VR Hackathon: Hand tracking interactions 10-16th Sept 2020

The team behind InteractML have been invited as mentors for a VR Hackathon as organised by Northern Ireland Screen and Future Screens NI, in partnership with SideQuestVR and Digital Catapult’s Immersive Labs. We will be available to offer support in using our InteractML Unity plug-in for your VR hand tracking projects.

The main theme of the hackathon will be around touch-free solutions for a post-pandemic world, leveraging the hand tracking feature of the Oculus Quest that enables interacting in VR without physical controllers. The Hackathon will be free to enter and run over 7 days, from Thursday September 10th to Wednesday September 16th.

The Hackathon attendees will have a unique opportunity to focus on prototyping hand tracking concepts. The participants will benefit from invited talks and guidance from expert mentors who have experience in the topic and that will be able to lend their expertise to the attendees. These sessions will be hosted in a mix of Zoom, Discord and social VR to take advantage of the most widely used technologies for delivery of content.

Teams in attendance at the Hackathon will submit projects via SideQuestVR for consideration by the Jury. The jury, which will consist of mentors and organiser representatives, will select the best projects to be featured on the SideQuest platform.

While all level of participants are welcome, we would encourage students from Universities with immersive courses and research activities, Practitioners in screen-based creative industries who are interested in getting a taste of what it takes to make immersive things, Immersive companies’ teams, VR enthusiasts who aspire to jump from consuming into making VR to take part in this Hackathon!

A more detailed schedule will be emailed to the registered participants closer to the event.

Sign-up to join the hackathon here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/vr-hackathon-tickets-117517992479