November Meetup: Kotlin & VR

GDG Philadelphia
Wed, Nov 29, 2017, 6:00 PM (EST)

About this event

• What we'll do
If you have a talk you would like to give, please reach out to the organizers in #android-philly channel. You can sign up for the slack at

Learning Kotlin: where to begin ...
Nick will do a quick 20 minute talk on his journey thus far in learning Kotlin. I will describe the resources I'm using, I'll point out my biggest discoveries so far, and I'll walk through some code that I've converted over. Speaker Bio

Nick DiPatri is a Principal Engineer at Comcast. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers and has been doing software development since he got his Timex Sinclair in ‘82. Earlier in his career, Nick developed software/firmware/hardware solutions including RF modelling, large-scale traffic sensor arrays, and N-Tier highly available Java enterprise systems. Since this whole mobile thing caught on, however, he’s been in heaven.. mostly because it lets him play with Internet of Things devices, solder and 5-minute epoxy.

Virtual Reality

VR promises to take user experience to the next level by freeing us from 2d displays and putting is in completely virtual worlds. However building native VR apps targeting different platforms is an expensive process. In this talk we'll take a look at the emerging WebVR standard that now is actively supported by all VR platform providers and how to use that to build VR experiences. Specifically we'll look at Mozilla's AFrame framework, ThreeJS and Blender to create immersive VR experiences.

Speaker Bio

Arpit Mathur is a Principal Software Engineer at Comcast Labs where he is currently working on Virtual and Augmented Reality as well as investigating Blockchains and the decentralized internet. Before CIL he was at Comcast Interactive Media where he worked on Android and iOS applications, JavaScript and Flash. He also spent a couple of years in the User Experience team as a Creative Technologist

• Important to know
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