Are You a Lover of Creativity? Apply for the Facebook-Backed AR/VR Africa Hackathon 2018

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Applications are now open for the AR/VR Africa Hackathon. It is an opportunity to learn Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and other immersive technologies. So, are you a lover of creativity and innovation? This is the program where you get to meet new people, and get hands-on experience with AR/VR design and development.

The program is being organized by Imisi 3D, a leading extended reality creation lab in Nigeria founded by Judith Okonkwo. It would hold on the 20th to the 22nd of April across seven countries which includes: Nigeria, South Africa, Mozambique, Egypt, Kenya, Cameroon and Tunisia, with each of the countries having their partner. The theme for this year’s Hackathon challenge is  “Creating Our Future.”

What the Event is About

A hackathon is a fun but strenuous, yet highly rewarding event where code developers, designers, strategists, and enthusiasts come together to work on project ideas and win prizes. The AR/VR hackathon is no different and will last 48 hours and focus on the rapidly evolving immersive technologies of Augmented and Virtual Reality.

One good thing about this hackathon is that its not all about technology, It’s also about design, creation, and problem solving. So fear not, if you have an interest in art, graphics, 3D modelling, film, education, sound design, game design, or business entrepreneurship, this is the event for you.

Speaking on the event, Okwonkwo said, that she is doing this to get people to understand that these technologies are there and available for them to use. And also to get them to start thinking about how they can use them to apply to their realities in their various environs.

This year teams are expected to build VR and AR solutions for several sectors.
This year, teams are expected to build VR and AR solutions for several sectors

This year the teams are expected to build VR and AR solutions for sectors in education, healthcare, tourism, the environment and social justice

Okonkwo now has the support of Facebook, GitHub and Unity and the hackathon also has over $15,000 (USD) worth of prizes.  About $15,000 worth of prizes are set to be won. So, are you Software developer, game programmer, UI/UX designer, artist, animators, storyteller, students, and you are interested in creativity? Click here to get registered for the event now!

Imisi 3D was set up to help build the ecosystem and community of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) content creators in Nigeria and across the continent.

 


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