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Intro


Reality, Virtually, Hackathon!

Sponsored by the MIT Media Lab

October 7-10, 2016

Friday Workshops followed by two days of hacking to transform the future of immersive technologies.

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Intro


Reality, Virtually, Hackathon!

Sponsored by the MIT Media Lab

October 7-10, 2016

Friday Workshops followed by two days of hacking to transform the future of immersive technologies.

THANK YOU TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS, SPONSORS, MENTORS , JUDGES AND VOLUNTEERS FOR A FANTASTIC WORLD-CLASS WEEKEND EVENT!


Founding Sponsors

 

Designers, coders, hackers, makers, enthusiasts, experts, learners, artists and engineers

Calling everyone to create, learn and explore new and yet to be known VR and AR applications at the MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

The Reality, Virtually, Hackathon brings together interdisciplinary minds to explore the application of virtual reality and augmented reality technologies for building new experiences. VR and AR has blossomed with games and 360-degree video. You can now help push it into new directions.

The VR and AR applications you create will explore new areas such as
AR and VR "for good", AEC (architecture, engineering and construction), Film and Journalism,
Healthcare and Medicine, Gaming, Art and Entertainment, Learning, Education, Advertising and more.

If your passion isn't listed, bring it and build it.

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Story


Come to the MIT Media Lab where technology is pushed beyond known boundaries and disciplines, where the mixing of unconventional thinking creates new disruptive technology

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Come to the MIT Media Lab where technology is pushed beyond known boundaries and disciplines, where the mixing of unconventional thinking creates new disruptive technology

About


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About the Hackathon

October 7 - October 10, 2016 (Workshops on October 7, 2016)

This hackathon held on the MIT campus is called Reality, Virtually because it will promote new applications built for vertical market segments. The competition will stretch the amazing advancements and expertise in VR and AR gaming and entertainment during the past couple of years, into new and lesser-cultivated fields.

Participants from MIT, other universities, and the VR and AR communities around the country will form teams to develop innovative software solutions that will unlock the technology’s potential in categories such as VR/AR for good, Film and Journalism, Health/Medicine, Learning and Education, Industry, Art, Productivity, Advertising and Monetization, Social Networking, and other vertical applications that participants feel passionate about.

Sponsors will will get a first look at new apps for their platforms and get to see how developers and designers create app solutions that fit new VR and AR use cases.

Workshops will be held the day before the Hackathon, to bring participants up to speed with development platforms, specifics about headset platforms, software tools, and design.

Mentors, skilled in design, platform development and vertical VR and AR applications will provide guidance to and help participants breakthrough conceptual and development roadblocks.

The Hackathon will end on Sunday October 9, 2016 when project presentations and demonstrations begin. Finalists will present to a panel of judges comprised of the leading technologists, designers and business leaders on Monday morning, October 10, 2016, after which prizes will be awarded.

The Reality, Virtually, Hackathon is organized by a team of AR/VR experts, developers, industry executives, MIT undergraduate and graduate students and alumni and students from the Harvard Business School

 

If you’re interested in participating, please complete the Application to the Reality, Virtually, Hackathon sponsored by the MIT Media Lab.

If you’re interested in supporting Reality, Virtually, we’re currently looking for financial support, hardware, access to API’s, mentors, and judges. For more information, please send an email to us.

 

Want to help get the word out? Download and share this flyer on email, social media and hardcopy! 

 

 

Reality, Virtually produced by Grassroots Developer Education, Inc.

Sponsors


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SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS!

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