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Full of AWE at Augmented World Expo 2017

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Augmented World Event 2017


There are not many event series I can say I have attended since day one but the Augmented World Expo, formerly the Augmented Reality Event, is one I can put in that category. This was the 8th annual event and no doubt it sure has come a long way since that first event I visited in 2010.


AWE is the largest event focused on the commercial side of AR, VR, and includes wearables. “AR and VR are bringing superpowers to the people and this year we are on a mission to highlight how to use these Superpowers to Change the World. This year’s conference and expo will showcase speakers, startups and organizations who are using AR & VR to drive economic growth, encourage empathy and collaboration, democratize healthcare and education, and promote sustainability in the world.”
-event website This year was the best year for AWE in my opinion and their biggest ever. The event brought in 4,700 attendees, 351 speakers, and 212 exhibitors from all over the world.

I got to…

Whale Con - The VR Pioneers: Catching Fire with WebVR

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Christian Perry has been a community organizer and collector of knowledge on the West Coast for some time. His SF Beta events are one of many that have helped educate the masses to high tech and take entrepreneurs from idea to funded startups. Christian's latest endeavor is the podcast Whale Con: The VR Pioneers. I had the opportunity to chat with Christian a couple weeks back about all things WebVR and then some.
Enjoy and share any feedback below!

ConTechTrio 65: Damon Hernandez from AEC Hackathon & Samsung on Hacking Workflows in Construction

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On Friday April 28th I had the opportunity to join construction tech stardom with an interview by ConTechTrio. ConTechTrio is a podcast by construction technology gurus Rob Mckinney, James Benham, and Josh Bone. Every Friday the ConTechTrio review the current technology news and conduct an interview with a industry expert. They have interviewed some incredible people and it was an honor to be included in their lineup.

(Here the guys interview Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe)
Enjoy the podcast!

Listen to "ConTechTrio 65: Damon Hernandez from AEC Hackathon & Samsung on Hacking Workflows in Construction" on Spreaker.

Thanks again James, Rob, and Josh for the fun time and great opportunity.

Spring into event season: Part 1 - March

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Spring is a time of new beginnings. Many plants begin to grow, flowers blossom, and the world comes out of winter hibernation. Yet it goes beyond a season and includes ideas of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth. In the tech scene, it is also the blossom of a busy conference season. Let's take a look at some of the 'flowers' that attracted this tech bee the past few months. We start with March.

Game Developer Conference - San Francisco, USA
The Game Developers Conference or GDC is THE event for those in the gaming industry and related technologies. As an attendee, I saw plenty of virtual reality on the expo floor. Over the past few years it has been amazing to see how companies like Unity, Google, and Facebook have increased the size of their presence at GDC.



VR Gaming Summit - San Francisco, USA




Following GDC was the VR Gaming Summit. The VR Gaming Summit is a conference focused on VR gaming and entertainment trends. I was an invited speaker and had …