Get Ready For the Largest High School Students led VR/AR Creation Challenge And its All Virtual
VXR Extended Challenge
VRoKCs, a non-profit, software development mentoring program for High School students based in Kansas City (USA), is proud to announce - VXR Extended Challenge 2020, the largest virtual VR/AR software development challenge for high school students (9th to 12th grade) Coming Soon in 2020. The event would take place virtually with all student teams working remotely in their respective homes..
The challenge, a problem statement developed in coordination with industry experts, will be revealed to the participating teams.
Utilizing design thinking and team collaboration, teams will build a functioning VR/AR prototype that addresses the problem identified. Post challenge, teams can get assistance in building their prototype into a minimum viable product (MVP), and with persistence and dedication on to a commercially viable product.
Workshops and Q&A sessions, conducted by industry professionals, will be held throughout the event to help teams learn the latest VR/AR tools and techniques and apply the learning to solve the problem at hand. Technical mentors and subject matter experts will be available during the challenge to provide additional assistance. Online support and collaboration tools will also be available.
Teams will check-in their final project and pitch video online. Submitted projects will be judged by a panel of VR/AR and industry partners.
Do we need adult supervision ?
Yes each team would need to include an educator or a parent as team sponsor
Do I need to bring my own team ?
Yes, recruit fellow students, ideally all team members should be from the same school (who doesn’t love a school rivalary), but if you are not able find team members within your school let us know.
I have a question or concern, whom can I reach out to ?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible
What do I need from software or hardware perspective for the challenge ?
I am new to VR/AR and know nothing about VR/AR development, Can I participate ?
Yes you sure can. Experience with VR/AR development will definitely help but is not a requirement to participate. We will have learning sessions through out the event and there are plenty of free online resources to help you learn some of the VR/AR tools and apply them for the challenge.
My team doesn’t have a headset what do we do ?
Will I need my own VR/AR device ?
Yes. The event is bring your own device(BYOD). Any VR/AR device is acceptable, including smart phones, Google cardboard, to WebVR using your browser or hgh end headsets - HTC Vive, Oculus, Microsoft Hololens etc.
Is this an individual or team event ?
This is a team event, our recommended team size is 3-5 students per team, but a team can consist of minimum 2 students to maximum 7 students
What are the participation requirements for VXR Extended Challenge 2020 ?
Any high school student (9th - 12th grade) can participate in the challenge.