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Hack Ridge is about building your crazy ideas, putting to work your creativity, ingenuity, and willingness to learn, and creating a product in 24 hours.

On April 10th, 2020, we will bring together over 200 high school students from the Chicagoland area as one of Chicago's premier high school hackathons.

Attendees at Hack Ridge have worked on all types of projects, from virtual reality games to machine learning to wooden catapults. The only limitation is what you want to create! Through workshops with industry professionals and help from mentors, we guarantee that you will leave with a project. Plus, you will have a ton of fun doing so!

Admission is free: apply today!

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Hack Ridge 2021 will be held entirely virtually

Tentative Schedule

Saturday, April 10th

10:30 AM Check in begins!
11:30 AM Opening Ceremony
12:00 PM Hacking starts!
1:00 PM Workshop: Learn Beginner Coding in Python
2:00 PM Workshop: What Is a RAT, What Can It Do, and How Can I Protect Against One?
4:00 PM Workshop: How To Setup and Manage a Minecraft Server
6:30 PM Workshop: How Does Augmented Reality Work?
7:30 PM Workshop: The Spatial Web and Sensory AR
8:30 PM Workshop: Build Your Own Snapchat Face Filters Using Lens Studio
12:00 AM Among Us

Sunday, April 11th

12:00 PM Hacking finished!
12:15 PM Product demo and judging
1:15 PM Awards ceremony



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