An Introduction to Open Source Augmented Reality
Talk Description: As the lead moderator for project northstar, the world's first open source AR headset that boasts a 110 degree horizontal fov, and 75 degree vertical fov, combined with ultraleap's hand tracking technology, I'll walk users through getting started with open source, and how to benefit from designing with a lower cost platform like northstar, with the goal of using it as a test platform for other more expensive hmds like the hololens 2 and magic leap.
Speaker Bio: Bryan currently works at Looking Glass Factory as a Technical Specialist and on the open source "Project Northstar" initiative. He graduated from Morgan State University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Environmental Design. During his studies at Morgan State he worked for architecture firms such as GWWO architects and ADW architects working on various residential, commercial, and institutional projects. During his junior year at Morgan State, he began an internship at HighRock Studios working on creating a new pipeline with Unreal Engine for VR visualization. Bryan was able to integrate VR into unreal before official support was added to the software, and eventually shift a majority of 3D work into realtime environments like Unreal Engine. Shortly after graduating from Morgan State, Bryan picked up Leap Motion’s project Northstar project and began leading the community development effort. Bryan oversaw steamvr development, and helped integrate the Intel RealSense t265 6DOF tracker into the driver stack. Bryan is also working on adding Linux support for unreal engine’s openXR plugin. He’s interested in Construction, Architecture, 3D/Realtime engines, and Star Trek. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryan-chris-brown-00760979