Last week, students in Bay’s Computer Science 2 course had the opportunity to experience virtual reality at start-up High Fidelity, courtesy of owner and Bay parent, Philip Rosedale.
High Fidelity provided the students a hands-on 3-D virtual reality experience using their current software platform, with the “Egyptian Tomb Experience.” The High Fidelity engineering team also led a discussion on how virtual reality software is designed to use fast remote servers (AWS) and discussed the complex algorithms that they develop to mimic human movement. They went through the process of developing product requirements up front on all projects, and the tradeoffs that occur between product management and research and development teams on projects.
This field trip is another way Bay students get real-world experience, by going to the source and talking to the experts. Check out the photos below of students experiencing VR firsthand.