Oculus VR has announced the Oculus Connect developer conference for its Oculus Rift. You got all that? The conference will take place September 19th and 20th in L.A. at the Loews Hollywood Hotel on North Highland Ave. The company’s top names will be in attendance including CTO John Carmack, CEO Brendan Iribe, Founder Palmer Luckey, and their Chief Scientist Michael Abrash. Guests can register starting July 10th and there will be rooms available at a discount. You can find more info and register at www.oculusvr.com/connect. If you can’t make it, the company will stream the conference’s events.
The company also announced it had purchased the RakNet game networking engine. Oculus will make the RakNet technology open source.
Announcing Oculus Connect, RakNet Open Source, and E3 2014 Awards
July 7, 2014– Oculus VR– We’re thrilled to announce Oculus Connect, a developer conference that brings together engineers, designers, and creatives from around the world to share and collaborate in the interest of creating the best virtual reality experiences possible.
In the last two years, we’ve seen more virtual reality content built than in the last two decades, and that’s a direct result of incredible work by the community. With virtual reality’s momentum at an all-time high, this is a unique moment for the developer community to come together to take the virtual reality to the next level.
Oculus Connect 2014 takes place Sept 19 – 20 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. Attendee applications will be available on the Oculus Connect website, www.oculusvr.com/connect, starting on July 10th and attendance confirmations will go out the following week. We’ve reserved a block of discounted rooms at the Loews for registered guests.
Attendees will be the first to learn about upcoming Oculus technology, with sessions and workshops led by Oculus engineers and industry pioneers. Developers at the event will also have opportunities to receive design and engineering feedback directly from the Oculus team in hands-on labs.
Oculus Connect will also feature keynotes from Brendan Iribe (CEO), Palmer Luckey (Founder), John Carmack (CTO) and Michael Abrash (Chief Scientist) on Oculus, virtual reality, and the future of the medium. The full session list will be announced as we draw closer to the show.
You can get the full details on the official Oculus Connect website, www.oculusvr.com/connect. While the conference is open to the public, be aware this is a developer-centric event. Attendance is limited, but we’ll be livestreaming the keynotes for developers around the world who can’t make it to the show.
If you’re an Oculus developer interested in helping to build the future, we’re looking forward to meeting you in person Sept 19th