What we're about

We're here to talk about, program, share, and demonstrate software, hardware, and ideas for the upcoming new wave of virtual reality. Whether you're an avatar who spends more time in virtual worlds than the real one or someone who's never even worn a head mounted display, you'll find a great group of people who love VR. Each month we bring in presenters from companies who are pioneering VR technology and also feature an array of demonstrations created by our local VR developers. They can help you embark comfortably on your first VR experience or dive deep into VR design and discuss the latest news from the fast changing world of VR. We are a government certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which means that all ticket fees and donations are dedicated to putting on more VR events in Boston and that all donations are tax deductible.

Join us on Google Groups BostonVR (https://groups.google.com/forum/#%21forum/bostonvr)

On Twitter @BostonVRMeetup (https://twitter.com/bostonvrmeetup)

Also at our LinkedIn group (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Boston-Virtual-Reality-6659330?home=&gid=6659330)

And on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLkfhiM3LC1iLB9fOcTS3Og)

Upcoming events (5+)

Lightning Talks, Demos, and Magic Leap

Venture Cafe Cambridge

$6.00

Come join the local XR community as we share our best work and ideas. We'll have up to five lighting talks (10 minutes each), and we have space available. If you would like to do a demon and/or present send email to jeffj(at)bostonvr.org So far, we have two great ones: MAGIC LEAP Stuart Trafford (Magic Leap) will demo and discuss the Magic Leap AR headset, a truly amazing tool. GESTURALLY INTERACTIVE MUSIC Gregory Osborne (Berklee) will discuss the new possibilities of using your body and in particular hand gestures to direct both visual and audio systems, opening up the possibility for gesturally interactive music videos. MIXED-MEDIA LIVE PERFORMANCE IN VR Professor Lori Landay (Berklee) will talk about real-time performance combining live and recorded assets in actual and virtual spaces with co-located and remote participants using the virtual reality headset Oculus Quest. VR RACING SIMULATORS Robert Moore (VR Motion Labs) will talk about VR racing simulators for sim racing and race driver training and race preparation. I’m currently working with the Porsche Club Of America on their eDE (electronic Driver Education) program. I do this in my Plymouth MA based 3DOF motion simulator, in VR with a Pro level instructor who is in his simulator in New York. We schedule shared private iRacing sessions where our 2 cars on on the same track and I can follow him, he can follow me or I can jump in his car or he can jump in mine. We’re discussing the track, the race line, the braking points, etc. as he brings me up to speed on the track. It’s a new initiative by the PCA and it is a very effective way to bring new drivers up to speed on the track with other drivers. MICROTASKING IN VR Casey Armstrong will talk about what could happen, hypothetically, if microtasking platforms came to VR in the future and why he thinks developers should start experimenting now. What is microtasking? Microtasking is work done in bite-sized chunks on platforms like Mechanical Turk, Swagbucks, and Fold.it. Microtasks can come in any form. However, in their most popular forms, microtasks range from labeling-and-cleaning data for data-science, to writing short product-descriptions, to answering surveys, to playing video games that train AI. One more talk descriptions coming.

BostonVR Dev Jam

Brookline Interactive Group

$8.00

Come join us for a whole day of techno-frolic with the other AR & VR devs at Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) (http://brooklineinteractive.org/) under the auspices of their Public VR Lab (http://publicvrlab.com/), a truly excellent resource for the community. Bring your own gear or play with the loaner equipment belonging to BostonVR and BIG. We will have at least one HoloLens, several Vives, an Oculus Rift, loaner machines, a GearVR, and tons of peripherals. Dr. Jacobson and BIG staff will be available to help you get started, if you are new. Click here (http://brooklineinteractive.org/location-and-hours/) for directions, parking is free. Check out this awesome pano tour to help you find us! https://vizor.io/draft/YQG2b2wPny9r Bring your own equipment if you have it, but mainly bring yourself! The $8 charge will pay for pizza, snacks, soda, and tons of coffee. You can pay by paypal, venmo, or cash at the event, if you don't want to pay via meetup.com

BostonVR Dev Jam

Brookline Interactive Group

$8.00

Come join us for a whole day of making AR & VR with other devs at Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) (http://brooklineinteractive.org/) under the auspices of their Public VR Lab (http://publicvrlab.com/), a truly excellent resource for the community. IF YOU'VE NEVER SEEN VR OR AR BEFORE, YOU ARE BETTER OFF GOING TO A REGULAR MEETING, FIRST. (e.g. https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Virtual-Reality/events/264047662/) Click here (http://brooklineinteractive.org/location-and-hours/) for directions, parking is free. Check out this awesome pano tour to help you find us! https://vizor.io/draft/YQG2b2wPny9r Bring your own equipment if you have it, but mainly bring yourself! The $8 charge will pay for pizza, snacks, soda, and tons of coffee. You can pay by paypal, venmo, or cash at the event, if you don't want to pay via meetup.com

BNT Augmented & Virtual Reality Startup Showcase #BNT109 - Separate Registration

DETAILS RSVP's on meetup do not save your spot. Learn More and Register Here to Save 50%: http://bit.ly/BNT109bvr To save on tickets and enjoy exclusive benefits, purchase a BNT VIP Membership: http://bit.ly/BnTvip Free tickets for AR-VR-MR Companies and any Investment Firms! Join BNT & Boston VR to: - Learn about the latest AR and IoT tech from PTC's experts - See 6 innovative and exciting local AR & VR tech demos, presented by startup founders - Network with attendees from the Boston-area startup/tech community - Get your free headshot photo (non-intrusively watermarked) from The Boston Headshot! - Enjoy pizza, veggies, fruit, juice and more Each company presents an overview and demo of their product within 5 minutes and discusses questions with the audience. Brought to you by: PTC offers solutions to equip your workforce with augmented reality, to enhance productivity and improve your bottom line. Learn about Industrial Augmented Reality and how market leaders are using AR to empower their workforce, optimize operations, transform service, and innovate new products. Learn how to Optimize Your Workforce with AR. Find AR Solutions to Fit Your Use Case - Manufacturing, Service, Sales, Marketing and more. http://bit.ly/BNTptcar CapeStart offers the best value for robust software and app development services, as well as data preparation services, for machine learning and AI. Our 275+ experts in design, development, testing, DevOps and product support, have delivered and maintained over 125 projects for clients. We specialize in building scalable web and mobile applications, machine learning solutions, e-commerce websites, search engine optimization and online payments. CapeStart is offering $5,000 in free services to new clients! To learn more, contact CapeStart BDR, Chris Requena, at: Chris "at" CapeStart.com http://bit.ly/CapeStart Ink'd Stores offers Custom Apparel & Promotional Products. From Patagonia to Tee Shirts to Table Cloths to Stickers to Business Cards, if you need promotion, Ink'd Stores does it! http://bit.ly/BNTInkd The Boston Headshot - We can help you create a clear, professional, confident headshot with approachability for your business or brand. http://bit.ly/BNTbhs The Yard: Back Bay - Coworking, dedicated desks, and private offices in the Hancock Tower. The Yard offers flexible, month-to-month memberships for entrepreneurs and creatives across Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, and DC. Members have access to high-tech conference rooms, lounges, monthly events and hundreds of business amenities. Sign up for a FREE week trial: http://bit.ly/BNTyard / Learn more: http://bit.ly/BNTYard Your Profile Video is a full-service video production agency, specializing in content creation strategies and digital marketing. We aim to help you grow your online audience, gain attention, capture more relevant leads, and develop market authority. Call or email us today for a free strategy consultation! http://bit.ly/2gvCVqY Climbing The Success Ladder helps you with Goal Setting. Positivity. NLP Coaching. Change. Getting Unstuck. Boston New Technology Co-organizer and Startup Adviser, Tom Maloney, trains entrepreneurs to be successful! http://bit.ly/BNTtlc Chuck Goldstone | Strategies and Stories - It's about your story. Getting audiences to listen. Like you. Do what you want. We offer coaching, creative and strategic services to startups. Crafting persuasive, awe-stoking strategies and stories. http://bit.ly/2BxFG0X / mail "at" ChuckgoldStone.com BostonVR is the fourth largest VR meetup group in the world, a home for everyone from complete beginners to major XR heavyweights. We provide a meeting place for the XR community that has spawned many tech startups. It usually starts with a demo or a talk at a regular monthly meeting or a crazy idea at one of our monthly Dev Jams. http://bit.ly/BNTbvr RSVP's on meetup do not save your spot. Learn More and Register Here to Save 50%: http://bit.ly/BNT109bvr

Past events (113)

IQ3 Connect Inc. and HoloLens-2

Venture Cafe Cambridge

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