TigerHacks 2023 has ended!

TigerHacks this year was a ton of fun, thank you to everyone who came!

This Year's Winners

1st Place Winners

1st Place

Max F. & Khai T. with EnviroSuggest

2nd Place Winners

2nd Place (Tie!)

Ruadhan K.M. & Joseph A. Product Carbon Footprint Calculator

2nd Place Winners

2nd Place (Tie!)

Clara D., Joshua T., Joshua M., & Kaiden L. with Cherry Cola

3rd Place Winners

3rd Place

Zach B., Ben K.B., Reed P., & Sacha G. with Waste Watchers

What is TigerHacks?

TigerHacks, formerly known as WilsonHacks, is a hackathon based in Washington, D.C. that is organized by students from Jackson-Reed High School (formerly Woodrow Wilson High School). Our mission is to provide an inclusive and innovative platform for participants to develop their skills and create solutions for real-world problems. Our hackathon promotes creativity, collaboration, and innovation in the technology industry by bringing together students and professionals to develop innovative solutions to real-world problems.


How does it work?

Participants are challenged with a super-secret theme or problem introduced at the beginning of the event and given a limited amount of time to develop a project that addresses the challenge. Our hackathon concludes with participants presenting their projects to a panel of judges. This provides an opportunity for participants to showcase their work, receive feedback, and compete for prizes.

Isn't hacking illegal?

Hackathons are not illegal because they are not hacking in the traditional sense. Hackathons are events where people come together to collaborate and create new software projects, often within a limited time frame. While the term "hackathon" may suggest that illegal activities are taking place, in reality, these events are usually focused on developing innovative solutions to real-world problems.

Does it cost money?

Our hackathon is free for all student attendees, and we will provide food and snacks throughout the event. If you have any dietary restrictions, please inform us on your registration form, and we will be happy to accommodate any dietary requirements that you may have.

I'm a beginner, can I still join?

Absolutely! Our hackathon is designed to be beginner-friendly, and we will have experienced mentors and teachers on hand to assist you with learning new concepts, languages, and other skills. Whether you're an experienced programmer or just starting, we welcome participants of all levels and backgrounds to come and join us for an exciting and educational experience.

Where is the hackathon?

Our hackathon will take place at the media center on Jackson-Reed's campus. More information regarding parking and entrance instructions will be provided soon. Stay tuned for updates, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Is this hackathon overnight?

Regrettably, we will not be able to offer an overnight hackathon this year. However, we are exploring the possibility of providing overnight accommodations in future events. We appreciate your understanding and hope that you will still be able to join us for a fun and productive hackathon experience.