The January ’18 Edition of the Berytech Meetups powered by GIST hosted hardware, software and industry experts to talk about their experiences in Virtual Reality.
First, here’s a quick round up:
Dermendar – Rebecca Abi Raad and Abd el Mageed Suckar
Dermendar started in 2007 with the first panorama program that stitched together pictures to create a 360 degrees vision. It was later introduced on mobile offering an added value to the 270 degrees that the panoramic cameras that were introduced to phones. With the VR Kit, the Dermendar team aims to take 360 degree images to another level.
- Don’t stop and keep trying: When mobile stores launched panoramic cameras after we pioneered it, we had doubts in continuing but then we realized the added value we had by creating 360 panorama captures.
- Don’t go into projects that vitally rely on hardware: Compatibility is hard to keep up with when you make hardware.
- Do it yourself when it comes to hardware: When you buy already existing hardware in the market you end up with many restrictions, thats why we built our own.
- Keep it stupid simple: create a simple prototype that is well engineered and easy to use first and move on from there.
Watch the video to learn more of the Dermendar journey, first views of products they have been developing and major trends in VR today.
Game Cooks – Lara Noujaim
“If you find a way to distinguish yourself, it is easier to get exposure just by putting yourself out there.”