Join us as we build apps, hardware, & community in the California sun!

TreeHacks 2020 will be the 6th-ever iteration of TreeHacks. Our theme this year is hacking for the future: addressing deeply impactful problems and building creative, unique solutions. We’ve identified six global and technological challenges that we think have tons of potential for innovation. Across each of these challenges, we’ve scaffolded resources like potential project ideas, data sets, APIs and toolkits, and more to help get you get started.


See for more information!

View full rules


Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    We want hackers to create a project that makes you say “wow” and tell all your friends about it. We're looking for projects that think so far outside the box that you begin to wonder why there was a box at all in the first place.
  • Technical Complexity
    In only 36 hours, hackers manage to build projects with remarkably complex infrastructures built on excitingly advanced frameworks. We hope to see projects that are really running some beautiful code or hardware under the hood.
  • Social Impact
    We're looking for hacks that are the blueprints for change that will impact future generations in humanity's most pressing areas of concern in the coming years.
  • Moonshoot
    We’re offering a super cool prize for the craziest, most out-of-this-world project at TreeHacks 2020. It doesn’t need to fit into any of the other categories (or any categories, for that matter). Take risks. Make the impossible, possible.