, and more. While you're creating the schedule, you think that your hackers might benefit from a fun and educational workshop. You also want your workshop to appeal to hackers with different experience levels. But your team is already busy managing everything else. The last thing you need to worry about is finding time to prepare slides, dig through API documentation, and setup a development environment to make a presentation.
There's no need to fear, MLH Localhost is here! Localhost provides workshops that you can use right out of the box.
What MLH Localhost provides
We provide you with a step-by-step presentation that is easy for people of all skill levels to follow, all of the documentation, lots of swag, and loan you any hardware that you might need – all for free! Localhost workshops are designed for beginners to teach other beginners. Just practice the slides before the workshop, run the workshop, and give out the swag after the workshop. It's amazing!
Localhost events give your attendees hands-on experience with the tech they're learning. They can immediately apply what they've learned to their projects, like how to build a game for Slack, use Ada to write bug-free code, or how to use CockroachDB to let their popular app scale seamlessly after the hackathon. They can even learn what exactly is a blockchain!
Beginner-friendly, no experience necessary
All MLH hackathons welcome beginners too. But it can be hard to acclimate a newbie on the day of the hackathon. You can also use Localhost workshops as a "warmup" for your hackathon. You can run a workshop 1-2 weeks prior to your hackathon so freshman, people who are complete beginners to programming, or that biology major who's thinking about computer science can come prepared to your event.
Experienced hackers can also benefit from our workshops too. If they are struggling to find ideas for a project, want to check out a new API, or have fun at a workshop, Localhost treats them as a first-class citizen as well.
Run your event today!
Go to https://localhost.mlh.io for our list of activities and to sign up to run an event.
We recommend having a dedicated volunteer or member of the organizing team in charge of registering for and facilitating the workshop, since you already have a lot to do.
You ran a successful workshop at your hackathon. You deserve praise. Allow us to introduce MLH Localhost Momentum Rewards! It’s an incentive to reward great organizers, like yourself. =). By running a successful workshop at your hackathon, you gain points towards your Momentum Rewards.
Hosting our featured events successively will earn you points that can be used for prizes, like free pizza or snack reimbursement, custom stickers, MLH t-shirts, or exclusive Localhost stickers.
You can keep the Momentum going by running Localhost workshops outside your hackathon!