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Steel Hacks

February 24th & 25th, 2018

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

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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.


February 24th


  • 11am-1pm Check-in / Lunch
  • 12-1pm Opening Ceremony
  • 1pm Team Formation
  • 1:30pm Begin Hacking
  • 2:30pm Talk by Robbie McKinstry - Provisioning Your Way to a Successful Hack
  • 7pm Dinner
  • 7:15pm Vanguard Tech Talk
  • 11pm Midnight Snack
  • 12am Wolverine Card Game

February 25th


  • 8:30am Breakfast
  • 1:30pm Stop Hacking
  • 1:30pm Lunch
  • 1:45-2:30pm Expo 1 (half of teams present)
  • 2:45-3:30pm Expo 2 (remaining half present)
  • 3:30-4pm Final Awards Tallied
  • 4-5pm Closing Ceremony and Prizes
  • 5:30pm Deadline to return hardware!


1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall

Pick one of Beats headphones, Fitbit Altas, and Amazon Fire TV Sticks

Best Hardware Hack

Google Home Minis

Best FinTech Hack (Sponsored by BNY Mellon)

Amazon Echos

Best Hack for Social Good

Bluetooth Speakers

Best IoT Hack

DragonBoard 410C & Power Source

Best Domain Name registered with

Raspberry Pi and PiHut Essential Kit

Best Use of AWS

$250 Amazon AWS Credit

Wolfram Award

One-year subscriptions to Wolfram|One Personal Edition and
Wolfram|Alpha Pro.

question_answerFrequently Asked Questions

Who can attend SteelHacks?

Any undergraduate or graduate student at any college in the world! Non-Pitt college undergraduate students must be at least 18 years old. Unfortunately, high school students can't attend this year.

Does this cost money?

Not at all! In fact, we pay for all your meals and provide you with all the hardware and help you need at any time for free.

Where will SteelHacks be held?

SteelHacks 2018 will occur at the William Pitt Union on Pitt's campus, 3959 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

What is the code of conduct for this event?

All participants of SteelHacks 2018 will be required to follow the MLH code of conduct that can be found here.

What is my registration used for?

We participate in Major League Hacking (MLH) as a MLH Member Event. You authorize us to share certain application/registration information for event administration, ranking, MLH administration, and occasional messages about hackathons in line with the MLH Privacy Policy.

Will hardware be available?

Yes! There will be hardware available to use at the event. The inventory list can be viewed here.

I can't register anymore!

Don't panic! Shoot an email to and we'll try to sort it out.

Where will I sleep?

If you're a Pitt student, you can sleep in your residence hall/apartment. For non-Pitt students, the venue will have designated sleeping places.

I missed the confirmation dealine! Can I still come?

Send us an email to, and we'll see if we can find you a spot!

How do I get there?

If you're coming from out-of-state, we unfortunately cannot offer any travel reimbursement at this time. Students at any university in Pittsburgh can simply take a Port Authority bus straight to the event, so that's simple.

How do teams work?

Teams can consist of 1-4 people!

What if FAQ didn't answer my question?

You can tweet it at us @SteelHacks, or email us at!



William Pitt Union
3959 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213