09 Apr

Intel Realsense App Submissions

We at Helios like to participate in various hackathons, developer challenges, and other community events as often as our busy schedules will allow. Over the past few years, we’ve entered a bunch of contests and have come away with something more valuable than prizes or awards — a jump start to new products or applications […]

12 Mar

Game Developers Conference 2015

The theme of the conference this year was mostly VR, with people showing off cool new input devices, VR websites, immersive cinematic experiences, and spiffy new HMDs. VR definitely isn’t going away this time around. Now I just need to figure out which room in my house gets the 360° run in place treadmill by […]

02 Oct

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’ […]

01 Oct

INST-INT Conference 2014

​The INST-INT Conference is “A gathering  focused on the Art of Interactivity for objects, environments & experiences”. It’s put together by the same folks who run the excellent Eyeo Festival, with a more intimate crowd and a focus on interactivity, where the heart of Eyeo this year was data and visualization. It’s held at the stunning Walker […]

30 Jul

VR In Events & Experiential

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last six months, you’ve probably heard SOMETHING about the coming Virtual Reality (VR) revolution. Between the OculusVR, Sony’s Morpheus, and Samsung’s ‘yet to be named’ entry into the market, there will very shortly be a huge number of VR devices in the public eye. Since it […]

04 Apr

GDC 2014

So when I look at most corporate events, I do so through a very different set of lenses than most attendees. I’m typically looking at booth layouts, technologies used to present and promote new products, and anything new and cool — with little regard for the actual reasons for the conference. This year is a little […]

14 Mar

Head of the Order

Recently as a side project I built a tech demo of a gestural combat game called Head of the Order. It ended up winning first place in Intel’s Perceptual Computing Challenge. Head of the Order is a tournament style fighting game where users get to play as wizards and other magical beings while using hand […]

08 Nov

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 […]

07 Aug

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 […]

17 Jun

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 […]