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

MakeSPP Live

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.


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


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

Adjacent Platform

Phillip McGovern

Investment Banking Associate,
Goldman Sachs (SPP '11)

JC Btaiche


Natalia Dorogi

Venture Partner,
Romulus Capital. Columbia Engineering

Abhisek Vyas

Rutgers Business School

Huy Ha

Software Engineer, Columbia '21

Frank Beatrice

Software Engineer (SPP '14)

Allen Hai

Software Engineer, ZEIT

Michael Skircak

Entrepreneur & Teacher, SPP

Thenmozhi Muthusamy

Associate, Goldman Sachs

Swetha Yalamanchili

Vice President, Goldman Sachs


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.

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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 w/ Upperline Code (Beginner) 10 AM Workshop: Build Your First Website (Beginner)10 AM Workshop: Intro to Python (Beginner) 11 AM Workshop: Machine Learning w/ Upperline Code (Intermediate) 12 PM Lunch12:30 PM Workshop: Build a Web App with 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



Samay Shamdasani


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


Victor Tyne


Ethan MacMillan


Tyler Greene

Event Experience

Suvan Bhat


Tomek Botwicz


Eli Blumenfeld

Event Experience

Liam Concannon


Samuel Leonte


Shivansh Kumar


Ben Norris


Michael Holt


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