Here comes the blog post of an event named “WebVR Camp – Unlock VR World” which was organized at IMS, Ghaziabad on 10th February, 2018 under the “Activate Mozilla” campaign driven by WebVR India Team. The objective of the event was to learn and teach the development of virtual reality experiences using A-Frame. A-Frame is an Open Source WebVR framework developed by Mozilla VR team for creating virtual reality contents and scenes. According to Mozilla VR team, Having more developers and content creators playing with WebVR is important for the future of virtual reality to help build towards a free and open virtual reality platform not owned by any individual entity. Moreover, Having more contributors know A-Frame will give them a chance to get involved in one of the most exciting revolutions in the field of technology. So, what was me and my team waiting for ? We also took an initiative to support the organisational goal of Mozilla by diving into virtual reality that leverages the Web and teaching college students about A-Frame.
Finally , the day arrived with so much enthusiasm and energy among coordinators and participants. Firstly, a common session took place where we introduced WebVR and Virtual Reality. We talked about Open Source, A-Frame and Mozilla VR Community. It was an open and two way discussion. Participants were very active and took part in the discussion by raising their queries about A-Frame and virtual reality. Before I introduced A-Frame to them, no participant even heard about it and had no idea about this. This was really surprising for me.
I started my session by implementing few primitives and basic concepts. Participants started building their own scenes simultaneously. They found developing VR scenes very interesting and unique. Then I moved to some advanced concepts and explained the ECS pattern by giving real life examples. A break was given to attendees for one and half hours in which we offered snacks to all the participants to keep them energetic and mentally active (as it was a full day event). The break got over and we started a contest in which participants have to build scenes in groups and the one who created most creative scene was awarded with VR device and goodies. The event ended with taking feedback from the participants. Most of the participants said us to organize similar type of event on A-Frame in the future also. We then discussed future plans, takeaways and follow-up plans and set the final status of our event to “Successful”.
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