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. 

Please register here: https://forms.gle/XDCWxch36tribqBv7 

Hackathon Sponsors


$1,387 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

Girri Palaniyapan

Girri Palaniyapan
DialMe.at Founder

Judging Criteria

  • Problem/Impact (20%)
    What problem is your project addressing and how much of an impact will it have?
  • Creativity (25%)
    How creative and innovative was your project?
  • Functionality (20%)
    How well does your project work and is it functional?
  • Technicality (20%)
    What did you use to build your project and how effectively did you use it?
  • Presentation (15%)
    How well did you present your project? How well did you convey your project and idea?

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