Intro to XR: Designing the Future

Extended reality (XR) merges the real and virtual worlds, creating opportunities for new kinds of design work. In this 20-minute lightning talk, Nina Lin will give an overview of the emerging tech of XR and its connections to the broader tech landscape including the metaverse. She’ll also share resources for a deeper dive into the UX design of XR. Plus, we’ll have five Oculus Quest 2 headsets so you can try out the VR experience!

4:30 PM – Doors open
5:00 PM – Designing the Future: An Intro to XR
5:20 PM – Q&A
5:30 PM – Interactive VR experience & demos, socializing until 7 PM
About Nina

Nina Lin was born in Japan and raised in Hawai’i and is a passionate youth advocate and Extended Reality (XR) entrepreneur. She is the CEO and Co-Founder of XRIO, an XR startup focused on harnessing the power of play and emerging technology to develop an educational platform of immersive games and experiences. Her professional background spans across a wide variety of fields including both digital and spatial design.

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Big Island Tech Meetup

Let’s kick off the new year with the first Big Island Tech meetup! This is a place to meet other techies and help build the local community. How can we bring in remote jobs and create local opportunities?
Some ideas for future meetings: Tech training, demos, community projects.
4:00 – 4:15 Intro4:15 – 4:30 News, jobs and announcements4:30 – 5:20 Discussion: Tech in Hawaii – What’s happening, ideas, opportunities.5:20 – 5:30 Closing

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IP: Protecting Your Business Online

Facilitated by Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership (MCBL)
Topic: Managing a Business
Having an understanding of Intellectual Property is important for all small business owners. Join the Patsy T. Mink Center and the Business Law Corps for an interactive workshop to help you understand why you must protect your company’s intellectual property.
Gain insights on:

Intellectual Property For Your Business
Trademarks, Patents, Copyright
The Biggest IP Mistakes Businesses Make
Using IP to Compete in the Market

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