The MedTech VR Surgery Hackathon is an event in which small teams of developers will gather to challenge their skill against others as they develop a virtual reality (VR) application in a small amount of time.
2 Days - 1 Theme - 24H to create
Attendees will be given a theme on the day and must create a unique VR application connected to their own interpretation of that topic. You will then have just over a day in which to plan, create, test and present your product. Beyond this, the only limits are time and imagination.
Plenty of snacks, food and drinks will be provided during the duration of the hack. Many mentors will also support the teams and guide them in the creation process.
At the end of the 24hrs, our judges will declare the winning team who will receive a prize.
Join us a few days prior on Thursday, Dec 15th for an evening of presentation, demos and networking about MedTech using VR for surgery, and be ready to dive in!
Day 1 - Saturday 17th of December
10:00AM - ARRIVAL & SETUP
Arrive, get in and get your kit set-up, tested and ready before we begin.
12:00PM - LUNCH AND NETWORKING
Refuel, make new contacts and introduce yourself and start to form your team.
1:15PM - WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENT
The Realities Centre Team will introduce the mentors, the topic and the rules for the next 24 hours.
1:30PM - PLANNING AND BRAINSTORMING
Time to get ready: There are 90 minutes of time purely allocated to planning and brainstorming ideas, getting the key mechanics down on paper and generally agreeing on the direction of things.
3:00PM - HACK BEGINS
24 hours in which to create, test and ultimately prepare your creations.
Day 2 - SUNDAY 18th of December
3:00PM - CEASE
Jamming is over! Whatever you have is whatever you have.
3:15 - JUDGING BEGINS
The judges move around to each experience.
5:00 - CLOSE
Time to declare the winner(s)!
> Do I need to know how to code to join?
Diversity is key in a team! Hackathons are focused on the creation that includes a variety of competencies, If you have any doubts, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
> I don’t have a team, can I join by myself?
Teams will be formed on site so just bring yourself and meet the rest of the attendees on Saturday morning.
> Do I need to bring my own laptop/PC?
Please bring your own computer, only the HTC Vive Virtual Reality kit will be provided.
Can’t join us? Stay tuned on social media @RealitiesCentre. We will share many insights using the hashtag: #MedTechVR.
Any additional question? Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Note: This is a two-day event and accommodation is not provided. Those wishing to participate will need to ensure that they have their own accommodation arranged prior to the event.