The Tiger Games is a 24-hour hackathon hosted by the Computer Organization for Multicultural Students (COMS). A hackathon is a collaborative event where technologists, designers, and enthusiasts come together to create a project within a limited time frame, typically ranging from a few hours to a few days. The focus is on creativity, innovation, and teamwork, and the end result is a functional project that is often shared and utilized in the community.
Get ready for a fun-filled experience that welcomes everyone! Whether you're a seasoned game developer or just starting out, our hackathon is the perfect opportunity to showcase your skills, collaborate with like-minded individuals, and have a great time.
You must REGISTER to participate in this Hackathon.
Participants may be in a group of up to 4 members and may only submit projects they started on Saturday, November 4th.
To have their project considered for the contest and tracks, participants must submit their group details by 10:00 am on November 5th, 2023 as a soft deadline and the final project and presentation by 12:00 pm on November 5th, 2023 as the hard cut-off. Teams are expected to present in front of a judge in Louise Slaughter Hall starting at 12:30 p.m. on November 5th, 2023.
$1,472 in prizes
Highlighting Underrepresented Diversity in Tech
This category honors hackers of teams who've not only excelled in tech but have also taken steps to highlight underrepresented diversity in their team.
Participants are encouraged to hone their presentation skills and show off their workmanship and interpersonal skills by showing a spirit of friendly competition and cooperation in addition to delivering a great project.
- Winner(s) will receive an JBL Speaker
Rated E for Everybody
This category invites hackers to innovate in ways that champion accessibility and inclusivity within gaming. Create a game that highlights accessible features and their importance in gaming and shows that accessibility should never be an afterthought!
Participants are encouraged to implement accessible features like customizable controls, options for low vision or colorblind users, Text-to-Speech/Speech-to-Text, or more! The possibilities are endless...
- Winner(s) will receive a Spectra Monitor
This category challenges participants to create innovative solutions that promote social issues and how to improve them, how to bring awareness, and educate using technology.
Participants are encouraged to explore a range of diversity-related topics, including but not limited to; accessibility, race and ethnicity, LGBTQ+ rights, and social justice, with a focus on implementing a project that creates an impact, rather than just being informative.
- Winner(s) will receive Sony Headphones
This category invites participants to think about the design of their projects and follow through with the implementation as well.
Participants are encouraged to create an aesthetically pleasing design that creates an intentional user experience. What makes it intentional? This can be measured by how efficiently someone can use your application and how satisfying the overall experience is.
- Winner(s) will receive a Wacom Drawing Tablet
Rookie All Star
Is this your first (or second, or third) hackathon! This category invites new hackers to create a cool technical project to showcase.
Participants are free to explore any project topic they choose, as long as their solutions showcase a high level of creativity and originality, and they can show that you learned something new along the way.
- Winner(s) will receive a LEGO Majestic Tiger
Back to the Books
In this category, we challenge you to channel your innovative spirit and technical expertise to create solutions that promote and enhance education in exciting and revolutionary ways.
Participants are encouraged to develop a project that creates a solution beyond K-12 education. Implement something that is geared toward adults in or out of college, working individuals, parents, or those returning to education later on in life!
- Winner(s) will receive a Super 3D Pen
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Team clearly shows an indication of design process from the beginning stages of their design and implementation
Team can explain how the implementation project was tracked, and overall project management
Team can fully explain the evolution of the project's design
Teamwork / Communication
All of the team is actively and fully engaged with the judges and can explain their individual contribution to the project
Respect, Courtesy, Positivity
Team interacts with hackathon environment, volunteers and judges in a respectful, courteous, and positive manner
Team has written a cohesive, and informative submission that describes the project's implementation and its intent