RealityHacks is an augmented reality/virtual reality hackathon jointly hosted by the UMD AR & VR clubs. RealityHacks invites diverse groups of students to enjoy a weekend of hacking, workshops, tech talks, networking, and other fun activities. At the end of 24 hours, participants’ projects are presented and judged for different prize categories from sponsors and other organizations.



Time Event Venue
7:00 PM Check-In TBD
8:30 PM Opening Ceremony TBD
9:00 PM Hacking Begins! TBD
9:00 PM 360 Video TBD
9:15 PM Team Game TBD
9:30 PM Team Formation TBD
10:00 PM Unity Workshop TBD
11:00 PM Dinner TBD
12:00 AM Unreal Engine Workshop TBD


Time Event Venue
1:00 AM Insomnia Cookies TBD
9:00 AM Breakfast TBD
12:30 PM AR Workshop TBD
3:00 PM Unreal Competition TBD
4:00 PM Lunch (TenRen) TBD
6:00 PM 360 Video Workship TBD
7:00 PM Dinner TBD
8:00 PM Hololens TBD
8:45 PM Come to Main Area TBD
9:00 PM Unity-Hololens Mini-Challenge TBD
10:00 PM Snacks TBD
11:00 PM Smash Tournament TBD


Time Event Venue
1:00 AM Insomnia Cookies TBD
9:00 AM Breakfast TBD
9:00 AM Hacking Ends! TBD
10:00 AM Presentations TBD
11:00 AM Closing Ceremonies TBD

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a tech innovation marathon. This is where your dreams run wild. Solve a real-world problem with technology or build the next Iron Man suit.

What if I don't have a team or an idea?

No problem! You can find a team once you arrive. Most hackers arrive without a team. You will often find inspiration for ideas at the hackathon.

What if I don't code?

This is the perfect opportunity to learn something new! There will be workshops geared towards beginners and mentors to help you throughout the event.

Who can attend?

Current undergraduate and graduate students can compete. High school students who are 18 years of age or older are also eligible. Anyone is welcome to drop by and see what participants are working on!

What can I build?

Anything! Web, mobile, desktop, and hardware projects are all welcome. Projects will be judged based on creativity, technical difficulty, polish, and usefulness.

Will there be hardware?

We have partnered with MLH to provide hardware hacking resources to all hackers. Check out the full list of hardware.

How much does it cost?

RealityHacks is free! Food, beverages, swag, workspaces, and sleeping areas will be provided. You just have to travel to the event and we will take care of the rest! :)

What should I bring?

Valid photo ID is required. (State issued ID is highly recommended.) Laptops, sleeping bags, and toiletries are highly recommended.

How big should teams be? Can I hack alone?

Teams should be at most FOUR people. We highly recommend that you form a team, but solo hackers are allowed.

Can I build on past projects?

We strongly discourage building off of existing projects you've worked on. However, using third–party APIs and libraries are encouraged, as long as they're accessible by everyone.

Is there a code of conduct?

Yes. Be nice to others.

I have more questions!

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Interested in sponsoring us? Send us an email at sponsor@rhacks.org.