Virtual Reality is about to get real, so lets meetup and get inspired

  • to
  • This location is shown only to members

  • The general idea is to get together a group of VR enthusiasts to share ideas, demo stuff we've been working on and show the world how awesome VR will be. We are currently talking to- and meeting with developers who'd like to contribute by demoing, so let us know if you have something to show as well!

    Besides the demo's there will be more stuff on the agenda, like a big brainstorm session and various inspirational speakers to talk about the impact and future of VR. We'll make sure to fold some Google cardboard headsets as well (https://developers.google.com/cardboard/).

    ----------------------------------------------------------------

    Update2

    More developers think the meetup is an awesome idea and opportunity to inspire each other! These are the guys:

    Tim from archivision is the creator of the famous templecoaster and is very enthusiastic about the meetup and demoing their cool stuff! Hopefully the guys from archivision will bring a DK2 as well. http://www.archivision.nl/

    Sander explores the thin line between the virtual and the physical world. http://www.sander-bos.nl/

    Alle is an artist who translates his art into virtual reality.
    http://www.zugzwang.nl/

    Ruben is experimenting with various input methods for the Durovis Dive. Check out his work here: http://www.rvdleun.nl/durovis-dive 

    ----------------------------------------------------------------

    Update 1
    The following developers are looking forward to show you guys what they're working on:

    Johan is working on a calorie burning fitness game and will help us lose some extra pounds at the meetup.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrJJIp7WtBQ
    http://vrfocus.com/archives/3539/vr-fitness-title-casts-players-fat-pig/

    Nick from the UK is so enthusiastic he's willing to travel to Amsterdam and join us and show us his incredible Studio Ghibli VR demos, thanks Nick!
    http://www.theriftarcade.com/my-neighbor-totoro-vr-hands-on-video/

    Wim is looking into the Durovis Dive, developing a 3D builder and a viewer and hopes to be able to share this with us at the meetup.

    Samir is working on virtual interiors using 360 photos and videos, so you can virtually visit houses available on the market and get an impression as a potential buyer.

    If you want to know more about any of these demo's don't hesitate to open a discussion at the group discussion page and start asking questions!

Join or login to comment.

  • Darius

    Ha! Received my DK2's today so I made a new Dutch unboxing video. I will bring one DK2 with me to the meeting as well as a DK1 and a wallprojector. Video: http://youtu.be/aQPKHUwrkgI­

    37m ago

  • Jordi Bruin

    I made a form to get a better view of the amount of DK1s, DK2s and gaming PCs we will have at the meetup. Please fill it in (will take 10 seconds at most).

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/...­

    Yesterday

    • daankip

      Great work Jordi! To all: if you have a rift, durovis or cardboard bring it with you, even if you don't plan on using it you can wear it on the group photo we plan on making haha

      Yesterday

  • daankip

    Hi all! Really looking forward to this friday!! Tomorrow I'll post a last update with info about the meetup. When twittering about it let's use #dutchvrmeetup! I'll make sure to tweet some pre-meetup pics friday morning as well :)

    Yesterday

  • Pascal Serrarens

    Many many thanks to Daan Kortenbach for lending me his DK2. Now I will have a DK2 enabled version of the Grocery Shop demo: so much better!

    2 · Yesterday

  • Tim Moelard

    ArchiVision will be bringing the goods as well: http://i59.tinypic.com/w8nix4.j...­

    5 · Yesterday

    • Jordi Bruin

      Haha, so that's where all the supply went! How many did you order?

      Yesterday

    • Darius

      LOLZ That's Minecraft 4D, stacking those DK2 blocks.

      Yesterday

  • Sander van Rossen

    Would anybody be interested if I bring my DK1 and DK2 with me? :)

    3 · Yesterday

    • daankip

      Definitely bring your DK2 :) cool!

      Yesterday

    • robin

      as someone who has NOT got the DK1 and has the DK2 I am interested in seeing the difference, but I guess there will be some DK1's there yet.

      Yesterday

  • Jordi Bruin

    We will be bringing the Couch Knights Multiplayer demo! See my post over at /r/oculus on how to get it setup yourself, http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/...­

    Yesterday

  • Bob Vlemmix

    Good day to all!

    Just wanted to say that we'll be taking the Manus Machinae to the meet up.
    Incase you missed us: https://www.kickstarter.com/proj...­

    7 · 2 days ago

  • Tiago

    And the reason for this being during working time is?...

    1 · 3 days ago

    • Wim Barelds

      As someone from the north, it being in the evening means I'd end up getting back home very late. It's not exactly idea either :s

      3 days ago

    • Vincent Hosman

      I took the afternoon off, but would like to suggest evening or in the weekend next time!

      2 days ago

  • robin

    might have a additional DK2 there, mine's said to be there by Wednesday :)
    don't have a powerful mobile pc though (only a netbook and I'm not going to drag my normal PC there).

    1 · 2 days ago

    • Ruben van der Leun

      I have to admit that this is one of the pro's when it comes to Smartphone VR. The mobility has allowed me to easily take it along and demo what I've been doing with it.

      2 days ago

    • Beer van der Drift

      I'm bringing my non-gaming but higher-end laptop. I'm glad if I could test VR performance on it, since I haven't been able to hook it up to a Rift yet.

      2 days ago

  • Riftopia

    Do the guys of Manus Machinae know about the meet-up? They are a Dutch team and are planning a kickstarter for data gloves with rift support:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...­

    1 · 3 days ago

    • Pascal Serrarens

      I already informed them by twitter. Really want to meet them.

      3 days ago

    • Riftopia

      Thanks! Would be an excellent opportunity for them to get some pre-kickstarter feedback on the device. I'm interested to see whether they will show up. Let's hope so!

      2 days ago

  • Jordi Bruin

    We will be bringing two DK2s this friday. If any developer wants to make sure their demos work before than, send me an email at [masked].

    1 · 3 days ago

  • Kevin Portenge

    Hi, i was wondering. Is this meetup also for people like me who got no knowledge about VR/programming, and would like to start making applications for my work. I think VR and the work that do would make an excellent combination. I create artist impressions for living.

    I haven't started developing something just yet, because i don' really know where to start. I was hoping to see and learn more at the meetup where VR stands at this moment. And if this is the right time to jump in

    4 days ago

    • Kevin Portenge

      Great! Looking forward to this VR meetup

      3 days ago

    • daankip

      Hi kevin, one of the goals of this meetup is for developers to demo each other their work and stimulate collaboration, another one is to show the rest of the world how cool VR is and will be, so you are more than welcome to join! Bet Darius can show you awesome stuff and make you an instant VR enthusiast :)

      3 days ago

  • Beer van der Drift

    Hey! I'm developing a small demo which is about visual effects synced with music. Don't think about a equalizer but more along the lines of fireworks at festivals.

    I've already developed a prototype which can be found on the Dev fora under the name "Transcendance". I developed this without a DK1 since I never bought one. It seems my DK2 won't arrive before the meetup, so I was wondering if anyone is bringing a spare DK1/DK2 which I could use for demoing my new version of the experience.

    Ciao! ;)

    4 days ago

    • Beer van der Drift

      I'm working on an entire new version of the thing. New effects, new environment, more songs. Trying to get it finished before friday, to demo it. Thanks Darius and Daan, let you know later ;).

      4 days ago

    • Jordi Bruin

      I'm bringing atleast one DK2, you can send me the version built with SDK 0.4 so I can see if it works? Lots of issues in the SDK so far.

      3 days ago

  • Rob Stringer

    Sorry I cant make it this time, had to go to London for work, but have a good one and I'll see you all at the next!

    3 days ago

  • Darius

    FYI .. At this time I am doing the Dutch translation of the newest DK2 ready build of Titans of Space. Drash will soon release this new, completely revised and enhanced version to the public.

    3 · July 23

    • Jordi Bruin

      Just read his comment on reddit, he's aiming for next week :)

      6 days ago

    • Darius

      I have finished the Dutch translation. We are now testing it with the beta version of the new ToS release. Chances are it will be released and can be played in public at the meeting.

      1 · 4 days ago

  • Darius

    I can confirm I will bring along two DK1's with Razer Hydra and XBOX controllers. One of them will be used to showcase the mini VR PC from ThibaultVdb. If my DK2 arrives before the 1st of august I will bring it along as well but that is small chance. Looking forward to seeing you all.

    3 · July 21

  • Daan Kortenbach

    Hi all, is anyone in dire need of a DK2 before the meetup happens? As we are not developing for the DK2 next week we are willing to loan our DK2 to a developer that wants to get his or her demo DK2 ready before the meetup. Our preference goes out to developers with, or working in, a registered Dutch company. The DK2 will be available from tuesday morning and you'll need to pick it up in Bussum. Send me a private message to get in contact.

    1 · 6 days ago

  • Daan Kortenbach

    "Your order has been checked out for shipping and will be shipped in the next batch. We'll send you a notification once it's shipped."
    Lets hope it will arrive before august 1st.

    4 · July 24

    • Sebastiaan Holman

      Yeah mine will be shipped later too :-( but at least they have send some to our country!

      1 · 6 days ago

    • Daan Kortenbach

      One of the guys at Road to VR is receiving his today, he's UK based.

      6 days ago

  • Darius

    The non-public beta of Technolust has been released for the backers. Designed for DK2 but backwards compatible with DK1. It is allowed to review it but not spread the beta itself. So I would kindly ask if you see me play and review Technolust in a corner somewhere on friday to please look the other way ;-)

    July 24

    • Wim Barelds

      Yep, also got the demo. We should probably ask if it's okay to demo the game, I actually expect he'd be okay with that so long as it's only a demo

      6 days ago

  • Joris Maas

    I am looking forward for this VR meetup!

    2 · June 30

    • Pascal Serrarens

      Hi Joris. I will be bringing a Dell XPS L502 with me which works well with the Rift. Maybe I can help you out.

      1 · July 24

    • Joris Maas

      Hello Pascal, that would be great if you could help out, didn't manage to get it work (on HDMI that is, even with manual resolution dual screen is not working well). I have a i7-2670QM with a GeForce GT 540M (should be enough i'd say, but its also not working on a second Samsung monitor on HDMI, got also the latest Nvidia drivers up to date....). I will bring both Dell XPS and Oculus with me next week.

      6 days ago

  • Pascal Serrarens

    Wow, things are really taking off today!

    Just to add to the fun: I will be bringing at least 2 demos with me which show my work on controlling avatars:
    - The grocery store: move around in the store, move and grab objects with Rift and Hydra.
    - Caterham: drive around in a Caterham with DK1 and positional head tracking. Uses Hydra for positional tracking. So when those DK2's are not present (I really hope they will be) you can still experience positional head tracking.
    Looking forward to your feeback!

    3 · July 23

    • Jordi Bruin

      Very interested in the grocery store demo!

      1 · July 24

  • Cy Gorman

    Hey Guys, Just tuning in again. I'm shooting a little doco with content from developers, artists and businesses internationally that are focused on VR developments. I'm based in Melbourne and tight with the VR crew there and the doco footage i put together back home will go into a little puff piece on who's who and doing what in Aus/Europe coming out 2015. So, if you have some info about yourself and are interested in being interviewed if you can refine what your angle and interest is about, even have some dot points for you to refer to, we are sure to get your interest and message across, of course we can include your website details etc.. Looking forward to seeing you all on the 1st in A'dam. Best, Cy

    3 · July 23

    • Cy Gorman

      ok to shoot general footage of the get together?

      July 23

    • daankip

      I think it won't be a problem (at all), but let me check with the location just to be sure. Could you send me a mail to [masked] so i can get back to you?

      July 23

  • Jordi Bruin

    Triple IT is er ook bij en met een beetje mazzel nemen we drie DK2's mee! Wij zijn op zoek naar ontwikkelaars die toepassingen willen maken voor grote voetbalclubs, en hopelijk kunnen we wat dingen showen die we voor de KNVB hebben gemaakt!

    Tot dan!

    July 23

    • Adriaan Wormgoor

      Klinkt cool Jordi, benieuwd naar wat je kunt laten zien

      1 · July 23

    • daankip

      Ok goed nieuws, ben benieuwd!

      1 · July 23

  • johanpruys

    Ha ha... I found a way to join the conversation. today I created the website WWW.PORCOGRANDE.NL
    I hope everybody will take a close look at the video's, so they won't get lost when doing the first test run :)
    (creating your own game and beta testing is a little bit of a contradiction). Anybody who played Astroids or Propcycle should fly straight to Porco Cinne.

    1 · July 23

  • Sebastiaan Holman

    Looking forward to it! [^_^]

    1 · July 21

    • Ruben van der Leun

      Preaching to the choir here, but I'm really excited as well, and hoping this'll become a regular thing. I've only been able to really experience VR with the Durovis Dive, and am really looking forward to see what cool stuff you guys can demo with the Oculus.

      2 · July 22

    • Pascal Verloop

      We'll make sure to keep you busy :)

      July 22

  • Ayden

    Great initiative! Looking forward to this :)

    1 · July 17

  • Darius

    Hi Daan, is it okay to bring our own devices (laptop+DK1) to the meeting?

    1 · July 16

    • Pascal Verloop

      Hi Darius, you're very much invited to bring your own gear. We'll try and make enough room for everyone to play around :) See you in two weeks! Thanks, Pascal

      1 · July 16

    • daankip

      Yes! Like pascal said, everyone is much encouraged to bring their own gear even if you dont really plan on using it :p

      July 16

  • Ruben van der Leun

    I posted about this on my twitter, and got a few remarks about the location being a secret for people not on meetup.com. Are we allowed to disclose the location, or would you rather have them join via meetup?

    1 · July 16

    • daankip

      Hi ruben, you can disclose the location to others, but please encourage them to RSVP on the meetup event as well, since i need to have an indication of how many people will join the event

      July 16

  • VJ

    Awesome

    1 · July 9

  • Raynold

    Looking forward as well, VR is the future!

    2 · July 2

  • Riftopia

    Maybe we should invite the Frebble guys (Amsterdam-based haptic feedback device)? Kickstarter is here: https://www.kickstarter.com/proj...­

    June 26

    • Wim Barelds

      I think haptic feedback is super important. However frebble looks to have an extremely narrow purpose that is almost entirely irrelevant for VR. Still, if they are interested in VR- it would be awesome to have them as experts in haptic feedback

      June 26

    • Patrick Hogenboom

      Yep, let's have a chat and shake hands :p

      June 27

  • Patrick

    Finally a vr meetup thats not 500 miles from my home!

    June 23

  • Itamar Naamani

    Won't be there, but I hope to see you all next time!

    June 13

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to attending these once I get back to the Netherlands. Have fun everyone!

    June 10

Want to go?

Join and RSVP

110 going

  • daankip
    Organizer
    Event Host
  • Marcia Van Oers

    Copywriter/pho­tographer/comm­unication specialist

  • Maurice de Vries

    Interested in VR possibilities.­ Had experiences with QTVR in the past.

  • Sander Bos

    Sander Bos, Multi Media Artist, interests are in virtual reality and augmented reality... more

  • Robert Verloop

    I am an IB Diploma Programme "Information Technology in a Global Society" teacher at the... more

  • Peter Blomsma

    Entrepeneurial­ spirit with developer skills :)

  • Maarten Vermeulen

    I am UX Designer and collegue of one of the organisers

  • masato +2

    I'm a full time software engineer trying to get acquainted with VR (software development)

  • David

    Student of Computer Science at the TU Delft.

  • Richard Burki

    Founder, Audio Professional & Tech Enthusiast

  • Bob Vlemmix +2

    The name is Bob Vlemmix and I'm one of the Co-Founders of the Manus Machinae

  • Vincent Hosman

    Strategy consultant at Accenture. Startup & Tech enthusiast. Very... more

  • Marco Jonkers

    Student International Game Architecture & Design, Programming at NHTV Breda, Netherlands

  • Martijn van Loon +1

    programming student at IGAD in Breda. Very excited and interested in and for developing and... more

  • T

    internetbusine­ssgadgetoutoft­heboxminder

  • Tiago

    .

  • Melvin Loos

    A developer by trade, tech enthousiast by nature. I love to work on games and unconventional­... more

  • Martijn van der Veen

    Co-founder @ zazzy.me. Before: bachelor Artificial Intelligence (Amsterdam) and master in... more

  • Ivo De Kler

    Educated as a game designer and technician, now working as full stack javascript developer

  • Lucas Heymès

    Junior Front-End interested in new techs.

  • Yme Bosma

    Working at Rockstart with Smart Energy startups

  • Samir L. Boulema +1

    Software developer tinkering away with the Oculus

  • Wienke Giezeman

    Co-Founder WappZapp

  • Kevin Portenge

    3D Architectural Visualization Artist

  • ThibaultVd­B +2

    I'm Thibault, studying IT in Belgium, and I'm selling mini VR computers (to be able to afford my... more

  • pieter

    I am an entrepreneur, as well as being a creative strategist and usability expert. Mostly... more

  • Julie Donders

    Community Manager at Rockstart

  • richard van tilborg

    Inspire en realise smart technologies

  • Ronald van der Lingen

    Android developer working on Augmented Reality at Layar.

  • Richard Rustenburg­ +1

    i am an animator currently working on a 5 min short using cinema 4D. Looking forward to... more

  • Lars Steenhoff

    Game designer

  • Gert-Jan Brok

    Owner of Fantazm, a game studio from Den Bosch. Chairman of Dutch Unity Usergroup. Using VR in... more

  • Floris van Eck

    ★ Futurist, Entrepreneur & Maker. Passionate about #imaging visualarts #visualculture­ #cyborgs... more

  • Martijn Müller

    Editor-in-chie­f Game Press International,­ video game specialist & VR enthusiast!

  • Jordi Bruin +2

    Ik werk bij Triple IT o.a. aan Virtual Reality oplossingen in de sport en kunst wereld.

  • Moos +1

    Vr-enthousiast­ since 1995

  • Puzlar +1

    Beginner on Sound Design.

  • Sebastiaan­ Holman

    37 year old professional software developer, going in to VR development.

  • masterweb

    Web, 3D and VR developer based in Amsterdam and Alkmaar.

  • Jeroen T

    Currently working for Mycom. I'm very interested in VR and how it wil be sold to the big public.

  • Douwe Jan

    interactive artist poet, festival organizer. e

  • maui

    maui.so

  • Ayden +1

    Hey, I'm an entrepreneur and multimedia designer, I've been a VR enthusiast since childhood and... more

  • Avinash Changa +2

    Avinash Changa. Entrepreneur, Digital Producer. Owner of DSRPT.com and WeMakeVR.com. Chocolate... more

  • Tim +1

    A short bio

  • Bram Joosten

    Web dev & VR enthousiast

  • Cy Gorman

    photographer/v­ideographer/mu­sicproducer/ar­tisticdirector­/creativeprodu­cer/audiovisua­ldesigner/bio.­.. more

  • Sander Kuitert

    Software engineering graduate looking for an inspiring job

  • Joeri van der Velden

    Game and Media Technology student at the Utrecht University, specializing in VR games. Early... more

  • Daan Kortenbach­

    CTO @ Forsite Media. Working on VR App Store and Road to VR.

  • Pieter Jan Glerum +1

    Working at a company which is specialized in combining big data with creative concepts to make... more

  • VJ

    3Dmaniac, Digital Prototyping,

  • Neutrino

    VR enthusiast , Team captain of a software maintenance departement, .net and IOS developer

  • Lennart

    Producer Infostrada Interactive

  • Pascal Serrarens

    Developer of VR software components. Current focus in on creating interactive avatars using... more

  • Johannes

    Architecture, Virtual Reality, Gaming, New Technologies

  • Daan Buwalda

    I am co-owner of Wizkunde with a great passion for online marketing

  • robin

    I'm a c and c++ pogrammer with lots of knowledge/expe­rience about/with Linux and networking... more

  • Raynold

    VR enthousiast and game developer

  • Joris Maas

    I am a architectural photographer that makes 360 degrees panorama's and timelapses and videos. I... more

  • Adriaan Wormgoor

    Interaction designer and creative coder from Rotterdam.

  • Wim Koomen

    Working as a developer on 3D visualisation,­ motion tracking and VR products.

  • Khannea Suntzu

    I am Khannea.

  • Mark Bergwerff +1

    Sound designer for theatre. Want to make music and sound design for games.

  • Raoul Metselaar

    I'm a VR enthusiast looking to develop simple DIY VR peripherals for the community. Currently... more

  • Sander van Rossen

    I'm an Indie Game Developer. Mostly known for mobile games such as Zombie Gunship and Gunship X,... more

  • Israël Jamlean

    I am a software developer working with a small team on B2B VR solutions.

  • Luis Francisco Oliveira +1

    I'm a VR enthusiast and developer, Portuguese, and I'm working in the Netherlands in developing... more

  • Patrick

    A vr enthousiast since the days of Dactyl Nightmare. Recently started with UE4.

  • Ruben van der Leun

    All-around developer by day, aspiring indie game designer by night. Very enthusiastic about VR... more

  • Patrick Hogenboom

    Unity developer, VR enthusiast, coder, currently working on an art garden with dynamic 3d... more

  • Martijn Gasman

    Developer

  • Louis Smit

    Msc student AI

  • Andrew Mayorov +1

    Software developer, architect. Originally from Yaroslavl, Russia, now leaves and codes in Amsterdam.

  • Darius

    I'm a VR evangelist, writer, (lucid) dreamer, digital art lover, cyberpunker. In my younger... more

  • Dick Verweij

    Hi, I'am Dick Verweiij from AFAS Software. I'm a Software Architect and Mobile Developer.... more

  • zanne +1

    I'm a computeranimat­or, currently exploring Java, R and JavaScript. I'm building a game for... more

  • Tim Moelard +1

    Senior Programmer @ ArchiVision in the Netherlands. We are true VR enthusiasts and believe that... more

  • Rense VanderHoek­

    Developer, moved from AR to VR. Rift(s) owner.

  • Paul Rysiavets

    Backend Developer, PS4/Morpheus Enthusiast

  • johanpruys­

    An independent developer. for VR. http://vrfo...­

  • Beer van der Drift

    A Dutch Computer Science student at the TU Delft. A VR enthausiast and developer. Developed a... more

  • Pascal Verloop +1

    Agile Coach at Dialogues Technology, focused on IT & Innovation

  • Wim Barelds

    I'm a student, gamer and softwaredevelo­per. Over the past years I've mainly played RPG and FPS... more

  • Riftopia

    Neuroscientist­, Japanologist & VR enthusiast. Interested and involved in using VR as a powerful... more

14 not going

(see all)
  • Michael Andersen

    Architect/Anal­ist/Developer interested in new technology

  • Kim Lewis

    Ontwerper.

  • Teodora Dim

    media & marketing professional, passionate about VR

  • Rob Stringer

    Educational games designer, developer, tech enthusiast.

  • Dennis van Haazel

    VR enthousiast and developer at IgnisVR

  • Martijn

    VR enthusiast and professional gamer.

  • Benjamin de Jager

    Nerd at Q42, involved in the web, mobile, games, vr, hardware, software. Anything that sparks my... more

  • Dennis van der Pool

    Interests: Computers, Virtual/Augmen­ted Reality, Crowdfunding, 3D Printing, Robotics, Space... more

  • Yorick van Vliet

    Game developer and VR enthusiast. Creator of "Don't let go!" finalist in the 2013 VR Jam.

  • Gerald Terveen

    Virtual Reality Unity developer

  • Nick Pittom

    Totoro and Spirited Away VR demos - Fire Panda LTD. Currently working on Cowboy Bebop... more

  • Itamar Naamani

    Film and animation professional. Experimenting with the Rift for cultural and educational projects.

  • Olaf Achthoven

    C++ developer, that left the VR world some years ago.

  • Varvino

    21 year old student, full name is Tom Graafmans.

People in this
Meetup are also in:

It's fast and easy to create a Meetup Group in your local neighborhood

Find your people.

Log in

Not registered with us yet?

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy