MakeSPP 2.0

New Jersey's Premier High School Hackathon

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

April 6th, 2019

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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. Join Us.




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.


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.


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.


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 a new AI algorithm, MakeSPP is a place for everyone to thrive.


Location

April 6th, 2019
8AM - 8PM
Saint Peter's Preparatory High School
144 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Guests



Santiago Siri

Founder, Democracy Earth Foundation

Joshua Barry

Database Engineer, Google (SPP '10)

Brendan Bryant

Product Manager, Conde Nast (SPP '08)

Cat Noone

CEO, Iris Health


Gyan Mishra

Executive Director, Morgan Stanley


Rachel Aliana

CEO,
Adjacent Platform


Phillip McGovern

Investment Banking Associate,
Goldman Sachs (SPP '11)


JC Btaiche

Founder,
YoungLeaders


Natalia Dorogi

Venture Partner,
Romulus Capital. Columbia Engineering


Abhisek Vyas

Student,
Rutgers Business School


Huy Ha

Software Engineer, Columbia '21


Frank Beatrice

Software Engineer (SPP '14)


FAQ



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!

Email us at team@makespp.com

Schedule

7:45 - 8:15 AM Breakfast & Check-In 8:15 AM Team Building Sessions 8:30 AM Opening Ceremony 9 AM Making Starts9 AM Workshop: Creative Coding with Upperline Code (Beginner) 10 AM Workshop: Build Your First Website (Beginner)10 AM Workshop: Intro to Python (Beginner) 11 AM Workshop: Intro to Machine Learning (Intermediate) 12 PM Lunch12:30 PM Build a Web App with MongoDB & Zeit (Intermediate) 1 PM Entrepreneurship Panel 2 PM Engineering Activity2:30 PM Workshop: Pitching Your Project 4:00 PM Snack 5:30 PM Making Ends & Expo Begins 6:30 PM Judging Ends 6:30 PM Dinner 6:50 PM Expo Ends 7 PM Top 5 Teams Demo & Q/A 8 PM Winners Announced & Closing Remarks


Sponsors







Leadership




Samay Shamdasani

Director

Nathan Blumenfeld

Finance Lead

Maxim Geller

Operations Lead


Shashwat Punjani

Operations Lead


Thomas Narramore

Marketing Lead


Daniel Ambrosio

Event Experience Lead


Owen Kealey

Event Experience

Jonas Eaton

Operations


Victor Tyne

Finance


Ethan MacMillan

Operations


Tyler Greene

Event Experience

Suvan Bhat

Marketing


Tomek Botwicz

Finance


Eli Blumenfeld

Event Experience

Liam Concannon

Operations


Samuel Leonte

Operations


Shivansh Kumar

Marketing


Michael Holt

Administrator


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