Meta AR/VR Africa Metathon 2022

The AR/VR Africa Metathon is a series of programs and activations organized by the Meta Global XR fund to assist African XR talents in developing innovative solutions that demonstrate various use cases of the metaverse in Africa.

Key details
Host: Microsoft
Open to: Nigerians
Target: Youths
Deadline: unspecified
About the AR/VR Africa Metathon

The AR/VR Africa Metathon will include three major components: a training program, an Africa-wide hackathon that will take place across 16 African countries physically and virtually, and an intensive Bootcamp to further develop solutions. These components will be operational from mid-August to April 2023.

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Program Details:

AR/VR Africa Pre-hackathon training: The AR/VR Africa Pre-hackathon training program is designed to help participants improve their XR skills. Anyone who signs up will have access to specially selected educational materials on the Discord server as well as XR professionals who will mentor them and conduct master classes and workshops. They will also conduct instructor-led XR classes from September through November 2022.

AR/VR Africa Hackathon: the AR/VR Africa Hackathon is a competition and chance for Africans to learn about, use, and create with augmented and virtual reality. The hackathon is entertaining, brisk, difficult, and extremely rewarding. Working on project ideas with programmers, designers, strategists, and enthusiasts lets you compete for rewards. The hackathon is a hybrid event where you will apply your XR expertise to develop solutions for issues that Africans face on a daily basis. You can take part in the hackathon both offline and online. You can attend one of the 16 In-Person 48 Hour Hackathons taking place across Africa. The 2022 hackathons will be held online and offline in November and December.

AR/VR Africa Bootcamp: First-place teams in the various countries/country groups of the 2022 AR/VR Africa Hackathon will have the chance to take part in our Bootcamp. An intensive three-month virtual program called the AR/VR Africa Bootcamp will help the teams advance their solutions. Teams will receive financial and technical support to develop their MVPs, as well as a structured curriculum based on the start-up equation, led by industry experts. A Demo Day where teams will present their solutions to investors will round out the event. The 2022 verticals will be represented by a variety of extended reality solutions that they will present. Teams are anticipated to successfully apply for incubator and accelerator programs following the Bootcamp.

Eligibility Criteria
  • The AR/VR Africa Metathon is open to everyone! Developers, programmers, UI/UX designers, artists, animators, storytellers, enthusiasts, professionals, students, and anyone else interested in spending time developing solutions with augmented, virtual, and mixed reality;
  • The applicant must be a citizen of an African nation.

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Application Procedure

Applicants interested can click the button below to apply

Your learning will start as soon as you register and log into the discord server! No matter your level of expertise, you are welcome to participate in a hackathon.

For more info, visit the Meta AR/VR Africa Metathon

By Bello

Ismail Bello is a content creator and enthusiast who is passionate about youth development.