• Vince Cavin

Chronos Global Academy Brings Immersive Technologies to SURF and the Community

Here at SURF we are honored to be the home for so many companies and organizations who have a purpose and want to make a genuine difference in the world, Chronos Global Academy is definitely one of them.

Chronos Global Academy are the world leaders in Immersive Technologies. What they do is offer onsite courses for Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality. Their information ranges from learning to develop content for HTV Vive and HoloLens to harnessing the power of 360 cameras and storytelling.

With the belief that every community and field will be able to solve problems and create meaningful content in this new medium. They want to insure the support of the immersive industry while never sacrificing quality and always making its community a priority.

Since this week, Chronos kicked off a series of courses for immersive technologies enthusiasts to learn and grow. Check out how cool they are with this video!

Hear what the students said:

“As a UX designer with very little coding background I was intimidated by the course. I was surprised at how much I learned about it in the timeframe. I can’t even describe the feeling of being able to see a scene in the VIVE that you built that day! Nothing short of exhilarating.”   (Caitlin Esworthy, VR UX designer)

“Wow, I can’t believe I made that after two hours.” – Yu Wada, International Global Business Student UW

“I was surprised how well the course what taught. Going in I thought I was unprepared but the instructor and its class pacing were perfect.”    - Cameron Jensen, Unity Developer

Here are the courses and a brief description of them:

  • Unity for Designers – This course focuses on teaching the basics. If you have no experience with Unity or game engines you will walk away from this course with the foundation to work with Unity as a designer.

  • 360 Video: Pre to Post – This courses focuses on teaching the basics of 360 cameras. These skills are important because fully immersive video experiences are the newest thing to hit the world of social! With this course you will get a head start and walk away with the skills you need to start producing professional immersive content.

  • Microsoft HoloLens Dev 1 (pre requisite: Unity for Designers) – This course focuses on working with HoloLens using the Universal Windows Platform and Unity for HoloLens. When you walk away from this course you will know how to work with the hardware, sensors, and holographic to make your apps and games work with the environment. Please visit their website and the links listed above for more details and to learn more about their local and international communities.

Visit their website to learn more about their local and international communities, Sign up for a course to start creating your own future or just stop by one of their locations including SURF to experience a demo!

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