Virtual Reality Weekend Workshop: Learn Unity for Oculus - San Francisco

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Start your journey as a Virtual Reality creator! In just 3 short days you'll learn how to build a VR experience from scratch using the Unity game engine. You'll get to work directly with instructors, hear from two industry experts, and meet the local community. Whether you’re exploring a career in VR, want to prototype an idea or just want to learn something new, this workshop will equip you with the key skills to start creating.

• 2 Days of Intensive Skills Training & Networking Drinks • Oculus Rifts at each desk for Project Testing • Access to Work with Instructors one-on-one • 7-day pass to Upload SF or Upload LA • Snacks & Refreshments

Friday, August 25th (6:30pm-9pm)

6:30pm: Drinks, networking, tours, and play VR games

7:00pm: Welcome, Icebreaker

7:20pm: VR Weekend Talk

7:45pm: Intro to the VR Industry: history, design contraints, how VR works

8:15pm: Intro to Unity | Learn the Unity Interface

9:00pm: Get some rest for a big day tomorrow!

Saturday, August 26th (10am-6pm) 

10:00am: Meet and greet and play VR games in our holodeck rooms

10:30am: Building your first VR Experience & Selecting your project

11:30am: Learn to make your first VR game: Shooters Game, Debugging Methods

12:30pm-12:50pm: VR Weekend Talk

1:00pm: Lunch Break

2:00pm-6:00pm: Finish making your Shooters Game, Paper Prototyping, Create Challenges

Sunday, August 27th (10am-6pm)

10:00am: Doors open, Learning How to Learn on your own in the future

11:00am: Continue building Shooters Game and add on Individual Challenges, Showcase Work

1:00pm: Lunch Break

2:00 - 4:30pm: Game Development Process, VR Design Principles Analysis, How to Get Started on Your Own

4:30pm-6:00pm : Continue building challenges, Share your work, Game testing and playing in VR


If you've never programmed before, then put a few hours in at Microsoft Virtual Academy or LearnC# - (Either one will prepare you enough for this course).

Janet Brown, Co-Founder, Atakote Studios
Janet is a developer and co-founder at Atakote Studios, an independent studio making unique VR and AR experiences in the heart of San Francisco. She is passionate about bringing experiences to VR that appeal to new and both gaming and non-gaming audiences. She also works with companies to build their innovation pipelines and bring compelling products to market, and has done so across Europe, Asia & the USA at McKinsey & Company, as well as key roles at consumer giants like Diageo and Mondalez.  She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Ram Ramakrishnan, Co-Founder, Head Janitor at Atakote 
Ram is a developer and fix-it guy at Atakote Studios, creators of such VR titles as ‘Live in Color’, currently available on Steam.  He loves working with emerging technologies and bringing content to life, and has done so previously at BT, Intel, IBM, Spotify, and various startups.  He holds a computer science degree from a school who shares its mascot with the GO programming language, and an MBA from Kellogg but does not eat Special K.  He’s also actively working on how to make himself irrelevant with AI (rather than just irreverent).

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