Three-Day HTC Vive Developer Jam Taking Place in January Looking to Create Next-Gen XR Applications

Do you have a keen interest in virtual reality (VR) technology and its potential applications? Perhaps you’ve had an idea for a piece of software that you’d love to see realised but aren’t too sure on how to achieve it. Then you may want to apply for HTC Vive upcoming Vive Developer Jam being held in London, UK next month.

HTC Vive Developer Jam

Being run in partnership with Goldsmiths University of London, Department of Computing and VR/AR monetisation platform Admix, the Vive Developer Jam is open to working professionals, entrepreneurs, academics or students as they look to create the industry’s next XR innovations. Corsair will be the official PC hardware partner providing participants the equipment.

Attendees will have access to the latest HTC Vive hardware as well as software development kit’s (SDK) for eye/lip and hand tracking. Workshops, mentors and space will all be available ensuring the perfect environment to create a new videogame, enterprise application or any other idea they can think of.

“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,” said Dave Haynes, Director of Developer Ecosystem & Vive X, EMEA in a statement.

“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,” adds Kevin Joyce, Lead Evangelist, Admix.

The Vive Developer Jam will take place from 24th – 26th January 2020 at Goldsmiths St James Hatcham. The Friday evening will be filled with workshops then teams will be formed for a full weekend of hacking, with a winner announced Sunday night. You can register your interest at the official Vive Developer Jam Eventbrite page. You’ll then be notified if your application has been successful. For any further updates on the event, keep reading VRFocus.