hackTAMS is an annual hackathon organized by students at the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science. A hackathon is a coding marathon where students design, build, and present a project - typically software and sometimes hardware - within a short period of time. Our event lets high school students from across Texas showcase their talent and creativity through coding projects and presentations. Students will have access to workshops, guest speakers, networking opportunities, and other fun and informative events while working on their projects.

See https://2023.hacktams.org for more information!

Hackathon Sponsors


$3,600 in prizes

Hack Track (3)

1st: Ducky One 2 Skyline TKL Double Shot PBT Mechanical Keyboard, 2nd: Google Nest Hub Display, 3rd: Fujifilm Install Mini 11 Instant Camera

Prototype Track

Rocketbook Smart Notebook

Funniest Hack

It's a surprise;)

Most Impactful Hack

Antique World Map - 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Best Use of MongoDB Atlas

M5GO IoT Starter Kit

MongoDB Atlas takes the leading modern database and makes it accessible in the cloud! Get started with a $50 credit for students or sign up for the Atlas free forever tier (no credit card required). Along with a suite of services and functionalities, you'll have everything you need to manage all of your data! Build a hack using MongoDB Atlas for a chance to win a M5GO IoT Starter Kit for you and each member of your team.

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Domain.com Branded Backpack

Register a .Tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend for your chance to win a Domain.com branded backpack for you and each member of your team! Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. The more creative the domain the better!

Most Creative Use of Twilio

Twilio Swag Box & GameGo Console

Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls and a ton of other awesome communication features right into your hackathon project using a web service API. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe you'd like to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any Twilio API for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Get started with $50 in free credit!

Best Use of Auth0

Auth0 Swag

Auth0 wants your applications to be secure! Use any of the Auth0 APIs for a chance to win some exclusive swag, including a 12oz tumbler, Rubik's Cube, and sticker! Why spend hours building features like social sign-in, Multi-Factor Authentication, and passwordless log-in when you can enable them through Auth0 straight out of the box? Save some time on your hack and set yourself up for a big win. It doesn't take much to get started. Auth0 is free to try, no credit card required, with up to 7,000 free active users and unlimited log-ins. Make your new account today!

Best Use of Velo by Wix

Wacom Drawing Tablet

We know how difficult it can be to create a phenomenal website in a short period of time, especially when it comes to hackathons. Velo by Wix cuts down your development without sacrificing on functionality! With a built-in database and fully customizable JavaScript front-end and back-end, you can develop a full-stack application directly in your browser. With Velo, all the tools you need are conveniently located in one platform! Build your hackathon project with Velo by Wix for a chance to win Wacom Drawing Tablets for you and each of your teammates.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


hackTAMS Judges

Judging Criteria

  • Prototype Track (out of 45 points)
    Originality/Creativity - 10, Practical Implementation - 10, Completeness and Polishness - 10, Impact - 10, Video - 5
  • Hack Track (out of 40 points)
    Originality/Creativity - 10, Technical Complexity - 10, Impact - 10, Completeness - 5, Video - 5

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