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RidgeHacks 2020 - June 26th - 28th



Friday, June 26th

6:30 PM to 7:00 PMOpening Ceremony
7:00 PM to 8:00 PMTeambuilding
8:00 PMHacking Starts

Saturday, June 27th

12:00 AM to 12:30 AMMidnight Snack (chat with everyone!)
8:30 AM to 9:00 AMBreakfast & Check-in #1
10:00 PM - 11:30 PMWeb Dev Workshop with a UPenn Ccomputer Engineering Undergraduate & Amazon Intern
12:00 PM to 1:00 PMGit Workshop
1:30 PM to 2:00 PM"Lunch" & Check-in #2 with elevator pitches
2:00 PM to 3:00 PMSomething Fun! (TBD)
4:00 PM to 5:00 PMDeploying Web Applications Workshop
6:30 PM to 7:00 PMDinner & Check-in #3

Sunday, June 28th

7:30 AM to 8:00 AMBreakfast & Check-in #4
8:00 AMHacking Ends
8:00 AM - 11:30 AMJudging
11:45 AM - 12:15 PMClosing Ceremony

Event Details

Date: June 26th - 28th (Online)
Who can attend: Any middle school or high school student with an interest in computer science and programming can sign up. No previous experience is required.
Cost to attend: This event, including prizes, workshops, and more is entirely free for all participants!
Location: Online!

What is a Hackathon?

A hackathon is an event where students individually or collaboratively create innovative solutions with technology, often using hardware, software, or both! Students present and share their ideas with other participants and can be awarded with prizes for their work. In addition, due to many workshops and experienced mentors, a hackathon is a great learning opportunity and experience. Overall, hackathons are an excellent event for any student with an interest in computer science and programming to attend, no matter the skill level.


An idea is the foundation of any hack. Be creative!


For 36 straight hours, you have the ability to create, tune, and refine your ideas


You have the opportunity to exhibit and share what you've made to the judges and the community


There will be several workshops taking place during this hackathon, which are amazing ways to pick up a new skill/langauge.


How long is RidgeHacks?

~38 hours from check-in to the end of closing ceremonies. Hacking is 36 hours long.

How do teams work?

Teams are composed of up to 4 people. We can help you find a team in the Discord server if you don't have one.

What can I make?

Anything you want - hardware, software, or a mix!

What can I win?

Prizes are TBA but we promise they will be amazing.

How will RidgeHacks communicate?

We have a Discord server which you join by signing up for most pre-event communication.
We'll be using Zoom and YouTube livestreams for video communication.

Something else?

Feel free to contact us at!

Organization Team


Past Sponsors

RidgeHacks 2019 would not have been possible without these sponsors.

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