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Monday, August 15 • 17:30 - 18:30
First Mover Experiences in VR

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VR is there, isn´t it? This panel will discuss hands-on experiences of some who moved first into VR - without asking others for permission! So, how did stuff go in the last year?What about motivation and risk, which design and tech choices went great, which badly? Discuss with Chet Faliszek, VR evangelist at Valve, Julie Heyde from VR Unicorns (“Selfie Tennis”), Alan Ladavac from Croteam (“Talos Principle”) and Kayla Kinnunen from Roadhouse Interactive where VR is moving and learn how their experiences in tech, design and … life shaped their perspectives and expectations. Moderated by Tobias Kopka, Program Director of Respawn.

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Tobias Kopka

Conference & Program Director, Quo Vadis / Respawn Gathering
Tobias is the Conference & Program Director at Respawn and Quo Vadis and thus responsible for the program, speaker scouting & international cooperations at our international events. | | Tobias is part of the industry for about 10 years having started in science and education, though having a way longer history in the games space since he grew up in the demoscene in the 90s and was thus always surrounded with all different kinds of... Read More →

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Chet Faliszek

Writer for Valve & VR Evangelist, Valve
Developer at Valve.
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Julie Heyde

Julie Heyde is game jammer with a crush on semi-realistic VR sports games with a twist of dark humor and brutality. Working on #SelfieTennis, #SkiJump, #Archery & #RAGNAROKvr as the #ChickenBitch of @VRUnicorns. Raised in VikingLand and fueled by beer, mushrooms and rainbows while flying with unicorns and riding on wolves.
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Kayla Kinnunen

Game Director, Roadhouse Interactive
Kayla is a game director and is currently leading VR and AR product development at Roadhouse Interactive in beautiful Vancouver Canada. She has spent 15 years in game development and has had the privilege of contributing to several leading game franchises including FIFA, Need for Speed, SSX, Madden and Skate. Kayla joined Roadhouse Interactive in 2011, and was the game director on Warhammer 40,000: Carnage. A VR fan since the 90s, she is... Read More →
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Alen Ladavac

CEO, Croteam
Software engineer experienced in design and implementation of computer and console games and game engines. Broad range of interests and experience in all technical areas of the game development, from renderers and sound engines, through AI and physics, all the way to build systems and content pipelines. Always curious about new areas and interested in news and discussions of upcoming technologies. Specialties: 3D rendering, OpenGL, DirectX... Read More →

Monday August 15, 2016 17:30 - 18:30
Ch.1: Pineapple Island Dock.One Cologne

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