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Local Hack Day at South Hills

Join us on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at our Altoona Campus (508 58th Street, Altoona, PA 16602) for Major League Hacking's Local Hack Day: Build Day! Build Day is a day-long global hackathon where you can bring your ideas to life by building new projects and working together with others. Participate in workshops and talks with a community around the world. Over the course of 12 hours, attendees will use hardware and software to build everything from computers to websites to apps and more.

Lunch will be provided. The event is from 9AM–9PM, but you can arrive at anytime.

This is an event for all skill levels but is focused more on beginner/intermediate level – anyone wanting to learn more about technology. Workshop attendees will learn skills that they can apply in their projects, schoolwork, job, and beyond. Everyone is welcome to participate in activities such as:

  • Coding demos
  • Local tech professionals answering questions about their jobs
  • Computer hardware challenges
  • Gaming tournaments
  • Computer security sessions
  • Other activities


Got questions? Visit MLH's website to get answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Register Online

Registration is now open to attend Local Hack Day: Build Day at South Hills Altoona!

Click here to Register at MLH.io

Event Day Schedule

9:00 AM – Registration
10:00 AM – Kick-off & Intro
10:30 AM – Computer Hardware Basics Hands-On Lab
10:30 AM – Learn / Build Session
11:30 AM – Speaker: "Security 101 & What I Do As a Computer Security Manager"
11:30 AM – Rapspberry PI Roundup
12:30 PM – Lunch (provided by South Hills)
1:30 PM – Intro to Programming with Scratch / JKarel
1:30 PM – Programming with the Twilio API to Send SMS Messages
2:30 PM – Guest Panel: "What My First Tech Job is Like?"
2:30 PM – Hack Some Origami
3:30 PM – Tech Project Showcase
3:30 PM – Gaming Tournament
5:00 PM – Dinner On Your Own / Chill Out Hour
6:00 PM – Cup Stacking Game and Computer Hardware Challenge
6:00 PM – More Learn / Build Sessions
9:00 PM – Event Ends

Kari Lynn Schlegel

March 4, 1992—December 15, 2016

Kari Schlegel was born in March 1992 and graduated from South Hills in September 2012.

The Kari Lynn Schlegel Memorial Gallery is named in memory of Kari Schlegel, a lifelong Bellefonte resident and 2012 graduate of the Graphic Arts program at South Hills.

Kari was often the exclamation point in any story about the Class of 2012. Her effervescent good mood, enthusiasm, and seemingly endless supply of optimism and positive spirit was infusive, lighting up the classroom.

Kari (right) is shown with her beloved sister, Mindy.

Her classmates still laugh at the memory of Kari wearing her bunny slippers on the Graphic Arts field trip to New York City. Groan-worthy puns and jokes? Kari had a volume of them. She delighted in sharing stories and photos of her four beloved cats as well as trivia and tales of Harry Potter and Disney World. She was a rare combination of innocence, maturity, trust, and hope. She was filled with a joy of life and an unconditional love for her friends, her family, her pets… and people she just met. That was Kari Schlegel.

Kari dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow for the South Hills “BooFest” Halloween party in 2012.

She loved her school, even coming back to audit several GA classes after graduating. Kari also particularly enjoyed returning to South Hills every summer to perform as part of the Music Picnic Series with the Bellefonte Community Band.

Kari died December 15, 2016, in a tragic automobile accident. It’s a loss everyone who knew her still feels. In the end, Kari truly lived her life with passion and joy, treating others as she wanted to be treated: with love, compassion, and respect.