Presented by Triton XR (TXR) in association with TESC and VGDC

May 3-5, 2019
Computer Science and Engineering Building
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HackXR is one of the largest XR hackathons in California since its inception back in 2018. We are a fully student organized event partnering with numerous Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality companies in the industry. HackXR 2019 will provide the support and tools necessary to develop projects in VR and MR technologies.
Extended Reality (XR) is the spectrum of virtual environments of Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, and Augmented Reality.

Virtual Reality (VR) applications place the user in a virtual world where they are not able to see the real world.

Mixed Reality (MR) is in the middle of the XR spectrum, and involves “mixing” aspects of augmented and virtual reality, or allowing the user to change between different modes.

Augmented Reality (AR) applications overlay computer graphics on the real world.


Friday, May 3rd

  • 6:30-7:30 PM Check in + Dinner
  • 7:30-8:00 PM Opening Ceremony
  • 8:00-9:00 PM Team Mixer
  • 9:00-9:30 PM TXR Workshop: VR Design
  • 9:30-10:00 PM Pitchfest
  • 10:00 PM Start Hacking
  • 10:00-12:00 AM TXR Workshop: Unity

Saturday, May 4th

  • 8:00 AM Breakfast
  • 1:00 PM Lunch
  • 2:00-2:30 PM Aorus Workshop: How to Build a PC
  • 3:00-4:00 PM TXR Workshop: 3D Modeling
  • 7:00 PM Dinner
  • 8:00-9:00 PM TXR Workshop: How to Demo Your Project

Sunday, May 5th

  • 8:00 AM Breakfast
  • 10:00 AM Stop Hacking
  • 10:00-12:00 PM Showcase + Judging
  • 12:00-1:00 PM Award Ceremony


Any college student can register for this Hackathon! Teams may consist of up to 4 members, and we’ll be having a mixer event at the start of the event to help hackers find teammates. Though students from other universities are welcome and encouraged to register, we are unable to provide travel reimbursement at this time.
Hackathons are coding marathons that last anywhere from 12 to 36 hours. During a Hackathon, students work with a team to create an innovative project completely from scratch, with no prior work allowed. Participants are provided with food, space, mentorship, and the equipment needed to complete their projects. At the end, all attendees will present their work, and judges will award prizes to the top projects.
Participants should bring a valid student ID, any toiletries needed during the hackathon, a sleeping bag or pillow for rest, and an open mind! Though VR ready computers will be provided during the event for most headsets, we still recommend that students bring their own laptops as computer equipment is limited. Students will also be allowed to leave and return throughout the event for rest or any forgotten items.
We’ll be providing all necessary XR hardware, space, computers, and computer peripherals. Food will also be provided at regular intervals throughout the event, though students will need to eat outside of the VR Lab. Additionally, there will be VR workshops and mentors during the Hackathon.
Don’t worry! We’ll be hosting workshops at the event where we’ll be going over everything you need to get started. Experienced XR mentors will be present 24/7 to answer your questions.
If you want to get a headstart, feel free to check out our list of tutorials on Unity, our preferred game engine. We also have workshop slides where we discuss VR specific design.
If you are interested in helping out with HackXR, feel free to sign up as a volunteer or mentor.


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