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World-class WebVR with Google & Samsung at Ft. Mason on June 16th!

First Presentation

As Josh Carpenter tweeted soon after joining Google:

“VR is for everyone, & WebVR is going to help make it happen.”

Well renowned as lead browser VR guru at Mozilla where he worked on WebVR and A-Frame - each designed to expose the power of immersive VR to Web developers spread across the globe - Josh will be on deck to talk WebVR vision, Google, Daydream, etc. from one of the most authoritative perspectives possible about the pathway ahead.

Second Presentation

The world's most powerful Android phone company Samsung, whose core VR team includes Laszlo Gombos, Paul Kim, and Michael Blix, has just released their new web VR Browser: Samsung Internet for GearVR 1.0

Added functionality includes improved VR video support and mobile browser integration that lets you easily transition from a mobile experience into an immersive GearVR experience. Join us by the Bay and check this out!

**  Special Announcement **

Autodesk has generously granted this WebVR meetup 4pm access to the Forge City interactive demos and Metaverse neighborhood where we can play with a number of AR and VR technologies, including PhaseSpace - a GearVR powered 'untethered multiplayer' among others -

accompanied by a catered food & drinks reception for $20 at this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forge-devcon-june-15-16-tickets-21357894036?access=webvrmeetup#tickets

Our community has also been offered a $99 ticket for the entire two-day Forge DevCon event - normally a $599 value - available at this link (includes the Forge City / Metaverse neighborhood and catered reception mentioned above)

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forge-devcon-june-15-16-tickets-21357894036?access=webvr

Forge DevCon offers over 50 classes and exhibits enabling you to get hands on with powerful web services and tools that will help you to create and deliver VR solutions, including:

· The Reality of Virtual - The moving target of VR and AR

· User Experience Design for Virtual Reality

· Visual Reporting with Connected Design Data

· Business Solutions Using Photogrammetry and Web 3D Viewing

*****  *****

Schedule

6:30 : Doors open, demo's, refreshments

7:00 : First Presentation

7:40 : Lightning Talks followed by short break

8:00 : Second Presentation

8:40 : Meet the speakers, demo's, network 


  (with discussions continued elsewhere as of) 


9:30 : Meetup adjourns

*****   *****

Lightning talks & informal demo's encouraged ! 
Please feel free to contact us with any questions, and 


Many thanks to Autodesk for being our Forge DevCon Ft. Mason sponsor!

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  • Laszlo G.

    Thank you all for coming and thanks for the organizers for this event.

    You can find my presentation for Samsung Internet for GearVR at

    https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/10EgJjiks7F1dVKPplKqFjQsVNECiAvv7s0b6ql8pT0M/ .

    Feel free to reach out with any questions/comments.

    5 · June 21

    • kfarr

      Thanks Laszlo!!! You and Josh rocked this and made the evening worth while. Looking forward to seeing your work continue to grow in the expanding VR ecosystem.

      1 · June 21

  • Tim A.

    I just wanted to come to the 7pm Google/Samsung talk and Chris/Tony had said that talks are "free as always" but I'm unclear how to gain entry for just the talk. Is there a list, as there is no non-reception option at EventBrite?

    June 16

    • Daniel C. H.

      Curtained* area; stupid autocorrect

      June 16

    • Tim A.

      Thanks for info, Daniel

      1 · June 16

  • colin

    I'm to sick to come tonight, anyone want my ticket?

    1 · June 16

  • Ryan S.

    Anyone looking to unload a ticket for this talk?

    June 16

    • Surong R.

      Hi Ryan! I have some last min change and not able to go. do you want my transferred ticket?

      June 16

  • Jack S.

    It appears ticket sales are now open via the link posted by Stephanie Wells.

    June 16

  • Stephanie W.

    Hi everyone! Please remember to REGISTER using the Eventbrite URL: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forge-devcon-june-15-16-tickets-21357894036?access=webvrmeetup#tickets
    See you tonight!!

    June 16

    • Warren Joseph M.

      Hi Stephanie, thanks for helping to organize this! Would it be possible to buy a ticket for the dinner at the door?

      June 16

    • Aidan M.

      The ticket sales have ended can we still come at the door :(?

      June 16

  • Chris

    As Stephanie notes Autodesk has given us a great deal on Expo access at 4pm today via Eventbrite that includes Metaverse neighborhood and catered reception starting at 4pm for $20 - highly recommended! Yet for those coming from South Bay or after work only able to make Google / Samsung at 7pm, the talks are free as always. (to re-cap Host Tony P. June 3 msg)

    1 · June 16

  • Chris

    Hey All, Visited the 'mass migrations' webvr site created by recent meetup member marpi, and it is extraordinary.. Check it out ! -cp

    http://www.massmigrat.io/ns/

    [ WebVR Meetup demo's also very welcome! ]

    June 11

    • marpi

      No worries, it's going to be online by Thursday. Thanks!

      June 11

    • Chris

      Hey All, Marpi has done it! Now alive at www.massmigrat.io/ns/

      June 16

  • Tony P.

    Yes, as Stephanie notes Autodesk has given us a great deal on Expo access incl. Metaverse neighborhood and catered reception starting at 4pm for $20; yet for those coming from South Bay or after work only able to make Google / Samsung talks at 7pm, those are free as always.

    1 · June 3

  • Daniel C. H.

    Just to be clear, do we need to pay the $20 to go to this meetup? Or is the meetup free, and that $20 is just to go to the expo? (I'm assuming this meetup is on-location at Forge DevCon?)

    June 1

    • Stephanie W.

      Hi Daniel, the entry to the Meetup, including the expo and catered happy hour, is $20. See you there!

      June 1

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