A VR Feast for Developers, Creators, Businesses & Enthusiasts

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Whether you're a developer, a content creator, an enthusiast or exploring business applications in VR & AR, there's something for you at this Meetup.

Our guest speakers share their first-hand knowledge of AR/VR from very different perspectives: a potential tool for future projects, use-cases in advertising and beyond, lessons from developing Google Daydream & Tango and creating content for a mass audience.

Evening Rundown

7.00pm - Welcome by AsiaVR team

Our host for the evening is Don Anderson (https://www.linkedin.com/in/donjanderson), Co-Founder of AsiaVR Association and Head of Family & Learning Partnerships, YouTube APAC

7.15pm - Ng Siau Yong (https://www.linkedin.com/in/siau-yong-ng-31b36012/), Singapore Land Authority & Ronnie Lee, GovTech

Virtual Singapore Explained

Virtual Singapore (https://www.nrf.gov.sg/programmes/virtual-singapore) is a 3D city model that is an accurate representation of Singapore. It is a joint effort by the National Research Foundation, Singapore Land Authority and GovTech. Apart from being used by government agencies, there is also potential for the private sector to leverage on the model for various types of uses.

7:35pm - Dean Reinhard (https://www.linkedin.com/in/deanreinhard/), Creative Technology Director (APAC), iris Worldwide

Creating VR content for non-gaming applications

Dean and his team create VR projects for events, marketing and industrial uses. In addition to his role at advertising agency iris Worldwide (http://www.iris-worldwide.com/), Dean is CTO in a range of ventures focused on VR, AR and data. He'll talk about some of the use cases for these technologies and bring a demo for everyone to try.

7:55pm – Sami Kizilbash (https://www.linkedin.com/in/samikiz/), Developer Relations Program Manager, South & Southeast Asia, Google

Lessons learned in the development of Google Daydream and Tango

Sami oversees Google’s Developer Relations activities in South & Southeast Asia and acts as the VR/AR point-of-contact for DevRel Ecosystem outreach globally. He has led tech and media ventures at small startups and software giants alike. Early in his Google career, Sami helped lead the company’s market entry into South Asia’s emerging countries. He'll talk about his learnings in the development of Google Daydream and Tango.

8:15pm – Q&A with Shanmuga Sundaram, Producer, Channel News Asia

The Making of ‘Unreal to Real’ - a Channel News Asia documentary about VR

Shan is a passionate filmmaker that has done a variety of work in Los Angeles, India and Singapore. He was recognized by the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) with a full overseas scholarship. He was the first Singaporean to successfully produce and release a feature film in over 200 screens in India, Sri Lanka and Singapore. Presently, a Producer in Channel News Asia making Virtual Reality content and documentaries. Be sure to check out Unreal to Real on Toggle here (https://video.toggle.sg/en/series/unreal-to-real-the-making-of-virtual-reality/ep1/484246).

8:35pm - Announcements: Upcoming events & Opportunities. Community announcements.

If you have anything to share that would be of value to the community, you're welcome to take a minute to do so.

8.40pm – Showcase & networking

We encourage everyone who’d like to demo their work to bring it to the event to showcase. It’s a chance to exchange feedback, advice, best practices and make connections. The more sharing the better. We aim to include time and space to do this at all future meet-ups.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT (Live Broadcast viewable in our Facebook group - TBC)

About AsiaVR Association

The AsiaVR Association is a non-profit association focused on promoting dialogue, debate and collaboration in this rapidly evolving area of technology innovation.

Our members come from a wide variety of disciplines, including user interface and application development through to VR documentary filmmaking and branded content creation.

We welcome anyone interested in contributing to the discussion, or just wanting to come up to speed on this exciting new area, to join us.

Do join our discussion in our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/asiavr/