Mark Pesce


Mark Pesce

Columnist & Inventor

Mark Pesce is an inventor, author, educator, broadcaster, and entrepreneur. In 1991 he founded pioneering consumer VR startup Ono-Sendai, inventing an orientation sensor (US Patent 5,526,022) licensed to Sega Corporation for Virtua VR.

In 1994, Pesce co-invented the Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML), the standard for interactive 3D graphics on the Web, and went on to found BlitCom, delivering streaming VRML entertainment into the browser.

Pesce founded postgraduate programs at both USC and AFTRS, currently holding an appointment as Honorary Associate at the University of Sydney.

Pesce writes fortnightly a column for The Register and hosts This Week in Startups Australia, Australia’s leading tech podcast.


Registration and networking
Drinks and food

6:00 PM

Immersive Hack welcome

Welcome speech.
Introduction to the mentors and judges

7:00 PM

Rapid Ideas pitching

Pitch ideas and recruit team members

7:30 PM

Team registration

Register your team and start hacking

8:30 PM

Venue closes

11:30 PM

Venue opens

7:30 AM


Light breakfast will be served

8:00 AM


Team continues working on their ideas

8:30 AM

UX in VR (optional)

Crash course into UX in VR (1 hour) from 9-10AM

9:00 AM

Workshop: Introduction to A-Frame (optional)

A short but sweet introduction to Mozilla A-Frame

10:00 - 11:00 AM

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