XR Creators: Simon Jackson & Stephen Hodgson


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The XR Creators speaker series is a bi-weekly event held by the XR Creators Unite community, where community members and others interested in VR and AR gather to share information. This week's featured speakers are Simon Jackson and Stephen Hodgson.

The Mixed Reality Toolkit's (XRTK) primary focus is to make it extremely easy to get started creating Mixed Reality applications and to accelerate deployment to multiple platforms from the same Unity project. Join Stephen and Simon on a whirlwind tour of the XRTK and chat about some of the best practices for creating the best Mixed Reality content (AR/VR/XR) and maximizing your time and money by building for all platforms with a single click of a button.

Simon "Darkside" Jackson (Microsoft Windows Mixed Reality MVP & Xbox MVP) is a long-time software engineer and architect with many years of Unity game development experience, who has authored several Unity Game development titles.  He loves to create Unity projects and to lend a hand educating others. Simon's primary focus at the moment is on the XRTK (Mixed Reality Toolkit) project, aimed at building a cross-platform mixed reality framework to enable both VR and AR developers to build efficient solutions in Unity, and to build and distribute them to as many platforms as possible.

Stephen Hodgson is an expert C# developer and Microsoft MVP focusing on AR/XR/VR. He has over 15 years of experience in Unity and has focused on training and simulation-based mixed reality applications for almost 10 years. He's worked in a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, AEC & construction, nuclear power generation, and interactive storytelling. He's worked on several projects that have won awards from Unity, Tribeca, and Webby. Stephen is one of the original authors and architect of the Mixed Reality Toolkit and strives to make platform agnostic development easier for anyone who wants to make mixed reality content. His main goal is to make it as easy to create XR Content as it is to create and upload a YouTube video.

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