On 10th December,2016 Mozilla Bangladesh arranged an event on this upcoming technology Virtual reality(VR) called WebVR@Dhaka. Basically,it was a campaign event of WebVR which is under developer engagement and also a part of Mozilla Active Campaign.The purpose of the event was to introduce the audience with MozVR and how to create virtual reality using A-frame framework.
What was on your mind when you first heard about VR?
Suppose, I imagine you are thinking about something which gets your mind away from the reality.If u thinking like that then you are right.Virtual Reality comes naturally from the definitions for both ‘virtual’ and ‘reality’. The definition of ‘virtual’ is near and reality is what we experience as human beings.
So the term ‘virtual reality’ basically means ‘near reality’. This could of course mean anything but it usually refers to a specific type of reality emulation.In technical terms,virtual reality is a three-dimensional, computer generated environment which can be explored and interacted with by a person. That person becomes part of this virtual world or is immersed within this environment and whilst there is able to manipulate objects or perform a series of actions.
The event was held in Grand Oriental Hospitality Limited and it was started at 12:00 pm and continued till 4:00 pm. There was ticketing system for joining the event and all the tickets sold out just in one day.
There was two speakers who conducted the whole event nicely. Salman Rahman Desh was the opening keynote speaker. He began his speech with WebVR and then he showed everyone how to use A-frame.
He also talked about
- VR devices
- 360 web
- Entity Component system pattern
He explained all the things related to WebVR with colorful pictures and graph.After his session a short refreshment break was taken.
After that Khalid Syfullah Zaman, club lead of Firefox At AIUB take a session with live project related with WebVR. After his session audience got a good concept for making some virtual reality projects.
After his session, audience tried out virtual reality goggles named VR BOX.
Swags were distributed at that time among the participants.
Then a group picture was taken.
and lastly Zayed News taken a group selfie. Without his selfie event was incomplete you know right?? (:P)
In Bangladesh it was the first introductory event about WebVR from Mozilla and it was able to create a very good impact on audience.Everyone was gripped with great wonder and they praised it & exclaiming , “We have seen amazing things today!”
Please Click Here to view the presentation slides from this event.
Event Hashtag: #webVR@Dhaka