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[fa icon="calendar"] Aug 25, 2018 2:26:06 PM / by Devika Nautiyal

Devika Nautiyal

 Are you a tech enthusiast or a student? Are you intrigued by all the buzz around Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR) and Virtual Reality (VR)? Do you want to learn Virtual and Augmented Reality programming?

OR maybe you have dipped your toes in Augmented Reality resources, but want to go deeper? Are you looking for avenues to showcase your expertise and research?

OR you want to skip ahead, and start working in the industry?

Don't worry. We have got you covered. Here is a list of resources you can access to learn more and get started with AR, VR and MR.

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Massive Open Online Courses

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) are an economic, efficient and convenient way to learn, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality online courses offers  you the flexibility and convenience to:

A. Learn at your own pace

B. Learn from anywhere as long as you have an Internet connection

C. Get accredited for your courses

D. Learn on a budget, with courses often priced between INR 900-1500.

 

Udemy offers a  Complete Virtual & Augmented Reality Course’. The course is a comprehensive introduction to Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality development.  The topics covered range from fundamentals of C# programming, to tips to build a great portfolio and use it to kickstart your career.  

Coursera offers a course called ‘Getting started with Augmented Reality’ . The courses teaches you to build mobile applications based on Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality, from prototyping, to coding, to deployment on Android smartphones and tablets. Prior experience with programming is not a prerequisite for the course.

Google, the Grandmaster of the Internet is releasing a freeIntroduction to Augmented Reality and ARCore' course on Coursera. You can learn how to develop engaging Augmented Reality applications using Google's Poly Object library.

 A few online courses are sufficient to get you started. These courses stand out on your resume as well.

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 Internships

Applying your Virtual and Augmented Reality training in a real world setting is necessary for mastery. An internship is a great way for you to test the waters of an industry. You get to work on in a real world setting and gain relevant industry experience.  It could also help you streamline your future career choices. The tech companies listed below are at the wavefront of AR, VR and MR. Consider interning with them to get started. 

  • Viron IT
  • NextNow
  • Mofables
  • Scanta
  • Layar
  • Augment
  • Unibit
  • Metagram
  • WeAR
  • Program-Ace

 

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 Conferences & Events

 Have  you already got up to speed with AR, VR and MR with online courses? Are you a researcher or a professional and want to showcase your work? Do you want to keep abreast of the latest research in the field of Technology? Two upcoming Virtual Reality conferences might be right up your alley.

 New York Virtual Reality Expo | October 25-27 2018

Read more about it at: https://www.nyvrexpo.com/

 ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology | Tokyo | Nov 28 - Dec 1 2018

Read more about it at: https://vrst.acm.org/vrst2018/

 The event highlights are shared online. So if you are unable to attend them, you might still benefit.

Need ideas for these events? Check out 5 offbeat uses of augmented reality to get those creative juices flowing!

 

 What you should know if you want to build a career in Augmented Reality ~

 Real estate, Online shopping,  healthcare are some of the myriad industries affected by AR, VR and MR.   So the demand for quality professionals in AR, VR and MR is high and growing. Technical jobs usually require a degree in either engineering or design,  and a good understanding of 3D modelling. Most importantly, the industry wants people who are capable of pushing the boundaries of technology to change the world.

AR, VR and MR industries also need highly competent non technical professionals. "Fuzzy techies', or creative professionals capable of combining creativity and technology are highly sought after. If you have a liberal arts background, the creative doors of the industry are always open for you.

 So what are you waiting for? Dive into these resources, build a solid skill set, apply your skill with an Internship and show us what you achieve ! 

Know How Augmented Reality Can Help Your Business 

Topics: augmented reality books, Augmented Reality programming, virtual reality expo, augmented reality online course, AR, VR and MR, vr education, augmented reality classes

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