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Virtual Reality Code Camp

Jul. 29, 2017 | by Rae Gerardino | Category: Blog Post

DevCon PH conducted the Virtual Reality (VR) Code Camp last July 22, 2017, at Z.com in Makati City, the program’s venue sponsor.

Mr. Jun De Jesus, the event lead, gave a brief introduction as to what Devcon is all about and encouraged the participants to be part of DevCon as a volunteer. He then encouraged participants to register to the upcoming event of Accenture PH, “Shaping the Future Forum - Manila”.

Ms. Raisa Montoya, Jr. Marketing Specialist of Z.com, introduced their company to everyone and shared some of their services that they are currently offering. 

When the code camp started, Mr. John Hay Supetran presented important things to remember when developing for VR, and as well as the outline of the activities for the day. 

Afterwards, Mr. NJ Realubit taught the basics of developing for VR in Unity, with the help of Mr. Supetran and Mr. TJ Jamlang who assisted participants with the difficulties they encountered during the activities.

Before lunch time, the participants did an activity where they replicated what they have learned during the first half of the code camp. Though most of them continued to improve their work while eating their lunch.

After the second half of the code camp, the participants were divided into groups of 3 or 4 for the hackathon. Everyone was determined to create the best output that they can. And when the time came to present their project, all of them certainly did great a job! Though everyone performed well, here are the chosen winners: 

The winners of the hackathon weren’t the only ones with prizes, as selected participants who posted in social media about the event were also given prizes for their creative posts.

Also, two participants were given the “Early Bird” prize for arriving early at the code camp’s venue.

Lastly, out of all the participants that came and signed up for the “Shaping the Future Forum - Manila”, one participant was randomly picked out to win a prize.

To sum it up, the participants had a great time learning a lot about the basics of developing for VR. This event wouldn’t have been possible without the program speaker, Mr. NJ Realubit, his colleagues, Mr. John Hay Supetran and Mr. TJ Jamlang, the DevCon volunteers, sponsors, and especially the participants. 

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