General Hackathon to Develop VR Game for Environmental Sciences Education


Calling All Innovators: Join the Hackathon to Revolutionize Environmental Education and Win €10,000!

Are you passionate about harnessing technology for the greater good? Do you have skills in game development or expertise in environmental sciences? Here’s an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact while potentially winning a substantial prize!

Event Overview

The event aims to develop two innovative VR game prototypes focused on environmental sciences education, particularly addressing the critical energy/water/food nexus. This hackathon is not just about competition; it’s about collaboration, creativity, and contributing to the future of environmental education.

What’s in it for You?

Selected groups will have the unique opportunity to refine their ideas and develop them into fully-fledged VR games. The event is supported by VU's Demonstrator Lab, with experts including computer scientists and environmental scientists from VU (Vrije Universiteit) Amsterdam and UT (University of Twente).

Event Details

  • Date: First Weekend of June (June 21-23, 2024)
  • Location: VU Amsterdam

What We Offer

  • Prize: Win €10,000 for the best VR game prototype!
  • Support: Mentorship from computer and environmental scientists.
  • Amenities: Food and drinks will be provided throughout the hackathon.
  • Lodging: Support for lodging upon request (up to €30 a night).

Why Participate?

This hackathon is a fantastic chance to combine your technological prowess with your passion for the environment. By participating, you will:

  • Gain hands-on experience in VR game development.
  • Collaborate with like-minded individuals.
  • Contribute to innovative educational tools that can inspire and educate future generations about environmental sustainability.

How to Participate

Sign up now and be a part of something extraordinary! Don’t miss this chance to innovate, collaborate, and make a difference in the field of environmental sciences education.

Learn more about practicalities an requirements and sign up here:

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Join us for an exciting weekend of innovation, learning, and fun!

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