Saturday, May 26th, 2018

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Calling all entrepreneurs, innovators, thinkers, and makers!

MakeSPP is a student-run high-school hackathon and conference bringing together over 100 bright and curious minds. We're building a diverse and creative community to unleash the true potential of technology.

Pitch new ideas, meet fellow makers, and learn alongside amazing mentors.


May 26th, 2018

Saint Peter's Preparatory High School

144 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ 07302


What is MakeSPP?

MakeSPP is a conference and hackathon with learning and building opportunities. Students will learn from amazing guest speakers, skilled mentors, and helpful workshops while working on their own innovative project.

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an event where you turn your creative ideas into a reality. Whether you're a future entrepreneur, programmer, or engineer, you and your team will have a chance to pitch your projects to judges and win over $1k worth of prizes.

Who can attend?

Any high school student in NJ or the Greater New York City area is free to partipate.

Is there a cost?

MakeSPP is 100% free thanks to our sponsors.

What if I'm a beginner?

Don't worry! We have several workshops to get you started. Be ready to learn a ton from mentors and have a lot of fun with your teammates!

What should I bring?

You should bring your materials for your project (optional), your signed waiver (non-Prep students), laptop, chargers, phone, your ID, and most importantly, ideas! All food, drinks, and snacks will be taken care of.

What if I don't have a team?

Don't worry! We'll have a team formation workshop at the beginning of the event.


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Our Guests

Qasim Abbas

Software Engineer, Rutgers University

Kelvin Liu

Software Engineer, Rutgers University

Naeem Hossain

Software Engineer, Rutgers University


Nathan Blumenfeld

Shashwat Punjani

Dan Ambrosio

Jonas Eaton

Tyler Greene


8:15 AM
Breakfast & Check In
9 AM
Opening Ceremony
10 AM
Making Starts
11 AM
Workshop: Build & Deploy Your First Website
12 PM
1 PM
Workshop: Intro to Python & Git
2 PM
Workshop: Intro to Machine Learning
3 PM
Workshop: Intro to iOS Development
4 PM
Workshop: Intro to Three.js
5:30 PM
Making Ends (Devpost Submission Deadline) & Expo Begins
6:00 PM
Expo Ends
6:10 PM
Top 5 Teams Announced
6:10 PM
Closing Speakers
6:40 PM
Top 5 Demos & Q/A
7:05 PM
Winners Announced
7:10 PM
Closing Remarks

Our Partners