London, 11 December 2019 – HTC VIVE presents its London Vive Developer Jam with partners Goldsmiths University of London, Department of Computing and Admix, the company behind developer community site VR/AR Pioneers. The event will take place on 24-26 January, allowing developers to experiment and create the industry’s next XR innovations. 

Entrants to the event can be working professionals, entrepreneurs, academics or students. For further info on registration and FAQ please go to vivedeveloperjam.eventbrite.com.  

Taking place at Goldsmiths St James Hatcham, participants will be challenged to redefine how people interpret and interact with Virtual Reality, using the latest in VIVE hardware, including forward-thinking SDKs like Eye, Hand and Lip tracking. Developers can create anything from games, to art experiments to enterprise solutions. 

The bumper weekend will run from Friday through to Sunday, with the first night offering exclusive workshops and access to mentors including experienced developers, artists and designers from top companies of the industry. Teams will then be formed for a full weekend of hacking, with the winner being announced on the Sunday evening. Corsair joins the event as the official PC hardware partner providing equipment for the participants, with other partners to be confirmed soon.

Bringing  together a mixture of software developers, designers, researchers and specialists to create the newest XR prototypes the Vive Developer Jam is one of the latest developer focused initiatives from Vive.

2020 marks 5 years since our very first Developer Jam in London. HTC VIVE has continued to innovate with hardware such as the Pro Eye and our latest SDKs We’re looking forward to seeing how the developer community will continue to push the state of the art in XR. ” Dave Haynes, Director of Developer Ecosystem & Vive X, EMEA 

“We’re very excited to partner with HTC VIVE and Goldsmiths University of London for this unique event, kicking-off 2020 with an emphasis on innovation in VR. Admix is a huge supporter of the VR community through VR/AR Pioneers, so co-hosting this Developer Jam is a natural extension of our developer-focused initiatives.” Kevin Joyce, Lead Evangelist, Admix

About HTC VIVE
HTC VIVE is the premier virtual reality (VR) platform and ecosystem that creates true-to-life VR experiences for businesses and consumers. The VIVE ecosystem is built around premium VR hardware, software, and content. The VIVE business encompasses best-in-class XR hardware; VIVEPORT platform and app store; VIVE Enterprise Solutions for business customers; VIVE X, a $100M VR business accelerator; VIVE STUDIOS, an entertainment, gaming, and enterprise content studio; and VIVE ARTS for cultural initiatives. For more information on VIVE, please visit: vive.com

 

About Admix
Admix is a monetisation platform for VR, AR, esport and games, empowering creators to make money from their content with non-intrusive ads place in the content. Founded in 2017, Admix has raised $2.4M from top European VCs.

 

About Goldsmiths, University of London 
The Vive Developer Jam will be held in St James, Hatcham a deconsecrated church that is now part of Goldsmiths, University of London. The venue has been used extensively for exhibitions and hackathons, including London’s largest Global Game Jam

The event is in cooperation with the MA Computer Games Programming Course and Goldsmiths Masters in Virtual and Augmented reality. A new masters programme that provides practical education in Immersive media combining technical computer science with the psychology of VR. For more info https://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/ma-msc-virtual-augmented-reality/ and https://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/ma-computer-games-art-design/
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