You might think that an 8 am breakfast at OC6, Facebook’s VR developer conference, would deter people from showing up, but thanks to nreal, the AR ready-to-wear mixed reality glasses company and their promise of an all you can eat buffet for the first twenty five arrivals, people started showing up a good fifteen minutes early around 7:45 am. A first for ARVR Women’s casual morning meetup for non-morning people, inspired by Fight Club, David Fincher’s 1997 cult classic staring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.
nreal’s support helped us bring together over 40 industry players from across the globe, many of whom attended their DimensionX art show at Anno Domini gallery, around the corner from the convention center.
The previous day, Mark Zuckerberg gave the OC6 keynote to an eager crowd, revealing that the Oculus store has over a hundred million dollars in sales, with more than 20% of it due to their $399 Quest wireless headset that was announced at last year’s conference.
He officially announced Facebook is making an AR headset, which CNBC reported a couple of weeks ago is code named Orion, and hand tracking is coming to the Quest allowing for gestural input without a game controller.
Perhaps more surprising was the announcement of Horizon, Facebook’s new social VR world, coming to the Quest and Rift platforms in 2020. You can sign up for the beta here. Their current social offerings Spaces and Oculus Rooms will “sunset” on October 25th – which means hasta la vista avatars! It’s been virtual.
Thanks to everyone who joined us for our second annual breakfast at Oculus Connect. And a special thanks to the hardworking teams at Oculus. We’re grateful for their continued support in bringing ARVR Women members to Oculus Connect and making it a welcoming conference that’s truly “here for all.” We’re excited about the future of the immersive ecosystem and the now of it.
JOIN US FOR THE NEXT BREAKFAST FIGHT CLUB!
ARVR Women has two Breakfast Fight Club’s coming up, first in San Francisco at our regular spot, 111 Minna on Friday Oct. 25th, and a special limited edition Google SF Breakfast in mid-November, stay tuned for details!
Meet our Breakfast Champions
If you couldn’t make it to the Breakfast or missed a connection, attendees who submitted their card for our soap raffle are listed below, by industry focus. If you attended and don’t see your name listed, feel free to link to your website in the comments!
NREAL aims to make mixed reality available and accessible to everyone. We strive to realize the full potential of mixed reality by empowering developers to create ground-breaking applications that can ultimately propel a new era of entertainment, productivity and more. Website / Twitter
Tien-Yu Lee, Overseas Marketing Manager / LinkedIn
FXG is an international team, with culturally diverse members from all over the world, passionately devoted to the research and development of Virtual Reality content and technologies. Website / Twitter
Nikk Mitchel, CEO / LinkedIn
Max Noir, Head of Technology / LinkedIn
DEVELOPERS AND STUDIOS
Adam Bruce, VR Producer & Immersive Product Designer / LinkedIn
Becca Little, Software Developer, State Farm / LinkedIn
Cordelia Wolf, VR Developer, Designer at 3lb Games / LinkedIn
DESIGNERS + 3D ARTISTS
Joanna Popper, Global Head of Virtual Reality for Location Based Entertainment at HP / LinkedIn
VR GAMING + CASTING
Kier Simmons, Founder / LinkedIn
SOCIAL + COMMUNITY