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Laurent Bugnion

Regional Director (Partner Program), Microsoft

Session

HoloLens 101: First experiences with holographic computing

Microsoft HoloLens is a fascinating device, bringing augmented reality (or, to be precise, Mixed Reality) to a whole new level. Completely untethered, this Windows 10 computer is worn on your head, is fanless, has a battery life of a few hours, can run any Windows 10 Universal application, can be used to add virtual objects to the “”real reality””, and the range of possible applications defies the imagination.

Everyone has to start somewhere! And this is where Laurent Bugnion, a 2D programming veteran with 20 years coding experience, but a 3D newbie, had to start too. Thankfully IdentityMine is an Official HoloLens partner since 2015, and gathered a lot of experience building applications for this exciting platform. In this session, we will understand what a HoloLens device is, how it works, see live demos, and then see how the 3D development environment is setup. We will use simple examples to understand how coding works in the 3D world and how you can interact with holograms 🙂 This session will be rich in new information and in demos, so come prepared to experience a new reality. And who knows, you might be in the lucky few who get to try the device in 1:1 sessions later!

Level: Beginner

Biography

Laurent works as Senior Director for Valorem Consulting (previously IdentityMine), one of the leading companies (and Gold Partner) for Microsoft technologies such as Windows Presentation Foundation, Xamarin, Windows Store, Windows Phone, XBOX and generally User Experience. He is based in Zurich Switzerland.

Laurent writes for MSDN magazine and other publications, codes in Windows, WPF, Xamarin (iOS and Android), ASP.NET and his blog is on blog.galasoft.ch. He is a frequent speaker at conferences such as Microsoft MIX, TechEd, VSLive, TechDays and many other international events. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (Windows Application Development) since 2007, a Microsoft Regional Director since 2014 and a Xamarin Most Valuable Professional since 2015. He is the author of the well-known open source framework MVVM Light for Windows, WPF, Xamarin, and of the popular Pluralsight reference course about MVVM Light.