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The pain of not being able to develop for HoloLens
I'm quite new to the HoloLens community, and this post may seem a bit off-topic. But I look into HoloLens: The Reviews, apps, and capabilities, the more I see potential and the future. And I want to be a part of that future. My mind has sparked with ideas for apps that I could only dream could exist when I was a child. Now I want to make that dream a reality for myself and for others, and hopefully become successful as a third-party app developer.
Before I can pursue my dream of making my visions reality (or Augmented Reality I should say :P), I have two main issues that must be resolved on my end. The first is money. Being 17 and unemployed, I only barely have over $200 to call my own. I can't afford a $3000+ HoloLens, and I barely have enough to spend on Windows 10 Pro for an emulator.
The second issue being knowledge (or lack thereof). I'm quite endowed and experienced in parts of C++, C#, Java, CSS, HTML, and XAML. But 3D holograms are a beginner's worst nightmare! I'd personally love to work on a team and gain experience and get to know the Developer lifestyle while educating myself at the same time.
I was thinking of writing this to Microsoft, but I was wondering what the community had to think about my predicament. How do I find encouragement and solutions to these problems that are preventing me from embracing and furthering the platform and holograms in general. Hope that I can find a way to do this