Tech in the Commons: Augmented and Virtual Reality bootcamp for nonprofits

By Generocity (other events)

Friday, April 28 2017 3:00 PM 6:00 PM EDT

We are kicking off Tech in the Commons, a four-event bootcamp on new engagement techniques for nonprofits, with support from the Knight Foundation.

Coinciding with the kickoff of Philly Tech Week, our first session will be on augmented and virtual reality. 

Come hear specific case studies and get feedback on how your own organization could get involved -- from Snapchat to games to Google Cardboard and beyond. The focus will be on place-based nonprofits (rec centers, school support, parks groups, etc.) but all are welcome.

The series will launch during Philly Tech Week, the region’s largest annual celebration of innovation, and run as a bootcamp over four consecutive weeks. It will be free to attend. 

Tech In The Commons AR/VR Bootcamp, 3:00 - 5:00pm: 

• 3:00-3:30pm -- Check in, refreshments and networking

• 3:30-4:15pm -- three 10 min. Case Studies

• 4:15-4:30pm -- Break

• 4:30-5:30pm -- Consultations, Reviewing AR/VR exhibitors

• 5:30-6:00pm --  Closing Remarks

Philly Tech Week Innovation Crawl, 5:00pm - 10:00pm: 

The first floor of PhillyCAM will be devoted live demo of examples of locally built Augmented and Virtual Reality. The second floor Radio/ TV Station and Green Screen Room will be open for touring. Come check out the capabilities of this community media center and play with the best local AR/VR teams in the city! 

Innovation Crawl Map / Info (to be linked here)

The full Tech in the Commons bootcamp will run as follows:

• April 28: Augmented and Virtual Reality 

• May 2: Data Storytelling RSVP

• May 9: Live Video RSVP

• May 16: Social Communications RSVP