Mind Palace wins SWSG Mega Hackathon 2018

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We won! Grand Champions! What an incredible 3 day hackathon we had, 28th to 30th September. Our team was made up of Cedric Sommer [Hustler], Zhang Weiran [Hustler], Jek Tan [Designer] and me, Eugene Soh [Developer].

The project we made in 54 hours was, Mind Palace, it is a Virtual Reality experience for dementia patients to immerse themselves in an environment of familiarity. The environment can be their old home that doesn’t exist anymore or a familiar in Singapore that most of the elderly here would know, i.e. the old national day stadium.

The demo I built was a Mind Palace for myself to use when dementia eventually creeps up on me. It is a vr environment of my old house, littered with photos of myself and my loved ones.

We built something amazing last night and the judges placed their biggest bet on us,I can’t wait to share our project, Mind Palace, but for now I need sleep. whole team needs sleep.

This was absolutely surreal. This is my second Hackathon since graduation and I happened to be in the winning team for both! 100% win rate. Startup Weekend Singapore was really generous and with a much bigger crowd compared to my last one, there were so many mentors, the gift bag was super, the food never ran out and there was plenty of beer!

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