MLH Official - Spring 2017


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Northfield, MN
April 14-16, 2017


200 students. 36 hours. Limitless possibilities.

We're excited to announce CarlHacks Gives Back, Carleton College's third national hackathon. This edition of CarlHacks aims to celebrate Carleton College's sesquicentennial year in Northfield by hacking for local nonprofits looking to make technological improvements--projects which aim to assist these organizations will be eligible to win special prizes. Undergrads over the age of 18 from any university in the US are invited to register.

Why CarlHacks?

  • Compete in teams to win exciting prizes and help Northfield's nonprofits

  • Get one-on-one help from professors and professional developers, engineers, and entrepreneurs

  • Attend Git and web development courses for beginners, and workshops on advanced topics throughout the event

  • Chat with major companies and organizations and kickstart your internship or job search

  • Hack with Oculus Rifts, Pebble watches, Leap Motions, and more from the hardware lab

  • Eat delicious catered meals, snacks, and of course, drink excessive amounts of coffee

  • Need a coding break? Take a nap on an air mattress, shower in our bathrooms, enjoy our 880-acre arboretum, or participate in one of our exciting mini-events, complete with mini-prizes

Registration Guidelines

  • Hackers must be over the age of 18 by April 2017, and be currently enrolled in a US undergraduate institution.

  • Non-Carleton College students must submit their registration prior to 11:59PM CST on February 1st, 2017 if they wish to request travel or travel reimbursement of any kind

  • If not requesting travel or travel reimbursement, non-Carleton College students must register before 11:59PM CST on March 1st, 2017

  • Carleton College students may submit their registration prior to 11:59PM CST on April 1st, 2017

Meet the CarlHacks Board

Makala Hieshima

Director of Operations

Makala is a sophomore CS major at Carleton College. She takes bribes in the form of burritos.

Alyssa Neidhart

Director of Finance

Alyssa is a junior Economics major at Carleton College. She prefers to be called "Coach," spoken with a Minnesotan accent.

Jack Wege

Director of Marketing

Jack is a six-term sophomore Economics major at Carleton College. He enjoys stealing kills in League of Legends.


Board Member

We are still looking for a Carl to fill this position.

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