This is our challenge to you.

Come join us on February 2nd - 3rd 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 University Club, 123 University Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Date Description Time
Friday 2/2 Registration 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Friday 2/2 Dinner (and informal team formation) 6:30 PM
Friday 2/2 Opening 7:00 - 7:30 PM
Friday 2/2 Competition Begins! 7:30 PM
Friday 2/2 Formal Team Formation 7:30 PM
Saturday 2/3 Midnight Snack 12:30 AM
Saturday 2/3 Breakfast 8:00 AM
Saturday 2/3 Lunch 1:00 PM
Saturday 2/3 Dinner 6:00 PM
Saturday 2/3 DevPost Submission Deadline 7:30 PM
Saturday 2/3 Judging Begins 8:00 PM
Saturday 2/3 Closing and Awards 9:00 PM
Saturday 2/3 Hardware Return 9:30 PM


  • First Place

    Cash prize of $2000

  • Second Place

    Cash prize of $1200

  • Third Place

    Cash prize of $800

  • Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

    Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c + power source

  • Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

    $250 AWS Credit

  • Best Domain Name from

    Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit

  • Best Fitness Hack

    SONY XB80BS Extra Bass Headphones

  • Best Hardware Hack

    FitBit Altas

  • Best Use of Medical Data

    Google Home Mini


    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 University Club at the University of Pittsburgh. The address is 123 University Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

    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?

    Are travel reimbursements provided?
    • At this time, we are unable to provide travel reimbursements.

    Does the Pitt Challenge Conflict with the Super Bowl?
    • Nope! The hackathon finishes Saturday evening, leaving you plenty of time before the Super Bowl!


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