January 28-30, 2022

(Kickoff at 6:00PM on January 28th)

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Friday, January 28th

6:00 - 8:00 PM: Kick-off in person at Alumni Hall in the Connolly Ballroom.

Key Note Speaker: Kristen Wise – Technology & Innovations Group Manager

Kristen Wise is senior vice president and Technology & Innovations group manager for the PNC Financial Services Group. She is responsible for providing business technology solutions supporting internal corporate functions such as Human Resources, Legal, Corporate Communications, Enterprise Change Office, Corporate Responsibility Group. Wise is an active volunteer for PNC’s Grow up Great program and regularly supports PNC’s campus recruiting efforts as well as the technology development program. She is an advocate for women in technology and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in computer science.

SCI Alum Workshop Speaker: Alex Zharichenko – Getting Started Hacking with Python

Software Engineer at Aurora Innovation

Description: Wanna learn Python and why is it my go to programming language for making any hackathon/side project? In this workshop, I'm going to show you how to get setup with Python, some tips and tricks of the language, and how we can use third party libraries to build web apps, data science projects, etc. With the goal of getting you faster into building out your hackathon idea, or even opening up other ideas you haven't thought of!

8:00 PM: Hacking Begins, Both VIRTUAL(via Discord) and In Person

Saturday, January 29th

Hacking continues

10:00am - 12:00pm: DJ over Discord! Request your favorite songs in Discord to be played as you work

12:00pm: Jeopardy Game via Discord with WiCS

1:00pm: Kahoot Pitt Trivia Game via Discord

2:00pm - 4:00pm: DJ over Discord! Request your favorite songs in Discord to be played as you work

Sunday, January 30th

9:00 AM: Hacking ends

9:30 AM: All teams must arrive at Alumni Hall

10:00 - 12:00 PM: Project Expo, Judging, and Awards

In-person at Alumni Hall, in the Connolly Ballroom


In-person at Alumni Hall, in the Connolly Ballroom

Via Zoom and Discord


Prize categories for students for prizes by SCI

Health and Medicine: Dr. Dre Beats Earphones

Student Life: Vlogger Kit

Beginner: 32” TV Screen

Smart Cities/Urban Planning: Drone w/ Camera

Education: Samsung Tablet

What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is an event where people come together, break into teams, and develop cool technical projects in a limited amount of time.
Do we have to sleep overnight?
Nope! The event is hybrid this year. Some components will be virtual while some will be in-person. View the schedule for more information!
Will there be prizes?
Yes, there will be tons of prizes and lots of swag!
What if I don't have hackthon experience/know how to code/have a team?
SheInnovates is a great first hackathon! Just come eager and willing to learn. Mentors will be available online to help guide you through the hacking process.
Can I use a project that I developed outside of the hackathon?
No, submissions may not include any code that was written before the kickoff party.
Who can participate?
Any graduate or undergraduate college student. No experience required!
Where can I find information about talks and other events during the hackathon?
You can check out the schedule on our website. You can also follow SheInnovates on Twitter and Facebook for updates during the event.
Where can my team work?
Teams will be working HYBRID this year, both in person and virtually.
Can I get OCC credit for participating this event?
Yes, you can! You can sign up and get OCC credit. Click here.
What about intellectual property?
Students at the University of Pittsburgh own and retain all rights to their intellectual property.
Read more here.


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