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
Immersive Hack welcome
Introduction to the mentors and judges
Rapid Ideas pitching
Pitch ideas and recruit team members7:30 PM
Register your team and start hacking8:30 PM
Venue closes11:30 PM
Venue opens7:30 AM
Light breakfast will be served8:00 AM
Team continues working on their ideas8:30 AM
UX in VR (optional)
Crash course into UX in VR (1 hour) from 9-10AM9:00 AM
Workshop: Introduction to A-Frame (optional)
A short but sweet introduction to Mozilla A-Frame10:00 - 11:00 AM