Join us for 36 hours of hacking in our all new makerspace, also known as the MIX (Mason Innovation eXchange)!

PatriotHacks is a collegiate hackathon held at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Join us for 36 hours of hacking in our all new makerspace, also known as the MIX (Mason Innovation eXchange)!

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Prizes

$1,048 in prizes

Best Software Hack

For the hack that best makes use of software. Amazon Echo Dots for the whole team.

Best Hardware Hack

For the hack that best makes use of hardware. 3D Printing Pens for the whole team.

Best Beginner Hack

For the best hack made by a team (or individual) who is attending a hackathon for the first time. Raspberry Pi's for the team.

Best VR Hack - Accenture

For more information about Accenture's VR track see the following: http://patriothacks.org/assets/pdf/George%20Mason%20Hackathon_Accenture%20Virtual%20Reality%20Hack%20Supporting%20Materials_10.12.18.pdf
Each team member gets an opportunity to interview at Accenture.

Best Use of Data Analytics - Accenture

See Accentures slides for more information, as well as where to find the data sets for their challenge: http://patriothacks.org/assets/pdf/George%20Mason%20Hackathon_Accenture%20Analytics%20Hack%20Supporting%20Materials_10.12.18.pdf
Each team member gets an opportunity to interview at Accenture.

IoT Security Challenge - CACI

For the team that successfully activates the provided smart outlet by bypassing the Smart Things Cloud and associated security. Gift cards provided for each of the top three teams that complete this challenge.

Best Use of Security - Verizon

For the team whose hack best visualizes security data. Verizon Backpacks for each team member.

Most Unique Hack - Booz Allen Hamilton

The most creative and novel hack. $50 gift cards for each member of the winning team.

Best Sustainability

Create the hack that best tackles the problem of sustainability. Two Anker PowerPort Solar Lites, and two Everlast RocketBooks

Best Workflow Hack

Create the best hack for a workplace. Amazon Echo Dots for the whole team.

Best use of Authorize.Net

LS20 Gaming Headsets

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit for each team member

Best IoT Hack using a Qualcomm Device

DragonBoard 410Cs

Best use of Google Cloud Platform

Google Home Minis

Best use of HERE.com

Hacker gear from HERE.com

Devpost Achievements

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Judges

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Judging Criteria

  • Technical
    How difficult was this project to build?
  • Practicality
    How practical or useful is this project?
  • Originality
    How original is the project?
  • Polish
    How well-built is the project?