Ready, Set, Hack

By:     Ashley Duvelius
Date:  December 5, 2017

The UC College of Engineering and Applied Science was one of more than 275 communities around the world to take part in the fourth annual MLH Local Hack Day.

UC Hack Day 2017

On Saturday, December 2, 2017, the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) took part in the fourth annual MLH (Major League Hacking) Local Hack Day—a worldwide celebration of learning, building, and sharing.

CEAS was one of more than 275 communities around the world that hosted simultaneous 12-hour “hackathons.”  Fueled by a continuous supply of caffeine and food, entrepreneurs, designers, and developers worked to bring their innovative ideas to life, creating hacks and apps for web or mobile platforms.

The UC Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) student chapter organized the event and ran logistics for the more than 50 students participating at the UC location. The overall MLH Local Hack Day event was sponsored by Github, Twilio, Hasura, and Clarifai. MLH provided some swag, free software to use, and offered a handful of workshops on topics from building web pages to desktop applications.

UC Hack Day 2017

The event was a huge success, culminating in an unforgettable day for participants all around the world.

Kurt Lewis, computer science ’19 student, reflects, “Local Hack Day is a cool event because it's a chance to keep our tech community here at UC engaged. It brings together students at UC who have a passion for tech, and gives them a chance to collaborate and build their skills. It's also a great way to introduce people to hackathons, because of its smaller size and shorter length.”

Be sure to tune in for the main hacking event of the year: the UC hackathon, RevolutionUC! This year’s RevolutionUC will be held on March 3-4, 2018 and this 24-hour period is sure to have lots of food, caffeine and cool collaboration. You can find more info or be notified when registration opens by signing up on

For more information about the UC Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) student chapter, kindly visit:

UC hack day 2017