Fourth Annual 40-Hour Hackathon To Create, Collaborate, Learn, and Innovate.
PatriotHacks is the flagship hackathon at George Mason University where innovators can play, learn, create, game, and revolutionize technology.
Students from across the world can enjoy plenty of workshops, activities, and networking events along with free swag. This provides hackers an opportunity to build their resumes and make memories that will last a lifetime. The event is entirely
free and no experience is required to attend.
Free Food & Swag
Workshop Block 1
Fireside chat (Talk with professionals - Professionals TBD)
Midnight fun event
Breakfast for students
Workshop Block 2
Panel for either STEM Women or Industry
Workshop Block 3
Workshop block 4
Closing Ceremony Starts
Pick Your Track
Best Overall Hack
All are automatically entered in this track, good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor.
College students struggle with budgeting and poor financial decisions can lead to bad spending habits.
Can you develop a way to help people make smart financial decisions?
During the first few months of COVID many became worried about their health and started making changes to their lives.
Can you help people develop a healthier lifestyle?
Climate change has been a threat for years and companies and individuals have been more active in trying to do their part in reducing waste and helping the climate.
Can you come up with an idea that can help save the earth?
When the pandemic began, education was suddenly forced to move online, and many have expressed dissatisfaction with the quality of education they received.
Do you have a way to make education better?
Most Likely to Become a Start-Up
Every start-up originates as an idea!
Does yours have the potential to become a unicorn?
Everyone has a favorite project.
Can you become one of ours?
Best All-Female Hack
Some of the best technological
advancements have been made thanks to women!
Will your all-women team be the next Ada Lovelace?
Tired of seeing entry-level positions marketed towards people with 5+ years of experience? Tired of being turned away for not having any experience?
Everyone has to start
somewhere! All teams comprised of newcomers are welcome to try this track!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Students who are currently enrolled in or recently graduated (within the past 12 months) from a college or university are eligible to attend. All disciplines are welcome! If you are not a college student or recent graduate, you may be able to participate as a mentor or volunteer.
Of course! Whether you’re an experienced student or a working professional, you are welcome to register as a mentor to help students debug or to host a workshop.
To learn new things… we also have a plethora of prizes and swag.
We like to keep teams at 4 or less participants so that the competition is fair between teams.
Bring whatever you like!
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we may offer this option in some alternative format. For now, you may refer to an MH’s Hardware Lab for more information on getting hardware for your hacks.
The event is completely free for all registered participants.
Yes. We’ll make sure that you do.
We will be hosting a lot of online events to bring the community together.