About the challenge

TaroHacks is a 24-hour hackathon held from September 30th to October 1st for middle and high schoolers. This hackathon is organized with the goal of helping students learn new skills to make projects that have an impact on their communities. Hackathon participants will have the opportunity to create a project that improves our environment through an exciting 24-hour challenge. Our hackathon aims to inspire more students of our generation to find an interest in technology and engineering through teamwork, innovation, creativity, and collaboration. 

Hackathon Sponsors


$1,390 in prizes

Desmos Swag Pack

This kit includes a Nalgene water bottle, a sticker sheet, a foldaway tote bag, and a pair of woven socks (one size fits most).

Art of Problem Solving Coupons (4)

Coupon valid for books published by Art of Problem Solving or classes in the Art of Problem Solving School
Coupon may be used for Art of Problem Solving Online Classes or products.

Electronic Arts Digital Game Code (8)

Digital game codes for EA's latest games.
Games include Fifa 23, Madden 23, Star Wars Jedi - Survivor, Need For Speed - Unbound, and F1.

Wolfram|One Personal Edition (1 year) + Wolfram|Alpha Pro Subscription (1 year) (3)

This award is for a year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro.

Wolfram|One Personal Edition: https://www.wolfram.com/wolfram-one/

Wolfram|Alpha Pro: https://www.wolframalpha.com/pro-for-students/

Smart Watch

Bluetooth Speaker


Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Pui Ho Wilson Tsang

Pui Ho Wilson Tsang
Ph.D Retired/Substitute Teacher at SCUSD

Corey Wade

Corey Wade
Director & Founder of Berkeley Coding Academy

Dominic Damoah

Dominic Damoah
Ph.D, Computer Science

Vladislav Bilay

Vladislav Bilay
Cloud DevOps engineer at Aquiva Labs

Judging Criteria

  • Judging Criteria
    Projects will be judged based on the following criteria: Problem/Impact (20%) Creativity (25%) Functionality (20%) Technicality (20%) Presentation (15%)

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