The Seattle VR Hackathon returns!

There's lots going on in xR these days! New controllers, new headsets, new tools, and piles of new applications mean that there's never been a better time to try your hand at developing for VR and AR. Come out and join us for a weekend of creativity, innovation, and learning!

The Hack Weekend is a smaller version of our annual hackathon, and is a great opportunity to learn, to meet new people, and to get hands-on experience with xR design and development. Over the course of just 48 hours, you'll be amazed at how much awesome stuff you and your team will be able to create!


The event is open to everyone. We welcome artists, enthusiasts, UX designers, sound artists, software engineers, critics, researchers, film-makers, developers, game designers, testers, psychologists, industry professionals, and more. If you think VR and AR are cool, you are invited to attend.

You don't have to be an expert. Attending this event is a great introduction to working with VR and AR, and our organizers and workshop presenters are all dedicated to helping you no matter what your skill level. We welcome everyone, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or background.

Younger attendees are welcome, too, but must have an adult present if they are younger than 16 years of age. 

VR and AR are of great interest to many industries such as medicine, manufacturing, marketing, design, construction, and many more. If you have domain expertise in any field where immersive technologies might be useful, we would love to have you attend, as your insight is key in helping us to solve real problems, even if you've never worked with these technologies before.


Submissions must be posted here on DevPost by 11am Sunday June 23 2019

Hackathon Sponsors


$1,500 in prizes

Best of Show

Outstanding Novelty

Outstanding Technical Achievement

Outstanding Interaction Design

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

To enter, do the following:

  • Come to the hackathon.
  • Meet some awesome people
  • Work on a cool project together
  • Register that project here on DevPost by 10:30am on Sunday


Trond Nilsen

Trond Nilsen
Seattle Immersive Technology Assn.

Eva Hoerth

Eva Hoerth
Virtual World Society

Shawn Whiting

Shawn Whiting
Against Gravity


Pluto VR

Judging Criteria

  • Step 1 - Rating
    Judges begin by rating your projects on a scale of 1-5 according to the several criteria: Completeness, Visual Design, Audio Design, Interaction Design, Technical Achievement, Use of Narrative, and Novelty.
  • Step 2 - Ranking
    Next, ratings are used to rank projects, allowing us to quickly identify which projects stand out within each criterion.
  • Step 3 - Discussion
    Once the top projects are identified, our judges discuss the pros and cons of each one to explore the differences in their opinions.
  • Step 4 - Decisions
    Finally, judges select winners by consensus. Each team can win only one prize. If a team is eligible for multiple prizes, it will receive the best prize. Other teams will then be considered for the remaining prizes.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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