Come join us for a weekend of creativity, innovation, and learning! 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 VR 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.


Submissions must be posted here on DevPost by 10:30am Sunday September 17 2017

Hackathon Sponsors


Best of Show

Best Visual Design

Best Use of Sound

Best Technical Achievement

Best Interaction Design

Most Novel Project

Feature Prize - Language Learning in VR / AR

VR and AR have a unique ability to immerse you in other places and other cultures, which makes them ideally suited for learning languages. This prize will be awarded to the best immersive experience for teaching language using the Rosetta Stone Speech Recognition Engine (SRE).

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


Don Alvarez

Don Alvarez
CTO / Accelerated Pictures

Foo Hoang

Foo Hoang
Senior Product Manager / HTC

Julia Fryett

Julia Fryett
Director of Marketing & Community Building / Pixvana

Lisa Weeks

Lisa Weeks
Brand Engagemancer / Hashbang Games

Peter Brussard

Peter Brussard
SVP of Product / Rosetta Stone

Trond Nilsen

Trond Nilsen
Director of Development / Virtual Therapeutics

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 within each of the above criteria, allowing us to quickly identify which projects stand out within each.
  • 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. In general we try to ensure that no team wins more than one prize.

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