Brisbane .Net–Reality Check Wrap-up

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Tonight was the Brisbane .Net User Group where Dave was kind enough to introduce me.

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There were so many options for what to show and talk about I had to step back and think that most people will not have even seen a HoloLens in the flesh before so went right back to basics. I’d done this quite a few times but on much smaller groups so that people can see and feel the device.

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But how do you get as many people to have a go without having to explain everything to each person…show and tell. So while we taught Chris as the first volunteer we got everyone to practice some of the key gestures., and voice commands.

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Next up HoloToolkit – and how to use a bunch of the prefabs and very little code to get a focus aware cursor, tap and voice commands going. I’m still trying to work out the best way to teach the tap gesture. It’s a really interesting one to watch people do and then try other things if they get it wrong the first time.

We also had a bit of play with Vuforia and the demo gods were against me. After it working flawlessly all day on the night it wasn’t having any of it on either their sample or my own app. Oh well.

Here’s a few of the links that people specifically asked about:

Buying the device (in Aus as opposed to US)

Companion App and how to get it to install outside of the US

Presenting on HoloLens – “Reality Check” Brisbane .Net UG 17 Feb

brisbane .net UG

I’m presenting at this month’s Brisbane .Net UG on HoloLens. Details:

Reality Check

Reality – Virtual, Augmented and Mixed. Join Bronwen – Microsoft Emerging Experiences MVP and get your reality in check.

This session will cover the different types of reality experiences and focus on the mixed reality of HoloLens. Bronwen will show you the actual device and how you can start building amazing holographic experiences for this self contained device. Don’t have a device – we’ll cover how you can start today without one.

Where: Microsoft Brisbane

When: 6pm 17th January

Signup: https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Brisbane-Net-User-Group/events/236896115/?eventId=236896115