Major League Hacking 2019 Hackathon Season

Participant Portal

Hackathon Essentials


Submit Your Presentation

Click here to submit your final presentation by 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 6.


Friday, October 5

4:00 p.m.

Registration opens


6:00 p.m.

Opening ceremony with keynote speaker Thomas Tull, founder and CEO of Tulco, and presentation of pain points
Simmons Auditorium


7:00 p.m.

Hacker team formation



Mentor Shift 1 begins


7:30 p.m.

Hacking begins!


8:00 p.m.

Level 1, outside Simmons Auditorium


Genius Session sign-ups open


9:00 p.m.

Team registration deadline


10:00 p.m.

Mentor Shift 1 concludes


Saturday, October 6

12:00 a.m.

Level 1, outside Simmons Auditorium


8:00 a.m.

Mentor Shift 2 begins


9:00 a.m.

Level 1, outside Simmons Auditorium


10:00 a.m.

Genius Sessions (by appointment)


11:00 a.m.

Mentor Shift 2 concludes


11:30 a.m.

Mentor Shift 3 begins


12:00 p.m.

"The Power of Connection" presentation by Nick Adkins
Level 3, inside Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship


1:00 p.m.

Level 1, outside Simmons Auditorium


2:00 p.m.

Mentor Shift 3 concludes


3:00 p.m.

Hacking ends - submissions due!


4:00 p.m.

Semi-final presentations and judging


6:00 p.m.

Final presentations and closing ceremony
Simmons Auditorium


7:35 p.m.

Announcement of winners


8:00 p.m.

Networking and photos of winners' circle


If you submitted your mobile phone number during registration, we will send you text alerts throughout the event with program updates regarding food, submission deadlines, and special opportunities you won't want to miss!


The entire HACK THIS. HELP KIDS. program will be at the brand-new Tepper Quad at Carnegie Mellon University, located at:

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Once you enter the Tepper Quad, follow the purple signs to the registration tables located outside the auditorium on the first floor. There will be no need to leave the building once you have arrived on Friday.

Security will be on site the entire time. In addition to providing patrols on foot, by car, and by bicycle, campus security can be contacted by calling one of the below numbers.

Emergency: 412-268-2323
Non-Emergency: 412-268-6232


Free parking is available in the East Campus garage after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 5, and all day on Saturday, October 6.


CMU students should already have access to Wi-Fi in the Tepper Quad.

All other registrants will receive your individual login code from registration and should follow these instructions to connect to the network:

  • Network: CMU-SECURE
  • Password: Pass123!

Social Media

Join in the hackathon fun on social media with the hashtag #hackthishelpkids.

Follow UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! You can also find our special HACK THIS. HELP KIDS. Snapchat filter live from Tepper Quad throughout the event.


Check out our FAQs to see if any of your questions about the event are answered there, or email us at and we will tell you anything you need to know!

You can also ask a Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation team member, identified by their yellow lanyards that say EVENT STAFF.