Developing your mind, skills, and friendships.

Hack Ridge is Maine South High School's 3rd annual hackathon event in which students stay in the school cafeteria for 24 hours to create innovative projects in a collaborative environment. High school students are offered an opportunity to explore their interest in computer science while also developing real world skills.This year, Hack Ridge is a Major League Hacking Member Event and is sponsored by Make School,, Github, Major League Hacking, TeaLula, and the District 207 Education Foundation. 




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$4,300 in prizes


Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment! Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Members of the winning team receive Hack Harassment Battery Packs!

Best Domain Name from Swag Bags.

MakeSchool Sponsorship (2)

Presented to the team with the best "Beginner Hack" or "iOS Hack" -- a $2,000 scholarship to MakeSchool's summer academy program.

Major League Hacking Medals (3)

Presented to First, Second, and Third place teams: medals from Major League Hacking.

American Eagle's Choice (2)

Presented to the team with the best "Web Design/Development hack." Winners will receive $150 in Portillo's gift cards!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Any high school or middle school student is welcome to participate in Hack Ridge with one condition: they must bring in a parent-signed physical copy of our liability and photo release forms. Both of these can be found on the Hack Ridge website (


Hackers are free to build whatever they want. The only requirement to be considered for event prizes and judging is that your project must be submitted to Devpost before hacking concludes at noon on Sunday March 5.


Sean Stapleton

Sean Stapleton
Hack Ridge

Alpri Else

Alpri Else
Hack Ridge Event Organizer

Kevin Hurley

Kevin Hurley

Ali Raissouni

Ali Raissouni

Amanda Sopkin

Amanda Sopkin
Major League Hacking

Daniel Hakimian

Daniel Hakimian

Judging Criteria

  • Functionality
    Teams demonstrate a project that can accomplish its set purpose. Submitted project has no obvious missing functionality.
  • Originality
    Teams have created a project that has not been implemented before or a project that significantly innovates a currently existing solution. Submitted project has no obvious plagiarism.
  • Presentation
    Teams present their project effectively, concisely highlighting their project's purpose and its functionality. Teams do not go over the allotted presentation time limit.
  • Completeness
    Teams have a polished project which looks clean and professional. Submitted project does not have obvious bugs or significant user experience issues. Submitted project properly functions.