Past Meetup

Monthly Meetup - November 2018

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Warpcache

Drieharingstraat 6 · Utrecht

How to find us

Warpcache is located close to Utrecht CS, in the Double Utrecht Coworking Space, 2nd floor, entry between Vis en Meer restaurant. If you come by bus travel to Neude. Closest parking at Springhaver or P5 Hoog Catharijne.

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Details

With VR starting to taking off and AR becoming more and more of a thing, there is one particular industry that can play an important part in its adaption: The Web. This talk will cover why the browser is an effective tool to run XR applications and what tools are available to craft these virtual experiences, using three.js, AFrame, React-360 and Sumerian. Make sure your mobile is charged, bring your Google Cardboard because there will be live demos.

Food, drinks and space is provided by the lovely folks of Warpcache (https://www.warpcache.com/) and Double Utrecht (https://doubleutrecht.nl/). This is surely one evening you don't want to miss out on (and also the last regular meetup of 2018!)

Schedule
19:00 - Doors open with food & drinks
19:30 - Welcome
19:35 - Talk: VR
20:25 - Raffle & News
20:30 - Social!

Speaker
Starting at a very young age with GW-Basic, Ruben knew that software development would play an important part of his life. After graduating from college, he jumped headfirst into browser-based development. Starting his own company called Leunix as a freelancer, he is helping developing various mobile and web projects, using Java/Typescript, PHP and .NET.

However, his first experience with VR at the HCC Beurs at a very young age would also play an integral role in his future. When VR became a hot item again in 2012, he held off from buying development kits and focused on phone-based HMDs like the Durovis Dive and Google Cardboard, before getting more experience with the HTC Vive later. As co-founder of the Reality Lab, he’s ready to develop for and discuss the topic with anyone willing to listen.

At the moment, he is working on an internal app for the flight crew at the KLM, as well as working on finishing a personal passion project that originally got him into VR. You may get a small preview of what that is about.