HoloHack Boston


Wed - Thu, Jun 21 to Jun 22, 9:00am - 9:00pm


Microsoft, 255 Main Street 2nd Floor Concierge, Cambridge, MA 02142

Bring holograms to life in your world! Attend HoloHack Boston from June 21 to June 22. Microsoft has partnered with BostonAR to bring you a two-day experience, where you’ll form teams with other experienced AR/VR/MR developers, designers and artists to collaboratively create your next mixed reality experience. Technical resources from the community and engineers from Microsoft and Unity will be on-site along with HoloLens and developer devices.


Attendees should have previous experience developing for AR/VR/MR and/or with Unity. Space and devices are limited. Apply today!


Who can attend?

We are looking for developers, designers, sound engineers, directors, story tellers and artists with experience creating on AR/VR/MR platforms.


What skills should I have?

Artists familiar with UX design in VR/AR/MR, 2D and 3D design skills are always an asset. Developers who know any of the following should consider joining: C#, Unity, Universal Windows Platform development.


What if I don’t have a team or an idea?

We highly encourage you to build with a team (max team size of four). Participants are not expected to have a fully formed team or concept prior to the event. We will include time for team forming and networking prior to official hacking start if you need to find a team to join.


Do I need a HoloLens or computer?

No need to bring a HoloLens — in fact if you have one, we recommend leaving it at home to avoid confusion on-site. We will have a HoloLens available for each team. We do, however, recommend if you are going to deploy to the HoloLens that you have a Windows 10 PC. We will have a handful on site, but it helps to have your own setup. We will send out a requirements & setup list ahead of time.


Is there a prize?

One team will be selected to receive a prize. Projects will be reviewed on originality, use of HoloLens features, technical difficulty, use of Microsoft services and APIs and how polished the hack is.


Schedule for Wednesday, June 21

9 a.m. – 10 a.m. — Arrival and breakfast

10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. — Opening Keynote

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. — Group into teams & let the Hacking begin!

12 p.m. –  1 p.m. — Lunch

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. — Workshop 1: Gavin Bauman

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. — Workshop 2: Adina Shanholtz

3:30 p.m. – Midnight —Hacking Continues!


Schedule for Thursday, June 22

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. — Hacking!

5 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. — Project Presentations & Dinner

6 p.m. — Winners Announced!