The PTP organized an AR/VR hackathon event with the aim of linking potential buyers of AR/VR solutions and possibly recruiting trained talent.
On August the 11th & the 12th, 2018 a hackathon took place at Leaders Organization in Ramallah. The hackathon kick-started with speeches by guests and organizers of the hackathon namely; Dr. Labib Arafeh, Laith Kassis, and Hijazi Natsheh.
The Hackathon started with the remaining 22 participants of the Boot Camp who are further developing their prototypes. They competed in 6 teams with 6 prototypes for the best VR/AR application of the Boot Camp.
ReVamp Final Prototype Projects are in the video below:
5 Additional hackathon participants from various universities and companies attended the hackathon on day one.
Hackathon Guest, Dr. Ramzi Hassan
VR Lab / Norway – Founder & Director
Economic Output Activities
Guest Speakers & Mentors:
Two CEO’s from two international VR/AR companies (UK & UAE based companies) were invited to be guest speakers and mentors during the hackathon:
1- Jason HigginsHarmony Studios Limited – Managing Director – AliveLab Limi
2- Hani Abu Ghazaleh – Mental – CEO
In Addition to the two guest speakers who provided technical and conceptual assistance to the hackathon Participants, 6 local mentors were available during the 2-day hackathon making sure that business and technical assistance is provided where needed.
A professional jury (Hani Abu Ghazaleh- Jason Higgins – George Kusa) selected a winning project out of 7 participating projects. The winning team, which had developed a prototype for a virtual museum using VR technologies, received 4 virtual headsets (one for each member).