We welcome participants from all backgrounds to attend. Creativity and exploration are at the heart of the hackathon and we're looking to create a diverse and inclusive space to let you flourish. We value the unique perspective you bring so whether you're a designer, developer, product manager or cartoon artist, we're excited for you to join us!
Totally fine! No prior experience is required to participate. Some knowledge will always come in handy, but we've designed Reality Hack to offer a supportive environment with tons of workshops, sponsors, and mentorship for those new to AR/VR and for experienced participants who want to improve their skills.
We want participants to make new connections with cool creative people that they’ve never met before! Therefore we discourage forming teams before the hackathon or working with a team you've hacked with before. Expose yourself to new ideas, meet new people, and expand your horizons to include things you never thought possible!
Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis until December 13th. When you submit the application form you will receive an email confirming that your submission went through. We will be in touch regarding decisions within the following weeks.
The closest T stop to the MIT campus is the Kendall square red line stop. Parking can be tough to find, so we recommend using public transit. You can refer to https://whereis.mit.edu/ for more information on transportation, parking, and the MIT campus.
All participants must bring a valid government ID (ex: driver’s license, passport) for entry. Participants are allowed to bring desktops, laptops, and headsets to hack on. Our sponsors will loan out lots of hardware (specifics to be announced closer to the event), but if there is a highly specialized/custom piece of hardware, your project will only be eligible for the wildcard free-for-all prize. Prize information will be announced closer to the event.
The official hacking time will only be 7am-11pm so participants are not allowed to stay in the building overnight. There are many AirBnBs and hotels in the area where you can stay for the duration of the hackathon. As we get closer to the event we will inform participants of any discounted rates we are able to provide. We will also organize a Facebook group where hackers can communicate with each other to share rooms and coordinate travel plans.
We require all attendees to be present for Opening Ceremonies and Team Formation, so we do not allow late arrivals beyond that. Please refer to the Agenda section of our website for the exact times and locations of these events. If you experience travel delays or have a special circumstance, get in touch with us: firstname.lastname@example.org!
Hackers need to be on premises to hack and to be eligible for prizes.
The hackathon is free to attend! You will need to cover your own travel and lodging expenses, but we will provide lots of food and drinks for you.
A limited amount of scholarship assistance will be available for participants traveling from out of the country. We will try to provide a host matching program for providing accommodation assistance to all participants. We don't guarantee accommodation assistance.
If you're interested in organizing leading up to the hackathon or volunteering during the event, shoot us an email at email@example.com and we'll let you know what our needs are and if we can find the right fit for you.
If you have more questions just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to help you!