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.
- 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
THE WEEKEND SCHEDULE
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.
Unity instructor? Apply to teach with Upload.