The RICOH THETA Unofficial Guide (free resource site with forum, blog, YouTube, GitHub and more) hosts a meetup basically every other month. It generally focuses on developer topics (the camera has an open API) surrounding the RICOH THETA camera. But we’ve gotten many questions about careers in VR. So this month we’re holding the meetup on Stanford campus, to give out a little information about the VR industry today and where students can start digging in.
Is money being made with VR now? What’s happening in the industry? How do I get started? This meetup will give you insight into InstaVR, a company that is currently making money and seeing explosive business growth in the VR space. The second talk will highlight cutting edge live streaming technologies from companies like Streambox, mimoLive, Everywoah and more. (Want to demo some of these technologies and write for the Unofficial Guide? We're looking for writers!)
Pizza and soda will be served for all attendees!
VR Business Today - Show Me the Money!
Andrew Woodberry, InstaVR
InstaVR is a venture-funded startup used by over 10,000 companies around the world. After receiving a $2 million Series A round led by The Venture Reality Fund late last year, they’ve expanded their business and community activities to take advantage of the explosive growth in the VR market. InstaVR allows individuals like real estate agents or companies like AECOM (construction) to build virtual tours, and quickly push VR content out to multiple platforms, including GearVR and more. Does Andrew have the greatest job on Earth? He’ll tell you how to succeed in with a VR business and provide career advice direct from the VR world!
Making Money with 360 Live Streaming
Jesse Casman, RICOH THETA Unofficial Guide site
Where can you start learning to create revenue-generating 360 live streaming video applications, services and products for VR today? Companies like Streambox, mimoLive and Everywoah are making money on Streaming 360 video.
Get an overview of the free and open RICOH THETA Unofficial Guide community, try some of the projects and tutorials, ask questions and learn yourself! There’s nothing stopping you! As a taste of some of the types of projects, Jesse will introduce several cutting edge live 360 degree streaming applications and show you the ins and outs.
He’ll also give you a preview of the 360 video technology behind the upcoming Thanics Robotics HALO drone with immersive VR live streaming.