Philly ETE 2016 #22 – Liv Erickson – Virtual Reality Beyond Gaming: Immersive Technologies In the Industry

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Virtual and augmented reality headsets are on their way to an office near you. Forecasts estimate that the immersive computing industry will be valued at over $150B by the year 2020, as consumer and enterprise device adoption grows with the release of devices by Microsoft, Oculus, Samsung, and HTC – to name just a few. As the technology sector begins to incorporate virtual and augmented reality devices into everyday scenarios, the impact across different industries will enable us to rethink the way that we use 3D content to explore and experience data.

This session will provide an overview of the current state of VR and AR technologies, and walk through the code behind a WebVR-enabled site for data visualization. We’ll discuss how VR and AR is being used outside of the gaming industry by non-profits and enterprises to help drive their businesses, and showcase examples of how immersive tech is already being used to redefine our relationship with the digital world.

About Liv:

Liv Erickson is a Virtual and Augmented Reality Developer Evangelist at Microsoft based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the creator and host of Just A/VR Show, a web show for aspiring VR and AR developers, developer of KittenVR, and the author of The Matrix is My Office blog. Liv is passionate about making immersive technologies accessible to everyone, and teaching new developers how to create their own VR & AR experiences.