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Check our Calendar to see what LVL1 hackathons are on the horizon!

How to Host a Hackathon

We love it when members of our community plan cool activities! Check out our Hosting Guide for assistance in organizing an event.

2019

LVL1 Wiki Hackathon 2019

2018

White Elephant Hackathon

  • White Elephant Hackathon, Friday, 14 December, 8:00pm - Saturday, 15 December, 8:00pm

Archer Hackathon

  • Archer Hackathon, 9-10 November

Oh sh!t Maker Faire is Next Weekend Hackathon!

Make Food Not War II Hackathon

Mad Libs Hackathon

4:04 Hackathon

2017

ArcherHackathon2017

The OH SHIT it is one week before Detroit and Vegas Hack-a-Thon

  • The OH SHIT it is one week before Detroit and Vegas Hack-a-Thon - July 21-23

2016

The Internet of Terror Hackathon

  • The Internet of Terror Hackathon - 10/28-10/30 @ 4:00 PM (Friday) - 4:00 PM (Sunday)
    • Hack something on the IoT to make it terrifying.
    • Including the "Memes of Screams" costume hack-a-thon for if you don't know what the IoT is.

The "Oh Sh*t is MakerFaire Louisville tomorrow?" Hackathon

  • The "Oh Sh*t is MakerFaire Louisville tomorrow?" Hackathon - Friday 9/9
    • Now including the Install-the-Metal-Shop-Air-Conditioner-athon - 9/9 @ 2:30 PM

The "Oh Crap, is that next weekend!?" Hackathon

  • The "Oh Crap, is that next weekend!?" Hackathon - Friday-Sunday, 7/22-24
    • Work on a project you will be bringing to Makerfaire Detroit

MacGyver Dollar Store Hackathon

  • MacGyver Dollar Store Hackathon - May 13
    • Come and test your skills against the legendary MULLETTED One who saved the world once a week with stray objects.
    • Some food parts will be available for assembling and consumption if you feel lucky.

2015

Holy Smokes Hackathon

  • Holy Smokes Hackathon - 11/17 thru 11/24
    • Over 31,000 abandoned buildings catch fire every year and Louisville is not immune
    • Spend a whole week developing a smart smoke detector prototype that can alert Metro Govt when an abandoned building is on fire
    • Cash prizes up for grabs

(Midwest Regional) Stupid Shit No-One Needs and Terrible Ideas Hackathon

Hack-The-Space Hackathon

  • Hack-The-Space Hackathon - 2/6 @ 7 pm to 2/8 @ Noon
    • Make the most useless yet pretty thing to add character to the space
    • Hack the Space Hackathon Results
      • Jose tried to resurrect Father but fell short (last place)
      • Danielle made a beret with bat ears
      • Swinging couch installed
      • Charles the Hat Cheated by making a laser cut LVL1 sign

2014

Suicidal Robots

  • Suicidal Robots 24-hr Hackathon - 3/22, 12pm (Noon)
    • Presentations happening on 3/23 at Noon

GE Hackathon

  • GE Hackathon happening on Feb 8th at GE Appliance Park (Monogram Hall!).
    • Will be hacking appliances and need to sign NDA.

Global Game Jam

  • 48 hour Game Creation Hackathon! - January 24 - 26th
    • Gamedev group and JSLou group is working on developing a game in 48 hours! Come on down! One of two sites in KY and one in 400 world wide!

2013

Get stuff done hackathon

  • Get stuff done hackathon
    • Oct 25th work on your sumobot!
    • Or whatever project you are doing!

Raspberry Pi Hackathon

  • Raspberry Pi Hackathon: September 14th - 9am to September 15th 6pm (With break for sleep, if desired)
    • Jose won the Raspi hackathon, with the Gruntmaster 6000. A mindwave headset and a screen force users to concentrate, and the setup takes their picture for posterity.
    • Other entrants included a mesh network for the Internet of Things, cheap backup camera, and automated sorting conveyor.

health data brainstorming hackathon

Suicidal Robots

  • Suicidal Robots - August 10th.

Code for America Hackathon

2012

Make Food n̶o̶t̶ War 24 hour hackathon

  • Make Food n̶o̶t̶ War 24 hour hackathon (Oct. 20-21)

Cupcake 2012 hackathon

  • Cupcake 2012 hackathon

LVL1 2012 Boneyard Hackathon Summary

2010

open door hack-a-thon

  • open door hack-a-thon for RFID entry and member management systems 12/11/10

Gwoborg Hack-a-thon

  • Gwoborg Hack-a-thon 10/10/10 at LVL1
    • Looking for web developers to create apps for WW application directory.