Hackathon

  • VIATEC posted an article
    Submissions for challenges are now open for Victoria's first ever Health Hackathon see more

    The Victoria Health Hackathon – Call for Challenges!

     

    The first ever health and regenerative medicine themed Hackathon will take place in Victoria September 28-30, 2018. Health Hackathons are focused events that bring together interdisciplinary teams to develop innovative solutions to front-line healthcare problems. This event is being held with support from the Centre of Biomedical Research at the University of Victoria, the B.C. Regenerative Medicine Initiative, Starfish Medical, and Island Health.

    Call for Challenges: The Hackathon’s organizers are seeking a diverse array of health related challenges that can be addressed by groups of hackers in a one month time period as part of our Hackathon! These challenges can be addressed through a variety of engineering disciplines, including biomedical, electrical, mechanical, and software engineering. See below for the event timeline. Preference will be given to projects with strong in-kind support through either mentorship or donation of supplies or resources. The challenges should be no longer than 750 words in length.

    Please email Stephanie Willerth (willerth@uvic.ca) with your potential challenges for consideration with subject line “Health Hackathon Challenge” and you will be notified by mid-August if yours has been selected for the competition. Those wishing to serve as judges or mentors are invited to provide their interest via email as well.

    Deadline for submissions: July 31st, 2018.

    Dates / Format:

    Summer: Hackers, mentors, and judges will be recruited to participate

    September 7: Kick-off, to be held at the University of Victoria, where the challenges will be presented to the hackers, enabling them to create teams. The teams will have until the hacking weekend to think about their approach to challenges. During this period, we will have a team of mentors who will answer questions about the challenges during that time.

    September 28-30: The Hackathon itself will take place at Fort Tectoria, with the solutions being judged on Sunday, and an awards ceremony to follow.

    November 2: A status update on the hacks has been tentatively scheduled during the University of Victoria’s Biomedical Engineering Day on November 2nd, 2018.

    Register: Registration for the Hackathon will open in July

    Questions?

    Still puzzled about what a Hackathon is?  Check out the following links to similar events for inspiration!

    Questions can be directed to Stephanie Willerth (willerth@uvic.ca

  • LlamaZOO Interactive Inc. posted an article
    Award-winning VR/MR studio impresses mining industry leaders with innovative application of VR. see more

    LlamaZOO Showcases Breakthroughs in Virtual Reality for the Mining Industry At Unearthed Vancouver 2017 Hackathon

    Vancouver, BC - October 04, 2017 - LlamaZOO Interactive Inc. (“LlamaZOO”), an award-winning VR/MR development studio, claimed second prize in the Unearthed Vancouver 2017 hackathon this past weekend. The 54 hours straight event was sponsored by leading mining companies, who challenged teams of innovators and entrepreneurs to develop prototype solutions for real problems within their mining operations.

    The Unearthed Hackathon program provides a platform for the global resources sector to connect and collaborate with top local entrepreneurs and innovators. LlamaZOO was specially invited to this Vancouver edition of the hackathon not only as a participant, but also to demonstrate their world’s-first virtual reality mine planning software service MineLife VR.

    “Through the Unearthed hackathon, and our continued development work with clients, we’ve developed a solid understanding of the challenges the mining industry is eager to solve, and how 3D VR/MR can be utilized.” said Kevin Oke, LlamaZOO’s co-founder and VP Sales. “Our MineLife VR platform enables us to rapidly develop visualizations for any mine site, and we look forward to continuing to bring on new clients.”

    Unearthed’s Open Innovation Lead, Chris Schmid, was thrilled with the level of innovation produced during the event. "At Unearthed we put a lot of thought and effort into building a technology ecosystem for the resources sector. It is innovative companies like LlamaZOO that will drive the digital revolution in the industry and we are excited to have them participate in our hackathon."

     

    About MineLife VR
    Developed by award-winning VR/MR studio LlamaZOO Interactive, MineLife VR is a Virtual Reality software platform that presents a truly three-dimensional representation of a mine plan from exploration to closure, at scale, using actual planning and geospatial data, rendered at the highest possible quality.

    MineLife VR represents a synthesis of traditionally dispersed, complex geospatial and mine planning data. The software enables mining companies’ internal and external stakeholders to immerse themselves in the mine plan, and interact with it through its entire lifecycle, from any angle, whether thousands of feet up in the air, or down on the ground.

     

    About LlamaZOO
    LlamaZOO Interactive Inc. (“LlamaZOO”) is an award-winning Virtual Reality / Mixed Reality (VR/MR) studio that develops 3D education and communication software for the mining and oil and gas industries. Headquartered in Victoria, Canada, LlamaZOO was founded in 2014 by Charles Lavigne and Kevin Oke, a pair of video game industry veterans with a shared passion for leveraging their expertise in interactive technology to tackle real world problems.

     

    Contact

    To explore VR/MR project possibilities for your organization, email projects(at)llamazoo.com
    For press, media, and all other inquiries, please email hello(at)llamazoo.com
    Learn more about LlamaZOO at www.llamazoo.com, or follow on Twitter @LlamaZOO.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    LlamaZOO's team claims second place in the Unearthed Vancouver 2017 hackathon

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MineLife VR, Virtual Reality mine planning software platform, developed by LlamaZOO