Reality Hack is an annual community-run XR hackathon comprising thought leaders, brand mentors and creators, participants, students, and technology lovers, who come together and attend tech workshops, talks, discussions, fireside chats, collaborations, hacking, and more.Participants of various backgrounds and all skill levels attend from all over the world.
It is typically held at MIT co-hosted by a team of community volunteers (alumni, friends, and others) with the Reality Hack Organization 501-c3 and a student org VR/AR@MIT. We all share a common goal: to educate, empower and enable people to be part of the XR industry.
At our last Hack in 2020, 75 teams created incredible projects including climate change visualizations in VR, AR storyboarding tools, spatialized hashtags, VR accessibility toolkits, VR games and more!
At Reality Hack, we strive to provide opportunities to:
Learn: Presentations and tech workshops prepare participants with the fundamentals for creating any immersive experience, not to mention the organic discussions, fireside chats and more!
Connect: Reality Hack participants are artists, creatives, domain experts, storytellers, designers, students and experts. The hackathon facilitates the chance to collaborate with people from various cultures and skill levels, with the aim to expand networks of friends and colleagues who are passionate about creativity and technology.
Create: This is where dream projects are made! Participants practice creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, time management, and problem solving while boosting skill sets! Many Hack projects have also turned into start-ups.
The culture we aim to shape at Reality Hack is one of inclusion, a culture that includes accessibility and diversity for both the participants and the experiences created at this event.