NOTE: Please try to arrive at the 3rd Ave entrance between 6:30 and 7. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor.
October is a huge month for VR with launches of PSVR, Google Daydream and Oculus Touch, and also several big conferences. We'll blast through the big announcements, videos, new hardware and demo impressions and favorite stories from each - with a strict 20 minute countdown timer for each topic/discussion. Extended conversations encouraged at the bar afterwards. All sections are covered, but we'd still like to add a couple different viewpoints. Especially:
Seeking 2nd Google Daydream presenter - just a casual 5 min overview of the SDK and tech. We've got overview and hands-on impressions covered.
Seeking 2nd PSVR owner - to casually share impressions/vids ~10 min along with Martin. Bonus if you're new to VR, and haven't owned a Vive or Rift.
Here's our topics, and examples of what you can expect to hear about. We'll have some (time limited) Q&A for each section.
Oculus Connect 3 - Bryn Erickson, Mark LaCroix, Zach Wendt
Announcemens, favorite demos, learnings and meetings, impressions of Touch, all the new tech and SDKs...
Google Daydream - Marc Jensen, TBD?
Daydream overview, Hands-on impressions of the new headset and controller, SDK info(?)...
Future of StoryTelling - Marc Jensen
Event overview, favorite takeaways, visionaries and their tech demos...
PSVR Launch - Martin Grider, TBD?
HW/SW impressions, supported configurations, launch details, favorite titles and biggest disappointments, quick comparison to Vive/Rift/GearVR...
Steam Dev Days - Paul Eckhardt, Mark LaCroix
Announcements, favorite demos, learnings and meetings, impressions of the prototype hand controller...
There is nearby street parking and surface lots on 2nd Ave, cheaper starting at 6pm. Ramp C is also close.
Plug My Thing!
In addition to informal verbal plugs, we'll also show your trailer, user group, recruitment page, promo video, personal project, demo reel, etc. Grab the appropriate ticket - first come, first served.
Short and sweet. 3 minutes max! You will be timed.
1 short URL, Zero setup (any media on reliable site like YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)
Your contact info is on the page or in the video.
You were a part of this project, are attending the meeting, and will introduce it.
Check in 5-10 minutes early, so we can load your page
When & Where
IGDA Twin Cities Chapter
International Game Developers Association (IGDA) chapter for the Minneapolis/St Paul (Twin Cities) metro area in Minnesota, USA. An active chapter that usually meets monthly. New visitors (IGDA Members & non-members) always welcome.