I have some good news today! No, my Oculus DK2 isn’t here (yet), but there’s still a lot going on and I’m so excited to share!
First, I just registered for the 2015 Bay Area She’s Geeky Conference, where I will be presenting a couple of sessions on virtual reality and using Unity to build a VR experience – no coding required. This is the first time I’ll be presenting virtual reality at an event and I couldn’t be more thrilled with this opportunity. She’s Geeky is a really cool “unconference” experience where attendees and session presenters are one & the same, and attendees build the conference agenda each day, which makes for an interactive experience that is incredibly tailored to the attendee interests. I went this year back in January, and it was one of my favorite events of the year. I’m excited this time to be able to share some of my learnings and hopefully get more people involved in the VR scene!
The second thing that I shared today on Twitter was that I am in the process of writing a getting started tutorial for building VR experiences with Unity, specifically one that doesn’t require extensive coding experience and walks you through building a maze using the Unity environment builder and the Oculus developer tools from start to finish. Stay tuned for updates here – I’ll likely have an opportunity for several folks to “beta test” the tutorial and give feedback, so drop me a line at [email protected] or reach out on Twitter if you’re interested in getting the sneak peak!
Lastly, I’ve finally gotten around to posting my first vlog on YouTube! Today’s video is mostly just content that I’ve covered in this blog post, but I’m excited to have a new way to share the things that I’m learning about VR, Unity development, and crazy cool tech in general. Check it out!
BONUS AWESOME THING: I just got an email that my DK 2 is about to ship! Stay tuned for updates – I can’t wait to get my hands on this thing!