Learn how to code and compete for great prizes at the Tech for Tyler Hackathon! All experience levels welcome.

"Interested in showing off your computer programming skills to win great prizes? Never coded before but want to learn? On November 18th and 19th, Tyler Web Dev and Acorn Aspirations are hosting the Tech for Tyler Hackathon - 30 hours of learning, collaborating, and coding in downtown Tyler.    Competitors will arrive at the event, form teams, create a "tech hack" - something that makes life better using technology - and pitch their projects at the end of the weekend to win over $100 worth of prizes.    Sound daunting? If you've never coded before, that's okay! Throughout the weekend there will be workshops teaching beginners how to make basic Android Apps, websites, and much more! There's even challenge prizes just for newcomers. All ages are welcome. There will also be free T-shirts, lunches, dinner and snacks provided throughout the weekend!

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All ages and experience levels are welcome!


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Judging Criteria

  • Newcomer Challenge
    Creativity, the pitch, skills learned, skills used in the final prototype, usefulness
  • Best in Show
    Completion of prototype, skill level required, usefulness, creativity, the pitch
  • UT Tyler Graduate School
    Think of a problem that students face every day, and work on a project that helps solve it. For example - create an app that informs users of real-time available parking on the UT Tyler campus!
  • The Innovation Pipeline
    The Tyler Innovation Pipeline challenge is to create an innovative bicycle accessory that would improve a cyclist's user experience. For the sake of time, we can judge based on the CAD files if a participant isn’t able to use the printer.
  • The Foundry
    Create a piece of technology that improves our customers experience while in our coffee shop. Our space is centered around community, arts, and good coffee.
  • Trane
    Create the Enigma
  • CalTech
    To qualify for the challenge, your project must incorporate sound! It can analyze sound or create sound.