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!

Hackathon Sponsors


$20,900 in prizes

Scott Krulcik Grand Prize

First Penguin Award (2)

Spiciest Meme Award

Best Valentine's Hack

Best Safety Hack

Best Entrepreneurial Hack by Project Olympus

Best Alexa Hack by Project Olympus

Best Beginner Hack by BNY Mellon

Best Environment Hack by Nefeli Networks

Focus on Customer Award by Panopto

Best Sports Hack by DICK’s Sporting Goods

Best Social Impact Hack by Rockwell Automation (2)

Best Financial Hack by Capital One

Best Campus Safety Hack by Ness Digital Engineering

Best Security Hack by Sandia National Laboratories

Best Hack to Solve Community Issues at Scale by Facebook

Azure Champ Prize - Hack for Good by Microsoft

Emirates Runner-Up

Emirates Grand Prize Winner

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


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.


Tom Cortina

Tom Cortina

John Mackey

John Mackey

Pat Virtue

Pat Virtue

Mor Harchol-Balter

Mor Harchol-Balter

Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation
  • Design
  • Execution
  • Scope
  • Potential for Expansion

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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