1. Make sure your project is under our Git Hub 
  2. SUNDAY, 1:00 - PENCILS DOWN!!! 

Hacking is officially over!


Judging Period

Judging will take place on Sunday, January 19th.

Round 1 (All projects submitted for judging)

1:00 - 4:00 PM EST at your table. Each team will present to 2 judges consisting of sponsors, industry folk and event organizers. Please remember your team number, as you will be asked for it! Each team has 10 minutes to “wow” the judges.

Round 2 (Finalists only)

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM EST at your table. Each team will present to 2 other judges. Time to “wow” the judges a second time, is TBD.


Judging Criteria

Projects must be submitted for judging to be eligible for prizes.

Submissions for judging are due Sunday January 19, 2020 at 1:00 PM EST.

MIT Reality Hack 2020 will be using the Gavel automated end-to-end expo judging system. Gavel fully automates expo judging logistics and project ranking — the system tells judges which projects to look at, collects judges’ votes, and produces a ranking of projects. Gavel’s model is pretty different from traditional scoring methods — it’s based on the method of pairwise comparisons, and the system uses fancy math to come up with a ranking. For reasons described in detail in this post, pairwise comparisons work much better than having judges input scores from 1 to 10 or something like that.

Judges will work a specific category, and will consider the following aspects for all projects: applicability, usefulness, design, quality, presentation.

Submission Requirements

Submission requirements include:

  1. A functioning project newly created at MIT Reality Hack 2020, that can be demonstrated in VR or AR.
  2. A team page on Devpost with information in ALL of the following sections:
    - What's your project called?
    - Here's the elevator pitch
    - It's built with (What languages, APIs, hardware, hosts, libraries, UI Kits or frameworks are you using?)
    Invite your team (ALL team members listed)
    Here's the whole story (Be sure to write what inspired you, what you learned, how you built, and challenges you faced. INCLUDE ANY COMPONENTS NOT CREATED AT THE HACKATHON)
    - Image gallery (JPG, PNG or GIF format, 5 MB max file size. For best results, use a 3:2 ratio.)
    - Try it out (MIT Reality Hack 2020 github repo, URL for demo site, etc.)
    - Video demo (30-60 seconds-long YouTube or Vimeo URL)
    - What is your team number?
    - What is your table number?
    - Grand Challenge Choice #1 (For your project to be eligible for a prize, choose the MAIN category for which this project is submitted for judging:)
    - Grand Challenge Choice #2 (optional) (If your project fits more than one category, what is the SECONDARY category for which this project is submitted for judging?)
  3. 100% adherence to the Rules and Code of Conduct

Submission Rights & Display

Project submissions will include intellectual property. Any intellectual property developed during and within the scope of the hackathon must be open source and licensed under one of the licenses referenced in https://opensource.org/licenses.

All projects will be displayed on the MIT Reality Hack 2020 Devpost page. Winning projects and teams will be announced on Devpost, the hackathon website, social media and may be included in future marketing material.

Prizes & Winner Selection

One prize will be awarded to one winning project per category, as determined by the judges.
MIT Reality Hack 2020 has sponsored categories with prizes!

To Be Announced at the Opening Ceremonies

Prizes will only be awarded for categories with more than one entrant. Decision of judges is final for determining prizes and awards. Winners will be announced Monday, January 20 at the closing ceremonies: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST, "under the dome".

Note that revisions to this page may be made up to Thursday, January 16 at 8:00 PM.