updated 02:05 pm EDT, Mon July 7, 2014
Two-day conference aims to share and collaborate in the interest of virtual reality
On top of the RakNet acquisition news today, Oculus VR shared information on the launch of its first developer conference. Oculus Connect offers a two-day conference for developers and creators that aims to aid in the creation of 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," said the company. "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."
The conference will take place on September 19-20 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. Several keynote speakers are said to be at the event, including four of Oculus's executives. Founder Palmer Luckey, CEO Brendan Iribe, Chief Technology Officer John Carmack and Chief Scientist Michael Abrash are said to be speaking at the keynotes covering Oculus, the future of the virtual reality medium and general conversation on VR.
Oculus Connect promises to offer a first chance to look at some of the company's upcoming technology. Workshops and sessions will feature in-house Oculus engineers and other prominent industry pioneers. Developers in attendance get a chance to receive feedback for design and engineering from members of Oculus's team in labs.
The company says that space at Oculus Connect will be limited, but it's open to the public as well as to developers. However, it stresses that the event is "developer-centric." Applications to attend are available starting July 10 through the Connect website. Confirmations are slated to go out the following week. Registered guests can take advantages of discounted hotel room rates through the Loews website.