Our mission is to Empower Hackers.

What is Major League Hacking?

Major League Hacking (MLH) is the official student hackathon league. Each year, we power over 300 weekend-long invention competitions that inspire innovation, cultivate communities and teach computer science skills to more than 500,000 developers around the world. MLH is an engaged and passionate maker community, consisting of the next generation of technology leaders and entrepreneurs.

MLH has been a community first, mission driven organization from the beginning. We measure our success by the number of hackers we empower, and we want to keep it that way. That’s why we made it official and became a Certified B Corporation in 2016. B Corps are for-profit enterprises that are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their community, not just their shareholders.

Have a question about MLH? Head over to our FAQ to find some answers to common questions.

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Why do hackers love MLH powered Hackathons?

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MLH is an organization for hackers, by hackers. Whether you're a complete beginner or a returning veteran, you'll feel right at home at MLH powered events.

We believe that hackers should have access to the latest and greatest technology. That’s why we partner up with the world’s leading brands to get their products and devices into the hands of hackers. At MLH powered Hackathons, students can expect to have access to everything from microcontrollers to free web hosting and domains. Don’t have a laptop? Don’t worry! We probably have one you can hack on for the weekend!

Want to find an MLH event near you? Check out our season schedules for North America and Europe for a list of upcoming hackathons.


I would absolutely recommend working with MLH if you're throwing a hackathon.

– Jason Teplitz, Stanford University

What are our Values?

MLH is always looking for new ways to empower hackers and support our growing community. Whether we're developing a new product or just making one of the many decisions we make every day, these core values guide us towards our mission of empowering hackers.

These aren't just things we say, you'll catch MLHers putting these values into practice every single day. We have lots of stories about each of them. Find an MLHer at an event near you and hear them first hand!


Hackers First.

MLH exists to serve hackers, as a group and as individuals. Everyone deserves the opportunity to be a hacker and MLHers foster those opportunities.


We Take Out the Trash.

No task is too small for an MLHer. We do what needs to get done to make things run, even if that means taking out the trash or cleaning up behind other people.


MLH Provides.

As a team, we leverage our resources to accomplish the impossible.


Learn. Build. Share.

Our success is the success of others. It is an MLHer’s responsibility to share their knowledge with the world and help everyone build amazing things


Standard of Excellence.

We are the professionals. MLHers keep each other accountable to do their best work, down to the smallest detail. No bullshit.