VR Hackathon Brisbane is a community driven event bringing together developers from the Brisbane area to develop innovative VR solutions, have fun, and help build out the future of immersive technologies. It provides an exploratory environment where disruption, innovation, and creative ideas are brought to life. It encourages crowd sourced knowledge for the advancement of VR technologies. Now a global community, VR hackathons are organized the Web3D Consortium. VR hackathon in Brisbane is co-organized by CSIRO Data61, and is co-located with the Web3D 2017 Conference

We encourage entrants to bring their own hardware to work with. 

To promote the use of VR in real world,  we are encouraging industry specific challenges e.g. Future Factories, Smarter Mining, Disaster Resilience, Safe UAVs, Wearable Sensors, Talking Roads, Smart Farm and more.

Where and When? Brisbane Powerhouse  2-4 June 2017

Friday 2 June 2017

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Reception and Registration

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Welcome - Networking (team formation)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Team Introductions - Lightning Round

8:00 PM - 12:00 AM Hacking Begins

Saturday 3 June 2017

8:00 AM - 12:00 AM: Hackathon Continues

12:30 PM - Lunch

1:30 PM - 6:00 PM More Hackathon

7:00 PM - Dinner

10:30 PM - Close


Speaker schedule on Saturday 3 June 2017


10:30-11:00   Talks          Peter Mills (Locomotion in VR), Steven Mohr (Virtual Production)
11:00-11:30   Workshop   Richard Eastes (Unity in 30 mins)
11:30-12:00   Workshop   Pablo Farias Navarro (360 Video workflow)
12:00-12:30   Workshop   John Bailey (Design, Interface, Interaction using the VIVE)
12:30-01:30   Lunch  
02:00-02:30  Workshop   Jaymis Loveday (Mixed Reality)
02:30-03:30   Talks          Ross Brown (VR Brain Hacks via Embodied Cognition: two case studies),
                                       John McGhee (Design, Interface, Interaction using the VIVE),
03:30-04:30   Talks          Michael McClenaghan (Building custom hardware with HTC trackers)
                                       Kieran Lord, (TBA)
                                       Kerrie Mengerson (TBA)



Sunday 4 June 2017

8:30 AM -  Doors Open

10:00 AM - Judging Starts

11:00 AM - Team presentations

11:30 AM - Award presentations

12:15 PM - Closing remarks

12:30 PM - Close



Individuals, teams, and organizations.


Hackathon Porjects will be judged by the above rules in each of the hack categories.

To be complete, a project submission(Devpost) must include:

1. Project title and hack Category

2. Full Names of each team members

3. Email address for each team member

4. Devices, Software, Content, and Harware used

5. A short 1 minute video explaining the experience, ideally a combination of screen captured footage and video footage of a person playing the event

Please submit the above before 1:00 PM (excepting video, can be added any time) on Saturday 3 June 2017

Hackathon Sponsors



Web3D Consortium

Unity Licenses

Creative Enterprise Australia

Samsung Internet

Firehouse 101

CSIRO Data61

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Developers must officially register here: VR Hackathon Brisbane

Please ensure that all electrical cables as tested and tagged by our electrician before use onsite.


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Judging Criteria

  • Best VR Experience
  • Best Use of X3D/X3DOM
  • Best Artistic Experience
  • Best Audio Experience
  • Best Social Experience
  • Gear VR Award
  • Accessibility
  • People's Choice
  • Best Data Visualisation

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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