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This summer: 

  • Use your imagination!
  • Build and explore worlds! 
  • Learn and play with new technology!
  • Work with a team!
  • Help sick kids!
  • Make friends!
  • Create games!

*Parent/Guardian must register too and be present at all times.

About

Яécreation Hackathon is a two-weekend long collaborative design and development sprint, organized by Osmos Academy. Over the course of two weekends, children and adults will combine their creative and engineering enthusiasm to create virtual and augmented reality experiences for sick kids. It is our goal that all participants will achieve a greater understanding of empathy in design and development and will learn the teamwork skills needed for successful collaboration on any project.  We look forward to sharing our knowledge and expertise in virtual and augmented reality to create a better virtual and actual world. Let's help reality with virtual reality!

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.
— Mary Lou Cook

Schedule

Location

Shopify Montreal, 490 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal, QC H2Z 0B2

 

Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? (FAQ)

Who?

This event is for parents/guardians and their kids, ages 5-12, with creative minds and caring hearts.

This event is for developers, with equally creative minds and caring hearts, interested in creating virtual reality and/or augmented reality experiences from the imaginations of kids for sick kids in the hospital. 

The event is organized by Osmos Academy, whose mission is to bring emerging technology to the wider community, creating projects of positive impact.

This event is powered by volunteers: <SIGN UP TO HELP!>

What?

Яécreation Hackathon is an event where creative minds of all ages can get together to make a difference in the lives of kids in the hospital. It runs on teamwork, curiosity, empathy, and volunteer power.

Over two weekends, participants will collaborate to create virtual and augmented reality experiences. Children will brainstorm and design virtual reality worlds and work with developers and artists to make those worlds into an experience they can take home and share with others.

Please see the event schedule for more details. LINK HERE

Where?

Shopify Montreal, 490 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal, QC H2Z 0B2. See map. LINK HERE

When?

Late August. Please stay posted for additional details.

Please see the schedule. LINK HERE

Why?

We want to see what will happen when children are able to design games for themselves. We want to provide a special environment where people from diverse backgrounds (age, gender, education, etc.) have a place to collaborate. We want to encourage empathy in the design and development of virtual and augmented reality experiences. We want to create exciting and enjoyable game content for sick kids to help them explore outside the hospital. We believe video games are more than just entertainment.