Welcome to RidgeHacks!


Please make sure you have filled out the MLH Form and our Tally Form in order to participate.

Have a song request for the cafeteria playlist? Submit them here!

Make sure you all have your team cards (the one with the numbers)! They are used for judging and are really important. If you need a card see Rachel in the Cafe.

Find the opening ceremony slides here.

RidgeHacks 2023 - April 1st, 2023

Ridgehacks 2023 is Ridge High School's premier annual hackathon led by the Ridge Computer Science Club. Following a single day, 12-hour hacking schedule , Ridgehacks offers a free hackathon for Middle and High School Students from 8:00 AM until 10:00 PM.

From all of us at RCSC, happy hacking and we hope to see you there!

Make sure to sign-up here!

Join our Discord server for announcements here!


Time Hacking/Main Areas Lecture Hall A Room 701 PAC
8:00 AM Doors Open For Participants
8:15 AM Opening Ceremony
9:00 AM Hacking begins EEC Speaker
10:00 AM Breakfast Consumer Repair Workshop sponsored by Tulls Automotive
11:00 AM Open CV Workshop sponsored by Ridge Marketing
12:00 PM Cyber-Case Study presented by Detective Phil Jasina
1:00 PM Lunch (and Super Smash Bros Tournament)
2:00 PM Android App Development presented by Professor Sheusi
3:00 PM Green Tech in Industry - a Verizon overview
4:00 PM CSS Workshop - Make web project look decent Cybersecurity Workshop sponsored by the Bernards PBA
5:00 PM The Future of Programming by Professor Thomas Calabrese
6:00 PM Dinner (and chess tournament)
6:30 PM Judges Meeting
7:00 PM CS as Job? Experiences from Industry by Chad Wiedemann
8:00 PM Hardstop Hacking
8:45 PM Finalist Presentations
9:45 PM Closing Ceremony
10:00 PM Event Ends

Media Center Open for quiet hacking at all times


Date: April 1st, 2023

Who can attend: Any middle school or high school student (grades 6-12) who's down to make something awesome. Or anything tech, or programming related really (please reach out if you are an elementary student interested in attending).

Cost to attend: Free!

Location: Ridge High School (268 South Finley Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ).

See the FAQ for details on where to enter (and park if you plan on driving yourself).

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.


Where can I park/where do I enter the building?

Please consult the map below. Make sure to enter the building through the Performing Arts Center (PAC).

Where do we get updates/communicate with y'all?

Discord! Make sure to join our server here.

How will teams work?

You can work in teams of 2 to 4. If you don't have a team, don't worry! You'll be able to form a team at RidgeHacks with other people looking for teams or teams that want more members before hacking begins.

How long is the event? When is it? Where is it?

It's on April 1st, 2023 from 8:00AM-10:00PM. It's at Ridge High School. You can find the address for our hackathon here.

What can I make?

Anything. Software, hardware, middleware, malware, anything that ends with “ware” and starts with you typing lines of code. And even more than that!

What's in it for me?

Well, the clout and prestige of winning Ridgehacks(college). And of course, we do have prizes. You'll have to show up to find out what they are though.

Anything else?

Send us a message on Discord in the #FAQ channel. You can also send us an email at [email protected].



Looking to sponsor? Contact us at [email protected].

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RidgeHacks 2019 and 2022 would not have been possible without these sponsors.

The Organizers

Michael Moschello

Michael Moschello

President of Ridgehacks

Benjamin Chee

Benjamin Chee

Director of Ridgehacks

Akhil Vanka

Akhil Vanka

Ridgehacks Club Director

Kevin Li

Kevin Li

Director of Education

Cy Westbrook

Cy Westbrook

Technical Director

Rachel Li

Rachel Li

Lead Graphic Designer

Duc Nguyen

Duc Nguyen

Lead Coordinator

Brandon Li

Brandon Li

Volunteer Coordinator

Vienna Li

Vienna Li

Cybersecurity Workshop Director

Ridge High School Hackathon, April 1st
268 S Finley Ave, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
[email protected]