SFVR #9: Hackathon & Expo

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SFVR is proud to announce our next event is a Project Tango Hackathon & VR Expo. During the day, Bay Area developers will compete to win free Google Project Tango devices in a fun and fast-paced VR hackathon. In the evening, a massive VR Expo will open to the public. Attendees will get to try the latest virtual reality technology and also judge the hackathon winners. You’ll be able to try Project Tango combined with Durovis DIVE, an exciting new VR hardware platform. SFVR #9’s location will be at Adobe’s headquarters in downtown San Francisco. Google will be providing free catering for the event. Join us for a day of cutting-edge software development and a night of unforgettable VR demos and celebration. See you there!

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• Over 250 VR industry insiders and enthusiasts

• VR Technology Demos

• Free catering provided by Google

• Try Google's Project Tango device combined with Durovis DIVE.

• Judge the winners of the Project Tango hackathon


FOVE (http://www.getfove.com/) - The world's first eye tracking virtual reality headset. Available for pre-order now on Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fove/fove-the-worlds-first-eye-tracking-virtual-reality).

Tilt Brush (http://www.tiltbrush.com/#intro) - Tilt Brush is a Virtual Reality Tool that paints the Space all around you. Paint thick, three-dimensional brush strokes, smoke, stars. Even light. Tilt Brush will be presented on an HTC Vive developer kit (http://www.htcvr.com/). There will be a very limited number of demos. Realistically, we're looking at about 20-30 demos total during the 4 hour expo. We'll have a sign up sheet for Tilt Brush and it will be first-come-first-serve.

Ricoh Theta (https://theta360.com/en/) - This is not just an ordinary camera. It is a spherical camera that captures the space around you. And with just one touch.

Leap Motion (https://www.leapmotion.com/) - Tiny device. Huge possibilities. Reach into new worlds and control your computer in a whole new way. The Leap Motion Controller tracks both hands and all 10 fingers with incredible speed – so you can play, create, and explore without touching anything.

Innerspace (http://innerspacevr.com/) - Innerspace is a VR software studio that focuses on artistic and cultural experiences. We aim to become a leading provider of high quality content for the emerging VR market.

Greenlight VR (http://www.ingreenlight.com/#/) - Greeenlight VR contains more than 1,000,000 fully verified data points on Virtual Reality professionals, projects and companies. Our customers use our data and insights to discover developer talent, keep an eye on industry trends, do competitive research and find potential clients.

Lily Pad (http://vrfocus.com/archives/15389/vr-jam-finalist-spotlight-lily-pad-embraces-vr-for-kids/) - Oculus Mobile VR Jam finalist. Lily Pad introduces players to Willie and Dee, two friends that set out to save their town from a drought that is preventing crops and food growing on the land. Lily Pad was created by a team of 10 developers. As part of the videogame track of the competition the developer hopes to secure a grand prize of $200,000 USD.

Narcosis (http://www.polygon.com/2015/3/10/8182061/this-is-how-you-die-alone-hands-on-with-horror-vr-title-narcosis) - Narcosis is a slow meditation on what it may be like to slowly die alone. You're an undersea miner cut off from the surface and any support, and your goal is to survive. You always seem to be low on air inside your suit, which you use to explore a dark, flooded underwater base with only a limited number of flares to use to see.

Homido (http://www.homido.com/en) - Homido is a virtual reality headset for smartphones.


• Google (https://www.google.com/)

• Adobe (http://www.adobe.com/)

• Boost.VC (https://www.boost.vc/)

• Leap Motion (https://www.leapmotion.com/)


• Doors open at 9 AM. Breakfast and coffee will be served. Please arrive on time!

• Planning is encouraged. Bring an idea and port it to the Project Tango platform.

• Every team wins free swag.

• Every member of the top 3 winning teams receives a free Project Tango tablet.

• Entries will be judged by the audience according to the following criteria:

• Attractiveness

• Usefulness

• Immersiveness

• Fun

• Audience Reaction

• Bonus Points: Uploading app to the Play Store

• There will be frequent check-ins from Project Tango team members and community members during the hackathon

• Food and drink will be served to each team


9:00 AM - Doors open to hackathon competitors only

9:00 AM - Breakfast served

10:00 AM - Introduction

10:10 AM - Presentation: Getting Started with Google’s Project Tango

10:30 AM - Hackathon Rules and Agenda

10:40 AM - Hackathon Kick-off

12:00 PM - Lunch served

6:00 PM - Doors open to public / VR expo begins

7:30 PM - Show start. SFVR introduction. Expo breaks.

7:35 PM - Talk: Project Tango

7:40 PM - Announcements from the audience

7:50 PM - Hack Presentations begin. 2 minutes each.

8:35 PM - Hack Presentations finish

8:35 PM - Judging begins

8:40 PM - Judging finishes

8:45 PM - Winners announced. Prizes awarded.

8:50 PM - Thanks and conclusion. Expo opens.

10:00 PM - Expo closes. Event over.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

This is a 21+ event.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Public transit is highly recommended! We’re one block from 4th and King Caltrain. Or, we’re a 15 minute walk from Civic Center BART. Multiple bus lines will take you here. There is also Bay Area Bike Share station right in front of the office. Very limited bicycle and car parking will be provided by Adobe on a first-come-first-serve basis. Otherwise, there is nearby street parking.

Are there any event restrictions?

You’ll need to sign a standard Adobe NDA (non-disclosure agreement) to enter their office. Also, it is Adobe’s policy to disallow photography in the event space.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email us at [masked]

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?


What is the refund policy?

We don't offer refunds, sorry.


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