makespp 2020

New Jersey's Premier High School Hackathon

Learn to build & pitch a product with workshops, free food, and thousands in prizes.

October 2020

Learn. Make. Innovate.

MakeSPP brings together over 100 innovative young minds for an all-day hackathon and technology conference. We're a diverse and creative community of students dedicated to solving some of the most challenging problems with technology.

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Beginner oriented.

Learn to code websites and applications with fun project-based workshops & skilled mentors. No experience necessary!

You'll also have the opportunity to attend our entrepreneurship session, talks, & panel.

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Build something amazing.

Regardless if you're a entepreneur, designer, or engineer, we all have one thing in common: we make things.

Let's use our creativity to make a difference.

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Share and win prizes.

You'll have the opportunity to win prizes worth thousands of dollars — AirPods, tablets, drones, Raspberry Pis, software subscriptions, and much more! In addition to grand prizes, we also have four tracks which you may choose to enter your project in: social justice, education, healthcare, and environment.

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Fun, food, and swag.

With delicious food and awesome swag from the hottest tech companies, you'll have a great time.

Whether you're working on a marketing pitch or coding up an AI algorithm, MakeSPP is a place for everyone to thrive.


October 2020
Saint Peter's Preparatory High School
144 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ 07302


What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is where you have the opportunity turn your ideas into real projects. We'll provide skilled mentors, speakers, workshops, food, friends, & so much more.

Who can attend?

Any student in grades 7-12 is welcome to apply to attend.

What if I don't know how to code?

MakeSPP is the best place to start. We'll have beginner-friendly workshops and skilled mentors to help you build something amazing over the day.

What does it cost?

MakeSPP is completely free thanks to our sponsors. There will be food, snacks, drinks, and thousands of dollars worth of prizes.

What if I don’t have a team or idea?

Don't worry! There will be team formation & brainstorming sessions at the beginning of the event.

I have another question!

Reach out to the director at


Eli Blumenfeld

Tomek Botwicz


Shivansh Kumar

Michael Holt


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