Past Meetup

The Main Event featuring Brian Dempsey & the Victoria GGJ team.

This Meetup is past

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Swans Suite Hotel

506 Pandora Ave · Victoria, BC

How to find us

We're in the Collard Room which is down the hall near the washrooms and the entrance to Wild Saffron.

Location image of event venue

Details

This month's featured presenter is Bryan Dempsey, whose background and interests include electronics, jazz vocals, rhythm guitar, MIDI music, motion-capture, adult education and 3D simulations. Bryan's studied multimedia production and programming for Virtual Reality applications at NBCC-Miramichi; co-developed a 3D simulator to teach industrial equipment procedures for ID Group-Montreal; developed a 3D simulator to remotely-control smart-home devices for Horizon Technologies here in Victoria.

Bryan will be demonstrating a 3D Rhythm Guitar Trainer simulation that he's developed. This simulation is designed to provide a rhythm guitar student with a 3D avatar teacher that can demonstrate how play a sequence of chords on a 3D guitar. Chords and rhythm styles are selected by the user and entered into a lead sheet, and the simulator then uses the chord information and rhythm style rules to play the chord sequence. Bryan will also be speaking about the next steps he'll be taking into accurate, affordable motion capture for his trainer using ControlVR.

We have a private room with a projector and a ton of space. Show off your current projects; do some play-testing; or just relax and enjoy the awesome local food and craft-brewed beer.

The meetup will kick off with presentations and then transition into free-form networking.

Schedule:

4:30pm: Doors open (room is locked earlier)

5:10pm: Opening announcements by group organizers

5:15pm: Featured presentation

5:45pm: Open stage for show-and-tell, networking and socializing

7:30pm: Venue closes (We are free to move to the main bar if we wish)