Sixth Annual 36-Hour Hackathon to Create, Collaborate, Learn, and Innovate.

About PatriotHacks

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. 

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Datathon 2022

200+ Students

36 Hours

Epic Prizes!

Free Food & Swag

Event Schedule

Pick Your Track

Best Overall Hack

All are automatically entered in this track, good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor.

Financial Track

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?

Patriot Favorite

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?

Best Beginner

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!

Previous Tracks

Overall Judge Fav

Best 8-Bit Themed

Best AI-Powered Hack

Most Likely to Be A Startup

Best Beginner

Best Idea that Failed

Previous Sponsors

SCSP, Amazon, Arcfield, Peraton, CodePath, Amazon Next, Geico, GDIT, Salesforce

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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! We recommend bringing a laptop and friends!

Yes! You can utilize hardware for your hacks.

The event is completely free for all registered participants.

Yes! We’ll make sure that it is!

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