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Boston Virtual Reality Meetup – Sponsord by Oculus VR

Boston Virtual Reality Meetup – Sponsord by Oculus VR

Posted by Benjamin in Event 05 Oct 2013

Oculus VR, Inc. is developing the Oculus Rift, a next-generation virtual reality (VR) headset designed specifically for immersive gaming. 


On November 2, join the Oculus team along with other VR developers, entrepreneurs, and innovators from the Boston area for an off-the-record series of talks, discussions, and hands-on demonstrations that highlight the future of VR, game design, hardware development, entrepreneurship, crowdfunding, and employment opportunities with Oculus. 


We’ll have the latest 1080p Oculus Rift prototypes available for demos and members of Oculus VR will be joined by multiple Boston-based studios presenting games developed specifically for the Oculus Rift. Researchers and educators from the Boston area will also showcase their work in VR. 


Oculus is growing fast, and the team will be available to talk about employment opportunities and how you can contribute to the future of VR. More information on careers at Oculus can be found at 


This event is off-the-record to encourage open discussion and collaboration, so please no audio or video recording.


Where: Microsoft NERD Center (1 Memorial Drive Cambridge, MA 02142)
When: November 2, 2013 Time 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Updated Event and Speaker Schedule!

Main Hall (10th & 11th floors, NERD)

3:00 – 4:00PM Registration and Networking

4:00 – 4:30PM Keynote: The Future of Virtual Reality with Oculus VR.   

Palmer Luckey, Founder – Oculus VR

4:30 – 5:00PM Q&A Session for Keynote.

   Palmer Luckey, Founder – Oculus VR

5:00 – 5:30PM Fireside Chat: Crowd Lifted: Launching Oculus.  

Laird Malamed, COO – Oculus VR

5:30 – 6:00PM The Inside Story Behind Crowdfunding to Mass Production.   

Nate Mitchell, VP Product & Nirav Patel, System Engineer – Oculus VR

6:00 – 6:30PM VR Hiring  

Dolly Singh, Talent Management – Oculus VR

6:30 – 8:30PM  Meet and Greet with Oculus VR Team Members

1st Floor NERD (opens @ 3pm)

Workshop A

3:00 – 6:00PM Rift Demos, Game Demos, Networking

6:00 – 6:30PM Echobox, Destructive Interference Development for the Oculus VR Game Jam

   Kelley McNeill, Pyromuffin

6:30 – 7:00PM Developing for Oculus VR with Windows

   Michael Cummings, Technical Evangelist – Microsoft

7:00 – 7:30PM Infinite Space Tentacle in Your Face: Design and Tech of Gimbal Cop in Oculus VR

   Jona Forbes and Danger Donaghey, Defective Studios

7:30 – 8:00PM Oculus & Unity: A Win for Indies

   Elliott Mitchell, Vermont Digital Arts, Boston Unity Group

8:00 – 8:30PM The Wild West of VR – Discovering the Rules of Oculus VR Development with AAAAaaaaAAAaaAAACULUS!!!   

Alex Schwartz, Owlchemy Labs

8:30 – 9:00PM Innovation in the Soda Drinking Simulation Industry through VR and its Impact on Gaming & Entertainment Sectors

    Will Brierly, Snowrunner Productions

1st Floor NERD (opens @ 3pm)

Workshop B

6:00 – 6:30PM Oculus as Time Machine: A tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza 2500BC   

Rus Gant & David Hopkins, Research Computing at Harvard & The Giza Project at Harvard

6:30 – 7:00PM Exploring Relativistic Stereoscopy with the Oculus Rift: Findings from MIT Game Lab   

Philip Tan & Ryan Chu, MIT Media Lab

7:00 – 7:30PM  Future Avenues in Psychology Research with Virtual Reality   

Alessandro Canossa, Northeastern University

7:30 – 8:00PM Opportunities for Education with Oculus Rift and Virtual Reality   

Jeffry Jacobson, PublicVR

8:00 – 8:30PM A Brief History of Immersive VR & How Oculus Rift Combines with Multisensory Displays (Touch, Smell, etc.)

    Dr. Robert Lindeman, WPI Hive Lab

8:30 – 9:00PM Robotics & Oculus VR, Potential Applications for Telepresence   

Russell Nickerson, Aldebaran Robotics

Hope to see you there!
– Benjamin

Founder, ARC

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