5 Takeaways From First Oculus Connect

On September 19 and 20, Oculus hosted its first ever developer conference in Hollywood, California. The attendees of this conference were primarily content makers and developers excited about the Rift and its possibilities. The energy at the event was palpable, and with the demo rooms filled up, the hallways quickly became demo areas for attendees’ […]

Helios Interactive + Open Source

At Helios, we often leverage open source software to create our experiences. Open source software allows us to utilize existing codebases that are flexible, well documented, and thoroughly tested by the larger online community. But we wouldn’t be doing our part if we only consumed existing code, we like to give back too. Over the […]

EventTech 2013

EventMarketer EventTech 2013 took place at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, and it was my first time attending any Event Marketer event. I had the opportunity to attend a number of different sessions, as well as speak. The topic I spoke about was: “Analyze, Synthesize, Maximize: Measuring Digital Experiences”. Data and Analytics have always been a focus of […]

Digital Playbook

Late last night I received George P. Johnson and partners’ Digital Playbook. At first glance, it seemed like it had missed a few key elements. This morning our exec team reviewed the playbook in depth at our weekly process meeting and it proved to be a more interesting document than I had initially thought. There are some […]

Intel Hackathon

Helios Interactive worked closely with BeMyApp and Intel to provide a conducive enviroment for it’s 24 hour hackathon in San Francisco. The goal of the Hackathon was to engage the development community with the Intel Perceptual Computing SDK and camera. The event hosted over 60 participants and produced more than 20 hacks using this new device. […]

Eyeo 2013

After Eyeo Festival 2013, it’s a little hard to describe exactly how I feel. I’m full of hope and inspiration from all the amazing people I saw in person or that I watched present. I was pleasantly surprised that despite the weather, Minneapolis is a shiny beacon of awesome in the upper Midwest. I’m also […]