TaroHacks will begin at 8:00am on Saturday, August 12, 2023. TaroHacks will conclude at 10:00am on Sunday, August 13, 2023.


Participants must be between 12 and 18 years of age or be entering the 7th to 12th grades for the 2023-2024 school year. Participants must be able to commute to and from TaroHacks, which will be hosted in the Bay Area.

Project and Submission Requirements

Must be related to the theme of Environmental Sustainability.

More details coming soon.

Judging Criteria and Winner Selection

Projects will be judged based on the following 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?

Code of Conduct

1) All hacks must be started AFTER hacking begins.

2) Any software or hardware from a third party MUST also be publicly available to use by anybody else.

3) Do NOT steal anyone else's source code.

4) Judges make the final decision on any winner of a prize.

5) Any kind of harassing behavior will not be tolerated.

6) Every attendee and participant at our in-person hackathon should be treated with respect at all times.

7) Have fun, learn something, and make something awesome!