HackTJ is a student-run hackathon where you will have 24 hours to learn how to code and/or work with your friends to make your idea come to life.
HackTJ will start on Saturday, March 4 and run until Sunday, March 5.
HackTJ is open to all current high school students attending Fairfax County Public Schools. If you're not a high school student but would like to attend, consider coming as a judge, mentor, or volunteer.
Nope! Thanks to our sponsors, HackTJ is completely free!
Registration for participants, judges, mentors, and volunteers opens on Saturday, January 28 at 7:00 PM.
Registration for participants closes on Saturday, February 11 at 11:59 PM—this is a hard deadline; we do not accept submissions after this time.
Judges, mentors, and volunteers will be able to register until the start of the event.
Yes, good question! We have adopted the MLH code of conduct, which all attendees will be required to adhere to.
In the context of a hackathon, "hacking" is to build a real application over the length of the event. It's important to not confuse this with illegal hacking, which is gaining unauthorized access to a computer.
If you already have a team of 2-4 people you want to work with, that's awesome! If not don't worry because we'll have an opportunity for people to join a team if they need one.
HackTJ hosts prizes for the best projects in the following categories:
Major League Hacking and some of our partners also host their own Sponsored Prizes, which you can explore when the 10.0 Devpost goes live.
Tickets decisions are made based on a variety of factors, including the registration time. Sign up quickly to increase the chance that you are given a HackTJ 10.0 ticket!