Imisi 3D Holds First Virtual Reality Hackathon in Lagos

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Imisi 3D is a virtual reality creation lab, building a community of VR content creators in Nigeria.

LAGOS, NIGERIA, August 22, 2016 -­ Imisi 3D the leading Virtual Reality Creation Lab in Nigeria is holding what may be the continent’s first Virtual Reality Hackathon in October. Imisi 3D is supported by Co-­creation Hub, Facebook and Samsung amongst others.

Imisi 3D has announced that it will hold its first hackathon on October 28th, 2016. Applications to participate open at 11:59pm on 22nd of August and close at 11:59pm on Friday, 9th of September. Shortlisted applicants will be informed on September 16th and provided with access to Virtual Reality developer stations and resources to hone their skills in preparation for the event.

“It is time for us to become creators and not just consumers of technology, and Virtual Reality is a great place to start” said Imisi 3D founder, Judith Okonkwo. “This technology has uses that cut across several industry sectors, and the impact on things as critical as learning is profound. With 2016 being described as the year of Virtual Reality, Nigeria must not get left behind.”

Jeremy Kirshbaum, Research Manager at the Institute for the Future, shared his thoughts “since virtual and augmented reality are still completely new consumer industries, it is up for grabs who will make a mark in the field. Nigeria already has a great track record of creating innovative world class content in entertainment and music, and it is exciting to see them take a leadership role in the virtual world.”

The hackathon will take place on the 6th Floor of CcHUB (294 Herbert Macaulay Road, Yaba) and is supported by a range of organisations including the Virtual World Society and the Institute for the Future. Interested applicants are invited to join the VR hackathon Facebook networking group here, and then apply once they have formed teams.

Over $10,000 (ten thousand dollars) worth of prizes will be awarded at the hackathon.

About Imisi 3D

Imisi 3D is a Virtual Reality (VR) creation lab dedicated to growing a community of VR developers in Nigeria, creating solutions using VR, and providing educational and engagement experiences with VR. They see huge potential for VR as a tool for creating everyday solutions and intend to change the technology narrative so that here we become creators and not just consumers of technology.

Imisi 3D is future thinking and committed to being responsible ancestors, creating a better world for today and tomorrow.

For more information including sponsorship opportunities contact Imisi 3D at hello@imisi3d.com

Updated: The Imisi3D has been postponed to Saturday, November 19th, 2016