Oculus Rift have recently announced Oculus Connect, a new developer conference designed to bring together the best engineers and creatives in the industry for several days to collaborate and discuss the future of virtual reality (VR).
The VR space is growing at an exponential rate, rapidly transitioning from a demo technology into something that developers are creating content for, and major hardware companies are moving into. This change can clearly be seen with the announcement of conferences like Oculus Connect, which serve as a platform for those involved in the industry to share and collaborate.
“In the last two years, we’ve seen more virtual reality content built than in the last two decades, and that’s a direct result of incredible work by the community,” an Oculus press release read.
“With virtual reality’s momentum at an all-time high, this is a unique moment for the developer community to come together to take the virtual reality to the next level.”
Visitors will have the chance to learn about the latest Oculus advancements, and attend workshops held by Oculus engineers. In addition, VR content developers creating games or software for the Rift will have the chance to visit the hands-on labs and gain feedback directly from the team.
In addition keynotes will be held by founder Palmer Luckey and CTO John Carmak, along with CEO Brendan Iribe and Chief Scientist Michael Abrash.
The show has been slated to take place from September 19-20 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, with applications to attend available on the Oculus website. The conference is centred around developers, but there are limited spaces available from the website for public attendance.
Pending the success of the show, it’s likely this will be the first of many to come over the next few years.