Registration has capped for SDLC Partners’ second annual Hackathon event, slated for September 21-22 at their Solution Center in One PPG Plaza, downtown Pittsburgh. The event will include over 80 participants, including undergraduate and graduate students from University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, and Carnegie Mellon University.
The panel of guest judges includes noteworthy professionals and entrepreneurs from the region, including:
- Sumit Shrestha, Customer Success Manager, UiPath
- Ben Northrop, Owner, Highline Solutions
- Ryan Green, CEO and Co-founder, Gridwise
- Aaron Watson, CEO, Piper Creative and Executive Producer, Going Deep Summit
- Hannah Phillips, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer at Piper Creative
“We are thrilled that the Hackathon has brought together such a diverse mix of judges. From seasoned entrepreneurs, to a leader from the highest ranked robotic process automation (RPA) software company, to marketing and creative strategists, an architect, and previous naval officer/platform strategist, we have an impressive group of professionals with so much wisdom and experience to draw on,” says Chris Simchick, Co-Founder and CEO, SDLC Partners and CyLumena.
Scott Barnyak, Co-Founder and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, adds, “I couldn’t agree more. The 2019 Hackathon event has it all – friendly competition, access to advanced technologies, food, fun – and a notable list of talented judges.”
Competitors will form teams and collaborate over one and a half days to create technology solutions for some of the area’s toughest challenges, competing for prizes like a $2,000 first-place team prize.