hackTAMS is a bi-annual hackathon hosted by TAMS students. Originally, our event was designed for students within our program. However, this event has gradually grown in popularity so we want to expand it further to high school students outside of TAMS. Thus, we invite YOU to partake in this amazing computer science event for high school students!

hackTAMS will have two distinct tracks this year: Hack and Design. The Hack track is geared towards students who have an interest in computer science and those who want to build a working prototype. In other words, this is your typical hackathon competition. In contrast, the Design track is for students who do not enjoy programming but have a creative passion for making things! For this track, you need to submit a mockup of your project.

 

For more information, visit our website at hacktams.org.

Register as a participant at hacktams.org/register.

Become a mentor at hacktams.org/mentor.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at jon@hacktams.org.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$13,698 in prizes

1st Best Hack

Anker Soundcore Headphone
One year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition
One year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro
One year of 1Password Family

2nd Best Hack

Amazon Echo Dot
One year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition
One year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro
One year of 1Password Family

3rd Best Hack

One year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition
One year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro
One year of 1Password Family

1st Best Design

Wacom One Tablet
One year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition
One year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro
One year of 1Password Family

2nd Best Design

Rocketbook
One year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition
One year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro
One year of 1Password Family

3rd Best Design

One year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition
One year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro
One year of 1Password Family

Best Aviation Hack

Build a hack that relates to flying, aviation, drones, planes, helicopters, birds, the air, navigation, altitude, weather, wings, space, geospatial, or something else

$250 split among team members

Best Beginner Hack

Best hack whose team consists of more than half first time hackers

Raspberry Pi 4 B
One year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition
One year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro
One year of 1Password Family
One year of egghead Pro

Best UI/UX Hack

Most aesthetic and visually pleasing hack

One year of 1Password Family
One year of egghead Pro

echoAR Sponsor Challenge

Best use of echoAR in a hack

$50 Amazon Gift Card (One for entire team)
One Month of echoAR Business

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Age 13-18 inclusive
  • Started project during the Hacking period (Nov 6th, 6 PM CDT to Nov 8th, 3 PM CDT)
  • Team size of 1-4
  • Any person living on Earth can compete
  • Swag/prizes are only available to USA participants

Judges

Travis Plunk

Travis Plunk
Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft

Dante Zakhidov

Dante Zakhidov
Ph.D. Candidate at Stanford for Materials Engineering

Estella Xin
Software Engineer at Bloomberg

Ravi Lingineni

Ravi Lingineni
Software Consultant at Codementor

Ayon Roy

Ayon Roy
LuLu International Exchange

Ryan Plauche
Senior Software Engineer at Conduit Ventures

Vaibhav Gupta

Vaibhav Gupta
Software Developer at Google

John V

John V

Tinku Sharma

Anthony Zhou
Co-Founder of Big & Mini

Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor
Software Engineer Intern at PagerDuty

Judging Criteria

  • Hack Track
    Originality/Creativity (33%), Practical Implementation (33%), Technical Complexity (33%)
  • Design Track
    Originality/Creativity (33%), Practical Implementation (33%), Completeness and Polishness (33%)

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