A 30-hour challenge

Laval Virtual Hackathon

An annual student competition

8 teams, 8 mentors: only 1 winner! Schools and students from different countries are challenging each other for a chance to be spotted by industry experts through the ReVolution #Students - Hackathon competition. A 30-hour hackathon reserved for schools and organized during the Laval Virtual exhibition.

The Hackathon of Laval Virtual

Hours of work
Hack + Marathon

How does it work?

Born in the United States, the concept is part of the digital revolution and brings together developers, designers and educational directors. For 30 hours, students must develop a real-time 3D application on an assigned topic, while adding challenge. They are supervised by the best VR/AR experts who provide them with advice and material. For the schools and universities that participate, this is the culmination of university projects and the ability to compete with other training courses internationally.

For students and schools

Why participate?

About fifty students, mainly from Master degrees, are mobilized and give their all each year and discover the environment of a company surrounded by many professionals. At the end of the 30-hour hackathon, the winner wins the right to present his solution at the Laval Virtual exhibition, as well as hardware and a trip to Japan and the United States to exhibit in sister exhibitions such as the SIGGRAPH and the IVRC.

Winners of the last edition

Polytechnique Montréal

During the 21st edition of the Laval Virtual exhibition, it is the École Polytechnique de Montréal that received the award for its project “Sign with me”, a serious game that aims to make learning sign language fun. A project that was rewarded at the LV Party, confirming the place of students among professionals. Once again, the quality of the projects presented by the students was one of the highlights of this edition.