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"Metal for Mortals" with Douglass Turner

  • Queens College Tech Incubator

    65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, NY 11367, New York, NY (map)

    40.737148 -73.814774

  • Meetup #3

    Welcome to "try! Swift NYC" 's third meetup event! Join us this talk to get your entry ticket to a future filled with Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Game Development. The future is nigh. How will you use your present time?

    Talk Summary

    3D graphics is cool. 3D graphics everywhere. Virtual Reality. Augmented Reality. Games, games, games. Jaw dropping visual f/x in movies and ads. Most devs however, are intimidated by the steep learning curve required to learn how the coolness happens. This talk is for you. I will unpack Apple’s Metal 3D Graphics API and help shed light on this powerful and expressive technology so that you can go off and be one of the cool kids too. There will be demos. There will be a Github repo for you to plunder. You will have a blast.

    Speaker Bio:

    Doug Turner is an Apple alumnus where he spent 8 years as a 3D graphics researcher and was a member of the QuicktimeVR development team. He went on to live and work in Iceland teaching computer science students about Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality at the University of Iceland and consulting with startups in Iceland, Denmark, Finland, and the United Kingdom. Doug is currently based in Boston and New York where he consults on genomics data visualization projects and 3D graphics and Virtual Reality projects.


    5:45pm - 6:00 pm - Sign-in, Networking, Possible Refreshments

    6:00pm - 6:05 pm - Greetings (Muhammad T. Vali)

    6:05pm - 6:10 pm - Speaker Introduction

    6:10pm - 7:10pm - "Metal for Mortals" (Douglass Turner)

    7:10pm - 7:25pm - Wrap-up + Q&A

    7:25pm - 7:40pm - Post-Meetup Networking 

    Directions: (Detailed instructions to reach the venue will be sent out closer to the date) 

    There are multiple ways to get to the venue (Queens College Tech Incubator). Please refer to both links below on how to do so. The Queens College Shuttle Buses run every 15 or so minutes if you plan on taking that! 

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