SteelHacks 2021: Feb. 19-21 | Virtual

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

Registration is open!


Friday, Feb 19th

  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Opening Ceremony

  • 7:00pm

    Hacking begins!

    Team formation will also occurs at this time

  • 8:00pm - 9:00pm

    Music Hour

    Come into the #music-hour channel and listen/suggest some jams!

Saturday, Feb 20th

  • TBD

    Additional Workshops and Activities

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Pitt CSC Workshop

    How to API with Justin Kramer and Dylan Feehan

  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Cigna Workshop

  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Women's Coffee Hour

  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Show and Tell Hour

  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Music Hour

    Come into the #music-hour channel and listen/suggest some jams!

Sunday, Feb 21th

  • 9:00am

    Submit to Devpost/End of Hacking

  • 10:00am - 11:30am


  • 12:00pm

    Award Ceremony


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?
Nope! The event is free.
Where will SteelHacks be held?
SteelHacks 2021 will be entirely VIRTUAL.
I can't register anymore!
Don't panic! Shoot an email to and we'll try to sort it out.
I missed the confirmation deadline! Can I still come?
Send us an email to, and we'll see if we can find you a spot!
How do teams work?
Teams can consist of up to 4 people, though you can have any amount less than that as well.
What is the code of conduct for this event?
All participants of SteelHacks 2021 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.
What if the FAQ didn't answer my question?
You can tweet it at us @SteelHacks, or email us at!