January 25-27, 2019

(Kickoff at 5:30PM on January 25th)

Information Science Building

(3rd floor of 135 N. Bellefield)

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Friday, January 25

4:30 - 5:30 PM Check In

5:30 PM Kick-off

5:45 PM Keynote with Nicki Zevola Benvenut at FutureDerm, Inc.

Nicki Zevola Benvenuti is an entrepreneur, author, blogger, and speaker who has been teaching audiences about scientific skincare for over a decade. Nicki helps more than 500,000 people a month discover hard-to-find scientific information on skincare, to make sense of marketing claims, and to find what is best for their skin a plethora of products in a crowded marketplace. She is an entrepreneurial start-up CEO with scientific background in the biological sciences. Sales-driven professional with successful closing rate, strong revenue growth history, and significant content marketing, social media and internet marketing experience. Demonstrated success building and managing early-stage teams, raising capital, developing strong web and brand presence, and overseeing manufacture and successful launch of premium consumer personal care products to market in the online sector.

6:30 PM Hacking Begins!

8:00 PM Evening Snack (Pizza)

Saturday, January 26

8:00 AM Breakfast

12:00 PM Lunch

12:30 PM PNC Workshop (20 minutes)

3:30 PM IQ Workshop (20 minutes)

5:45 PM Dinner

6:00 PM JP Morgan Workshop (20 minutes)

9:00 PM Evening Snack + Party Games

Sunday, January 27

(Projects due to DevPost by 9:30AM)

8:00 AM Breakfast

10:00 AM Project Expo

11:30 AM Coffee & Snacks

12:00 - 12:30 PM Winners Announced + Closing


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! Participants are free to come and go as they please.
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 on site to help guide you through the hacking process. The She Innovates kick-off party will feature team formation, idea pitching, and a Q&A session! Additionally, this year we'll be having a pre-hackathon info session on Tuesday, January 23 at 8:00PM in Sennott Square 5317.
Should I bring my own computer?
Yes, we recommend that you bring your own computer (and maybe your charger too).
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.
Will there be food provided?
Yes! On Friday night, appetizers and desserts will be served. On Saturday, breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served. On Sunday, breakfast will be served.
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 on the 3rd floor of the School of Information Sciences Building.
What about intellectual property?
Students at the University of Pittsburgh own and retain all rights to their intellectual property.
Read more here.