What we're about

VanVR (The Vancouver VR Community) is the best in the west inclusive virtual reality collective comprised of VR enthusiasts, evangelists, and creators. We invite folks of all different levels and interests. Our goal is to share our work and thoughts, actively promote diversity, and to create an enriched discourse on VR, making Vancouver a premiere flagship virtual reality hub in Canada.

In 2018, The Vancouver VR Community merged with the VanVR Meetup. VanVR was established in 2013, and introduced technical workshops and socials around VR - this Meetup started it all, and we are so excited to bring two specialized and diverse teams together.

Join the conversation!

• Slack: https://vanvr-signup.herokuapp.com/

• Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/qqHNBPa

• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vancouverVRcommunity

• Twitter: https://twitter.com/vrvancouver

If you’re on Steam, check out Vancouver crafted VR projects on our Steam curator:

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/VancouverVRCommunity

Upcoming events (3)

CROSS-POST - Community Hack Night: February

🛑PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP ON ONE PARTICIPATING MEETUP PAGE🛑 The Google Developer Group Cloud Vancouver and Women Techmakers bring you another Community Hack Night. We believe that by bringing all area's of Technology together under one roof we can help you get the answers you need to help transform our world. Were bringing together frontend, backend, mobile, web, game, VR, AR, animators, and hardware Developers, as well as entrepreneurs and people interested in getting into Technology. There will be someone at these event's that can help you with the unique problem you are trying to solve, so come join us! 🔔All skill levels welcome🔔 ❓Why come❓ ============== - Do you have a personal project you are working on and want to add a feature, but have no idea where to start? - Looking to create a startup and want to know what is needed? - Do you want to showcase your project to other people to get feedback? - Do you want guidance on technologies to use? - Are you stuck somewhere and want to ask for help? - Get Inspired by other people's ideas? - Help contribute to others? - Learn how people in completely different area's from your own work? - Just want to spend time with other people in tech? 📌Notes📌 ========== - It is recommended (but not required) you bring a 💻laptop if you want to work on anything 💼Agenda💼 ============= 5:30pm - People start arriving chatting/working on projects 6:30pm - In under 30 seconds each, we quickly go around the room and everyone says atleast 1 thing they would like help with and 1 way they may be able to help others. Or just why you came. 6:45pm - Back to chatting/working 8:45pm - Start to pack up 9pm - We all leave 🎉Meetup Groups attending this event🎉 ======================================== - Google Developer Group Cloud Vancouver - Women Techmakers Vancouver www.meetup.com/GDGCloudVancouver - React Vancouver www.meetup.com/ReactJS-Vancouver-Meetup - React Native Vancouver www.meetup.com/Vancouver-React-Native-Meetup - Women Who Code www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-Vancouver - Vancouver Computer Graphics Association www.meetup.com/VanCGMeetup - Vancouver VR Community www.meetup.com/VanVirtualReality - Futures of Learning www.meetup.com/FuturesOfLearning 🙏Special thanks to CodeCore for providing us with a venue🙏 ============================================================= CodeCore Developer Bootcamp is a 12-week intensive training program for Web Software Development with a focus on Node.js, Express, Ruby on Rails, React, Javascript, and more. CodeCore also has part-time fundamentals programs that teach the basics of web application development with HTML, CSS, Javascript, and Google Firebase.

#CubeSocial - VR/AR Community Social powered by Lawson Lundell

There are a lot of new technologies/content being launched in Virtual and Augmented Reality. Don't miss the opportunity to see them first hand at the Cube. (RSVP required) Join us on Friday, February 22nd, from 5 - 7:30 pm. RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cubesocial-vrar-community-social-powered-by-lawson-lundell-tickets-55995464943 This is an opportunity for all of us in the AR/VR/MR community to connect, network, and have some fun after work. We’ve invited the tenants at The Cube, the Cube Board of advisors and all of you! Of course, we’ll have the AR/VR gear out for all to play along. NEW ATTRACTIONS: MUSEUM OF OTHER REALITIES by Northway Games A community of creators, explorers, and artists, the MOR provides a place to connect, share, and experience new media together with others from all over the world. The museum contains a cross-section of the free-ranging experimentation present in the relatively new medium of virtual reality art, supporting artists who are challenging and redefining what is possible. Together we can discover what this new space means to all of us. ALLIANCE by Tiny Leviathan A modern twist on arcade shooters realized in VR. SHOOT. DESTROY. EQUIP. REPEAT. Command a heavily armed battlecruiser as you forge a fleet capable of stopping the enemy A.I. that has decimated mankind. Only with this alliance can you hope to bring humanity back from the brink. Developed by Tiny Leviathan Studios. PLATOON TACTICAL by Off World Industries P-TAC delivers the most immersive simulated training and operational support experience by creating highly ­demanding, dynamic and realistic settings to accurately replicate the full spectrum of ground combat scenarios. We aim to replicate a deployment before a deployment; inexperience should no longer mean success or failure of your mission. INFLOW by Inscape Studios Inflow is a mindfulness application to help people de-stress, get grounded, and find their focus. Inflow is based on 'flow psychology', which describes a state of being completely absorbed in whatever you're doing. It's commonly associated with challenging sports, but it can be experienced doing almost anything. It can bring great mental health benefits, so we wanted to make something that facilitated it simply and easily. Inflow was inspired by moving meditations and combined them with game mechanics to create something that's a little like Tai Chi meets Tetris. RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cubesocial-vrar-community-social-powered-by-lawson-lundell-tickets-55995464943 FOOD / BEVERAGE: We’ll have light snacks, beer and wine available while quantities last. PLEASE RSVP noting if you’re bringing a +1 or 2. A warm thank you to our sponsor, Lawson Lundell.

#CubeLearn: Lenovo Mirage Virtual Reality Headset

#CubeLearn is a Lunch & Learn event presented by the Cube in partnership with Lawson Lundell and industry experts in AR/VR/MR. Join us on Friday, February 22nd, from 12:00-1:00 pm. RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cubelearn-lenovo-mirage-virtual-reality-headset-tickets-56002456856 The Cube has the mandate to help position Vancouver as a global excellence center for XR technology and is committed to helping current professionals in gaming, VFX, and tech, to sustainably develop their skills and knowledge into VR/AR/MR technologies. TOPIC OF THE MONTH Learn more about the Mirage Solo The world’s first standalone Daydream VR Headset. Experience immersive virtual reality without a separate PC or smartphone. Deploy Google’s powerful WorldSense™ technology to lean, dodge, duck, move, avoid obstacles, and move naturally through an ever-growing library of virtual worlds. Topics covered: Headset Hardware overview and specs Worldsense -Commercial vs Education vs Consumer models Google Development Platform and Operating System/ Play Ecosystem Google Expeditions, Street view and Photos/Cardboard Camera integrations Custom Lenovo-Partner Created Content Expeditions Demo Free time to try other applications SPEAKER Mike Taggart - Channel Partner Executive at Lenovo Mike has been working in commercial/enterprise Information Technology for more than 22 years and has a passion for new emerging technologies. His background has been with Lenovo and IBM primarily, specializing in hardware and software life-cycle management and best practices. Today his role includes educating customers about new Lenovo technologies such as Virtual Reality and facilitate their interactions with Lenovo Business Partners, who can deliver their products and solutions. RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cubelearn-lenovo-mirage-virtual-reality-headset-tickets-56002456856 FOOD / BEVERAGE: Pizza and drinks are available while quantities last. PLEASE RSVP noting if you’re bringing a +1 or 2. A warm thank you to our sponsor, Lawson Lundell.

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