MIT Media Labs Virtual Reality Hackathon Sponsored by Spaceout.VR – Oct 7-10
During October 7-10, 2016 MIT Media Labs will present a unique hackathon event in Cambridge. In addition to Spaceout.VR, the hackathon will feature a variety of other technology partners including, AT&T, Sony PlayStation, Samsung, Unity, innovators in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.
This hackathon held on the MIT campus is called Reality, Virtually because it will promote new applications built for vertical market segments. A competition will stretch the amazing advancements and expertise in VR and AR gaming and entertainment during the past fewyears, 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.”
SpaceoutVR was asked to participate due the nature of the SpaceoutVR App and technology. SpaceoutVR will provide the support necessary for the participants working on the Google Daydream VR SDK, this is being commercially released on October 4, 2016. For SpaceoutVR this is a great way to take a look at the full capabilities of the platform, with the best and brightest engineering minds assisting this process. SpaceoutVR anticipates hundreds of millions of Daydream VR Android devices in the next few years.
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.”
Ahead of the hackathon, be sure to download the free Spaceout.VR app available NOW for Android and iOS.