Upload LA Workshop: Virtual Reality Weekend

by Upload • September 12th, 2017

Start your journey as a Virtual Reality creator! In just 3 short days you’ll learn how to build a VR experience from scratch using the Unity game engine. You’ll get to work directly with instructors, hear from two industry experts, and meet the local community. Whether you’re exploring a career in VR, want to prototype an idea or just want to learn something new, this workshop will equip you with the key skills to start creating.

Learn more about Upload LA’s Virtual Reality Weekend: Learning Unity Development


  • 2 Days of Intensive Skills Training & Networking Drinks
  • Oculus Rifts at each desk for Project Testing
  • Access to Work with Instructors one-on-one
  • 7-day pass to Upload SF or Upload LA
  • Snacks & Refreshments


Friday, September 15th (6:30pm-9pm)
6:30pm: Drinks, networking, tours, and play VR games
7:00pm: Welcome, Icebreaker
7:20pm: VR Weekend Talk
7:45pm: Intro to the VR Industry: history, design contraints, how VR works
8:15pm: Intro to Unity | Learn the Unity Interface
9:00pm: Get some rest for a big day tomorrow!

Saturday, September 16th (10am-6pm)
10:00am: Meet and greet and play VR games in our holodeck rooms
10:30am: Building your first VR Experience & Selecting your project
11:30am: Learn to make your first VR game: Shooters Game, Debugging Methods
12:30pm-12:50pm: VR Weekend Talk
1:00pm: Lunch Break
2:00pm-6:00pm: Finish making your Shooters Game, Paper Prototyping, Create Challenges

Sunday, September 17th (10am-6pm)
10:00am: Doors open, Learning How to Learn on your own in the future
11:00am: Continue building Shooters Game and add on Individual Challenges, Showcase Work
1:00pm: Lunch Break
2:00 – 4:30pm: Game Development Process, VR Design Principles Analysis, How to Get Started on Your Own
4:30pm-6:00pm : Continue building challenges, Share your work, Game testing and playing in VR

If you’ve never programmed before, then put a few hours in at Microsoft Virtual Academy or LearnC#; either one will prepare you enough for this course.

Learn more about Upload LA’s Virtual Reality Weekend: Learning Unity Development

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