A student-run hackathon and conference bringing together over 100 bright and curious minds.

MakeSPP is a student-run hackathon and conference bringing together over 100 bright and curious minds. We're building a diverse and creative community to unleash the true potential of technology. 

Pitch new ideas, meet fellow makers, and learn alongside amazing mentors. Join us!

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Prizes

$9,950 in prizes

MakeSPP Grand Prize

Google Home Mini for each team member

$500 Digital Ocean Credit for whole team

JetBrains Annual Tool license ($700 value)

Wolfram|One Personal Edition & Wolfram|Alpha Pro memberships ($375 value)

Balsamiq Mockups for Desktop Permanent License ($89 value)

Sketch License ($99 value)

MakeSPP Second Place Prize

Raspberry Pi 3 for each team member
$250 Digital Ocean Credit for whole team
Wolfram|One Personal Edition & Wolfram|Alpha Pro memberships ($375 value)

MakeSPP Third Place Prize

Arduino Kit for each team member
$125 Digital Ocean Credit for whole team
Wolfram|One Personal Edition & Wolfram|Alpha Pro memberships ($375 value)

MakeSPP Maker's Choice Prize (Voted by Participants ON DEVPOST)

Amazon Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa for each team member
Sketch License for each team member ($99 value)

U.S. Department of State: Best Data Visualization using Diplomatic Exchange Data Set

Recognition from State Department, possible travel sponsorship to attend the Department's upcoming hackathon this September in Washington D.C. and displaying of project in museums SELECTED IN ONE WEEK BY STATE DEPARTMENT (all projects are sent to them tonight)

Best Use of MongoDB Cloud

4 Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kits for the team with the most creative utilization of Atlas or Stitch

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Rachel Aliana

Rachel Aliana
CEO, Adjacent

Gyan Mishra

Gyan Mishra
Executive Director, Morgan Stanley

Brenden Bryant

Brenden Bryant
Product Manager, Conde Nast

Vishal Patel

Vishal Patel
Systems Architect, Noteworth

Jenn Schiffer

Jenn Schiffer
Community Engineer, Fog Creek Software

Judging Criteria

  • Technological Accomplishment
    Is your project technologically advanced and innovative?
  • Design
    Is your project polished?
  • Creativity
    Is your project original?
  • Impact
    What problem are you solving? How will your project make a difference?