We want everyone, and we mean everyone, to feel welcome at our hackathons! All you need is the spirit to innovate and the confidence to share your ideas! Feel like you can give more than 24-hours to a cause, and maybe have some ideas?
We offer the chance for any student to come to one of our events to test themselves on a wide variety of topics. Since we are focused in interdisciplinary social innovation, so that every student no matter their major can participate in innovation. We challenge students to step out of their comfort zones and ask them to innovate on topics outside of their majors and contribute to the larger conversation of interdisciplinary ideation, creation and innovation.
George Hacks is a student-led hackathon organization operating under the GW Innovation Center (Dub.Works). We are established in two universities and have over 50 members working tirelessly to grow the innovation ecosystem in DC.
A hackathon is an innovation competition where students compete to develop the best solutions for a weakness for a chosen topic. students will have 24-hours to design, build, and present solutions to pitches presented by the judges. The top three teams will win prizes!
Any student with a passion for innovation! You do not have to be an engineer or even a science major! Undergraduate students in the DC, Maryland, Virginia area can apply to participate. Submit an application here. Please submit your resume and apply through the link provided.
No. We want to focus on throwing the best event possible, not moving people around. Chances are there is another hackathon near you.
It doesn't! George Hacks is free for all participants. (You even get free food, coffee, and gear!!)
At GW: The Science and Engineering Hall, 800 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20052, B1 level by the green wall.
At George Mason: TBD.
Hack through the night! We'll have some gender seperated dark silent rooms but bring your own sleeping bag and pillow.
Come anyway! There will be time to form teams if you don't have one. And we're sure everyone has something to contribute.
Prizes will be announced at least two weeks before each event. In addition to their prize, each of the top three teams will receive medals.
Bring a valid student ID, anything you need to build your project like a laptop, toiletries, a change of cloths, optionally a sleeping bag and pillow if you plan to take a nap. Surge protectors are a good idea too.
No, that's not fair. We want nice fresh projects picked straight from the field, none of those old ones that ripened on the truck.
Up to 4 people per a team is usually most effective.
Yes. Our event will be governed by MLH's Code of Conduct.
We will have two rounds of judging. The first round is a Showcase of all projects that will last an hour. The top six teams will be chosen to continue to the second round. The second round will be judged by a panel of judges made up of GWU professors and a selection of sponsors. They will choose the top three teams who will receive medals and prizes.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
Check in will be at 9:00 AM on March 24 in GW's Science and Engineering Hall
|9:45 AM||Opening ceremony Lehman Auditorium||B1|
|11:00 AM||Team formation and pitch selection||SEH Overflow|
|11:30 AM||Grab lunch and start hacking||B1|
|1:00 PM||Intro to Ardunio Workshop|
|2:00 PM||Intro to Web Development|
|9:00 PM||Workshops and snacks||B1|
|12:00 AM||Midnight Snacks||SEH Overflow|
|6:30 AM||Coffee and early bird breakfast||B1|
|11:00 AM||First Round Judging||Lehman Auditorium|
|2:00 PM||Final Round Judging||Lehman Auditorium|
|3:00 PM||Awards and closing ceremony||Lehman Auditorium|