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Upload SF Event: Mental Health And Virtual Reality Intro

Upload SF Event: Mental Health And Virtual Reality Intro

Curious how VR can improve mental health? Interested in learning how to build your own mental health VR application?

Join us for a 3 day workshop, where we learn how to build our own VR meditation app from scratch. Every day we hear about VR improving and curing depression and PTSD, and reducing stress across the board. Now you have the opportunity to build your own stress-reducing meditation app.

You will get to work directly with instructors, hear from industry expert Lisa Padilla (NewPathVR) about the current uses of VR for mental health improvement, and meet the local community. Whether you’re exploring a career in VR, want to prototype an idea or just want to learn something new, this workshop will equip you with the key skills to start creating.

Learn more about Mental Health & Virtual Reality: Intro to VR Development with Unity taking place in San Francisco November 17 – 19, 2017.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

• 2 Days of intensive skills training & networking dinner
• Oculus rifts for project testing
• Access to work with Instructors one-on-one
• One week pass to Upload SF or Upload LA

VR WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday, November 17th (6:30pm-9:00pm)

6:30pm: Dinner, drinks and play VR games in our Holodeck Rooms

7:00pm: VR Weekend Talk

7:20pm: Icebreaker

7:30pm: Intro to the VR Industry: history, design contraints, how VR works

8:00pm: Intro to Unity | Building your first VR Experience & Selecting your project

9:00pm: Light drinks and hanging out. We’re done for the night! Get some rest for a big day tomorrow!

Saturday, November 18th (10:00am-6:00pm)

10:00am: Meet and greet and play VR games in our Holodeck rooms

10:30am-12:30pm: Learn to make your first VR game: Shooters Game, Debugging Methods

12:30pm: VR Weekend Talk

1:00pm: Lunch

2:00pm-3:00pm: Guest presentation from Lisa Padilla, NewPathVR

3:00pm-6:00pm: Finish making your Shooters Game, Paper Prototyping, Create Challenges

Sunday, November 19th (10:00am-6:00pm)

10:00am: Doors open, Learning How to Learn on your own in Future

11:00am: Continue building Shooters Game and add on Individual Challenges, Showcase Work

1:00pm: Lunch

2:00 – 4:30pm: Game Development Process, VR Design Principles Analysis, How to Get Started on Your Own

4:30pm – 6:00pm : Continue building challenges, Share your work, Game testing and playing in VR

Learn more about Mental Health & Virtual Reality: Intro to VR Development with Unity taking place in San Francisco November 17 – 19, 2017.

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