Fri, 04 Dec|
Ken Saro-Wiwa Innovation Hub
AR/VR Africa 2020 Hackathon Port Harcourt Event
The 2020 AR/VR Africa Hackathon is here. Another opportunity to showcase African innovation with the extended reality technologies.
Time & Location
04 Dec 2020, 12:00 – 06 Dec 2020, 16:00
Ken Saro-Wiwa Innovation Hub, 24 Aggrey Rd, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
About The Event
AR/VR AFRICA HOLDS ITS 2020 AUGMENTED/VIRTUAL REALITY HACKATHON ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT
LAGOS, NIGERIA - Imisi 3D is collaborating with global partners to host an online and offline Augmented and Virtual Reality Hackathon over 5 months. The 2020 AR/VR Africa Hackathon has been made possible by Facebook.
Imisi 3D has announced that the Hackathon will be held from the 1st of August, 2020 to the 6th of December, 2020. It will be held continent wide online, with an offline finale taking place in Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia. Registrations will be open to participants from the 1st of August, 2020 and will close at 11:59 pm on the 1st of November, 2020. The theme for the AR/VR Africa Hackathon is ‘Africa in Sight - Our Future in XR’ with teams tasked with building solutions across 5 verticals: Education, Healthcare (including Covid-19 responses), Tourism, Gaming and Climate.
Judith Okonkwo, AR/VR Africa convener and Imisi 3D’s founder explained “we reimagined the hackathon, in the wake of the pandemic, to provide an experience that furthers our objectives - increasing access to XR resources on the continent, accelerating XR talent, showcasing African XR solutions and creating pathways for careers and industry. We couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity to drive XR innovation at a time when it is most needed.”
The 2020 AR/VR Africa Hackathon will hold in two phases. The online learning and virtual challenges and the offline 48-hour grand finale. Upon registration, participants will be admitted to the AR/VR Africa Discord platform. Here, they will have access to online learning materials, mentors, workshops and masterclasses from global experts, and sponsored challenges from organisations. At the end of the online learning process, teams who have applied and qualified for the grand finale will also participate in an offline 48-hour hack. Partners in 11 countries have been critical to the organisation of the hackathon and will be the hosts for the offline events.
Over $20,000 (twenty thousand dollars) worth of prizes will be awarded during the hackathon. There will be additional prizes from sponsored challengessk/src/life