Ever wanted to build the next Snapchat? Program a drone? Build a website that connects people across the globe? Come (or should we say, log on) to HackTJ and work with your friends to build something cool, learn new tricks, and have a fantastic time!
Best Overall Hack
Our HackTJ 7.5 Grand Prize Winner!
Best Web Hack
Any website or application that runs in a browser.
Best Mobile Hack
Any standalone application.
Best Beginner Hack
All team members must be in their first year of programming.
Best Design Hack
Best Social Impact Hack
echoAR: Best Use of AR/VR
Sponsored by echoAR, this challenge will require you to use their AR/VR software in your hack. It can be for any application, but it must include their software. You can gain free Business tier access to their platform exclusively for HackTJ on the link listed in your student information packet.
Sponsored by EastBanc Technologies, this category will require you to create a hack that will assist the world during inclement weather. Data of Montgomery County snow plowing routes and EastBanc's data portal (https://hacktj2020.eastbanctech.com) will be provided to you.
Sponsored by EastBanc Technologies, this category will require you to create a taxi service hack. API to track GPS waypoints, datasets containing trip information, and EastBanc's data portal (https://hacktj2020.eastbanctech.com) will be provided to you.
Sponsored by EastBanc Technologies, this category will require you to create any public transportation hack. Historical data of bus arrivals to stops and EastBanc's data portal (https://hacktj2020.eastbanctech.com) will be provided to you.
MLH: Best Domain Registered with Domain.com
Register a .tech, .space, or .online domain name using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team.
MLH: Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key (2)
Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with Arduino Uno R3 included. We select two winning teams for this category.
MLH: Best Use of CockroachDB
Build your hackathon project on CockroachDB's open source and indestructible SQL database. Utilize CockroachDB in your hack for a chance to win a 3D printing pen for each team member. What's more, ALL projects submitted that use CockroachDB will receive a free t-shirt!
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Any student currently enrolled in high school (grades 9-12) in the United States may compete in HackTJ 7.5.
Submissions will require a three-minute-long video maxiumum including a demonstration of your hack, the reasoning or inspiration behind your hack, and how your built it.
Greatest Social Impact
social impact, ethics