AR/VR AFRICA HACKATHON 2020

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ABOUT THE AR/VR HACKATHON

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

What is an AR/VR Hackathon

A hackathon is a fun, fast-paced, strenuous, yet highly rewarding event where developers/coders, designers, strategists, and enthusiasts come together to work on project ideas and build solutions. The hackathon will focus on the rapidly evolving technologies of Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality. It isn’t just about technology. It’s also about design, creation, and problem solving. If you have an interest in art, graphics, 3D modelling, film, education, sound design, game design, or business, you will enjoy the AR/VR hackathon.

Learning tracks

HACK THEME

"AFRICA IN SIGHT - OUR FUTURE IN XR"

Teams are required to create solutions in the following verticals. Education, Healthcare, Tourism, Gaming and Climate ; with a wildcard option for a non-conforming brilliant solution.  Teams solutions may address one or more verticals. We chose these focus areas because we believe they represent some of the most challenging problems and opportunities on the continent (and the world). Join us!

STRUCTURE

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

Online Stage

Registration for the 2020 AR/VR Hackathon open on the 1st of August and anyone on the continent of Africa can register to be part of the online learning community. Once you register, you will be added to the discord server. Here you will have access to learning materials, mentors, and resources to increase your knowledge of extended reality technologies as well as how to build real-world solutions using this technology. There will be different learning tracks such as ARCore, WebVR and Unity 3D. 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 hackathon will hold in 10 African countries (Nigeria, South Africa, Mozambique, Egypt, Kenya, Cameroon, Tunisia, Ghana, Rwanda and Senegal). Each country will have a country partner and team, who will oversee the planning and ensure the success of the Hackathon in their zone. The Hackathon will hold for 48 hours from 5 pm on 4th December 2020 - 5 pm on 6th December 2020. After this, winners will be announced and prizes distributed at all levels and the 2020 Hackathon will come to an official close.

IMPORTANT DATES

Here are the important dates to keep in mind for all aspiring participants. Registration starts on the 20th of July and is open to everyone on the continent of Africa. The first stage of online learning will commence immediately and last till November. The grand finale which will take place simultaneously in 10 African countries will hold on the 4th to 6th of December 2020. Register now

PRIZES

Hackathons come with benefits, and we've got some for you For each country there is a total of $2000 prize money which will be split among 1st ($1000), 2nd ($600) and 3rd ($400) positions as described. We've got Unite Europe event tickets for 2 exceptional hackers. After all these, you get exposed to a continent wide community of AR/VR Africa Enthusiasts, experts and Investors. We are super excited about this Hackathon and hope to see what you build. We hope you are excited too. Register now

Contact

Host (Nigeria) Imisi 3D Creation Lab, 3rd floor NGHub, 8 Montgomery road, Yaba Lagos. hello@imisi3d.com

ABOUT THIS SITE

This is the website for the African AR/VR community. Our event for 2020 is the AR/VR Africa Hackathon. It will hold simultaneously in several cities across Africa, explore this site to find out how you can take part.