February 3-5, 2023

(Kickoff at 6:00PM on February 3rd)

Registration Closed


Chris Johns

Chief Information Officer

PNC Asset Management Group and Staff Services Technology

Executive sponsor of PNC Technology Early Career Development Programs

Anissa Gilbert

Senior Digital Product Manager

PNC Retail Banking

Vice president of the PNC Women in Tech Group, Tech Connect


Design Thinking Workshop

Join PNC’s Enterprise Innovation team to learn about methods and mindsets

that will help you center human needs when designing your solution.

Using design thinking, designers from virtually every industry – from

entertainment to financial services to health care – learn about the

humans who will interact with their products in order to take the

user experience to the next level.

In this session, you’ll gain skills to ensure you’re solving the right problem,

designing creatively, generating and testing ideas, and more.

Facilitated by:

Andrea Frazier

Innovation Associate, PNC Technology, Enterprise Innovation

Bridget Deely

Innovation Lead, PNC Technology, Enterprise Innovation

Sarah Guidi

Innovation Lead, PNC Technology, Enterprise Innovation


DAY 1: Friday, February 3rd

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Networking and Check-in

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

7:30 PM: Team Formation

8:00 PM: Hacking Begins

DAY 2: Saturday, February 4th

Hacking continues

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Breakfast

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM: Design Thinking Workshop

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM: Zumba Class!

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Family Feud!

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Dinner

DAY 3: Sunday, February 5th

9:00 AM: Hacking ends

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Breakfast

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


Prize categories for students for prizes by SCI

1st place:

Nutribullet Personal Blender for Shakes, Smoothies, Food Prep, and Frozen Blending, 24 Ounces, 600 Watt, Gray, (NBR-0601)

2nd place:

FUJIFILM INSTAX MINI LINK 2 Smartphone Printer (Space Blue)

Best Beginner:

JBL Flip 5 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker (River Teal)

Student Choice Awards:

Beats by Dr. Dre Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones (Rose Gold / Icon)


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! 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 in person this year.

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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