What is AR?
Augmented reality (AR ) leverages the user’s environment in real time and uses digital assets like a sticker on top of the world, think Pokemon Go and Snap Chat.

What is VR?
Virtual reality (VR) creates a digital environment with software and displays it in a head mounted display (HMD) to immerse a user a virtual world. The spectrum of devices ranges from mobile enabled (Cardboard, Gear, Bridge, etc) to PC based (Microsoft MR, Vive, Rift, etc) and more recently Standalone (Oculus Go, Lenovo Mirage, Pico, etc). 

What is MR?
Mixed reality (MR) is a powerhouse combination of the physical and digital objects in the users environment. One option is to have the physical environment visible with an outward facing camera. In a another version the physical environment is connected to and overlaid with a virtual reality usually requiring a green screen.

What is XR?
In this case any content using VR, AR, or MR alone or in combination will qualify as ‘XR’. Also known as cross or extended reality.

How do I set up Intel DevMesh to submit my work?
Check out this ARTICLE

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email us directly at hello@atxrhack.com

What is the theme for the hackathon?
The main theme of the hackathon is, “Adoption and acceleration of XR”. How does XR enable the world to visualize ? Participants will be asked to use AR, VR, and MR technologies to create inventive visualization solutions for Challenges.

Who should attend?
Anyone who’s interested in the potential of XR technology! Whether you’re a designer, developer, UI/UX Guru or just someone with a great idea, everyone is welcome to form or join a team.

How many team members do I need?
Teams can be any size between 1-5

How do I form a team?
We do encourage participants to start forming teams before the event. Pitch yourself or your idea on our Facebook page to meet other hackers. Attend the pre-event mixer or make an announcement at the opening ceremony on Saturday.

Where else can meet potential team members?
VR Austin Meetup
AR/VR Tools and Tech Meetup
VR Cafe Meetup

Do I need to be know how to code or be technical?
No, as long as you come willing to learn and ready to collaborate, you can contribute to a team.

What do I need to know beforehand?
Check out these Tutorials:

What are the judging criteria?
Judges will evaluate your submissions based challenge criteria and on originality.

What are the prizes?
Gear, Cash, Licenses, Goodies

Who judges the winners?
The winning teams for each challenge will be decided by a jury comprised of industry experts and professionals.

What are the demos like?
Demos are 3 minutes to pitch to a panel of judges followed by a 5 minute Q&A. 

Will we be provided food?
Yes, you will be provided food and drinks throughout the Hackathon. You can also bring your own food and drinks if you prefer. Any allergies or preferences can be accommodated if they are noted at registration 7 days prior to the event. 

What will be provided during the event?
Internet access.
Food and beverages.
Learning opportunities.
Access to new hardware and insider knowledge.