Tech events on the first Thursday of every month @ The EngineShed, Bristol

1900-2100 Thursday 02 Jul 2015 - Soft Skills and VR A new world with new challenges RSVP

Tagged with: softskills, VR, virtualreality

Soft Skills - Sean O’Neill

This talk is for anyone interested in the non-technical side of being a software engineer. Sean is a beginner at soft skills so the talk is aimed at other beginners. It should give anyone a basic grounding in the area and some basic tools to get started. Sean will be going through the current models of how people think and behave. This should help us understand :

  • why people are motivated
  • how people get into arguments
  • how to resolve conflicts
  • how people learn
  • how people can be more productive

Virtual Reality - A new world with new development challenges - Lukas Roper & Dan Page

Dan Page will introduce the session with a round-up of the virtual reality market as it stands at the time of the meeting. Lukas Roper will follow-up with an in-depth look at some of the challenges presented by the medium and how he and the Opposable Games team have made efforts to overcome them.

Both Dan and Lukas will then take a wider look at some of the challenges still waiting to be solved and the steps beginning to be taken by developers to start tackling them. Likely subjects will include the sim-sickness, potential widespread adoption, fragmentation, locomotion in first person games and hardware limitations.

Dan and Lukas will then move on to look a little further into the future at where the virtual reality market might go, with a look at predictions in mobile, console and desktop VR.


YouTube Channel now live

Posted by James on 09 Oct 2013

We’re pleased to announce that our YouTube channel is now live and has this month’s talks on it for you to watch now.

We intend to record each month’s talks and post the videos there.


Coming soon!

Posted by James on 17 Jul 2013

Hello and thanks for dropping by. We’re starting our new meetup group very soon - please keep checking back to see what’s going on.

Meetings will be held on the first Thursday of each month, starting September 2013. We welcome talks about anything IT-based - particularly, but not exclusively, programming-centred. If you would like to present a talk, please get in touch via our Twitter account.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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