Come join us for Carnegie Mellon's premier hackathon: TartanHacks!

Whether you've come to learn something new, or to show off your skills, you'll have a great time at TartanHacks! Come with a team, or make one at the event, students of all skill levels and any major are welcome.

Visit for FAQs, the event schedule, and registration.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Participants: Current undergraduate students from any university.  No graduate students, high school students, non-university individuals will be allowed to participate.


Any project or hack that meets the above posted rules is eligible for judging and prizes.  Be sure to include enough information (images, documentation, etc.) in your Devpost submission so judges can have a good idea of what your project is about.

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$9,500 in prizes

ScottyLabs Grand Prize

Scott's Prize

Bloomberg's 'Best Educational Hack' Prize

Facebook's 'Social Impact' Prize

Google's 'Best Accessibility Hack' Prize

Rockwell Automation 'Best Environmental Hack' Prize

Sandia National Laboratories' 'Best Privacy Hack' Prize

Microsoft's 'Azure Champ' Prize

Capital One's 'Best Financial Hack' Prize

Project Olympus' 'Best Entrepreneurial Hack' Prize

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Include at least one image of your project with your Devpost submission!


Tom Cortina

Tom Cortina
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education, School of Computer Science

Justine Sherry Martins

Justine Sherry Martins
Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation
    Is the project pushing the boundary of modern technology? Is the project concept truly unique and has the potential to make an impact?
  • Usefulness
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?
  • Execution
    Is the project polished? Is the project cleanly crafted without any significant bugs or issues?
  • Design
    Does the project have a cleanly designed interface? Is the project design and structure user-friendly?
  • Potential for Expansion
    Does the project have the opportunity for future expansion and development? Is the project capable of becoming a large-scale idea rather than being a small, one-off hack?

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