All about WebXR

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 17:00
San Francisco

Join us for an evening with technical talks about WebXR with speakers Betty Peng, Brandon Jones, Chris Joel, and Diego Marcos!

Talk#1—State of the WebXR API (aka: When's it gonna ship?) with Brandon Jones
In this talk, Brandon will provide an update on the what's been happening with the WebXR API lately, give an overview of the milestones the working group has laid out for the remainder of 2019, and let attendees know when they can start using the API in Chrome.

About the speaker:
Brandon Jones is an engineer on the Google Chrome team and a Spec Editor for the WebXR Device API. Prior to working on bringing immersive computing to the web, Brandon worked on the WebGL and WebGL 2.0 APIs and their implementations in Chrome, an has been pursing both graphics and web development both professionally and as a hobby for a long time prior that.

Talk#2—Web 3D Made Easy with Chris Joel
It's time to bring 3D content to the web. But, 3D graphics are a tricky subject. How can you be sure that your models will be rendered in the best light? How can you ensure the best performance? What about browser compatibility? The surprising answer to all these problems: good ol' HTML! We'll introduce you to the element, and you'll learn how HTML will become the building blocks for 3D content publishing on the web.

About the speaker:
Chris Joel is a web platform engineer on the Google DevXR team, and TL of the project. In previous lives, he was a core member of the Polymer team and front-end performance optimization lead at CloudFlare.

Talk #3—A-Frame, what's new and what's next with Diego Marcos
Diego will give an overview of A-Frame 0.9.2 and roadmap to 1.0.0
About the speaker:
Diego is co-founder of Supermedium, the browser for the VR Internet, and co-creator and maintainer of A-Frame: A web framework for building virtual reality experiences.

Talk #4—Web-Powered Augmented Reality with Betty Peng
A journey through prototypes and projects to enable augmented reality experiences with the power of the web. We’ll take a closer look into how AR and the web helped make the “Explore I/O” mode possible at this year’s Google I/O conference.

About the speaker:
Betty Peng is a software engineer on the Daydream WebXR team at Google. Her current work focuses on building the immersive future of the web. Betty graduated from Brown University with a double degree in Computer Science and English.

* 5:00 PM Doors open. Note: the event is on the 7th floor.
* 6:30-6:40 PM Announcements by SFHTML5's @peterlubbers
* 6:40-7:30 PM WebXR Talks 1, 2, and 3
* 7:30-8:00 PM Break
* 8:00-8:10 PM Lightning Talks!
* 8:10-8:30 PM WebXR talk #4
* 8:30-9:00 PM Q&A with all the speakers

* Registration closes right after the break at 8 PM
* This event will be recorded and posted on the SFHTML5 YouTube channel soon after the event. A link to the playlist will be posted in this meetup and a complete archive can be found at

345 Spear St

345 Spear St