VR Philly meetup #1 @ Devnuts

Join us for VR Philly's first meetup @ the Devnuts hackerspace 

The itinerary for the night will be:

7pm: Pizza, snacks, soda and socializing

7:15pm: Guest Speakers:

• Ben Lang - Founder & Executive Editor of Road to VR

• Yuval Boger - CEO of Sensics 

• Daniel Hellerman - Local Game Developer

8:15-10pm: VR Demos & networking (we'll have at least 5 demo stations set up)

*This is a free event but there will be a donation bucket available if you would like to help offset the cost of future events.

*Street Map of Devnuts in case you can't identify the building

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Ben Lang, Founder & Executive Editor of Road to VR

How Virtual Reality Can Teach You to Fly: True Virtual Reality is about more than just visual immersion. Come with me on a thought experiment where using commercially available brainwave-reading devices, some interesting psychological tricks, and a haptic suit, you could fly free as a bird. 

Yuval Boger, CEO of Sensics 

The market evolution of VR goggles: The talk will discuss the evolving differences between professional-grade and consumer-grade VR goggles. It will cover the sources of innovation in the market and examine methods and opportunities for individuals/enthusiasts to make significant contributions to the VR “state of the art

Daniel Hellerman, Local Game Developer

Virtual Reality, Sculpting Worlds in 2014 + Beyond: Presenting on the future of VR. Daniel's presentation examines what technologies are required for truly immersive experiences, how we got here, and what the future of Virtual Reality will be like. 

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After the presentations, there will be about 2 hours of networking time. There will be at least 5 demo stations for people to try VR experiences and give the developers valuable feedback. If you have a project/game that you'd like to demo, bring your rig and whatever other equipment you will need and you're all set! We are looking forward to bringing virtual reality to the city of brotherly love and the surrounding areas. I hope you are too! :)

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  • Morgan K.

    Fantastic - thanks so much for having us.

    2 · July 3

  • eric g.

    Hey Guys! Unfortunately I won't be able to make it down from NY this evening. I changed my RSVP so some other lucky enthusiast can attend in my stead. Good luck tonight and congrats on Philly's phirst vr meetup!

    1 · July 2

    • Chad J.

      Thanks Eric. Maybe we'll catch you at the next one

      July 2

  • Tyler R.

    Hey everyone, just a reminder that the event is tonight from 7-10 at the Devnuts Hackspace in Northern Liberties. The address is 908A N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA. Sorry if you joined the past day or so, we decided to set the limit at 35 because it's only the first event. Hopefully you can join us next time! Last, is there anyone attending who would be willing to livestream the event? Riftmax Theater just got the ability to play livestreams, and I'm sure this will be a really historical event. Thanks and see you all tonight!

    July 2

  • Joe D.

    I don' t know how far spread out people are, but it it is at least a 2hr drive for me, without traffic. If a lot of people coming from a long distance, it might be best to do a weekend. Also, is parking there going to be a challenge downtown?

    June 5

    • Chad J.

      Parking should be a little better because it's outside of the "center city" zone. There's also more parking the further north you travel. It's also in between the Girard and Spring Garden stops on the market/frankfurt line. If you can take a train from one of the regional rail stops, then get off at 11th and Market, you can get on the market/frankfurt line right there for just a 10 min subway ride. This might help you bypass some of the traffic.

      June 5

    • Chris A.

      Devnuts can do weekends! Street parking is pretty easy around here on weekdays, but like Chad said it's probably easiest if you're near a regional rail station to take that to Market East Station and then take the MFL to Spring Garden

      June 30

  • Thomas S.

    I may not be able to make the meeting July 2 due to a business commitment. But I'm trying to reschedule that, and hope to see you all in Northern Liberties.

    June 26

    • Chad J.

      Hope you can make it but if not there will definitely be more!

      1 · June 27

  • Kel E.

    Glad to see a VR meetup in Philly! Are you still looking for demo rigs? I may be able to bring my setup (I may have jury duty that day), and wouldn't mind getting some feedback on a prototype I've been casually working on.

    1 · June 25

    • Tyler R.

      Yes we are! I′m sure we would all be glad to give you feedback. Go for it!

      June 25

    • James M.

      Kel I'm in the same boat. So dont be shy and bring it. You can feedback mine also

      June 25

  • Tyler R.

    Hey everyone, I hope you're all excited for the first VR Philly meetup on July 2nd at Devnuts! Ben, Chad, and I are looking for people who are willing to bring their rig and demo some games for people. We would like at least three more demo stations at the meetup, since we have three currently. Is anybody interested?

    2 · June 24

    • Tyler R.

      Awesome. That is much appreciated.

      June 24

    • James M.

      No problem. I'll have a few demos of environmental stuff from RedOfPaw and ill have my early prototype too.

      1 · June 24

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