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Virtual Hackathon Let’s make VR Together

Let’s Build Virtual Reality in the Web

One month left!! Perfect time to get started building your first WebVR experience!!

Great for developers new to VR or new to the Web!!

Details

Theme: Togetherness, experiences to bring people together.

Deadline: June 30th.

Registering

You can register as on the meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/UK-Hackathons-and-Jams/events/239795999/

It is okay to work as groups or as individuals.

and join us on the slack: https://slack.samsunginter.net in the #vrtogether channel you can ask for help or show off what you have made so far.

Please submit a link to your demo when you are ready. You can still update your site until the deadline.

“I’ve never built VR before”

There are useful tools and libraries for working with VR in the web, here are two which are very accessible for beginners:

  • A-Frame build a Virtual Reality scene using HTML
  • Play Canvas an online editor which supports VR!

“Where do I put my demo?”

There are many places online for showing off demos, two great ones are:

Press the ‘Remix this’ button to edit it in your Web Browser.

  • If you are comfortable with Git, Github pages is a great way to host and show off your demos.

“I don’t have a VR Headset”

You don’t need an expensive VR Headset to build VR, many WebVR experiences will work with an Android or iOS smart phone and a Google Cardboard.

The BBC has kindly donated some Google Cardboards we can post to you (within the UK) to help you test your scene in Virtual Reality. To request one contact Ada at:

Restrictions

Must work in a web browser using WebVR.

It’ll be great if it works in the Google Cardboard or for Mobile Headsets like the Google Daydream or Samsung GearVR. But we do have a HTC Vive we can test on too.

Submitting

Entries should be hosted somewhere and can be submitted via email:

To: [email protected]
Subject: “vrtogether, [Your Name]”

With a link to your demo, a name and a short description.

The demos will be collated into a gallery so people can view them.

Prizes

  • Samsung, Grand Prize —GearVR, Samsung Socks
  • Samsung, 4x Runners Up — Samsung Socks
  • Mozilla, Mozilla T-Shirts
  • **PlayCanvas, 4 prizes — **6 months Personal account subscription

Code of Conduct

Intellectual Property remains to the individuals who developed the project

Entries can be as individuals or as teams and everyone is encouraged to register on the slack and introduce themselves to engage in the hackathon.

All work project have to be done during the hackathon.

Teams/individuals are encourages to use libraries, frameworks, or open-source code in their projects.

We encourage participants to help each other and seek help from mentors.

This Hackathon is a competition but it is also a great way to make connections and new friends, we encourage participants to exchange and help each other.

Organisers and mentors are available on slack to answer any question and help the teams.

For the slack channel we follow the Slack code of conduct: https://samsunginter.net/coc.html

If are having issues with another user please conduct me on the slack @adarose or via private email: [email protected]

Sponsors

  • Mozilla

At Mozilla, we’re a global community of technologists, thinkers and builders working together so people worldwide can be informed contributors and creators of the Web. Our mission is to ensure the Internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all, where individuals can shape their own experience and are empowered, safe and independent.

  • Play Canvas

Partner

Thank you to BBC Connected Studio for providing the Google Cardboard VR Headsets.

Tagged in Virtual Reality, Oculus Rift, Hackathons

By Ada Rose Cannon on May 3, 2017.

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