Mechanism to the Mind: An XR Hackathon

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Space is limited and there is a maximum of 200 participants.

Date and Time:  October 26th at 6:00 pm through October 28th at 6:00 pm

Location: Residence Halls East
8501 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311
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Schedule for the Event

“Mechanism to the Mind: An XR Hackathon” is a 48-hour event from 6 pm on October 26th to 6 pm on October 28th, during which teams of students and faculty from the CSU system will have a chance to create an XR project and interact with distinguished guests from the XR community.  Each guest will give a workshop or presentation exploring their ideas on how the body interfaces with new concepts of reality, and how these mechanics change our perception of ourselves and the world. “XR” stands for cross reality, and is an all-encompassing term that includes virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), 360 video, and other immersive projects.

Snacks will be provided, but participants are responsible for their own meals. 

Faculty and students coming from other CSU campuses, low-cost housing is available at the site of the event.  For more information, please contact

Participation Rules and Eligibility

  1. Open to all CSU Student and Faculty.  Open registration for Bakersfield residents will begin on October 17th, 2018.
  2. Children under 18 are not permitted.
  3. All participants will be required to sign a liability release form, photography and video release form, and agreement to follow the code of conduct. 
  4. The maximum number of participants per team is 10. 
  5. Teams may be made up of students, faculty members, staff, and recent graduates. Guest speakers may participate as well. 
  6. All team members should be present at the event. Leaving the venue to work is fine. 
  7. Teams will have time to interact with the Guest Speakers to receive feedback on their projects.  You may seek advice from anyone at the event or off-campuses. 
  8. All work on a project should be done at the hackathon. 
  9. Teams are encouraged to walk in with an idea.  The theme is "Mechanism to the Mind" and should focus on how the body interfaces with the world with entertainment. 
  10. Teams can use libraries, frameworks, assets, or open-source code in their projects.  Keep in mind, the actual building of the project should be done solely during the event.  
  11. Participants are responsible for clearing the intellectual property contained within their projects.  The participant represents and warrants that they are the sole author(s) and copyright owner(s) of the submission.  If using other assets or materials, the participant(s) are responsible for any copyright violations. 
  12. Participants from all areas are welcome and encouraged to participate.  The event is not exclusive to gamers, coders, or any other group of people.  
  13. Inclusion and diversity are important to the organizers and speakers.  Please be aware and respectful of all other participants. 
  14. CSUB's XR Hackathon is dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone.  Our full anti-harassment policy can be found at 
  15. Have fun.  This is a fun atmosphere and we are here to foster a sense of discovering, learning, and exploring new ways of approaching XR. 


Mechanism to the Mind: XR Hackathon is made possible by

California State University Entertainment Alliance                 CIMULATED.COM

California State University, Bakersfield
Department of Communications

For more information or for answers to your questions, please email

Guest List Includes (in alphabetical order)