Virtual reality development bootcamps coming to Santa Clara

As virtual reality devices, and their applications for gaming and entertainment, become more common, commercial opportunities are expanding as well.

To help local residents capitalize on this rapidly growing field, Santa Clara is hosting a series of VR development workshops. According to the event page, attendees will learn about Unity – a widely used platform for the development of VR designs.

The classes are designed to that students can drop in to any of the sessions throughout the series as they develop games to eventually take to the app marketplace. Graduates of the program, who successfully build a VR game, will be able to sell or license their game on a number of different VR arcades.

The bootcamp sessions are set each Sunday for the next several months at Santa Clara’s Central Library – Board Room, 2635 Homestead Road.

Session schedules are split into different times depending on experience level:

  • 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Beginner Training
  • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Intermediate Development
  • 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. – Bootcamp for experienced developers

Potential attendees are advised to arrive with a laptop computer and an updated version of Unity installed.

More information is available on the city’s website here.