Pittsburgh Civic Hackathon



The Pittsburgh Technology Council, in partnership with RustBuilt, is excited to announce our very first Civic Hackathon, taking place May 15th through May 17th.


Calling all civic-minded citizens: developers, designers, marketers, and anyone with an idea to tackle the challenges in our city and country. This is your chance to connect with like-minded people in your community to make a difference.

Think our communities could be better? Do you have ideas for solutions to that leverage technology? Want to work with other likeminded, dynamic people? Have skills like web or mobile development, design, mapping, data analysis, research, or storytelling? Come apply your technical, creative, and business skills to transform our cities for the better.

During the Pgh Civic Hackathon, you will hack on solutions for civic good, hear from innovative leaders, meet technical, creative and business mentors, receive input from domain experts, and form remote teams to create useful prototypes that solve pressing needs. All you need to do is bring your interests, skills, and enthusiasm.

Pgh Civic Hackathon Agenda

Friday, May 15th (Kickoff Event) 6pm-8:30pm

  • Kickoff Speakers
  • Idea Pitches
  • Audience Vote
  • Team Formations

Saturday, May 16th (Teamwork, Mentoring Sessions, and Speaker) 9am-6pm

  • Team Check ins (Updates / Needs)
  • Office Hours with Mentors
  • Lunchtime Team Check Ins (Updates / Needs)
  • Evening Speaker

Sunday, May 17th (Teamwork, Mentoring Sessions, Final Pitches, Awards Ceremony) 10am-8pm

  • Check Ins (Updates / Needs)
  • Office Hours with Mentors
  • Final Pitches
  • Judges / Awards Ceremony

For more information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pittsburghs-civic-hackathon-tickets-103232011726

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ashley Steckel at asteckel@pghtech.org. Any other questions regarding the event can be sent to Ryan Gent (rgent@pghtech.org) or Kit Mueller (kit@rustbuilt.org).



 Terms of Participation Agreement: It is our goal to provide a enriching networking and learning opportunity. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people, build relationships with mentors and team members, and learn from other leaders in the community. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. The solutions to civic issues developed over the weekend or intended to be open sourced. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event.

Additionally, as a participant, you agree to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally and treat everyone with respect.

5/15/2020 - 5/17/2020

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