Final Four: A Digital Review

If you were lucky enough to visit this year’s 2015 Final Four Championship in Indianapolis, then you may have found yourself jamming out to Zac Brown Band at White River State Park, dining on some stellar oysters at The Oceanaire Seafood Room, or enjoying one of the greatest men’s college basketball championship games in recent […]

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 […]

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’ […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]