Since the end of 2016, our educational nonprofit has led the effort to create an environment for students who are interested in technology and entrepreneurship by creating on-campus events that combine a technology conference, a career fair, and an entrepreneurship competition.


Scotty founded an educational non-profit called Tech Tree Root and has tripled the number of hackathons in Texas and Oklahoma. He’s a pretty cool guy.
— Ben Taylor, HackTAMS Founder

achievements and impact

  • The number of events held annually has tripled in the 2018-2019 school year.

  • Many participants have secured internships and launched start-ups.

  • 8 schools hosted an on-campus hackathon in Spring 2019.

  • Every event that has repeated has grown by as much as 80% in its second year.

  • The number of events has increased every semester 4 times in a row.

  • Attendees have come from California, Georgia, Europe, and even Asia.

  • 15 universities and high schools now have an on-campus hackathon.

  • The largest events have already hosted 1,000 participants.