MIT Reality Hack is a 5 day event held every January that comprises of thought leaders, brand mentors and creators, participants, students, and technology lovers to 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.
Reality Hack starts with workshops and bringing together teams. Hacking then takes over for 3 days, with mentors, hardware, and snacks to guide the way. It culminates in judging and a public expo to bring to light some of the amazing projects and ideas developed.
After an intense weekend, 75 teams at MIT Reality Hack created an incredible amount of projects including VR games, AR storyboarding tools, spatialized hashtags, VR accessibility toolkits, climate change visualizations in VR and more!
We're proud of what our participants have achieved! Some numbers from 2020:
- 350 total participants
- 38% of participants identified as women or non-binary
- 60% identified their role as Designers or Specialists
- 48% of participants were students
- 37 nationalities were represented
Every year, we strive to bring together global, magnetic, fun do-ers, to learn, create, and hack a better future. This event is the culmination of our efforts. VR/AR@MIT (http://vratmit.com/) and the Reality Hack non-profit organization hope that you will join us again from January 14-18, 2021!