Aframe: Your weapon in the war to democratize Virtual Reality

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Scheduled: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 3:45 – 4:30pm

Excerpt

Virtual Reality is on the rise. We keep seeing new devices and frameworks who promises to get the job done. All of them work and are awesome. But all of them are proprietary, binds you to their ecosystem and their expensive hardware. Not to mention they are not cross-platform, don't run on other devices and the curve to learn the technology is too high.

What if we can get out of this walled garden? Build everything in open web technologies, run instantly in any device and still be able to enjoy similar experience? And can learn to build our own virtual world in a 45 mins session?

Meet aframe and Web Virtual Reality

Description

Virtual Reality is a new technology used for building realistic experiences for games, environments, content display as well as marketing. In this session we will talk about Web Virtual Reality and the present state of it. We will talk about different use cases and the state of WebVR at present. The session will start with present state of affairs of WebVR, it’s support in different browsers and then will roll into different use cases of WebVR and its applicability. We will then introduce aframe,a declarative entity-component-system framework. In this talk we will talk about what we can do with aframe and webvr right now with live demos and roll over to some experimental technologies and future roadmap and whats on the plate for near future. We will also see what multi user aframe looks like and what we can do with it and see how easy it is to build compelling virtual reality experience right from your browser with no vendor lock-in!

Tags

WebVR, MozVR, aframe

Speaking experience

Future Talks

Silicon Valley Virtual Reality (https://twitter.com/corvusvr/status/847876814995247104)
Open Networking Summit 2017
Last few conference talks (in no particular order)

LibrePlanet 2017 (https://libreplanet.org/2017/program/speakers.html#karanjai)
DeveloperWeek 2017 (https://developerweek2017.sched.com/event/921j/open-talk-state-of-webvr-and-how-you-create-your-reality-using-aframe)
Linux Foundation OpenIoT Summit 2017 (http://sched.co/9J5F)
[Securi-Tay 2017]
GraphicalWeb 2016 (https://twitter.com/thegraphicalweb/status/794477133632589824)
Mozfest
Painting with Virtual Reality and A-Painter (https://app.mozillafestival.org/#_session-912)
Build on WebVR and touch to interact! Come Augmented Reality for the web! (https://app.mozillafestival.org/#_session-472)
Are you well? When connected devices know more about you (https://app.mozillafestival.org/#_session-464)
OpenSource Bridge 2016 (http://opensourcebridge.org/sessions/1770)
Turning Sensors into Signals: Humanizing IoT with Old Smartphones and the Web - OpenIoT Summit, Linux foundation (http://sched.co/6DBG)
Building Your World in WebVR - OpenIoT Summit, Linux Foundation (http://sched.co/6DJ6)
JSFoo 2015 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDiLJjNLb10)
OpenSource HongKong (http://2015.opensource.hk/agenda/topic/building-a-self-learning-word-prediction-and-auto-correct-module-for-firefoxos-and-openweb-handling-multilingual-input/)
Open Source Bridge 2015 (http://opensourcebridge.org/sessions/1655)

Speaker

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    Rabimba Karanjai

    RICE University / Mozilla

    Biography

    Full Time Graduate Researcher, part time hacker and FOSS enthusiast.

    I used to write code for Watson and do a bunch of other things at their lab (mostly deals with algorithm,NLP, Ontologies,reading papers among other stuff). At present intern at Almaden Research Center. And crawling my way towards a PhD at RICE University.

    My present interest deviates towards security. Primarily static analysis and marginally towards systems.

    Sessions

      • Title: Aframe: Your weapon in the war to democratize Virtual Reality
      • Track: Hacks
      • Time: 3:454:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        Virtual Reality is on the rise. We keep seeing new devices and frameworks who promises to get the job done. All of them work and are awesome. But all of them are proprietary, binds you to their ecosystem and their expensive hardware. Not to mention they are not cross-platform, don’t run on other devices and the curve to learn the technology is too high.

        What if we can get out of this walled garden? Build everything in open web technologies, run instantly in any device and still be able to enjoy similar experience? And can learn to build our own virtual world in a 45 mins session?

        Meet aframe and Web Virtual Reality

      • Speakers: Rabimba Karanjai