Building an ARt Gallery in the Browser with Doug Sillars

About this event

For this exceptional talk and codelab, we will be welcoming Doug Sillars to our lovely stage!

He is a freelance mobile performance expert, having helped thousands of developers speed up their mobile apps and websites. A Google Developer Expert and the author of O’Reilly’s “High Performance Android Apps,” Doug regularly speaks at conferences, and blogs at He is currently working as a freelance digital nomad, traveling with his family in Europe.

The world of virtual reality allows us to build new 3D interactive spaces that we can fill with anything we want - like the art of the great Renaissance masters. More into Cubism? With a quick click - now the gallery is full of a completely different genre. With new AR features, we can actually build the gallery in our own space - and just as easily swap out the art - all in our browser!

In this talk, we’ll walk through the steps to build a virtual ARt gallery, with web technology available today, but also take a peek at the new WebXR technology that is coming to our browsers soon!

We will also take a nice break to enjoy some food and drinks courtesy of our generous sponsors!

NOTE: Don't forget your laptops and chargers if you want to take part in the Doug's codelab!

We can't wait to see you all at the event!

The GDG Galway Team