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As Mixed Reality markets grow, how does a professional transition into this new technology field?

edited March 2016 in Discussion

Although Mixed Reality has technically existed for quite some time, it's no question that this sleeping giant is awakening and providing new opportunities to various industries. New hardware and software is entering the wild, looking for app developers and producers. Some companies will see which way the wind is blowing, and adapt. Others won't, and perhaps lose their relevancy. But at the moment, there doesn't quite seem to be a job marketplace dedicated to mixed reality (PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong!).

So, how does someone in a related (or non-related) technical field transition over to into the realm or Mixed Reality?

For instance, I'm in wave 3 of the Hololens availability. I have nearly a decade of GIS experience. I'm a full-time worker, and Dad. but want to work on Hololens apps and games.

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  • For the time being, I would recommend first building up your skill set. To support developers in what's really a brand new field of technology, our team has put together some awesome content in our Holographic Academy.

    Check it out and install the tools to get your dev pc ready for 3/30.

  • This is a great question. Exciting times ahead

  • Hey bbilbo1, you do raise very good point however it is going to up to us my friend to explore and map this exciting uncharted AR territory and point out the amazing opportunities i.e we holo-pioneers will help create and shape the market. I've spend the last year promoting the inevitable VAR revolution to all of my clients... I just hope now I can live up to the excitement I've generated lol

    As Corey suggested the Holo Academy has some great getting started tutorials plus even without having the physical device you can still prepare right now by learning the basics of Unity and creating Windows 10 Universal Apps in Visual Studio 2015.

    Good luck my fellow Holoneer I cant wait to see what your imagination creates ☺

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