The 2021 Virtual Virginia Datathon

Addressing Hunger through Bits and Bytes

The 2021 Virtual Virginia Datathon will be held October 7th-8th, 2021. This year's theme is Addressing Hunger through Bits and Bytes:

Food insecurity rates across the nation are rising and in 2018, there were nearly 850,000 food-insecure Virginians, a number that only increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. This timely theme serves to solve a challenge that affects our neighbors, friends, and fellow community members. Virginia Datathon teams will work to develop data-driven solutions to address hunger in the Commonwealth by providing actionable insights into how a food system can fuel all Virginians.


Team Registration is due by the 3rd. More information about the Datathon can be found here: (


If you are interested in joining a team, contact Statistical Science masters student Brody Receveur ([log in to unmask]) by or before September 1.


A short message from Brody: “Hello everyone! Would anyone (bachelors, masters, or anyone with a background in data) be interested in joining me on this? I think it is a great opportunity to help people and to make connections! If you want to join my team, please reach out to me.”



Carroll Barbour

Office Assistant & Undergraduate Advisor

Department of Statistics

George Mason University

Phone: 703-993-3645