- Virtual Reality Fair hosts BeerVR - VR Networking Mixer
Friends, It has been a while since we last met. Aside from meeting at other events we are hosting an original BeerVR networking mixer again. We have a great community! We have an awesome mix of engineers, designers, filmmakers and entrepreneurs who are all passionate about what virtual reality has to offer the world. Come by for an evening of VR talk and a good time. Deutsche Telekom generously offered us this great spot on the 20th floor in downtown SF again. Food & Drinks will be provided. Speaker Bilawal Sidhu Title - "The Battle of the R’s - VR vs MR vs AR - Why it Doesn’t Matter and How It’s Going To Disrupt Content Creation." Bilawal is a Creative Technologist & Mixed Media Storyteller @ Imaginfinity.in. Over the past year, his work has accumulated 1M+ views on Facebook, featured by Autodesk and hit trending status on SamsungVR, Vrideo and VeeR.tv. Prior to Imaginfinity, Bilawal worked on emerging technology and enterprise VR/AR solutions at DC Innovation and Deloitte Digital. Bilawal is deeply passionate about evangelizing VR/AR to the next generation of content creators and writes frequently on Virtual Reality Pop and Medium, where he’s ranked as a “Top Writer in Virtual Reality.” Lightning talks & Demos Everyone is welcome to share VR/AR related projects they are working on. Please reach out to us if you want to give a lightning talk or demo Even if you do not have a project you want to show off, we encourage you to bring your GearVR or other devices and share your favorite app with the community. Looking forward to some quality time with all of you! We are always looking for speakers & demos. Just message us and we will make it happen. We have grown a lot in the last months and are looking for people that want to get actively involved in the VR community. If you are one of them, please reach out, we would love to meet you.
- Virtual Reality Fair hosts BeerVR - VR Networking Mixer
Friends, We loved getting to meet some of you at our last event. Thanks especially to those who provided us feedback about how we can make our events better. The most important thing we learned is that we have a great community! We have an awesome mix of engineers, designers, filmmakers and entrepreneurs who are all passionate about what virtual reality has to offer the world. We can’t wait to get to know you better, and we want you all to meet each other so we are bringing back the original BeerVR. Our second event will be a mixer where we can all hang out and share our projects, ideas, and enthusiasm. We found a great spot on the 20th floor in downtown SF. Food & Drinks will be provided. Of course we offer you the opportunity to talk about what you are working on and demo your app. Even if you do not have a project you want to show off, we encourage you to bring your GearVR if you have one and share your favorite app with the community. We will also have Raymond Mosco there. He was part of the original Oculus team and will share some stories about how it all started. Looking forward to some quality time with all of you! One more nugget Some members were asking for a Facebook Group to post about their projects. Great idea :) - join and post there: Virtual Reality Fair FB Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/819736851503655/) See you soon, VRFair Team
- Virtual Reality Fair VR #1 - San Francisco
Welcome to the first Virtual Reality Fair San Francisco! Our community is designed to be an ideal way for developers, designers, and entrepreneurs excited about VR to connect with one another. We hope some of you find some talented engineers or designers for your next gig. Our first event is focused on the VR landscape and outlook for 2016. We will have some interesting lightning talks about projects our members are working on and a speech about how the market is expected to develop over the coming year. Some of our members will also be presenting demos of their work. Food and Drinks will be provided. 7:00 - 7:30 Arrivals & Introductions 7:30 - 7:45 Lightning Talks 7:45 - 8:15 Brandon Farwell - Rothenberg Ventures 8:15 - 8:45 Greg Gopman - UploadVR & Jimmy Giliberti - WorldViz 8:45 - 9:00 Meet & Chat Brandon Farwell - Rothenberg Ventures Is a Partner at Rothenberg Ventures and focuses on enterprise software, VR, robotics, AI, space, and drones. Prior to Rothenberg Ventures, Brandon was an investor at Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) focusing on enterprise software investments including Box, Yammer, SugarCRM, and Insight Squared He also focused on venture capital investments at Credit Suisse’s dedicated secondary fund called Strategic Partners (acquired by Blackstone in 2012) before DFJ. Brandon spent time on the corporate development and sales operations teams at Box. Along with Mike Rothenberg, Brandon helped run Stanford’s entrepreneurship program while in undergrad. Brandon is a graduate of Stanford University with a BA in Economics (2008) and Harvard Business School (2014). He’s a member of the Forbes 30 Under 30 List in Venture Capital. Greg Gopman - UploadVR Greg is cultivating a combination of education, networking and investment opportunities for VR/AR space. Some of the exciting projects Upload is building out right now include San Frnacisco's first VR dedicated co-working space, industry-wide conferences and a $170mm capital network to nurture new companies coming into the space. Greg previously founded AngelHack, Hackathon.io, where he built a global community of 50,000 developers and 1,000's of startups created at 100's of AngelHack events taking place in 70+ cities worldwide. Jimmy Giliberti - WorldViz Jimmy is Americas Director of Business Development and Sales for WorldViz, a company that has been creating Virtual Reality solutions for over 10 years. He has been on the forefront of many of Tech’s major turning points. He was on the original IBM PC team. At Autodesk, he was Development Director for the first four versions of 3DS Max, the first professional 3D CGI creation tool to create VR content. He was a key player in the creation of mobile software apps and platforms at HandsOnMobile, LimeLife and GREE. He recently had been focused on broadcast video and independent filmmaking. His background in post production tools, content creation, and visual effects puts him in a wonderful place to help shape today’s bright future for Virtual Reality. -- If you are interested in giving a lightning talk about what you are working on or demoing a project, feel free to reach out to the organizer or just bring your gear. There will be enough space to set it up.
- Razer's GDC Virtual Reality Mixer (VRDC)
RSPV on Eventbrite required: (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/razers-gdc-virtual-reality-mixer-vrdc-tickets-22189392069) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/razers-gdc-virtual-reality-mixer-vrdc-tickets-22189392069 We are thrilled to announce that we are co-hosting an event with Razer, Inc. (http://www.razerzone.com/) at this years Game Developers Conference - GDC/VRDC. Razer is excited to meet developers from our community that are as serious about VR as they are. A valid GDC/VRDC badge is required to attend the event. We will be updating you here about Giveaways, Virtual Booths and a Virtual Job Fair in the coming days. We are looking forward to meeting you there. This is a great opportunity for our members to get closer to the industry and meet likeminded people. Don't forget to RSVP on the Eventbrite page and bring your GDC/VRDC badge to the event. (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/razers-gdc-virtual-reality-mixer-vrdc-tickets-22189392069)