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

  • August 1 · 1:00 PM
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Final Update!

Only one more day and the 1st Dutch VR meetup is a go! Tomorrow a whopping 18(!) developers are contributing by demoing their stuff! Just to name a few more; the guys from WeMakeVR and Manus-Machinae, Daniel Ernst, Darius, Daan Kortenbach and much much more! Plus we are very lucky to have quite a few DK2s present as well, so join the fun and lets explore virtual reality together this afternoon!

Help us out with:

-   If unfortunately you can’t make it anymore could you take a moment to unRSVP?
-  Make sure to have some lunch before you arrive, don’t have a lot of food present (enough water to last a lifetime though!)
-  When tweeting at the meetup tomorrow could you include #dutchvrmeetup

 Really looking forward to meeting you all and having an awesome meetup together! 

Timetable (not viewable on a mobile device):

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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/).

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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 

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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!

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  • Dick Verweij

    Made an article (dutch) about the event for "ComputerWereld" a dutch online magazine. http://computerworld.nl/develop...­

    enjoy!

    August 13

  • johanpruys

    hello V.R. friends,

    https://www.kickstarter.com/proj...­

    Enjoy!

    :0)

    1 · August 12

  • ThibaultVdB

    I had a great time! Met a lot of like minded people, and the meetup inspired me to continue looking into the possibilities of VR and how I can help making them a reality!

    August 5

  • Daan Kortenbach

    Hey all, for everyone wanting to keep talking, did you know there is a discussion forum? It's pretty obvious as it's the fourth button up there ^ but here's a direct link for you: http://www.meetup.com/Dutch-VR-...­. Could be nice to keep in contact, share cool stuff or organise (themed?) mini-meetups. See you there, I'll be starting off with a thread about something that will blow your mind ;)

    August 4

  • daankip

    I wanted to give special thanks to Marie-Stella-Maris (http://www.marie-stella-maris.c...­) for providing us with enough water to last the entire afternoon. The ice cold water was essential in making this a success!

    5 · August 4

  • Daniel Ernst

    Heya everyone, Looking forward to the meetup :) I will be showing a DK2 version of Der Grosse Gottlieb : https://www.youtube.com/watch?fe...­

    And I'll show Blocked In on my trustworthy DK1.

    12 hours left!

    5 · August 1

    • Daniel Ernst

      Heya Beer. Unfortunately the installation is a bit hard to bring on the train ;) I'll just waive my hands to simulate the wind! And looking forward to finally shake your hand Darius!

      2 · August 1

    • Darius

      Daniël it was great meeting you in person. Looking forward to The Pigeon Man. Your art is inspiring and a joy to experience in VR.

      3 · August 2

  • Sebastiaan Holman

    It was great to see and meet so many talented people. Who all have a great passion for VR and gaming! Looking forward to the next meet-up!! :-)

    1 · August 2

  • Sebastiaan Holman

    It was great to see and meet so many talented people. Who all have a great passion for VR and gaming! Looking forward to the next meet-up!! :-)

    August 2

  • Daan Kortenbach

    Awesome meetup! Kudos to the organisers for their hard work while doing this for the first time and doing it well. I enjoyed everyone wanting to try Elite:Dangerous, the interest was overwhelming (I didn't have time to try any other demo!). Hope some of you got interested in Web VR while I was talking to you while you were waiting in the queue :) See you next time!

    4 · August 2

    • Darius

      The web vr with Firefox was really cool. Everyone must check it out!

      1 · August 2

  • Peter Blomsma

    Inspirational group of people, lots of intriguing ideas and fruitful brainstorming sessions. Thank you all for this cool event!

    1 · August 2

  • Sander Bos

    Very Cool! nice vibes cool peoples thanks all!

    1 · August 2

  • Riftopia

    Tip of the day for DK2 owners: Apparently the lenses get scratched really easily. It's not sure yet if the included Oculus VR cleaning cloth is the culprit. Redditors are advising to use a professional lens cleaning kit instead. http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/...­

    1 · August 2

  • 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/...­

    July 30

    • Jordi Bruin

      7x DK1
      7x DK2
      13x Game PC

      1 · August 1

    • daankip

      Guess in the end we even exceeded these numbers?! After a while I lost track

      3 · August 2

  • Douwe Jan

    Sad not to be able to be there have à Great day everyone ill be there next time Dj

    August 1

    • daankip

      Hope to see you next time douwe jan!

      August 2

  • daankip

    Guys truly we had an amazing time together, many many thanks to all of you!! This exceeded my expectations on every level! Many of you made pictures and/or videos, could you upload them to this meetup page, tweet them using #dutchvrmeetup or mail them to [masked]? I'll try to collect them all and next meetup we can do a nice recap :)

    4 · August 2

  • Patrick Hogenboom

    Had a total blast at the meetup, can't wait for the next one.
    Did a lot of demoing and talking so I didn't get to see many other works. Gonna balance that better next time (hopefully).

    1 · August 1

  • Ayden

    Excellent initiative, congrats guys!

    2 · August 1

  • masterweb

    Thanks everyone for a very nice meeting! I posted some photos to the Oculus forum: https://developer.oculusvr.com/f...­

    3 · August 1

  • Adriaan Wormgoor

    Truly enjoyed myself today. Thanks to the organisers and the enthusiastic people I met. See you next time around.

    1 · August 1

  • Joeri van der Velden

    Very fun! Glad they provided enough water.

    4 · August 1

    • Adriaan Wormgoor

      Fun indeed and yes.. the water was a fantastic idea. Thanks orgo's!

      1 · August 1

  • Beer van der Drift

    Great work Daan, Pascal, Niek and other people that helped setting this up! Very enthausiastic diverse people and projects! Looking forward to future meetups when the hardware and software is more mature!

    2 · August 1

  • caspar sonnen

    Thanks and really sorry I couldn't stay longer. Contact me know if you're working on immersive experiences that are non-fictional or use 360 video. We're going to showcase the best ones at IDFA in November http://www.idfa.nl/industry/lat...­

    4 · August 1

  • Darius

    This meetup was epic. A room full of VR minded people. Great devs, talented artists and people in awe over their first VR experience. It's going to be a fantastic time for this new technology and all of you here today are pioneers. Again thanks to the organizers!

    3 · August 1

  • Riftopia

    Had a lot of fun today! Let's do a vr chat/riftmax theater meetup too sometime once DK2 support is ready.

    2 · August 1

  • Joris Maas

    My very first Meetup and already one of the very best meetups i have ever had in general!

    2 · August 1

  • Raynold

    Great meetup !!

    1 · August 1

  • Raynold

    Great meetup !!

    1 · August 1

  • Sander van Rossen

    Fun, interesting to meet people who also like VR

    1 · August 1

  • Martijn Müller

    I may be a little later, but I'm gonna do my best to be there!

    August 1

  • Darius

    It's a beautiful sunny VRijdag. A great day to commute to our work in Cyberspace.

    1 · August 1

  • Dick Verweij

    I will bring a dk1 also. Grtz

    August 1

  • Patrick Hogenboom

    The story of the Oculus Rift DK2 thus far: http://i.imgur.com/gshCUEH.jpg­

    2 · August 1

  • johanpruys

    Who reaches the highest score will receive an original
    "Porco Grande" coffee mug.

    http://www.porcogrande.nl/porco...­

    Plan your route carefully. (my highest score is 100547)

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

    See you all tomorrow.

    August 1

  • Riftopia

    If anybody has a copy of Elite dangerous lying around and/or a hotas setup, then you know what I'd like to ask you! (E.g. plz bring it along if it's allowed!) It should be seriously awesome judging from the posts on reddit.

    1 · July 31

    • Patrick Hogenboom

      I'll be bringing my DK1 and a laptop with Elite:Dangerous + a demo of my own. Looking forward to seeing E:D on DK2 as mine is still a month away...

      1 · July 31

    • Daan Kortenbach

      @Riftopia, @Patrick, I'll dedicate my setup to E:D tomorrow :)

      July 31

  • 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

    1 · July 31

  • 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 :)

    July 30

  • 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 · July 30

  • Tim Moelard

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

    7 · July 30

    • Jordi Bruin

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

      1 · July 30

    • Darius

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

      July 30

  • Sander van Rossen

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

    3 · July 30

    • daankip

      Definitely bring your DK2 :) cool!

      July 30

    • 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.

      July 30

  • 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/...­

    July 30

  • 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 · July 29

  • Tiago

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

    1 · July 28

    • 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

      July 28

    • Vincent Hosman

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

      July 29

  • 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 · July 29

    • 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.

      July 29

    • 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.

      July 29

  • 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 · July 28

    • Pascal Serrarens

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

      July 28

    • 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!

      July 29

  • 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 · July 28

  • 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

    July 27

    • Kevin Portenge

      Great! Looking forward to this VR meetup

      July 28

    • 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 :)

      July 28

  • 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! ;)

    July 27

    • 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 ;).

      July 27

    • 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.

      July 28

  • 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!

    July 28

  • 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 :)

      July 25

    • 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 · July 27

  • 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

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