HackXR is UC San Diego's second virtual, augmented, and mixed reality hackathon. Hosted by Triton XR, the same team that built a record-breaking HTC Vive VR space at SD Hacks three years in a row. 

We're bringing together our innovative community and providing all of the resources needed to create incredible XR projects in 36 hours. We’ll be offering VR equipment, mentors, workshops, and expertise from our veteran hackers throughout the entire event (plus tons of free food, prizes, and swag, of course!) Any university student can register!

This year, we're aiming to have 20 teams using VR equipment for a total of 100 hackers! NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

Hackathon Sponsors


$6,850 in prizes

Grand Prize

- 1 Oculus Go per team member (up to 4)
- 1 1-year Unity Plus License per team member (up to 4)

Runner Ups (2)

- 1 HTC Vive
- 1 1-year Unity Plus License per team member (up to 4)

Best Beginner Hack

- 1 Oculus Go
- 1 Google Daydream
- 1 Samsung Gear VR
- 1 Lenovo Star Wars Jedi Challenges

Best Medical Hack - Sponsored by Rally Health

- $1000 Monetary Prize

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Any university student can register, though travel reimbursement is not being provided at this time.


Any VR project created during the 36-hour event is eligible for submission.


Andy Hwang

Andy Hwang
Hackathon Director, Triton XR

Jürgen Schulze

Jürgen Schulze
Associate Adjunct Professor, UCSD

Sarah Melling

Sarah Melling
Rally Health

Joraaver Chahal

Joraaver Chahal
Rally Health

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How original was your project? Was the concept something you've never seen before or was it similar to existing projects?
  • XR Design
    How did your project take advantage of XR in a way that would be impossible in another medium? How intuitive was it to learn? Does it cause motion sickness? Judges will be trying all experiences; it's impossible to gauge an XR project without doing so!
  • Technical Difficulty
    How much effort did you put into your project and how difficult was it to achieve? This isn't necessarily related to skill level, we'll notice if a beginner team is going all out.
  • Awesomeness
    Does your project have a wow factor? This is a personal score for each judge that depends on your team's pitch, demo experience, and questions afterward.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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