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Microsoft to Deliver Closing Keynote at Develop:VR

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Microsoft will deliver the closing keynote at the Develop:VR conference and expo taking place on 9 November at Olympia London.

The keynote entitled Windows Mixed Reality: Developing for the Virtual Continuum, to be presented by Pete Daukintis, Technical Evangelist and Mike Taulty, Developer Evangelist will focus on bringing existing developers skills and apps to Windows Mixed Reality devices such as HoloLens and forthcoming immersive headsets.

The session will review the current Windows Mixed Reality landscape, followed by an in-depth demonstration on where they excel, as well as teaching prospective developers what they need to know regarding platforms, tools, frameworks, runtimes, languages and resources that are available to them.

Sessions also confirmed today for Develop:VR:

Funding Question Time
A panel consisting of Martin de Ronde, creative director at Force Field VR, Dave Ranyard, founder of Dream Reality Interactive, Thomas Gere from Realities Centre and chaired by Ella Romanos, founder of Rocket Lolly Games will discuss their experiences of getting their latest projects funder, the new trends in funding and how to think outside the box on making your next funding round a success.

VR and Moral Panic
New forms of media can sometimes trigger sensationalised fear and worry from the mass media and then, the public – a phenomena that sociologists describe as ‘moral panic’. VR is the perfect moral panic case study. Catherine Allen, VR Curator and Producer will demonstrate how the knowledge of a new technology’s very existence can bring out society’s deep down hopes and fears about humanity’s future.


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