Ever wanted to build the next Snapchat? Program a drone? Come to HackTJ and work with your friends to build something cool, and have a fantastic time!

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!

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Eligibility

Any student between grades 9-12 may participate

Requirements

Navigate to the Submissions tab, then click on the sample project titled HackTJ 2019 Submission Instructions to read the list of requirements.

Judges

HackTJ Judges

HackTJ Judges

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation
    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.
  • Creativity
    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.
  • Impact
    We're looking for hacks that solve a real problem – things that you or I would appreciate using in our daily lives.
  • Presentation
    It's important to develop an interesting and engaging "pitch" for your app, one that easily explains what it does without boring the listener.