Looking for a Unity3D software engineer

I’m working on a revolutionary virtual and augmented reality product and am looking for a part-time Unity3D developer.  It will turn into a full-time position when we meet certain milestones.  We are seeking a hard-working Unity Software Engineer to join our team in building Unity based solutions in a collaborative, fast paced, high energy environment. Our ideal candidate has a passion for clean code, a love for 3D and VR, and a hunger to learn and grow within the software industry.

YOU NEED TO HAVE:

  • Excellent understanding of Computer Science fundamentals
  • Minimum 2 years game development experience
  • Minimum 1 years experience working with Unity (ideally in C#)
  • Familiarity with all elements of Unity, beyond simple gameplay
  • Familiarity with common non-development 2D and 3D tools (Photoshop, Flash, Maya, Blender, ZBrush etc.)
  • Must be located in the Seattle/Redmond Washington area

NICE TO HAVE:

  • Shipped polished, highly-performing Unity solution
  • Game development experience beyond Unity (a background in OpenGL)
  • Experience with editor scripting and tool building
  • Experience with Unity’s new (5.0+) UI system
  • Experience with Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Experience with Java or Objective-C

If interested, please click the Contact Me link

Thanks, Patrick

Creating VR/AR business intelligence components on your virtual desk

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Okay, I’m actually getting better at this VR/AR development stuff.  One of the features I want when I’m in my virtual business world is the ability pin or put my favorite metrics right onto my desk.  Yeah, that makes sense.  Why have it on a dashboard where I have to go see it, why not just have it on my desk like other nick-knacks.

Email me with any questions or suggestions.

Enjoy, Patrick

My morning with Microsoft’s HoloLens

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I received an invite to come and experience the Microsoft HoloLens from the perspective of a developer.  The event was held in the creative garage of the Max Hotel which was different.  I showed up and was nicely greeted and got to talk startups with a budding entrepreneur, then off to the demo.  No Pictures allowed.  Smile

The demo we got to play was a space shooter game.  You move around the room and zap creatures coming out of the wall.  I have to admit, I was very impressed with the sound and the resolution of the display.  I’ve experienced the screen door effect in Oculus and didn’t notice it at all here.  The app was fast and was a great time playing.  I could completely move around the room, not tethered to a thing.

The device itself is VERY impressive.  I have to admit, it was kind of like wearing a baseball hat.  It was super light and having the real world available at all time keeps you from getting motion sickness, like with the Oculus.  Microsoft has done an excellent job on this prototype because once it is on, it really wasn’t a distraction at all.   The device is computer, everything is baked into it.  Love that.

The event was to get developers interested in purchasing the developers kit.  I already signed up so this just confirmed that I made the right decision.  The developer kit is pretty steep at $3,000 but if you are serious about AR, then it is the right decision to make.  The nice part of it is you can use the Unity engine and Visual Studio to get started.  All something I’m already comfortable with.

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I’m a believer in Virtual Reality (VR) as I want that ALL-IN experience.  But after using HoloLens and it’s Augmented Reality (AR), I see a whole new platform to experience for interesting applications and productivity.  I CAN’T WAIT!

Regards, Patrick

Announcing RadicalVR a new consulting firm focused solely on the next generation of Virtual Reality technologies.

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Nearly 10 years ago, I started Extended Results that was a business intelligence consulting firm that had a razor sharp focus on the need for high-end services and software solutions.  This was important because business intelligence was buried deep within I.T. or large consulting companies.  Extended Results was the foremost leader in creating amazing visual business intelligence solutions and experiences.  After a successful exit to TIBCO Software, I got a chance to re-group and re-think about WHAT’S NEXT.  I’ve been fortunate to capitalize on the PC movement in the early 90’s, the Internet in 2000 and mobile devices in 2013.  But what is going to dominate the next 10 years?

Virtual Reality Anywhere

Well, I’m sure you have been hearing and reading all the fantastic news about Virtual Reality from Oculus, Value Software SteamVR, Samsung Gear VR, Microsoft Hololens, HTC vive and many others.

I believe Virtual Reality is going to be the next big fundamental movement in technologies over the next 5 to 10 years. There are numerous companies building hardware and software for virtual reality today.  Billions of dollars of investments are rolling into companies around the United States.  If you are a business today, virtual reality technologies will affect your business like no other technologies have in the past.  You will either accept it or be left behind.  It is just a matter of fact.  But where do you start?

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I’m excited to announce the first of a kind consulting services and solution firm focused solely on the Virtual Reality experience.  RadicalVR will help companies envision their business strategies, model experiences and build realistic software using the latest innovations from best-in-class hardware and software companies.

At our core we believe the following

Innovation is at the core of our business. We have recognized that Virtual Reality is finally coming of age and that there is a need for a company that can help your business strategize and prepare for the fundamental changes your business will experience. VR will change your business whether you believe it or not and it is coming fast. No company is prepared, but RadicalVR can help you lead while others follow.

From within RadicalVR, our team is focused on providing best consulting services and software solutions that businesses will need to advance quickly into this futuristic technology. We are partnering with leaders in the VR industry to stay on top of what is important and what might be a gimmick so that your business is well prepared.

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Watch us, follow us or join us.  This is going to be like no other venture you have experienced before.  You can find out more at my new web site http://RadicalVR.com

Enjoy!  Patrick

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Virtual Reality #Analytics with Oculus Rift – Yeah I can do this.

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Well, with the free time I have on my hands now, why not?!  With Oculus being on the forefront of VR and now Microsoft touting their HoloLens, why not take these amazing technologies and look, pun intended, into the future.  I have had the Oculus dk2 sitting in my home office for a month.  Well, it is time to take it out of the box and create something new!

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I believe as we begin to augment the world around us, remember Google Glass and their augmentation tech in front of us, this can be a powerful technology for business people.  Just think of a retail manager being able to overlay sales, returns, customer reviews on top of the products as they walk around the store.  Cool idea right?!

AugmentedBI from Extended Results

In the past, I created this augmentedbi solution on my smartphone where I could take a picture of an item on the shelf and immediately return sales information on that item.  Powerful and actionable.  No need to go look at a stupid report.

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Then we created this crazy NBA example of using a Microsoft Kinect which was well received at the MIT Sports Analytics conference in Boston.  See in real-time matchups and how to compete to WIN!

I believe there are great opportunities in augmenting the world around us from a business insight perspective.  I’ve been asked about a few hundred times now what I’m going to do NEXT.  Well, this is an area of interest because I want to get lost in the virtual world! 

Now I have to get back to getting this Oculus setup so I can LIVE the Data and not just look at another dumb dashboard or report.

Would love to hear your thoughts.

Enjoy, Patrick

PS: Because I’m a bit abstract in my thinking, here is an early prototype we were working on at Extended Results.  My glasses look better than Google Glass.  But theirs was at least real… Smile

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