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!

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

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.

EastBanc: SnowIQ

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.

EastBanc: CabIQ

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.

EastBanc: TransitIQ

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!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Any student currently enrolled in high school (grades 9-12) in the United States may compete in HackTJ 7.5.

Requirements

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. 

Judges

S Das

Pranav Wadhwa

Pranav Wadhwa

Eric Xie

Eric Xie

Peter Stephan

Jae Hwang

Vijay Arthanari

Vijay Arthanari

Lavanya Yanduru

Lavanya Yanduru

Zane Hasnain

Zane Hasnain

Nicolae Costescu

Nicolae Costescu

Raymond	Holder

Raymond Holder

Qiang Zhang

Matthew Huo

Milan Wolff

Milan Wolff

Tom Trifaro

Tom Trifaro

Alvaro Ramirez

Alvaro Ramirez

Denys Fedorchuk

Peter Shashkin

Peter Shashkin

Vladislav Voytenko

Vladislav Voytenko

Smit Davey

Smit Davey

Judging Criteria

  • Best Design
    UI/UX
  • Greatest Social Impact
    social impact, ethics
  • Implementation‌
    feasibility

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