• What we'll do
Taking a VR demo to GDC? Test it here on friends! Otherwise come socialize and demo VR applications with the community, hosted by Atlas Workbase. Beverages provided by Amazon!
• Important to know
Message me ASAP if you'd like to demo! We plan on having Vive and Rift demo machines available but getting applications copied/downloaded, installed and tested requires prep.
Join Khronos Seattle event on September 28th with special guests
Saurabh Bhatia, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft.
Saurabh is part of the 3D formats working group at Khronos working on the glTF specification for efficient transmission of 3D models. Saurabh will give an overview of the recently released glTF 2.0 specification, the growing number of tools in the glTF ecosystem and how Microsoft plans to use glTF across various apps including Paint 3D, Remix 3D and Office.
David Catuhe - Creator of BabylonJS, will give an overview of the BabylonJS webGL engine and also SpectorJS which is a webGL debugging tool.
https://www.khronos.org/gltf - Read up on the details about gLTF.
Video from BOF at Siggraph 2017 in Los Angeles with Tony Parisi, Unity.
Once again we will treat you to local microbrews by our friend Kody, Brewmaster and owner of Mollusk Seattle http://www.molluskseattle.com (http://www.molluskseattle.com/)
Woodfired Pizza, salad and fixings our good friend Katie Clack and Jason Clack by Woodlands Pizza http://www.woodlandspizza.com (http://www.woodlandspizza.com/)
This month we could use a few more volunteers to arrive early and help setup the event, register guests and manage media. Contact Tim Reha [masked] to volunteer.
Thanks to our partners:
Puget Systems - Custom Built Computers http://www.pugetsystems.com Contact:
Eric Brown [masked] for details, quotes, questions.
Amazon.com - Pizza sponsors. Meet the Amazon team here at the next event!
Support Khronos Seattle Chapter: Contact [masked] for details.
Khronos Group Seattle - Summer BBQ @CNDYFactory Studio
Very limited space is available for our Summer BBQ with Special Guests:
Based in London, Daniel built and leads the Developer Advocacy team for Samsung Internet, the mobile Browser. He also co-chairs the W3C Technical Architecture Group, a steering group for web standards. His presentation will cover WebVR, Progressive Web Apps, and the work being done by the greater developer community in these domains.
Tim Reha, CNDYFactory, Immersion Networks
Fresh from Siggraph and Khronos Showcase - News and hot tech from the world's top graphics event. A look at what was hot from NVIDIA, OTOY, Facebook 360, Epic, Z-Cam 360 Cameras and more!
Register and we will put you on the list or waiting list for tickets. We have capacity for about 40 guests for the BBQ and Guest Speaker. $5 at the door, 21+ID.
Sponsors please contact us to support this event. Volunteers connect with us to support production.
Code of Conduct - http://confcodeofconduct.com/
A night w/ Nick Whiting, Unreal Engine, Chair of the Khronos OpenXR initiative!
Visit http://www.khronos.org for all technical details for OpenXR
Special Guest! Nick Whiting, Epic Entertainment, Unreal Engine, Chair of Khronos OpenXR
Nick Whiting is currently overseeing the development of the award-winning Unreal Engine 4's virtual and augmented reality efforts, including shipping the recent "Robo Recall", “Bullet Train,” "Thief in the Shadows," "Showdown," and "Couch Knights" VR titles. Previously, he has helped shipped titles in the blockbuster "Gears of War" series, including "Gears of War 3" and "Gears of War: Judgment."
Nick is also currently serving as the Chair of the Khronos OpenXR initiative, working to create a standard for VR and AR platforms and applications. https://www.khronos.org/openxr (https://www.khronos.org/openxr)
Schedule: Thursday, June 8, 2017
• 5:00-6:00pm - Registration, Pizza, Networking, VR Demos
• 6:00pm-6:30pm - Community Announcements, Khronos Chapter Updates
• 6:30-7:30pm - Special Guest Nick Whiting covering OpenXR and the future, how to get involved, resources and goal setting for the group
• 7:30-8:00pm - Community open mic discussion
• 8:00-10:00pm - Post event networking @ Big Mario's Pizza 820 5th Queen Anne, Seattle
• How the OpenXR exploratory and working groups got started
• An overview of what we're trying to achieve
• How OpenXR help to make the VR and AR spaces economically and technically viable for companies
• Why Epic has such an interest in seeing OpenXR take off, and what the effects on middleware, hardware, and app developers might be?
Space is limited to 140 guests, $5 registration at the door. Sponsors and volunteers connect with [masked] (206)[masked] to get involved. Thanks to Sean Siem for booking a great speaker for this event!
Tim Reha, CNDY Factory & Tim Kitchen, Seattle Hacker News Meetup + partners team up to launch Seattle's new Khronos Chapter Meetup http://www.khronos.org (http://www.khronos.org/) .
At the launch event we will open up the direction of the chapter, discuss the future of the 3D Web and new Khronos Standards such as OpenXR, and collective insights to help build the future for the industry and XR startups.
Location: Atlas Workbase http://www.atlasworkbase.com
500 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109
Parking: Free parking in QFC parking lot at 500 Mercer, entrance is located on the NE corner of the building.
Fee: $5 Suggested Donation, pay at the door.
Schedule: Show up early and beat traffic, sign up at the desk day of show for your free 3-day Atlas Workbase Trial and relax.
5:00pm-6:30pm Pre-event networking, pizza and beverages at Atlas Workbase
6:30pm-7:00pm Welcome, Intro to Partners, About Khronos Group and Mission
7:00pm-8:00pm Fireside chat with Vinay Narayan, HTC Vive, "Roadmap to the XR Future" + Guests
8:00pm-8:30pm Open discussion and wrap up
8:30pm - Walk to After Event Bar for post event networking
Fireside Conversation: Khronos Group, Open Standards and the future. How does the NW build a leadership position and connect with the world to develop the industry in professional sectors such as medical, architecture, construction, engineering, robotics, advanced manufacturing, esports and space exploration? This is an highly focused, executive level event.
Executive Director, VR @ HTC VIVE
VR Strategist and Advisor
Mr. Vinay Narayan will cover the importance of industry standards such as the Khronos Group and new OpenXR movement to create an open and royalty-free standard for VR and AR applications and devices. The NW region is a strategic hub for core technology companies such as Valve, HTC Vive, Unity, Unreal, Oculus, Microsoft, Amazon and others that are playing a crucial role in shaping the future of the 3D Web and new XR technologies.
Company: http://www.htcvive.com (http://www.htcvive.com/)
Programmer and Augmented Reality Enthusiast
As part of the VR team at Valve, Joe has been working on all aspects of virtual reality systems since 2012. These days he spends much of his time contributing to the OpenXR effort at Kronos. He will discuss his role at Valve and the organization's hopes for standards and the future of OpenXR.
Stephanie is a co-founder and graphics engineer at Binomial, making Basis, a texture compressor used widely in the industry. Texture compression is an especially large bottleneck in VR applications, and she hopes she can enable better VR experiences through allowing for better streaming, smaller download sizes, and better quality VR experiences. She's active in the 3D Formats Working Group within Khrono to make a standardized format for texture data.
Website: binomial.info (http://binomial.info/)
Social media: @sehurlburt (http://www.twitter.com/sehurlburt)
Co-founder and General Partner
Ryan Wang is Co-founder and General Partner of Outpost Capital, the first Silicon Valley-based venture capital fund focusing on VR/AR/new frontier technology with a strong presence in China.
Company: http://www.outpostvc.com (http://www.outpostcapital.com)
Room-scale VR Lounge - Powered by HTC Vive (http://www.vive.com), Valve (http://www.valve.com) & Puget Systems (http://www.pugetsystems.com).
About Khronos Group http://www.khronosgroup.org (http://www.khronosgroup.org/)
Khronos is a not for profit, member-funded consortium dedicated to the creation of royalty-free open standards for graphics, parallel computing, vision processing, and dynamic media on a wide variety of platforms from the desktop to embedded and safety critical devices. Khronos APIs are key technologies in their respective markets, such as Vulkan and OpenGL in graphics and gaming, WebGL in 3D web graphics, and OpenVX and OpenCL in embedded vision and compute.
The OpenXR™ working group - has wide industry support and is creating an open and royalty-free standard for VR and AR applications and devices. https://www.khronos.org/openxr
Check out the new Open VR initiative and Event Coverage from GDG 2017 in San Francisco.
Announcing OpenXR™: The Khronos Virtual Reality Initiative announced in December is making rapid progress in designing an open standard for portable Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality apps and devices. The group is made up of a who’s-who of VR industry leaders working together to combat industry fragmentation in these markets. Any interested companies are invited to join Khronos to get involved and help steer the VR industry.
Open XR Resources
Press Release - Khronos Reveals API Updates & New Working Groups at GDC (https://www.khronos.org/news/press/khronos-reveals-api-updates-new-workgroups-at-gdc)Blog (https://www.khronos.org/blog/the-openxr-working-group-is-here)
The OpenXR Working Group is Here! (https://www.khronos.org/blog/the-openxr-working-group-is-here) Valve’s Joe Ludwig on Khronos Group’s (http://voicesofvr.com/509-valves-joe-ludwig-on-khronos-groups-openxr-vr-standard/)
OpenXR (http://voicesofvr.com/509-valves-joe-ludwig-on-khronos-groups-openxr-vr-standard/) VR Standard (http://voicesofvr.com/509-valves-joe-ludwig-on-khronos-groups-openxr-vr-standard/)
Check out Who is onboard!
Videos from fresh from GDC 2017 that you have to watch!
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VR Sponsor: HTC Vive & Valve Steam VR
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Graphics Technology Sponsor: NVIDIA
VR Laptop Sponsor: Lenovo
VR Workstation Sponsor: Puget Systems
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