Local Hack Day is a week-long event conducted by "Major League Hacking" between 10th January-18th January, Globally.
The main agenda of this event is to empower passionate people by providing hands-on experience and collaborating in an open environment.
If you're a beginner like me, LHD is a perfect opportunity to get started, since there many people with distinct experience levels and even projects for all of them...
The great thing about this is the exposure you get here, many hackers join this community and collaborate to complete their challenges filled with lots of fun.
The main skills focussed in this event are Learning, Building and Sharing.