PatriotHacks is the flagship hackathon at George Mason University. This year the event will be held entirely online due to COVID-19. Students from across the world will be free to enjoy plenty of workshops, activities, and networking events, along with free swag. PatriotHacks is a space for innovators to play, learn, game, and revolutionize technology, all while building their resumes and making memories that will last a lifetime. The event is entirely free, and no experience is required to attend. Join us from April 16th - April 18th for our mini hackathon.

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$2,300 in prizes

Best Financial Hack

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?
Each team member receives a $100 VISA giftcard.

Best Sustainability Hack

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?
Be blown away with Patagonia jackets for the entire team!

Best Education Hack

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?
Make presenting easy with mini projectors for all the members on your team! (or set up movie nights)

Best Health Tech Hack

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?
After all that hacking, go workout with FitBit Charge for all the members!

Best Beginner Hack

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 comprising of newcomers are welcome to try this track!
All team members will receive a Korsair K55 keyboard!

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?
Experiment with Rasberry PI 4 starter kits for all the team members.

Most likely to become a Startup

Every start-up originates as an idea! Does yours have the potential to become a unicorn?
Stay up late working with your new cofounders and mini Keurig for the team.

Patriot Favorite

Everyone has a favorite project. Can you become one of ours?
A gift card to (our) favorite study hangout, Panera Bread.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


All college students and recent graduates are welcome!

  • Recent graduates: you must have graduated in the last year.


PatriotHacks Team

PatriotHacks Team

Judging Criteria

  • Overall Criteria
    Teams will demo. You are encouraged to present what you have done even if your hack is broken or you weren’t able to finish. We want to see the journey of what you did, not only the end.

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