Pittsburgh's Premier Hackathon

SteelHacks is an event hosted at the University of Pittsburgh, through the School of Computing and Information, for students at colleges & universities across the US who are passionate about getting their hands dirty using technology and design.

This year is the fourth annual Steelhacks hackathon. Each year students from around the Pittsburgh area and beyond come together to hack and make cool stuff.

 

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Prizes

$4,800 in prizes

1st Prize

Best Hardware Hack

Google Home Minis

Best Hack for Social Good

Bluetooth Speakers

Best Financial Hack

Amazon Echos

Best Domain Name Registered with Domain.com

Raspberry Pi and PiHut Essential Kit

Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

Qualcomm DragonBoard 410C & Power Source

2nd Prize

3rd Prize

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Any undergraduate or graduate student who signed up at steelhacks.com and is permitted to attend is allowed to participate.

Judges

Jack McQuown

Jack McQuown
BNY Mellon (Pitt CS Grad)

Suresh Natarajan

Suresh Natarajan
FedEx Services

Kirsten Taing

Kirsten Taing
Grant Street Group

Carolina Blanco

Carolina Blanco
The Vanguard Group

Dr. Thumrongsak Kosiyatrakul

Dr. Thumrongsak Kosiyatrakul
Pitt Computer Science Lecturer

Dr. Daniel Mosse

Dr. Daniel Mosse
Pitt Computer Science Professor

Kyle Ceffaratti

Kyle Ceffaratti
The Vanguard Group

Liam Keating

Liam Keating
The Vanguard Group

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
  • Originality
  • Progress
  • User Experience