This is our challenge to you.

Join us to engage in critical conversations regarding healthcare and pharmacy with industry giants and leading researchers. We want everyone - pharmacy students, engineers, designers, and more - to come and help solve some of the biggest challenges facing the world today.

For Healthcare Students:

Even if you have no coding experience, your team will need your insights into the world of healthcare and pharmacy. Keep in mind that your fellow participants are students like yourself, and everyone is trying to work together to learn and develop amazing ideas.

For Tech-Based Students:

Even if you have no experience with healthcare or pharmacy, your team will need your ability to rapidly produce software from ideas. Your team will provide the healthcare background that you need to succeed. Remember that everyone will be learning to build something together.


What is the Pitt Challenge?

The Pitt Challenge is an event held in Pittsburgh to bring together students from many disciplines to solve problems in the health field.

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an invention marathon. Students come together to build cool software & hardware hacks over 24-48 hours. It’s very beginner friendly.

How much does attending the Pitt Challenge cost?

Nothing. Attending the Pitt Challenge is free.

Will I get swag?

Yes! We will ship you a Pitt Challenge 2022 T-Shirt free of charge and more!

Can we start early?

According to MLH guidelines, we ask that you start your projects at the beginning of the hackathon.

Who can attend the Pitt Challenge?

Students who are currently enrolled at a college/university are welcome to attend. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept high school hackers. Must be 18+ to compete.

Student of ALL majors are welcome! We are looking for thinkers and problem solvers from many backgrounds.

How big are teams? Do I need to find a team before the Pitt Challenge?

Teams can have up to 4 members. Don't worry about creating a team ahead of time! We will have a team formation session at the beginning of the hackathon.

Who owns the ideas?

All ideas are property of the team that creates them. Pitt will not own your IP.

Will the event be held virtually or in-person?

Currently, the Pitt Challenge is set to be in-person!

What is Major League Hacking?

Major League Hacking is the official student hackathon league in North America & Europe. They work with over 200 Member Events to empower over 70,000 students every year.

Is there a code of conduct?

Yes, the Pitt Challenge will follow theMLH Code of Conduct.

What forms do I need if I win?

We will have all winners fill out either a W8 or W9 for their prizes.

Is there travel reimbursement?

*All participants seeking the Pitt Challenge's $100.00 travel reimbursement and are traveling by bus, train, or plane, must present a receipt of travel at the time of onsite registration on Friday, October 21st and complete a w9 per University policies. Those who are traveling by car seeking travel reimburse must also complete an appropriate w9 form at the time of onsite registration on Friday, October 21st to be provided up to and not to exceed $100.00 toward their roundtrip milage.Only the first 100 onsite registrants who request travel reimbursement and successfully submit their project will receive travel reimbursement.