The Inaugural Blacks in Technology Conference, instantly tagged as BITCON2018, is a 3-day interactive platform for professionals, entrepreneurs, influencers, subject matter experts, students, and thought leaders who share a common goal... increasing the visibility and representation of black men and women in the tech industry.  As we seek to further our mission of establishing a practice of world class excellence, BIT has crafted a stimulating and engaging program that intertwines and encompasses the Twin Cities educational, business, political and tech communities. Utilizing forums such as tech exhibits, career fairs, pitch competitions, networking parties, city innovation tours, lightning talks, and panel discussions, BIT invites you to redefine your career in tech…
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Saturday, October 13 • 10:00am - 10:50am
The Virtual and Augmented Reality of Things

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The uses and applications for VR and AR are constantly growing. From video games, to movies, to consumer experiences, a panel of gurus will share insight on the limitless possibilities that VR and AR hold. Moderated by VR and AR Architect and Visionary, Chris Lafayette, this is one event you don't want to miss!

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Christopher Lafayette

Emergent Technologist, The Armada
Christopher Lafayette is an Emergent Technologist in medtech, virtual & augmented reality, ai, climate and applied sciences. He is a Silicon Valley national and international speaker. Thought Leader. Culture & Inclusion Advocate.

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Joseph Caddell

CG Generalist / Lighting Artist, Method Studios
Hello my name is Joseph Caddell, and I've been a 3D Artist in the video game industry for 7+ years. The past 2 years I've ventured into VR. I focus more on creating visually compelling experiences in VR, though I've obtained useful technical insight and rules for creating 3D art for... Read More →
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Jazzy Harvey

Jazzy is a Virtual Reality filmmaker who shoots, writes, edits, and produces immersive stories. Born the middle of three girls to a Jamaican mother and Black and Native father in South Central Los Angeles. Jazzy prides herself on intentional and original content creation and output... Read More →
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Jonathan Jennings

Software Engineer, RelayCars
Hello everyone my name is Jonathan Jennings and I am a software engineer who's worked in the Digital Entertainment ( specifically Videogames, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality) for over the past 8 years . I love Videogames and all the new exciting emerging tech out there ,it's... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Best Buy HQ - Alaska 7601 Penn Avenue South Richfield, MN 55423