This is our challenge to you.

Come join us on March 1st - 2nd 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!


Location: The William Pitt Union Ballroom, 3959 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Date Description Time
Friday 3/1 Registration 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Friday 3/1 Dinner (and informal team formation) 6:30 PM
Friday 3/1 Opening 7:15 - 7:45 PM
Friday 3/1 Competition Begins! 7:45 PM
Friday 3/1 Formal Team Formation 7:45 PM
Friday 3/1 Cup Stacking Competition! 9:00 PM
Friday 3/1 Track/Team Finalization 10:00 PM
Friday 3/1 Late Night Snack 11:00 PM
Saturday 3/2 Yoga 8:30 AM
Saturday 3/2 Breakfast 9:00 AM
Saturday 3/2 Lunch 12:00 PM
Saturday 3/2 Final Snacks 3:00 PM
Saturday 3/2 DevPost Submission Deadline 5:00 PM
Saturday 3/2 Judging Begins 5:30 PM
Saturday 3/2 Closing and Awards 7:00 PM


Choose a track (or combine multiple!) to focus your idea upon.

  • Interactive Health Kiosks
  • Electronic Health Record Systems
  • Virtual Medical Simulation
  • Medical Education Gamification
  • Intelligent Personal Assistants
  • Big-Data in Healthcare
  • Remote Patient Interactions
  • Improved Dictation


  • First Place

    Cash prize of $2000

  • Second Place

    Cash prize of $1200

  • Third Place

    Cash prize of $800

  • Interactive Health Kiosks


  • Electronic Health Record Systems


  • Virtual Medical Simulation

    Samsung VR Camera

  • Medical Education

    Amazon Fire

  • Big-Data in Healthcare

    Microsoft Azure Gift Card

  • Remote Patient Interactions

    Google Home Hub

  • Improved Dictation

    TT Easy Trans Smart Language Translator


    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.

    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.
    • 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.

    Is food provided? Will there be a place to sleep?
    • All meals are provided for during the duration of the event. Currently we do not have a designated sleeping area.

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

    Where is the event?
    • The Pitt Challenge is being hosted at the William Pitt Union at the University of Pittsburgh. The address is 3959 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

    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?


Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season