OC Worx : Hardware Show N' Tell 3

  • August 4, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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From our friends at OC Worx

Hardware Show N' Tell, the series,  is a brand new recurring meetup for innovators in hardware and fans of innovations in hardware.  

We get together once a month / twice if warranted, at various locations, always casual, always unstructured, over beers and chips. 

Format: 

- Meet N' Greet

- 2 speakers / 45 minutes each (includes Q&A) with a 10 minute break in between 

- BYO Beverages / BYO Grub to share.

If you have a project or two that you wish to share (we're thinking two per meetup / allows for deep dive discussions) -  please feel free to reach out to any of the organizers to schedule you in.  

 This meetup is all about:

- sharing your vision / sharing your knowledge as subject matter expert

- your successes and setbacks

- sharing current technological & developmental challenges

- getting feedback and technological advise from a friendly lot

- a lively audience driven Q&A

This meetup is not about:

- Pitching your idea for funding / though it could be a nice side effect 

- It's not a fireside chat - because we're in California :-) 

- roasting the presenter - there are other avenues for that. 

Our first presenter: 

Dylan Watkins - OC Virtual Reality Community Builder & Burger Monster 

In 2006, I got a Degree in Business Management from Cal State Fullerton. I got a chance to put my degree to use in 2010 when I launched a specalty food truck with the co founder, Kendrick Parks. 

I am a streamliner, inventor, & entrepreneur. I have a passion for delicious food & amazing virtual/augmented reality experiences. 

So I am a professional man-boy... eating food & playing video games all day ;-D. 

How did I get started...

I worked as a concierge/bellmen at the Hyatt for 7 years. Wanted to go into the restaurant biz together but couldn’t come up with the capital. So we started a food truck with no real cooking experience. A week before we started launch the truck we quit our jobs & ran with it. 

In short, I am the owner of the crazy food truck called Burger Monster. I have been running it for 4 years and it has caused me to wear many hats. I am thankful for the opportunity to be able to learn as much as I have. 

For the last 2 years my partners & I have been focusing on educating ourselves with the latest tech.

This involved going to meet ups, joining tech/incubation programs (like, General Assembly, Fast Start Studio, and Peoplespace)and learning as much as we could to be on the forefront of technology.

May 1st 2014 I Founded a Virtual Reality Meetup group called OCVR; with the focus of brining together like minded developers with a passion for developing VR/AR experiences. We help democracies the ability to make VR/AR experiences by hosting several VR/AR hackathons, demos nights and educational classes. 

We have over 330 members and meet up monthly to produce AR/VR experiences. 

Basically we get together, build cool shit then demo it at our public events. 

If you are interested in VR/AR... come build your virtual future with me! http://www.meetup.com/OC-Virtual-Reality-Meetup/

Specialties: Community Building, Hardware Fabrication, Project Planning, VR/AR Unity Developer/Teaching, Marketing, Branding, Trend development

Our second presenter is TBA 

As mentioned, it's our third meetup. Let's get together and let's help shape this series.  BYO Beverages & BYO Snacks. 

Feel free to invite others who might be interested.  

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