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Reality Virtually Hackathon (Applications Required)

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Boston Augmented/Mixed Reality
Jan 17
07:00 AM - 05:00 PM


Hello everyone

We are really excited to give you this short intro to what you can expect to see at the Reality Virtually Hackathon @ the MIT Media Lab January 17 – 21, 2019.

Applications and rolling admissions are still open. (

We are almost embarrassed by our wealth of loaner equipment and AR/VR platforms.

~10 Magic Leap
~10 Vive Pros
~10 Vive Focus
Many Microsoft Hololens and MR Headsets
10 Oculus Rift
10 Oculus Go
~10 Leap Motion
~40 ARCore devises
24 Alienware machines to drive headsets
WayRay Automotive AR and full-sized demonstrator
PTC Vuforia SDK and Studio
AT&T 5G Technology

There will be workshops on all the platforms above as Unity3D, ARCore, ARKit, PTC Studio, and Unreal.

There are sponsor multiple sponsors offering prizes pf $2,500 and $5,000. We’ll publish a prize page in the first week of January.

Hackathon al la IDEO
This year, mentors will be lead by David Goligorsky, Sr. Design Director IDEO Digital and New Technology. It makes sense because the hackathon is an intense compressed cycle of ideation, design, and prototyping.

Lastly, we are publishing details about what to expect at the hackathon. The first is about Googlers and winning hackathon alumni Louis DeScioli (Louis is also an MIT alumni) and Anish Dhesikan ( returning this year to teach workshops and mentor about Google’s immersive technologies. Check back on our website or Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

For more information or to apply to attend please visit the hackathon website (


Applications to the Reality VIrtually Hackathon (January 17 - 21, 2018) at the MIT Media Lab are open. Admissions are evaluated on a rolling admissions basis. The next round will close on Nov 15, 2018, and applicants will be notified by Nov 30, 2018.

Apply here:

Places are limited, so apply early. We will have four applications for each of the 400 spaces. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Our first phase of rolling admissions closed on October 31, 2018 and the next will close on Nov 15. Applicants will be notified within two weeks after each close.

If collaborating with cool creative people, building completely original immersive technology applications and experiences, and making new connections in the XR community is your thing, then you should apply.

Be a part of this purpose-built XR hackathon community for five full days at the MIT Media Lab on January 17-21, 2019! Reality Virtually is the world’s largest, most diverse and most creative AR and VR hackathon.

Our highly diverse participants represent students and professionals from all over the world with varying levels of experience with AR/VR. They include developers, app designers, artists, storytellers, sound designers, and experts in many fields such as healthcare, architecture, and AR/VR for good.

Location of Event

75 Amherst St
Cambridge, US-
75 Amherst St
Cambridge, US-

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