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DCVR NoVA Chapter Kickoff: Creating Compelling AR Experiences With ARKit
Since its introduction last year, Apple’s ARKit has become an indispensable tool in the belt of many AR developers, laying the groundwork for creating some of the most significant mobile AR applications we’ve seen to date. Join us at the first DCVR NoVA chapter meeting on Oct 22 at 7:00 at Nova Labs in Reston, VA. for a special ARKit development breakout session and hear from a longtime Apple Developer John Nelson as he breaks down the features of Apple’s ARKit API and Apple’s SwiftShot AR demo game. Guest will have the opportunity to play the AR slingshot game Apple presented at this year's World Wide Developer Conference on a loaner device or can bring their iOS device. (iPad works best). There is plenty of free parking! Everyone is welcome to come early and have a tour of the facility. Details of Apple’s ARKit: Learn more about the Swift Shot game: WWDC 2018 Video on ARKit 2: About John Nelson John is a computer scientist with over 37 years of professional experience. His M.S. degree thesis project applies a novel genetic algorithm to lattice-based protein-folding. Current projects include applications In machine learning / AI, virtual reality, game design (using Unity and popular game engines), and macOS and iOS development (using SceneKit and ARKit). John is a long-time gamer, photographer and media hobbyist. AGENDA: 6:30 pm - Doors Open, early Demonstration of Swift Shot AR 7:00 - 7:15 pm - Intro from Steve Sheets and Joseph Cathey 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm - Presentation & Questions from John Nelson 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Wrap Up (informal game play & continued discussion on ARKIt development) Join us at DCVR in VA. We will meet once a month in a variety of rotating locations. Contact Steve Sheets ([masked]) or Joseph Cathey ([masked]) if you have suggestions for topics, or are interested in presenting.

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