Next up! VR/AR Immerse-a-thon September 13 and 9/26-9/27, 2020

This event is Virtual due to COVID 19          REGISTER NOW! 

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Registration is open through 9/25, and teams are forming now!

Recorded Info Session/Kickoff can be watched here

AWARDS and all event details at uri.edu/hackathon

Top Team – $1,000

Priority Interviews for paid Amgen internships

SWAG! 

No experience necessary. This event is focused on designing innovative VR/AR applications.
Mentors will be on hand to work with you.     

View Speaker Bios here.

View Mentor Bios here

View Judge bios here.

URI alum Chris Jarvis, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Coach, speaker, and bestselling author, will interview Jonathan Flesher, an Emmy award winning producer of VR animation.

Jonathan Flesher photo

Jonathan Flesher leads business development and partnerships for Discord, working with game publishers/developers, consoles, esports and streaming platforms. Jonathan has spent over 15 years in interactive media including Baobab Studios (Corp VP), Skillz (CRO), Betable (EVP), Zynga (VP) and Electronic Arts (Sr Dir). Prior to playing games for a living, he worked in private equity and financial services at KKR, MC Ventures and JPMorgan. Jonathan also serves on the board of directors and advisory boards for a number of technology and gaming startups.
  • 2:40 PM on 9/27 : Awards

 

 

 

Full Agenda:

Orientation: 9/13/20  is recorded and can be watched here

2:30 – 4:00pm: Kickoff!

Learn the Event details, info about forming teams, how to pick up your SWAG, and CASH awards!

Come hear 20 minute talks from experts in the fields of Manufacturing, Education, and Healthcare about the current landscape and future opportunities for VR/AR Applications.

2:30 Welcome and Intros – Prof Bin Li and Deedee Chatham

2:45   Dave Henson, Amgen  – Manufacturing track

3:10   Dean Anthony Rolle, URI College of Education & Professional Studies –   Education Track

3:30   Ashley Stroh, Dassault Systemes, The Living Heart Project – Healthcare track

3:50: Get started with Slack Channel topics and team formation –  Dylan Kennedy, URI and RIHub

4:00-5:00pm: Tools Workshop

Indrani Mandal and Jiangong Chen: Introduction to Unity Tools for developing AR/VR applications

 

Hack and Compete: 9/26-27, 2020
Register Now!

URI Welcomes all College students to participate on Sept 26-27, 2020.

No experience necessary. This event is focused on designing innovative VR/AR applications.
Mentors will be on hand to work with you.     

View Speaker Bios here.

View Mentor Bios here

View Judge bios here.

Choose from 3 tracks:

MANUFACTURINGEDUCATIONHEALTHCARE

Sunday, Sept 13, 2020

2:30 – 3:45 PM

  • Welcome
  • VR/AR Opportunities in 3 tracks – Learn from Industry experts what is happening in each track
    • Manufacturing
    • Education
    • Healthcare

4:00 – 5:00 PM

  • Workshop: Intro to Tools for VR/AR application development
Thursday, Sept 17, 2020 
  • Q&A for Tools – sign up for 1:1 help getting started with tool platforms
    • 11am-12pm , and 4pm-5pm
Saturday, Sept 26, 2020
  • 8:15- 9:00 AM Welcome.
  • 8:30-10:00 AM Form Teams,Ideate & explore problems.
  • 10:30-11:30 AM Meet the mentors.
  • 11:30-3:00 PM Work with mentors, Lunch.
  • Sign team up for Pitch Coaching by 3PM!
  • 2:00-5:00 PM Design and prototype
  • 5:00  Hack
SUNDAY, Sept 27, 2020
  • 9:00-11:00 AM Pitch coaching
  • 11:30-12:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:00-2:00 PM Pitch Competition
  • 2:00 pm Key Note Speaker

URI alum Chris Jarvis, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Coach, speaker, and bestselling author, will interview Jonathan Flesher, an Emmy award winning producer of VR animation.

Jonathan Flesher photo

Jonathan Flesher leads business development and partnerships for Discord, working with game publishers/developers, consoles, esports and streaming platforms. Jonathan has spent over 15 years in interactive media including Baobab Studios (Corp VP), Skillz (CRO), Betable (EVP), Zynga (VP) and Electronic Arts (Sr Dir). Prior to playing games for a living, he worked in private equity and financial services at KKR, MC Ventures and JPMorgan. Jonathan also serves on the board of directors and advisory boards for a number of technology and gaming startups.
  • 2:40 PM Awards

 

 

 

Questions? entrepreneur@uri.edu

 

Made possible by our proud sponsors and partners:

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URI CYPHER Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

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