xR Alternate Realities: This is xR={VR AR MR} PLUS an Open Forum on "5 Needs to Overcome in xR"

April 17th
6PM Networking & Snacks,  BCTIA Innovation HUB - GreatNorthernn Way 

630PM xR Alternate Realities: This is xR={VR AR MR}  

7:00PM  Open Forum on "5 Needs to Overcome in xR

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality begot  Merged Reality!   This is xR presents an overview of the current state of the MetaVerse for the IT Pro or aspiring Developer. 

We will have a sneak peak at what you need to know as an IT Pro to support Users, Developers and everyone between that are about to enter the MetaVerse.  

This introductory talk will prepare you to understand the demands of technology issues you need to know to set up and deploy your choice in Alternate Reality tools and entertainment.  The MetaVerse isn't just for gaming - Augmented Reality tools are being developed for everything from inventory to design.  

IT-Pro's and Developers will gain the knowledge and understanding to go boldly into the MetaVerse.

James Balatti  aka Mr.Tips will share the tools and software to get you into xR, from Mobile VR to Room Scale, Augmented and Virtual Reality.  IT Pro's will benefit from the knowledge they will need to specifiy, plan and deliver xR solutions for clients and in-house use.   Developers will gain an introduction to the tools needed to design and create the MetaVerse. 

Open Forum on "5 Needs to Overcome in xR"

James Balatti - Moderator

Dirk Gombos :xR Developer & Entrepreneaur 

Additional Industry Guests Panelists  TBD

xR={ VR / AR / MR } - 5 needs to overcome creating the MetaVerse.

Discussion Points:

Mapping and Sensor Tracking

Data Size & Storage

Network Transfer Speed (wgfg?) 

Socal Implications  ( Data Overload - Social Political Edicates)

Periphery Sensil ( Senses - touch, smell, wind, think Sensorama)


April / May SIG: 360 Spherical & Stereoscopic Imaging for IT Pro's

Seminars and workshops on creating 360 and 360 stereoscopic projects.  The seminars will be a collaborative amalgamation of input from various content creators.  



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