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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 March 9th, 2019, 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, March 9th

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: Java Input/Output
8:00 PM Workshop: Dynamic Programming
10:30 PM Workshop: Methods for Regression: Predicting the Future
11:00 PM Smash Bros Tournament

Sunday, March 10th

12:00 AM Midnight snack, NERF war!!
01:59 AM Daylight Savings: Next minute is 3:00AM
03:00 AM Quiet time
07:00 AM Quiet time ends
07:30 AM Breakfast
1:00 PM Hacking finished! Lunch served
1:15 PM Product demo and judging
2:15 PM Awards ceremony



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