Carnegie Mellon University


Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology

January 28, 2022

Futurist Club GBM + TartanHacks + Algorithms with a Cause

Please review our latest updates on hours and access for the IDeATe facilities and equipment while the campus is in its modified posture and shifts to its transitional posture.

CMU Futurist Club


CMU Futurist Club is a space for people of any academic background to gather and share their ideas for what they believe the future should be like. We’ll host design sprints with small businesses, guest seminar and workshops, and small group discussions focused on creative and out of the box conversations. Join them for their GBM on Friday, February 4th at 5pm in CUC Dowd. Find more info on their Slack and @cmufuturistclub.

TartanHacks 2022


TartanHacks, Pittsburgh’s largest hackathon, is coming up from February 4th-6th! We have amazing workshops, speakers, events, and of course, prizes!

Due to COVID-19 concerns, we will be delivering a virtual experience for off-campus participants and a hybrid experience for on-campus participants. We will still have awesome challenges for hackers to participate in to receive swag, and winners will receive prizes regardless of location.

Registration will open on

If you have questions feel free to email or visit our website at can’t wait to see you at TartanHacks!! 

Duquesne Light Design Challenge


Duquesne Light and HeroX have announced the crowdsourcing competition “Reimagining the Duquesne Light Company Tree of Lights.” The challenge seeks to design a new, iconic holiday light display to replace the company’s celebrated “Tree of Lights” at Pittsburgh’s Point State Park, which is being retired after more than 30 years. DLC will be offering top prizes of $15,000. For more information and to enter, visit

Algorithms with a Purpose 2022


ACM@CMU is back from HackCMU with Algorithms With A Purpose 2022, a fast-paced 7-hour algorithms competition that poses an open-ended problem. Teams of up to 4 will implement creative and clever solutions and compete to win prizes!

This year’s theme involves cell towers and cities. The event will be open to both newcomers and experienced coders, with two competition brackets to accommodate both. Only basic knowledge of Python is necessary.

WhenSaturday, February 19, 11 AM - 6 PM
Where:  Gates Hillman 6th Floor
Why: Coding, free t-shirts, food, swag and prizes!

Sign up! at