Hack the Grid

An 8 hour in-person event where everyone gets a chance to voice their ideas on making cities better.


What is Hack the Grid about?

Hack the Grid is a STEM-first approach to improving our cities. At Hack the Grid, you'll come up with ideas (whether it's through code or otherwise) to improve your city.


Baierl Center, Wexford, PA 15090, USA


December 9th, 2023 10 AM - 7 PM


9:45 AM - 10:15 AM


10:20 AM - 10:50 AM

Opening Ceremony

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Intro to Python

1:00 PM


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Machine Learning Workshop

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Data Science Workshop

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Judging (Judges will call up teams)

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Awards/Prizes + Closing Ceremony


Over $8000 in prizes!

Hack the Grid is taking a unique approach to awarding prizes. Prizes are not defined by place, but rather by category. A 3rd place winner is able to get a 1st place quality prize, and vice versa.

Registration Prizes!

  • You'll get special perks and promotions just for signing up! (You will receive digital promotions after the event to ensure you attend)
  • Taskade Premium (1 year)
  • 1 month free echo3D Pro

10-14 Ideathon Prizes

  • Bluetooth earbuds
  • Multicolor LED Light Bar
  • Avocado Power Bank
  • Digital Promotions

14-18 Ideathon Prizes

  • Lavalier Wireless Microphone
  • Printed Wireless Charger
  • micro:bit v2 Go
  • Digital Promotions

Intermediate Hackathon

  • LED Gaming Keyboard
  • Raspberry Pi Pico Starter Kit
  • Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker
  • Digital Promotions


Hackathon? Isn't hacking illegal?

A hackathon isn't stereotypical hacking- at a hackthon, you simply create computer programs.

I don't know any coding, how will I be able to do this?!

You don't need to know coding at all! Hack the Grid is also hosting an ideathon. If you can come up with an idea, you can participate! You can also participate in our workshops which will teach basic coding.

What do I need to bring?

Anything you think you'll need. If you're participating in the ideathon, we recommend you come with some paper and something to write with to jot your thoughts down. If you're participating in the hackathon, we recommend you bring anything you can code on like an iPad or a laptop.

Who can participate?

Anyone the age of 10-18 can participate.

When should I sign up by?

Signups will close December 2nd.

I signed up but found out I can no longer make it. What should I do?

Please get in touch with us.


Please consider sponsoring us! You can find our sponsorship packet here. Please get in touch with us if you'd like to sponsor or have any questions.

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IndusteelTech is a 501(c)(3) entity under The Hack Foundation dedicated to empowering underrepresented areas in cities by raising funds and investing in technology-driven solutions that foster their advancement. Hack the Grid is the first IndusteelTech event embodying this mission. Hack the Grid is an in-person hackathon in Pittsburgh, PA (USA) that strives to bring the fun of in-person events to Pittsburgh.

Shuchir Jain

Co-Founder, Co-CEO

James Xiao

Co-Founder, Co-CEO

Sritej Padmanabhan

Co-Founder, Co-CEO


Have any questions? We'll happily answer them!