This Deep Dive event is a 3 day event all about exploring augmented and virtual reality technologies and its applications to different project areas. It will begin with some exploration and demonstrations from companies that are currently using augmented and virtual reality as a tool in their own work. We hope this will inspire you for ideas of your own to pitch on how to apply AR/VR for solutions to real world problems. Teams of 4-5 will work over the weekend to develop a science-focused AR/VR application. You may form a team before the event, or show up and pitch yourself on Friday afternoon and find a team. Over the course of the rest of the weekend, teams will develop their ideas into prototypes. Teams will present their results on Sunday afternoon to a panel of judges with prizes for the best projects.
Who Can Get Involved?
We want to make this event accessible to students at all levels. If you are an expert at AR/VR or have never tried AR/VR before we want you to feel welcome and excited to join. You can register for the event here. You only need to bring yourself, your laptop and your bright ideas!
If you are a company that uses AR/VR in your day to day work we want to hear from you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to see how you can get involved. We are looking for demos, mentors, and judges.
|Friday February 1|
|12:30 - 1:00||Registration|
|1:00 - 3:00||Panel discussion(s) and short talk(s) from local VR/AR innovators and hands-on demos|
|4:00 - 5:00||Pizza and presentation of weekend goals and rules by SURGE Director Aaron Newman|
|5:00 - 6:00||Lightning Round Pitches|
|6:00 - 7:00||Networking and Team Formation|
|Saturday February 2|
|8:30 - 9:00||Registration and Breakfast|
|9:15 - 12:00||Hacking. VR demos/experiences available|
|12:00 - 1:00||Lunch|
|1:00 - 5:00||Hacking. VR demos/experiences available|
|5:00 - 6:00||Dinner|
|6:00 - ?||Hacking|
|Sunday February 3|
|8:30 - 9:30||Breakfast|
|9:00 - 12:00||Hacking. VR demos/experiences available|
|12:00 - 1:00||Lunch|
|1:00 - 4:00||Final Presentations|
|4:00 - 5:00||Judging and awards presentations|
1st Place – $1000*
2nd Place – $500*
3rd Place – $250 *
*Value will be given as equal Amazon Gift Cards to team members present
Contact SURGE at email@example.com to ask any questions you may have!