The Vive Developer Jam, in partnership with Admix and Goldsmith’s University of London, Department of Computing, will offer a weekend of experimentation to create the next generation of XR applications. Using the latest in VIVE hardware, including forward-thinking SDKs like Eye/Lip and Hand tracking, developers will be challenged to redefine how people interpret and interact with virtual reality (VR). In order to accomplish this a number of professional augmented reality (AR) and VR developers will act as mentors, including Lewis Jones, Head of Software at LITHO.
LITHO is a London-based AR hardware and software startup. On a mission to put AR at everyone’s fingertips, friends Nat Martin and Charlie Bruce founded Litho in 2018. Within one year LITHO Team released v1 of their wearable bluetooth controller for spatial computing, which allows the user to interact with all things digital in the real world and comes with a Unity SDK, which gives developers a complete toolkit for creating spatial AR experiences and includes a framework of flexible interactions including creation, positioning, scaling, precise rotation of objects, context and UI menu presets for controlling objects or game settings.
Jones acts as Head of Software at LITHO. Since he joined the London-based AR startup in late 2018, Lewis’s focus has been on developing Litho’s SDK for Unity. After graduating from the University of Cambridge as a Master of Systems, Information and Bioengineering, Jones interned with Microsoft Research Cambridge on the AssessMS project before joining the LITHO Team. Jones will be present during the Vive Developer Jam to offer participants guidance and advice on how to implement their ideas.
“These intense bursts of experimentation in interdisciplinary teams with next-gen tech will really help to push VR to a new level. I’m really excited to witness these innovations first hand at the Jam.” – Maya Chaldecott, Director of Brand and Community, LITHO.
The Vive Developer Jam takes place 24th – 26th January 2020, at Goldsmiths University of London, in partnership with Admix. Developers interested in participating can register here.
Kevin Joyce was been working with immersive technology since 2013, establishing VRFocus.com as one of the leading AR and VR publications before joining Admix, a non-intrusive advertising platform designed specifically for immersive experiences, as Lead Evangelist.