For the fourthtime, the European Youth Award organized a Social (VR) Hackathonto gather young creative minds for the purpose of planning, designing, and creating apps or games with a social focus and within a short span of time.
The EYA SocialVR Hackathon inSalzburgwas two and a half days long and took place at the University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg from April 5 to April 7, 2018.
Students with different kinds of backgrounds participated in the Social (VR) Hackathon andexperienced productive collaboration and creativity together. There was no age limit; working language was English.
International Online Coaches from various countries were available for the participants on Friday. They gave feedback remotely and enriched the ideas with their expertise and experience. Alsolocal coaches were available onsite to support the participants.
On the last day, each team pitched itsproject in three minutes. An interdisciplinary expert jury evaluated the projects and pitches and selected the best three. The teams were awaited by a possible invitation to participate in the final round of the Global VR Hackathon in China and attend the mYouth Continental App Camp in Salzburg in July and other awesome non-cash prizes.
A total of90 engaged participants with all kinds of educational backgrounds worked together on 11 different projects.
Involved study courses of the University of Applied Sciences Salzburg:
Multi Media Technology
Design and Product Management