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About

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 March 3rd, 2018, 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, food, and swag for the entire 24 hours is free: apply today!

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Location

Hack Ridge is held in the cafeteria of Maine South High School. The address is 1111 S Dee Rd.

Schedule

Saturday, March 3rd

10:30 AM Check in begins!
11:00 AM Opening Ceremony
12:00 PM Hacking starts!
1:00 PM Expo, workshops, and tech talks begin
4:30 PM Workshop: Intro to Docker
5:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Workshop: How to Build a Website
8:00 PM Workshop: Intro to GraphQL
9:00 PM Workshop: How to Build a Neural Network

Sunday, March 4th

12:00 AM Midnight snack, NERF war!!
02:00 AM Quiet time
06:00 AM Quiet time ends
06:30 AM Breakfast
12:00 PM Hacking finished! Lunch served
12:15 PM Product demo and judging
1:15 PM Awards ceremony

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