Web Based Virtual Reality - made terribly easy! w/ Srushtika Neelakantam

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Talk description:
Virtual Reality creates virtual spaces and experiences around you. Despite its in-demand status, most developers do not understand the basics of it as they don't have working knowledge of WebGL, which is the most popularelement to implement VR experiences on the web.

What if we could change that?

This talk will introduce Web Based Virtual Reality, which makes developing VR websites a cakewalk, for Web developers.

This will be a beginner to intermediate talk, where the audience will learn about the WebVR API and the A-Frame framework which allows you to develop VR experiences using HTML.

By the end of this session, the audience will understand how VR works in the browser, both mobile and desktop.

Speaker bio:
Srushtika Neelakantam (https://srushtika.github.io (https://srushtika.github.io/)) is a senior comp sci student at Sir MVIT in Bangalore, India, a regular speaker at conferences around the globe, and a published author.

She is a passionate android and web developer. She uses that passion as a Tech-Speaker at Mozilla where she speaks on and advocates for new technologies that could change the way we live our lives. She's also a Mozilla Representative and actively contributes to the Mozilla VR project.

Srushtika runs a learning club in Bangalore where she, along with it's members,actively advocates for an open web and teaches web literacy to the people in her region.

She’s also part of the Campus Advisory Committee which aims at making contributions to Mozilla’s open source projects easier, for campus students.

In March this year, a book on WebVR and A-Frame she co-authored titled "Learning Web-based Virtual Reality", was published ( https://www.amazon.com/Learning-Web-based-Virtual-Reality-technology/dp/1484227093/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 ).