The Original High School Hackathon is back – again.
Ever wanted to build the next Snapchat? Program a drone? Build a website that connects people across the globe? Come to HackTJ and work with your friends to build something cool, learn new tricks, and have a fantastic time!
$5,276 in prizes
Best Overall Hack
Our HackTJ 2018 Grand Prize Winner!
Best Hardware Hack
Apps must have a hardware component. Check out the MLH table to use their Hardware Lab!
Best Mobile App
Best Web App
Any website or application that runs in a browser.
Best Beginner Hack
All the team members must be in their first year of programming.
Fannie Mae: Blockchain Challenge
Phone2Action: Civic Technology, Politics and Digital Advocacy
Phone2Action Runner Up (2)
Capital One: Best Financial Hack
Yext: Best Use of Conversational UI
MLH: Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device
MLH: Best Domain Name
How to enter
Devpost is the record of your hackathon, so write with details, upload pictures/videos, and anything else you would want to explain your project to the viewer.
However, judging will be conducted in-person, not on Devpost, so don't worry about uploading code or making your submission perfect – this is just so we know your project exists and would like to it be considered for prizes.
We're looking to see that your hack is unique and different – something we haven't seen before. This also includes the technical difficulty of the project, and the implementation of something new and interesting with technology.
We're looking to see a creative approach to solving a problem with your hack. This includes (but is not limited to) a unique or fun UI design, an outside-of-the box solution, or a fun theme/vision for your hack.
We're looking for hacks that solve a real problem – things that you or I would appreciate using in our daily lives.
It's important to develop an interesting and engaging "pitch" for your app, one that easily explains what it does without boring the listener.