Lance Larsen - .NET Architect Madison Wisconsin

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imageIMG_6052Actively engaged in the organization and planning of the Harry Potter Festival in Jefferson, Wisconsin!  Great event!

Setup a free Mixed Reality / Virtual Reality experience for children of all ages :)

We setup and ran…
- 1 Microsoft Mixed Reality Headset (with just arrived controllers!)
- 4 Hololens
- 3 Oculus Rifts
- 1 HTC Vive

The event had in excess of 40,000 attendees!  Wow…  

We ran all of our systems for two days straight – and almost always had lines waiting for each station.

Was all worth it seeing the amazement and joy on so many faces that had never tried anything like these devices – especially love the Hololens “WOW” response from so many.

Best compliment of all – from more than one – was “…that was the most magical experience we’ve had… thank you!”

Wait until you see what we have next year!

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MadisonVR_2017.10.25Awesome talk at one of my favorite meetup groups, the Madison XR Meetup!

Fantastic audience for “Imagining New Realities for XR/AR/VR – the Next Generation Human Machine Interface (Unity + .NET)

Went through current and future XR/AR/VR devices – with a focus on the Hololens and the brand new Microsoft Mixed Reality headsets! 

With my latest talk “Mixed Reality: Building the Age of Experiences with Lance Larsen (Microsoft MVP)” (now on LinkedIn SlideShare! – sans videos)

So many exciting releases of both hardware and software. :)

Looking to get the latest Microsoft Mixed Reality devices? check these out…


imageWe live in AWESOME times… Hololens + new Mixed Reality Headsets, oh my!

To develop for each of those, you need to keep up with the latest and greatest Unity Betas – download them here…

Want to save my fellow Holonauts some time – if you come across the curious problem where when you go to build and run – you’ll now see that the “Unity C# Projects” checkbox is disabled?!?  That’s not right…

The solution to this is to…

1) Open “Player Settings”
2) Expand “Other Settings”
3) Find “Scripting Backend”
4) You’ll see that the default is now “IL2CPP”, change that to “.NET”

Now your “Unity C# Projects” is re-enabled!

Enjoy and go build some awesome Mixed Reality Apps!

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AB'sTecimageWhile presenting on the Hololens at Twin Cities Code Camp (TCCC) (www.twincitiescodecamp.com) – had the opportunity to do an awesome YouTube interview with AB’sTech (YouTube Channel). 

https://youtu.be/j0uS1MtExfw

Pleasure to get to know you Aaron!  Thanks for the opportunity to speak with you about the Hololens. :)


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Kids can’t help but to smile when exploring with the Hololens…  Had 50+ kids at the Robot Symposium get their first experience with Augmented Reality – will certainly be part of their future!