Microsoft has gone all in on mixed reality in recent years. The company's Windows Mixed Reality has started well backed by numerous OEM-built head mounted displays (HMDs). Then there is HoloLens 2, which was announced a week ago and will be available soon. Microsoft wants to drum up more developer support, so has announced Mixed Reality Dev Days.
Across May 2, 2019 and May 3, 2019, Microsoft is hosting Mixed Reality Dev Days. These events will allow developers to view and use Microsoft's latest Mixed Reality technologies. Developers will also be able to interact with other dev's and other people from the virtual and augmented reality industry.
Microsoft says during the Mixed Reality Dev Days, attendees can:
- “Code alongside our engineering teams.
- Learn and test the latest in our portfolio: HoloLens 2, new Azure mixed reality services, Azure Kinect Developer Kit, and more!
- Connect with developers like you who are leading a new era of mixed reality applications.
Dev Days is designed for you—your ideas, your feedback. We would love to get your input, learn more about you, your customers and work, and how we can better work alongside you. As we move into this third wave of computing, one based on open principles, Microsoft is a trusted partner who values your feedback. Dev Days is one of the first of many opportunities to build that relationship with you.”
Anyone who has been to or followed a Microsoft developer conference will be familiar with the concept. These days allows people to interact and further connections, while also learning about Microsoft's plans for MR technology.
Microsoft is hosting the dev days at its Redmond headquarters in Washington. The company has yet to offer more details, such as the price of tickets. We also don't know yet if the event is big enough to warrant a live stream from the company.
However, developers can ask for an invite by heading here.