The world’s biggest WebVR hackathon is starting

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We’re very proud to announce our role as a founding partner of the upcoming Global WebVR Hackathon organized by Virtuleap expected to be the world’s biggest to date.

The online hackathon launching on November 1st has already confirmed groups from Harvard’s VR/AR Club, Stanford’s Rabbit Hole VR, VR@MIT, and the ETC at Carnegie Mellon University will be participating. The prizes will include €30K euros in cash to the winning team and a spot in Europe’s first VR accelerator, VRBase, as well as a 3-month internship at Force Field VR in Amsterdam.

Participating teams will be tasked with developing virtual reality concepts in WebVR the same technology that Sketchfab uses to make every one of our over one million scenes viewable in all the major virtual reality headsets.

“We’re on a mission to push WebVR as the priority platform for the whole industry,” says Amir-Esmaeil Bozorgzadeh, co-founder at Virtuleap and the co-organizer of the global hackathon. “It’s platform agnostic, democratic, immediately accessible, and positioned where there is already an entire universe of traffic: the web.”

The platform will go live on November 1st at virtuleap.com and teams can begin submitting concepts from November 15th through February 1st, so if you are interested in participating, stay tuned for launch.

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Paul Chambers

Artist Evangelist & Community outreach at Sketchfab, freelance CG Generalist, render-farm tinkerer. Zelda worshipper.


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  • Simon Kratz says:

    Hehe, finally a programming challenge! The programmers in my team are always a bit salty when they see me do Art challenges since those are more common.
    Will let them know about the hackatron 😀

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