This is our challenge to you.

Come join us this fall 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: Benedum Hall, 3700 O'Hara St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Date Description Time
Friday Registration 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Friday Dinner (and informal team formation) 6:30 PM
Friday Opening 7:15 - 7:45 PM
Friday Competition Begins! 7:45 PM
Friday Formal Team Formation 7:45 PM
Friday Cup Stacking Competition! 9:00 PM
Friday Track/Team Finalization 10:00 PM
Friday Late Night Snack 11:00 PM
Saturday Yoga 8:30 AM
Saturday Breakfast 9:00 AM
Saturday Lunch 12:00 PM
Saturday Final Snacks 3:00 PM
Saturday DevPost Submission Deadline 5:00 PM
Saturday Judging Begins 5:30 PM
Saturday 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 $3000

  • Second Place

    Cash prize of $2000

  • Third Place

    Cash prize of $1000

  • 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 was the hackathon like last year?

    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.
    • Students 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 Benedum Hall at the University of Pittsburgh. The address is 3700 O'Hara St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

    Will you offer travel reimbursements?
    • Pending funding we are planning to help hackers pay for travel. We're currently collecting info to gauge interest. If you are traveling from outside of Pittsburgh please send a quick email to with where you’re traveling from and if you're coming with anyone else from your school!
    • More concrete travel info will be released later in August.

    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?


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