For those already working in XR or for those looking to break into the industry, AR & VR developers from around the world take advantage of what the AWE community has to offer. Take part in developer workshops and meet with some of the major players and hottest startups creating hardware and software for tomorrow’s spatial computing experiences.
Whether you want to learn how to develop for XR devices such as HoloLens, HTC Vive, Magic Leap, Meta Quest, and other top hardware, or figure out how to use your development skills for mobile AR/VR experiences, AWE provides an open and collaborative environment for developers to learn how to leverage their skill set.
Looking to redirect your attention from the screen to something more face-to-face? AWE’s leading conferences are the best place for XR developers to connect with colleagues and potential employers, offering an opportunity for you to further your augmented or virtual reality career. You’ll be certain to grow your network and expand your skill set by attending!
Developers can benefit from hands-on demos with the newest hardware and interaction tools. Speak with the teams behind the XR products shaping the future of the industry and get first-hand advice on how to best use the latest platforms from the likes of Adobe, Epic Games, Meta, Microsoft, Niantic, Snap, Unity, as well as SDKs such as Apple’s ARKit, Google’s ARCore, and more.
There is also the opportunity to witness the work of fellow developers come to life in the AWE Playground, a space dedicated entirely to premieres, launches and exclusive creations from the XR world - think more theme park than trade show expo. Get inspired for your own AR/VR development project by experiencing some of the most entertaining and exciting augmented and virtual reality demos of the year.
If in-person events aren’t your domain, then AWE offers its online awe.live platform, an always-on hub for the XR community. The awe.live platform is a place where developers can connect with one another to share ideas, tips and knowledge, as well as watch and listen to a wide variety of AR/VR-related video and podcast content.
Plus, awe.live allows you to connect directly with the companies whose software you are using via their virtual exhibitor booths, allowing you to find key people from some of the XR industry’s leading organizations. From there, you can strike up a conversation or schedule a virtual meeting to learn even more about how to best utilize their SDKs.
As well as its in-person events and awe.live portal, AWE offers a wide range of resources geared towards developers:
Get tutorials on the latest AR/VR platforms and SDKs from companies such as 8th Wall, Epic Games, Meta, Niantic, nreal, Unity and more;
Gain insight from AWE’s AR/VR-related blog posts and learn where you can divert your development efforts in order to be a part of some of the latest industry trends;
Attend workshops through the AWE Academy and enhance your development skills by learning from some of the most experienced instructors in the XR industry;
Find XR developer jobs with AWE's jobs board (in partnership with Jobs in XR). With AR and VR both rapidly growing technologies, XR companies are always on the lookout for developers of all experience levels;
Attend meetups in the form of the AWE Nite series and connect with both fellow developers, and those looking to work with you for your development expertise;
Join AWE’s Weekly Spatial newsletter for weekly XR news in your inbox every Friday.
Even if you don’t have development experience that specifically relates to AR/VR, the AWE community is the best place to get involved and learn about how to become an augmented or virtual reality developer. Opportunities await you when you take part in AWE to connect with those working in the industry and grow your development knowledge and skill-set.