01.27 - 01.28

@Willis Library (UNT)

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hackTAMS is the 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.


join us for community, networking opportunities, and fun!


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We will be offering workshops for hackers who want to expand their toolkit for project building. Ex: an Intro to Machine Learning workshop!

guest speakers

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We will be inviting multiple distinguished figures from the tech industry to come and speak at hackTAMS. This event is meant to help hackers gain insight into what it's like working in the tech industry and how to get there. We will have speakers from Google, JP Morgan, UW, and UTD!

fun activities

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In addition to the informative events, we will also be hosting various fun activities throughout the hackathon. For example, a cup-stacking, Just Dance, and Mario Kart tournament!


hack track

The hack track is geared towards students who have experience in computer science and engineering. Students will design and prototype a project using their technical skills and the latest technologies.

prototype track

The prototype track is for participants who have little to no coding experience. Students will come up with a creative idea for a project and create a presentation for it.


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1st Place - Hack

Keychron Q2 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard

1st Place - Prototype

Apple AirTag

2nd Place - Hack

KODAK Printomatic Digital Instant Print Camera

Funniest - Prototype

Premium Lego Set

3rd Place - Hack

Mini Projector

Most Impactful - Overall

TI-Nspire CX II Graphing Calculator and TI-Innovator Hub


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what is a hackathon?
A hackathon is a coding marathon where students can turn their creative ideas into real projects. During the event, we will have several fun events and informative workshops. Additionally, we will provide free food, merch, and hardware.
who is eligible to participate?
hackTAMS is targeted towards high school students. All participants who are under 18 and planning to participate in person must fill out this form (https://forms.gle/B2CSnuFVRwfhZgw96) before checking in.
are there any costs?
No, everything is free! This includes participation, food, merch, and swag!
what should i bring?
All you'll need to bring is a laptop and a charger.
how many people can be on a team?
Teams can include anywhere from 2-4 people. You can participate individually as well.
what if i don't have a team?
You can still sign up if you don't have a team! We'll host a team formation session during the event where you can find teammates.
what if i don't know how to code?
hackTAMS is targeted towards both beginner and advanced coders, so you can participate even if you have limited coding experience! We will have a beginner's track and various resources (workshops, mentors) to help beginners during the event.
when is registration?
Registration will be open from December 1 to January 27!
when are the event logistics?
Participants are welcome to join us at Willis Library from Saturday, January 27th at 1 pm until Sunday, January 28th at 3pm (Participants may leave beforehand if needed, but they must be picked up by 3 pm on January 28th. Once participants sign out, they cannot check back in).
have more questions?
Email us at team@hacktams.org!


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