Taking place next week in Boston, Massachusetts is a virtual reality (VR) hackathon and workshop for both VR experts and newbies alike. Hackathons are a popular way for videogame professionals and enthusiasts to get together and learn something new, or stretch themselves to produce an app or videogame in a short period of time.
Co-produced by GDG Boston Boston Virtual Reality, Boston Unity Group, Boston Android and the AT&T Developer Program this event is designed for attendees interested in coding VR apps and games.
The event is designed to be all inclusive with attendees developing for Google Cardboard. Those attending aren’t required to bring their own VR equipment just a laptop and a smartphone that supports either iOS or Android operating system to fit into a Google Cardboard. As the first 100 attendees will be given a free Cardboard head-mounted display (HMD) to use during the hackathon and to take home afterwards. But anyone who owns their own VR equipment can bring it along.
There will be prizes for the best apps, split into two categories, Best Use of Google Cardboard and Best Use of BYOVR (Bring your own VR). 1st place in both categories will win $1,000 USD in gift cards, with second place receiving $500 USD in gift cards.
The VR Hackathon will run from Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th October 2015, with registrations closing on Friday 16th. For further information follow this link.
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