Build something together in isolation

This hackathon is ONLY for current or future TAMS students.

HackTAMS is an opportunity for TAMS students who feel isolated, bored, or anything in between showcase their abilities and ideas in an online group setting where we can still connect with each other despite the physical isolation.

There will be two categories that you can apply to:

  • Design-athon
  • Hackathon

The design-athon is intended to allow anyone, including people who do not have any CS or engineering experience, a chance to win! All you have to do is come up with an amazing idea and design a simple flyer or website. What really counts for this category is the idea and presentation/pitch. If you want to just program a cool program, sign up for the hackathon category! If you are uncertain about which category your project belongs to, contact any CSO exec and we'll be sure to help!

There will be workshops where you can learn new skills, game events for everybody to relax and have fun, guest speakers to share their experiences, and guest judges from our wonderful TAMS staff! We hope to see you there and stay safe everyone!

We're tired of using slack so instead, we're using Discord! One of the great advantages of using discord is that you can interact in the TAMS Discord server or create your own while showing off your personal flair!

Check out our website for more information!

View full rules

Prizes

$270 in prizes

Best in Hackathon

$40 Cash

Best in Design-athon

$40 Cash

Improves life at TAMS

Google Home Mini

Improves life in quarantine

Google Home Mini

Best Beginner

DROCON Ninja Drone

echoAR Sponsor Challenge

$50 Amazon gift card

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Participant must be:

  • a current or future TAMS student
  • in the TAMS Discord server
  • have a team size of 1-4

Requirements

For the design-athon:

  • Provide link or file download to your project
  • record a 2-minute demo video of your project and mention explicitly that your project is for HackTAMS

For the hackathon category:

  • include a GitHub link or upload your source code when submitting your project.

  • record a 2-minute demo video of your project and mention explicitly that your project is for HackTAMS.

For any additional challenges/prizes, please indicate what challenges/prizes your project is for in the description. We will try our best to categorize your project but please save us some time.

Judges

Ben Wang
TAMS CSO Exec

Anthony Zhou
TAMS CSO Exec

Pranoy Dutta
TAMS CSO Exec

Michael Zhao
TAMS CSO Exec

Jeongwoo Choi

Jeongwoo Choi
TAMS CSO Exec

Alexander Price
TAMS Alumni at Google

Anushree Agrawal

Anushree Agrawal
TAMS Alumni at Stripe

Dylan Macalinao

Dylan Macalinao
TAMS Alumni at OKCoin

Garrett Gu

Garrett Gu
TAMS Alumni at UT

Jason He

Jason He
TAMS Alumni at HeartVista.AI

John Pascoe

John Pascoe
TAMS Alumni at Facebook

Michelle Wen
TAMS Alumni at UT

Robert Tung

Robert Tung
TAMS Alumni at Google

Melissa Schneider
TAMS Academic Counselor

Russ Stukel

Russ Stukel
TAMS Assistant Dean for Student Life

Koren Grinshpoon
echoAR

Judging Criteria

  • Functional
    Does it work?
  • Technical Challenge
    How deep is the project technically?
  • Design
    How's it look? Is it easy to use?
  • Impressiveness
    Does it wow the judges?
  • Presentation
    Is the final presentation coherent?
  • Concept
    Is the idea good?