AR/VR Africa Community

AR/VR Africa is a community of content creators, enthusiasts, creatives, developers and technologists who are keen about making a difference with Augmented and Virtual Reality. We are changing the narrative here in Africa, as creators and not just consumers of technology.

The AR/VR Africa Hackathon

Calling all who love creativity, innovation and learning! The AR/VR Africa Hackathon is an African competition and opportunity to create with, and learn about Virtual and Augmented Reality. This is also an opportunity to meet new people, and get hands-on experience with AR and VR design and development.

10 countries

The Hackathon will be hosted in 17 cities across Africa.

2020 Hackathon

This year's hackathon will happen in two stages: the online stage and the 48-hour nonstop hackathon grand finale


Participants will be part of a continent-wide community of learners. The online learning community will have access to learning materials, mentors, and resources to increase your knowledge of extended reality technologies and how to build real-world solutions using this technology. We are curating a series of workshops and masterclasses to support this online learning, as well as sponsored online challenges for participants to tackle.

48-hour hackathon finale

The two-day AR/VR Africa Hackathon grand finale will hold in 10 African countries (Nigeria, South Africa, Mozambique, Egypt, Kenya, Cameroon, Tunisia, Ghana, Rwanda and Senegal). From 4th December - 6th December 2020.



Important Dates

Registration starts

Registration is now closed.

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Stage 1: Online Hackathon

The first stage of the hackathon will commence on August 1st and will include masterclasses, workshops and community learning for participants in preparation for the hackathon.

Finale Notifications

Participating teams will be notified from 1st November -14th November, 2020.

See shortlist

Stage 2: Offline Hackathon Finale

Finale! Teams will hack for 48 hours. Observe remotely by joining the AR/VR Facebook group.

Facebook Group