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  • Oculus Announces a Virtual Reality Conference for September

    Earlier today, Oculus VR announced that they are going to hold a new virtual reality focused conference, Oculus Connect. The event is slated to take place September 19-20 at the Loews Hotel in the alternate reality capital of the world: Hollywood.


    Attendees will be the first to learn about upcoming Oculus technology, with sessions and workshops led by Oculus engineers and industry pioneers. Developers at the event will also have opportunities to receive design and engineering feedback directly from the Oculus team in hands-on labs.

    Oculus Connect will also feature keynotes from Brendan Iribe (CEO), Palmer Luckey (Founder), John Carmack (CTO) and Michael Abrash (Chief Scientist) on Oculus, virtual reality, and the future of the medium. The full session list will be announced as we draw closer to the show.

    In addition to this big news, Oculus has also mentioned how they have picked up RakNet. RakNet is a "comprehensive C++ game networking engine designed for ease of use and performance." As part of this acquisition, Oculus made the middleware solution open source.

    The tech is tuned for cross-platform, high-performance applications that operate across a wide variety of network types. Key features include object replication, remote procedure calls, patching, secure connections, voice chat, and real-time SQL logging. The technology has been licensed by thousands of indie developers, as well as companies like Unity, Havok, Mojang, Maxis and Sony Online Entertainment.

    You can find out more on this acquisition at the Oculus VR blog.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Oculus Announces a Virtual Reality Conference for September started by Shawn Zipay View original post
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      Open source raknet? Did not expect that in this article. ...but I'm not complaining! Now that itia in my hobby programming budget range ($0 or less) I'll have a look!
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