Just like yesterday, the VR sessions were very popular. Even with the change to bigger rooms, lines for popular VR talks would start at least 20min before the session started. The longest line I was in snaked up and down the hallway at least 4 times. The wait was well worth it though!
Today was packed. Many sessions overlapped one another. Wish I could have cloned 3 of myself
Throughout each session, I noticed points (more...)
Hello everyone! I wrapped up the first day at the Games Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco! It’s the first Monday after daylight savings so a morning cup of joe in Moscone West was a welcomed sight!
Wow! All of the VR sessions were very popular and crowded. In the morning, I was seated in the overflow room for the HTC Vive session. Attendees were lucky to be able to go to 2 (more...)
We will be following closely all things UX, IoT, VR, Ai. Our schedules are getting full with some great sessions and workshops. Check back in a week or so to read some of our impressions!
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