NYC – September 22-24, 2017

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2017 has been a great year for VR, and in advance of the big NYVR Expo, we’re doing a VR Hackathon to get you jazzed. Registration is via eventbrite, here.

Join us for a weekend of breakout sessions, networking with some amazing developers, and of course the chance to work with some cool new tools in both VR and AR.

We’ll have Damon Hernandez of Samsung sharing the latest in mobile VR/WebVR, IBM will talk Watson, and Justin Hendrix from the NYC VR/AR incubator and NY Media lab will share what’s going on in the NYC VR/AR industry and the city’s plans to see it grow.

Don’t have an idea? No sweat, Hugh Seaton will lead an ideation that’ll be fun, painless and get you to a great idea quickly.

Don’t have a team? Again no sweat, the ideation process is also where you can find teams of people stoked about the same idea.

Don’t want to be in a team? There are no set team sizes – teams of one or twenty are fine.

Don’t know how to create VR? You’ll find plenty of folks that are awesome VR developers, so bring your ideas, your talent, and your excitement.

Friday is free to attend, so join us and decide on the spot!

Winners will be featured at the upcoming NYVR Expo in October – so come, join us and win fame!

We will feature three tracks:

1. VR/AR Open – this is intentionally broad so you can follow your heart’s desire for a killer weekend project.

2. VR/AR + AI – how are you combining Immersive Tech with AI to create great experiences?

3. WebVR, WebAR – create something amazing for web-based distribution!

Schedule will be:

Friday, Sept. 22 (Tickets not required, meetup reg required for entry)

6:30 pm – kickoff. Talks from Justin Hendrix, Samsung, IBM.

7:30 pm – Team formation/ideation

11:00 pm – Doors close

Saturday, Sept. 23rd (tickets required for entry)

8:00 am – Doors open, breakfast

9:30 am – Second team formation if necessary

10:00 am – Breakout session

11:00 am – Breakout session

12:00 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm – Breakout session

2:00 pm – Breakout session

6:30 pm – Dinner

Overnight hacking encouraged!

Sunday, Sept. 24th

8:00 am – Doors open, breakfast

12:00 pm – Lunch

2:00 pm – Presentations

3:30 pm – Awards

4:30 pm – Event ends

Registration is via eventbrite, here.


All work must be original, and begun at the hackathon.

All teams must have at least one member present.

Be nice to each other (see code of conduct below).


Code of Conduct:

We have a zero-tolerance policy for harassment of any kind. This is a community event and all members are equally welcome and to be respected at all times. This includes disparaging comments, sexualized language, imagery, jokes, stories, references, and other communications of a sexual, racial, gender, age nature.

We support divesity and inclusion. This includes those who are earlier on their learning journey, from an age, experience, or ability standpoint. It is crucial for the growth of our community that those of greater ability support and mentor those still learning.

Any disparaging comments, imagery, stories, jokes or other communications will be met with immediate explusion.

Please contact the organizers directly or via anonymous email with any questions or concerns.