Building Technology for Tomorrow's Schools

Do you have a passion for developing or using XR (Virtual, Augmented, Mixed Reality) tools for education?

Whether you are a developer with a passion for education, a teacher looking to improve the effectiveness in your classroom or a student wanting to see more technology used in your school, come to be part of this exciting creative process.

XR EDU Challenge attendees will tackle to solve some of the toughest challenges faced in education. Something as simple as student engagement or more complex such as retention rates for learning. Come be part of the the SHIFT in tomorrow's educational system. Categories include most student friendly, best suited to subject area, gamified learning, creating empathy and more. Thanks to our sponsors Microsoft and Samsung we will have some microsoft mixed reality headsets available and top developers on hand to offer support.

If you are a developer and would like to use other technology such as, vive, oculus rifts or other, please plan to bring all your own technology including laptops, chargers, and headsets. Register today as space is limited!




6:00pm - Registration/Networking

6:45pm - Kickoff-Introductions and


7:45pm - Lightning rounds, ideation, & team formation 
10:00pm - Adjourn*


9:00am - Registration/Doors open
1:00pm - Lunch
6:30pm - Dinner
10:00pm - Adjourn*

9:00am - Doors open 
12:00pm -Lunch 
1:00pm - Project deadline
2:00pm - Presentations/Judging
5:00pm - Winners Announced/Closing remarks
6:00pm - Adjourn

*you can continue to code at a different venue when the Reactor Studio closes


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First Place

Second Place

Third Place

Most Student Friendly

Most Original

Most Engaging

Most Effective to Achieve Learning Outcomes

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Teams should all include a teacher or student.

All teams between 4-5 people. (Ideally: Teacher, student, developer, designer)

Can be developed for subject area of expertise of teacher, if she/he agrees we can develop to test within their respective classrooms.


Functioning App

Functionality is preferred. 

What to enter

Enter the link to the app. 


Please upload a video demonstrating your app.


What operating systems or devices can the app run on?


Joe Lang

Joe Lang
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Judging Criteria

  • See Description
    Project that covers most or all areas listed below: Solves a problem or fulfills a need within the classroom. Areas include; Student Friendly, Engaging, Original, Effective to achieve learning outcomes(standards)