ARVR ACADEMY ANNOUNCES NEW YORK CITY VIRTUAL REALITY WORKSHOP – Encourages Diversity in VR Education
After successful workshops in San Francisco, Santa Clara and Los Angeles, the ARVR Academy is proud to announce it is extending its workshops to New York City.
The six-week workshop will begin the week of March 6th, 2017. Classes will meet once a week at Thoughtworks in Manhattan (99 Madison Avenue) and cover topics around virtual and augmented reality conceptualization, design, and programming in Unity. The course walks participants through a number of important considerations for building VR experiences, resulting in a final application that participants will build for mobile VR over the course of the classes.
All experience levels and backgrounds are encouraged to apply at www.arvracademy.io. The cost of the workshop series is $120. Partial and full scholarship options are available as needed. Applicants will be notified of selection the week of February 27th, 2017.
About ARVR Academy
ARVR Academy is an organization dedicated to diversity and inclusion in AR and VR through education and professional development efforts to make the ARVR industry more accessible to people of all backgrounds. We seek to increase more representation of people from underrepresented communities inclusive of entrepreneurial, technical, and creative roles in the industry. We are working towards an open sourced curriculum of immersive technologies, and aim to help anyone, regardless of prior experience or background, find their spot in the growing AR and VR industries. ARVR Academy was started by Liv Erickson (High Fidelity, formerly Microsoft), Suzanne Leibrick (Udacity, Suzanimator), and Erin Pangilinan (HARP, Stealth startup). The New York workshops are being organized by Monica Fink (Thoughtworks) and Stephanie Riggs (Sunchaser Entertainment).