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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 February 29th, 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, food, and swag for the entire 24 hours is free: apply today!

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


Saturday, February 29th

10:30 AM Check in begins!
11:30 AM Opening Ceremony
12:00 PM Hacking starts!
4:30 PM Workshop: Building your First Website (HTML, CSS)
5:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Workshop: Introduction to Python Data Structures
8:00 PM Workshop: How to Code Flappy Bird in Scratch
10:30 PM Workshop: How to Get a Hundred T-Shirts for Free with Python
11:00 PM Smash Bros Tournament

Sunday, March 1st

12:00 AM Midnight snack, NERF war!!
03:00 AM Quiet time
07:00 AM Quiet time ends
07:30 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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