Asia VR meetup: Niantic Beyond Reality, UE4 updates and Oculus Connect 6 sharing
In our final Asia VR meetup of 2019, we'll have three sharing sessions and also a dialogue to find out more about how we can make AsiaVR more effective in 2020 and beyond.
Dinner will be provided. Thanks to IMDA Pixel for food and venue :)
About the dialogue:
After more than four years of existence as a grassroots organisation, the AsiaVR Association is formally exploring the idea of registering as an official association in Singapore. This effort is led by the volunteer board.
Being registered officially would help us to empower the community with more opportunities and more meaningful engagements.
A formal structure would allow us to negotiate better deals for conferences etc., wider access to networking opportunities and give us a strong mandate to represent our region on the global VR/AR stage.
However, we don’t want to assume we know what our community needs. So, over the next few weeks, we will be asking you all to fill out a short survey so we can understand more about how we could serve you better.
You are the pioneers and believers in AR & VR. Now is the time to come together and propel our industry further.
Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey at the link below. Please share it with your AR/VR friends too.
The speakers for the sharing sessions are:
- Team Triheart, one of the 10 finalists team of the recently concluded Niantic Beyond Reality Developer Contest, will be sharing about their experience where they developed exciting new explorations of geospatial AR built on top of the Niantic Real World Platform, which powers the immensely popular games, Ingress, Pokemon Go and Wizards Unite. Team Triheart is proudly the only Singapore and Asian team.
Niantic has also announced recently that they will be launching a creator program where you can similarly use their tools to create your own geospatial game. Find out more here https://www.niantic.dev/
- Chris Murphy, Unreal Engine Evangelist will be sharing about the state of Unreal and what's coming next in regards to XR development and Virtual Production as well as Epic's MegaGrant, a $100 million fund that supports all kinds of creative and technological work.
In addition to this meetup, if you would like to learn more about Unreal Engine in general, check out the 2 masterclasses that will be held by Chris just 1 day prior to the meetup. Info in link below:
- Ashima Thomas, co-founder of Warrior9 VR, and Roy Koo, founder of Ignite VR will be sharing about their recent trip to San Jose to attend Oculus Connect 6 where they got to see the likes of Mark Zuckerberg and John Carmack in real life.
Check out the talks that happened over there on the youtube playlist