So what’s Motor City Auto Jam?

It is THE PREMIERE collaborative Innovation Event to solve major Automotive Industry challenges utilizing gaming & emerging tech

1. an event in which individuals come together in a physical environment and attempt to rapidly prototype a technology, software, app or game (video or otherwise) focused on some element of the automotive industry in a limited amount of time; an automotive innovation hackathon: She was on the team that made that awesome experience I love at the Motor City Auto Jam!

In Spring 2022 we will launch our 1st inaugural Motor City Auto Jam, and we are so excited to bring this event to Detroit and excited for the collaboration, innovation, and cool working prototypes we’ll be working on for the future of the automotive industry. We’re providing fun challenges, amazing resources and a great opportunity for talent exposure. This is your chance to build something extraordinary with talented peers from all over Michigan and the US. Become part of a team or stay a lone wolf.

Everyone is welcome to participate throughout the 48-hour Jam using gaming technologies to bring solutions to automotive industry challenges. We’re looking for artists, programmers, game designers, UI & UX designers, physicians, sound designers, writers, auto industry professionals, poets, interpretive dancers, people excited about games, people excited about cars, people who like to eat pizza, and people like you. Keep an eye out for more news and get ready to jam!

So how does the event work?

Through the chaos of development comes something beautiful

There are so many areas of the auto industry that need help! Choose a category of automotive or mobility (see below) and take on the challenge to create an innovative solution using gaming and emerging technology. Speak to experts, take their advice and incorporate your own ideas into your solution. Consider that boundaries often spark the best creativity!

Have a great idea, or know someone who does? Everyone is welcome to pitch their concept using gaming tech to the group. The best ideas will be used to make innovative solutions for healthcare! If you just want to use your skills then join one of the ideas pitched instead!

Don’t have an existing development team? No problem! We will form teams at the event. All skills and skill levels welcome. Also remember to bring your own development equipment (Desktop, Monitor, Laptop, VR headsets, musical instruments, etc).

Developing software, games or experiences in 48 hours is hard, exhausting, and laborious work that is also collaborative, thought provoking, exciting, rewarding, and fun.