It’s day 4 of the Creating Reality Hack (CRH) and all of the finalist have been notified and are now presenting for the cash and prizes. The talent that assembled here from all over planet was amazing. The corporate firepower was was firt -rate, take a look at the list of sponsors and you multiply it by 100 for the kind of brand impact, prize money and swag that will be awarded. The only way you can get a sense of the activity besides our video and tweets is to check out the CRH Slacker , Github , and Devpost channels. I had many goals and obstacles to getting accepted to the CRH as a novice, but the one thread I can’t ignore is that I may be seeing the unveiling of the next RiRi Williams & Shuri. Finals Blog
— Roderick D. Morgan (@RoderickRDM) March 15, 2018
The big takeaways for me are that there is still a lot of work to do in bringing the creatives and the developer s together to produce compelling storytelling. But there is hope as I met several people who may become the coalition of the willing and have the hybrid mindset to lead the way for my community of digital learners who need inclusion, structure and strategy to do the rapid ideation needed to level the playing field and master their Why?
— Cindy Reichel (@reichel_cindy) March 14, 2018
— Leonard Daly (@DalyRealism) March 13, 2018
This year’s #creatingreality #hackathon @USC challenged me in new ways, I learned about advanced features for @IBMWatson @unity3d and @Esri #arcGIS #360video #CityEngine #toneanalyzer #fighton ✌🏽#problemsolving #developer #vr #ar #xr #blacknstem pic.twitter.com/VdMM7ez8AW
— KC (@multihyphenate) March 15, 2018
I was happy to see a contingent of people of color, and met as many as I could without disrupting their reasons for being at Creating Reality Hack, which was to compete. The new friends of note, Michael McNair, Krstyal Cooper, Hannes Bend and many more to numerous to mention in this blog. The tweets and videos I’m going to post in this blog are my interpretation (only) of what I saw and heard during the first day.
Workshops over. Now the fun begins here at #CreatingReality @usc! Looking forward to seeing what hackers create w #WindowsMixedReality. Hacking at home? Tell us what you’re doing here: https://t.co/Ef2vNijMNs pic.twitter.com/1FLoRdbUOF
— Jeremiah @ #CreatingRealityHack (@jeremiahmarble) March 13, 2018
My original goal was to help open the minds of the organizers to let the stakeholders and students in public high schools and community college observe and job shadow the participating hackers and hack-mentors, but after going through the process and submitting my self through the application process I see how there may have been a lot more questions than answers being provided in real time.
— Kyle Chadwick (@KPChadwick) March 13, 2018
One of the teams that I met and shared with me their experience from team formation to rapid ideation, to execution was Team Arm, led by a 17 year old, Matt, Tyson, Mr. Palmer, lol.
— Weston B. (@westonbdev) March 15, 2018
Herein are some of the presentations I found that were shareable;
Below capture from workshops, Lunch-Dinner and Hacking
— Eric Espinoza (@EsperCodes) March 13, 2018
— Creating Reality Hackathon (@cr_hackathon) March 13, 2018
— Benjamin Nelson (@Benelson83) March 13, 2018
— Kyle Chadwick (@KPChadwick) March 14, 2018
Special thanks to Matt Doyle for taking me through the paces and sharing with Omar and I about his path to and future goals for Immersive media career exploration.