Calling all Virtual Reality gurus and emotional beings to join forces for a weekend of hacking and collaboration. Hosted by a joint effort from ARVR Academy and the innovative new AI music startup, Melodrive, we're looking for forward-thinking developers to join us to hack emotions in interactive media (VR/AR/MR/Gaming).
We've lined up leaders in the interactive media community, including experts in interactive story-telling, cognition, AI and music, to share their expertise on how to create and/or evaluate emotionally-driven experiences.
No Hackathon would be complete without free gadgets! In addition to the free food and drinks, we'll be giving away an Oculus Go(sponsored by Melodrive) and Xbox One X(sponsored by Microsoft) for specific hack challenges, as judged by our speaker panel.
VR AR AI Start-up Investor, Advisor | Creator @ EnteringVR.net
Amy LaMeyer currently invests and advises start-ups in VR/AR/AI on strategy development, business modeling, marketing plans, fundraising and network connections. This includes mentoring at Boost VC and the Women in XR Venture Fund. She has also worked with ARVR Academy, Variable Labs and Maiden Voyage Productions’ Just Like Me But Different. To enable others to learn about VR/AR she created EnteringVR.net and has written articles published in Virtual Reality Pop.
Principal Engineering Manager, Audio + AI for Mixed Reality
Tom Butcher, a Principal Engineering Manager in the Mixed-Reality group at Microsoft, has dedicated his career to building experiences fusing AI, machine learning, information retrieval, design, and art as well as building teams and investing in talent. Tom also is an accomplished musician and owns a small business in Seattle called Patchwerks focused on synthesizer retail, education, and community.
Melodrive is an AI adaptive music solution for visual experiences. Whether in a virtual world, a video game, or in your custom-made video, Melodrive provides an AI soundtrack that adapts to the emotional journey of your content.