Major League Hacking 2019 Hackathon Season

Meet the Mentors

Mentors are a critical part of HACK THIS. HELP KIDS. and offer valuable feedback for hackers as they solve pediatric pain points. These individuals have vast experience and backgrounds in medicine, engineering, design, software development, and business.

Mentors are available in three-hour shifts:

You can also sign up to attend a Genius Session, presenting a "soft pitch" of your solution to a panel of mentors on Saturday morning prior to semi-final round judging. Learn more about Genius Sessions here.

Please refer to your printed program for a full list of mentor skill sets and availability.

Friday, October 5
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Prashant Ambe, MSME
President
TiE Pittsburgh

Christopher Anderson
Director of Software Engineering and IT
ChemImage Corporation

Matt Atwood
Quantitative Portfolio Manager
Tudor Investment Corporation

Charles Baer
Solutions Architect
Google Cloud

Sarah Ball, MHSA
Manager, Patient Experience
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Sean Beck, MS
Cloud Solutions Architect
Microsoft

Andrew Buchert, MD
Medical Director, Clinical Resource Management
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Gabriella Butler, MSN
Manager, Clinical Analytics & Data Science
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Philip Coachman
Cloud Solution Architect
Microsoft

Rebecca DelFiandra
Account Executive
Google
(Available only until 8 p.m.)

William R. Doring, MBA
Vice President, Finance
The Buncher Company

Francois Estellon, MBA
Chief Technology Officer
SGK (of Matthews International)

Ritwik Gupta
Machine Learning Researcher
Carnegie Mellon University

MJ Jacob
Customer Engineer
Google Cloud

Bob Junke, MSIA
Founder and CEO
Adventace

Roman Kharkovski
Customer Engineer
Google Cloud

Brian Kolowitz, DSc, MSc, MBA
Director of Product Management & Adjunct Instructor
UPMC Enterprises
Heinz School of Systems Information Management

Brian Martin, DMD
Vice President, Medical Affairs
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Tom Medvitz, MBA
Programmer, Educator, Entrepreneur
Tech Elevator

Ashok Panigrahy, MD
Professor and Radiologist-in-Chief
John F. Caffney Endowed Chair in Pediatric Radiology
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Vice Chair, Clinical and Translational Imaging Research
Department of Radiology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Carol Smith, MS
UX Leader, Speaker - Self-Driving Cars
Uber

Ross Thomson
Solutions Architect
Google

John Tunno, PharmD
Director, Clinical Development & Medical Affairs
Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation

Michael Wagner
CEO
Edge Case Research

Kelly Waldman
Project Manager
Creehan & Company

Ian Watson, PhD
Software Engineer
Google

Saturday, October 6
8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Sean Beck, MS
Cloud Solutions Architect
Microsoft

Philip Brooks, MBA
Entrepreneur in Residence
University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute

Philip Coachman
Cloud Solution Architect
Microsoft

Ted Conley, MSE
Senior Mobile Engineer
BluPanda

Francois Estellon, MBA
Chief Technology Officer
SGK (of Matthews International)

Mike Flock, PhD
Innovation Core Manager
CTSI at University of Pittsburgh

Larry Gioia, MS
Director, PwC Digital Health
PwC

Ralph Gross, PhD
Chief Scientist
BluPanda

Ritwik Gupta
Machine Learning Researcher
Carnegie Mellon University

Matt Harbaugh, MBA, JD
Managing Director
Mountain State Capital

David Hoerster
Technology Strategist
Microsoft

Tim Isgro, MS
Manager, Fleet Engineering
GE Aviation

Everett Petronick
Healthcare Technology Strategist
Microsoft

Ana Radovic, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Sanjay Kumar Ranganayakulu, MS, MIIPS
User Experience Engineer
ANSYS, Inc.

Brian Read
Director, Finance & Operations
Mine Vision Systems, Inc.

Jessica Sinclair, MS
Director
PantherlabWorks

Carol Smith, MS
UX Leader, Speaker - Self-Driving Cars
Uber

Benson Tucker
Cloud Partner Integration Engineer
Google

John Tunno, PharmD
Director, Clinical Development & Medical Affairs
Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation

Ian Watson, PhD
Software Engineer
Google

Saturday, October 6
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Prashant Ambe, MSME
President
TiE Pittsburgh

Lisa Barsom, PhD
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation

Francois Estellon, MBA
Chief Technology Officer
SGK (of Matthews International)

John Gierl, MBA
SVP of Information Technology
NEP Group

Ralph Gross, PhD
Chief Scientist
BluPanda

Ritwik Gupta
Machine Learning Researcher
Carnegie Mellon University

Heather Kelley
Assistant Teaching Professor, Entertainment Technology Center
Carnegie Mellon University

Roman Kharkovski
Customer Engineer
Google Cloud

Eugene Leventhal
Founder, eduDAO
Heinz College Public Policy Graduate Student

Jenna Lesker Lloyd
Global Manager of Operational Excellence
Kurt J. Lesker Company

Tom Medvitz, MBA
Programmer, Educator, Entrepreneur
Tech Elevator

John Tunno, PharmD
Director, Clinical Development & Medical Affairs
Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation

Ian Watson, PhD
Software Engineer
Google

 

Genius Sessions

PNC Event Room 2001 (Level 2) PNC Event Room 2003 (Level 2)
Francis Estellon, MBA Sean Beck, MS
Larry Gioia, MS Philip Brooks, MBA
Matt Harbaugh, MBA, JD Philip Coachman
David Hoerster Ted Conley, MSE
Everett Petronick Mike Flock, PhD
Jessica Sinclair, MS Ralph Gross, PhD
Carol Smith, MS Tim Isgro, MS
John Tunno, PharmD Sanjay Kumar Ranganayakulu, MS, MIIPS
Ian Watson, PhD  
Adams Classroom 3801 (Level 3) Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship (Level 3)
Francis Estellon, MBA Prashant Ambe, MSME
John Gierl, MBA Lisa Barsom, PhD
Heather Kelley Ralph Gross, PhD
Eugene Leventhal Tom Medvitz, MBA
Jenna Lesker Lloyd John Tunno, PharmD
Ian Watson, PhD