GPU Hackathon Mentors

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) co-organizes an annual GPU Hackathon series to help researchers/developers port (or optimize) their own applications on GPUs. Each hackathon is a 5-day coding event where teams of developers work alongside 2 mentors with GPU programming expertise to achieve their goals. The success of these events relies on the expertise of our mentors and their willingness to share this knowledge with the participants. Our mentors come from universities, national laboratories, and our vendor partners.

As a mentor, you work with a team that intends to use a programming model (CUDA, OpenACC, OpenMP4.5+, Kokkos, etc.) you are familiar with. Typically, the 2 mentors are paired so that one mentor has a strong GPU-programming background while the other has enough knowledge to help their team but is also there to learn. Regardless of your level of expertise, these events are great opportunities to sharpen your skills, learn about the latest technologies, and collaborate with others in your community.

If you would like more information about these events, please visit the OLCF GPU Hackathons page, or email Tom Papatheodore ( with specific questions.

Want to Sign Up as a Mentor?

If you would like to volunteer as a mentor, please submit the form below and select the specific hackathons you are interested in attending. As the specific events approach, we will contact you to see if you are still able to attend.