HACK THIS. HELP KIDS., presented by the Citrone Thirty Three Foundation, is a hackathon focused on pediatric health care where individuals get to interact and engage with the best and brightest minds. People with diverse experiences and backgrounds such as medicine, engineering, design, software development, and business work together in teams for an action-packed 24 hours of collaboration.

Participants, sponsors, and mentors will take some of the most challenging health care pain points in existence, and turn them in to some of the most innovative and disruptive solutions in the health care industry, working together to create tools and technology to help various problems in the vast field of pediatrics. Help kids by solving problems they encounter every day in the hospital.

The event takes place in the brand-new Tepper Quad, a highly-anticipated state-of-the-art space at Carnegie Mellon University, demonstrating the first true academic innovation hub, bringing together business, technology, and beyond. The event kicks off with keynote speaker Thomas Tull, founder and CEO of Tulco.

Bring hope, and healing, to the kids at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and beyond through HACK THIS. HELP KIDS.

Hackathon Sponsors


$10,000 in prizes

Total prize money

Specific prizes to be announce!

Best use of Algolia

Casio CA-506C-5A Calculator Watch for each team member

Best use of Google Cloud Platform

Google Home Minis for each team member

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit for each team member

Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

410C Dragonboard for each team member

Best Chat Bot using Botkit & Cisco Webex Teams

Power banks for each team member

Best use of HERE.com

Hacker gear and swag from HERE.com

Best use of Clarifai’s API Weekly Challenge

Hacker gear from Clarifai for each team member

Snap Kit Weekly Challenge

Spectacles by Snapchat for each team member

Best Social Good Hack from Fidelity Weekly Challenge

$50 Gift Cards from Fidelity for each team member

Best use of Authorize.net

LS20 Gaming Headsets for each team member

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


To be announced

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Judging Criteria

  • To be announced

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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