Build the future now: The Real-Time Engagement Challenge

People can now consult with their doctors, work out with a personal trainer, and take remote classes on just about any device. What will they be able to do tomorrow? 

Through the power of Real-Time Engagement (RTE), people can do almost anything virtually, and sometimes even have a better-than-in-person experience. For example, when people are talking to each other in person, they may be distracted by background noise. With RTE technology, people can focus on meaningful conversations thanks to features like noise-cancelation.

 

Build a mobile app or web app that uses the Agora Real-Time Engagement Platform to create a shared experience and living the “now” moment.

 

All submissions must use an Agora SDK to be qualified.

 

 

Our team is here to support you throughout the development of your project. Join our Slack channels here: https://bit.ly/2VBg8vw 

 

Need inspiration for your project? You can check out previous projects and quickstart guides on the Inspiration and Trend Page.

 

How to get started:

  1. Sign up for an account on Agora.
  2. Create a new project and obtain an AppID and token.
  3. Check out our developer blogs and documentation.
  4. Follow the quickstart guide and implement Agora SDK.

 

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Prizes

$1,750 in prizes

First Place (1)

- $1,000 USD Cash Prize
- The winning team will be invited to present at RTE2020 virtual conference.
- The opportunity to enroll in an accelerator.
- 1-hour "office hour" with a professional mentor.

Second Place (1)

- $500 USD Cash Prize
- The winning team will be invited to present at RTE2020 virtual conference.
- The opportunity to enroll in an accelerator.
- 1-hour "office hour" with a professional mentor.

Third Place (1)

- $200 USD Cash Prize
- The winning team will be invited to present at RTE2020 virtual conference.
- The opportunity to enroll in an accelerator.
- 1-hour "office hour" with a professional mentor.

Audience Favorite

The project that receives the most vote from other hackathon participants will win $50 cash prize.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

Submission requirements:

  1. Projects have to be submitted on Github and DevPost. The Github repository has to be public and able to be accessed by the judges.
  2. All project submissions have to include a presentation/demo video and the written portion. It should explain: what is your idea? what is the problem you are solving? how does your project work? what is your business model? Who are your target users? 
  3. The presentation/demo video should be less than 6 mins. 

Judges

Sid Sharma

Sid Sharma
Director of Developer Relations, Agora.io

Suzanne Nguyen

Suzanne Nguyen
Director of Communications, Communities and Brand, Agora.io

Hermes Frangoudis

Hermes Frangoudis
Senior Developer Evangelist, Agora.io

William Du

William Du
Developer Community Manager, Agora.io

Alexander Embiricos

Alexander Embiricos
CEO/Co-founder, Remotion

Judging Criteria

  • Presentation
    How did the hacker present their project? Did they include details of the technology? Did they include a live demo video? Did they talk about their inspiration? Do you understand the goal of their hack?​
  • Implementation
    How did the hacker implement their idea? Did the technologies they used make sense for their idea? Did they make scalable options that leave them room for growth? Did they rely solely on external APIs or did they build a unique solution?​
  • Innovation
    How creative is their idea and project? Is there a similar or the same product in the market? The more creative the project is, the higher the point value. ​
  • Usability (UX/UI Design)
    How good is the user experience? Did they take into account who their target audience was? Would users actually use their app? How simple was it to get started? Is the UI design pleasing? ​
  • Agora Potential
    Is Agora SDK a main feature of the project? Does the project have the potential for the internal team or the community to use or to promote? For example, if the project is a new use case, can it be modified for a client-facing demo app?
  • Extra Credits
    If you want to be qualified for the extra credit, please include an architecture structure of your software. [ML/AI: +1, AR: +1, VR: +1, Unity: +1, Unreal Engine: +1]

themes

  • Fintech
  • Communication
  • Productivity