The VR Hackathon is an opportunity to learn about Virtual Reality and other immersive technologies, to meet new people, and to get hands-on experience with Immersive design and development.

VR and AR are of great interest to many industries such as medicine, manufacturing, marketing, design, construction, and many more. If you have domain expertise in any field where immersive technologies might be useful, we would love to have you attend, as your insight is key in helping us to solve real problems, even if you've never worked with these technologies before.


Anyone can register to be part of the hackathon. All participants must complete their projects predominantly onsite. Individuals younger than 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Submissions must be posted here on DevPost by 10:30am Sunday September 16 2018

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$2,900 in prizes

Outstanding Technical Achievement

Outstanding Visuals

Outstanding Use of Sound

Outstanding Interaction Design

Most Novel

Best of Show

(Magic Leap prize)

Details will be forthcoming

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

To enter, do the following:

  • Come to the hackathon.
  • Meet some awesome people
  • Work on a cool project together
  • Register that project here on DevPost by 10:30am on Sunday


Holly Hirzel

Holly Hirzel
VP of Product / vreal

Mark Cvetkovich

Mark Cvetkovich
Art Director / Virtual Therapeutics

Diana Johns

Diana Johns
Vice President for Exhibits & Life Science / Pacific Science Center

Sean Siem

Sean Siem
Founder / Robocognito

Susan Oldham

Susan Oldham
UX Designer & Researcher

Judging Criteria

  • Step 1 - Rating
    Judges begin by rating your projects on a scale of 1-5 according to the several criteria: Completeness, Visual Design, Audio Design, Interaction Design, Technical Achievement, Use of Narrative, and Novelty.
  • Step 2 - Ranking
    Next, ratings are used to rank projects, allowing us to quickly identify which projects stand out within each criterion.
  • Step 3 - Discussion
    Once the top projects are identified, our judges discuss the pros and cons of each one to explore the differences in their opinions.
  • Step 4 - Decisions
    Finally, judges select winners by consensus. Each team can win only one prize. If a team is eligible for multiple prizes, it will receive the best prize. Other teams will then be considered for the remaining prizes.

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