May 31-June 2, 2018  ·  Austin, TX
Norris Conference Center
  ·  
Texas Camp 2018

WebVR/AR today and tomorrow

Track
Horizons
Skill Level
Beginner
Timeslot
Friday 6/1/2018
5:00-6:00
Room
Pantheon | Cypress

Virtual Reality — once the stuff of Science Fiction — is available for anyone with a smartphone and a bit of folded cardboard. If that doesn't blow your mind: how about VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) in the browser! The underlying technologies are in place, the high-level tools are maturing and you'll be impressed at the depth and breadth of what you can do with VR/AR in a web browser.

We'll go over a bit of the history, and look at the future of VR in the browser.

We'll dive into success stories from the world at large and in our own projects and experiments.

Finally, we'll show everyone how easy it is to get started creating VR and AR experiences today with just a few lines of JavaScript.

Topics We will Cover:

  • Demos of AR and VR in the browser from the web at large, our own client projects, and internal experiments.
  • A survey of what AR and VR capabilities are available today for desktops and on smartphones
  • A review of what this all means for Drupal:
  • What modules are available and how we built a VR editing tool using React and Drupal 8. A
  • n intro to what the underlying technologies and tools are available
  • What are the current limitations and when to expect them to improve.

 

We'll end with a quick tutorial that will make it possible for everyone attending to create a VR demo right there in the session.

Mike Minecki

Michal Minecki is the Director of Technology at Four Kitchens. He has given numerous training at Drupalcon and was track chair for the Dev Ops track for Drupalcon Austin. He has spoken at numerous camps across the country about topics ranging from Headless Drupal to leadership in tech. He will be speaking on this very topic at the SLA (Special Libraries Association) Annual Conference later this year. Patrick Coffey is a passionate, driven software engineer with over seven years of experience working on a variety of different teams to create well structured, tested, extensible, and maintainable codebases.

Here are some of his recent speaking experience: Proctored React and Waterwheel training at DrupalCon Baltimore 2017 and lead the same training at Texas Camp 2017. Distill: Extracting data from Drupal entities session at Twin Cities Drupal Camp 2015 and BADCamp 2015 Headless Drupal Training at NYC Camp 2015 and DrupalCon Barcelona 2015. Introduction to Meteor session at NYC Camp 2015.

Patrick Coffey

Patrick Coffey is a passionate, driven software engineer with over seven years of experience working on a variety of different teams to create well structured, tested, extensible, and maintainable codebases. Here are some of his recent speaking experience: Proctored React and Waterwheel training at DrupalCon Baltimore 2017 and lead the same training at Texas Camp 2017. Distill: Extracting data from Drupal entities session at Twin Cities Drupal Camp 2015 and BADCamp 2015 Headless Drupal Training at NYC Camp 2015 and DrupalCon Barcelona 2015. Introduction to Meteor session at NYC Camp 2015.