Oculus VR, creator of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, will be holding their first-ever developer conference, Oculus Connect, in Los Angeles this September, the company announced today
Engineers from Oculus VR, as well as other luminaries from the virtual reality industry, will lead panels and workshops during Oculus Connect. And attendees will get the latest updates on upcoming Oculus technology, along with feedback from the Oculus team in hands-on labs. Keynote speakers include Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe, founder Palmer Luckey, chief technology officer John Carmack and chief scientist Michael Abrash; the keynotes will be livestreamed.
Oculus Connect will take place at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California, from September 19th to 20th. Those interested in heading over can find registrations opening up on July 10th at the Oculus Connect website
Along with the developer conference, Oculus announced today that it has acquired RakNet, the C++ networking middleware developed by Jenkins Software, and has made the technology open-source under a modified BSD license. RakNet has been used by developers from indie studios to major companies such as Unity Technologies, Havok and Sony Online Entertainment. The acquisition has also offered up a newly open-sourced version of RakNet, available directly through Oculus VR's GitHub