PA / Office Manager – Virtual Reality Startup

 

Eventual are a Glasgow based startup creating beautiful, bespoke shared virtual realities, fully hosted and managed in the cloud. Working with well known brands across a range of sectors we deliver cutting edge virtual reality environments in which users can chat and interact with each other in a natural manner.

This role would suit a candidate with the organisational skills and eye for detail of a perfectionist android from the future. Working alongside the management team you’ll be responsible for ensuring our growing office runs like a well oiled machine and every visitor has an experience to remember. Admin / PA experience is essential and a background in a tech sector company is useful as you’ll be helping to whip our processes into shape too. An interest in technology, virtual reality and the future is integral to our company culture so is a must for everybody in our company.

Job Role

  • Managing schedules of the management team
  • Office management and HR
  • Running social media channels for the business
  • Assisting the sales team in client acquisition processes
  • Assisting the development team with process documentation
  • Writing and copywriting content for website and blog posts
  • Attending client meetings and industry events
  • Assisting with marketing and event coordination

Our team is made up of software wizards, tech startup experts, sales & marketing geeks and VR design geniuses. To apply to join us just send us your CV to [email protected] along with a note about why you’d be the perfect fit.

 

Unity3D / C# Developer – Virtual Reality Startup

 

Eventual VR are a Glasgow based startup creating beautiful, bespoke shared virtual realities, fully hosted and managed in the cloud. Working with well known brands across a range of sectors we deliver cutting edge virtual reality environments in which users can chat and interact with each other in a natural manner.

This role would be perfect for someone as excited and passionate about creating virtual worlds as we are. Strong programming and problem solving abilities are essential, as is being just an all round awesome person to work with. Based in our Glasgow offices as part of a small but expanding engineering team the successful candidate will work on projects ranging from developing our core Eventual platform to delivering ground breaking VR projects to key clients (there may be a bit of AR from time to time as well). An interest in technology, virtual reality and the future is integral to our company culture so is a must for everybody in our company.

Job Requirements

  • Strong C# coding ability
  • 3D graphics skills
  • Proven experience with Unity3D, this is vital
  • AWS experience
  • Have worked in an Agile environment
  • VR experience an advantage (SteamVR, GoogleVR)
  • Ability to write robust, cross platform, reusable and maintainable code
  • Ability to conceptualise, present and execute ideas within a schedule
  • Creative spirit is essential
  • Experience designing and creating UI assets
  • A BSc Degree in relevant subjects, or good games development experience.
  • Knowledge of graphics optimisation

Our team is made up of software wizards, tech startup experts, sales & marketing geeks and VR design geniuses, to apply to join us just send your CV to [email protected] along with a note about why you’d be the perfect fit.

The Creative Community Are Launching into a New Avenue for Art.

image of a girl in a VR headset painting flowers with google's tiltbrush programme
Google’s Tilt Brush is a fantastic platform for artists

Art is constantly kept on its toes by pushing the strange and wonderful forward. It has always created the new and emblazoned the old. Virtual reality is no different and is being driven towards the forefront of the very near future as an everyday tool, like mobile phones, VR is expected to become the norm for a new age of technology. Several galleries, museums and artists have immersed themselves within virtual reality already. The Smithsonian, located in Washington DC, paired with Intel and created a virtual exhibition of their current features. Viewers could look at paintings and sculptures in this immersive environment while using the painting and sculptures as portals to a more 360 experience. For example, Aurora Borealis by Frederic Edwin Church would take you to an Icelandic landscape complete with a real aurora borealis.

Image of a virtual museum, containing paintings and seats.
The Smithsonian’s Virtual Tour

From paper and pencil to a VR headset.

Various artists have taken a new direction forward in implementing new technology, (VR) with art. Elizabeth Edwards, an artist who works and studied 3D art completes extraordinary artworks with fantastic detail. Her work allows for a fully immersive experience into her creations, and little details inside of pieces are only found by venturing inside her models in virtual reality. Details like this would be missed in 2D which is why the experience of putting yourself right inside of a 3D painting is so unique. With the expansion of art into VR there are more programmes being produced to allow people to create, Google have created the tilt brush, which has become a common tool for any virtual reality artist. Artists who are utilising virtual reality are also opening up different avenues into the creative community for the masses, allowing virtual reality to become normalised bit by bit.

 

We’ve set the scene for a virtual gallery

We have also taken our virtual reality talents into the art industry. Our developers created an art gallery which, like the Smithsonian, features paintings, installations and sculptures. The peaceful atmosphere mimics a true museum and can be shared with thousands, as all of our environments allow upwards of hundreds of people to converge in one space. This allows people to create new connections through a unique experience. Through the use of our environments people can connect across the globe and artists can share their art while having the option to communicate live with their audience.

Image of a virtual art gallery complete with paintings.
Eventual’s Art Gallery

Communication is key

At Eventual we emphasis making virtual reality social.  Currently it is mainly a single user experience but our environments create the social aspect that we think should become integrated into all VR programmes. Our developers are making this a possibility as all environments built using the Eventual VR platform are made social by default. By bringing virtual reality into the creative community it expands different avenues for art to be conducted in. As well as introducing new avenues, virtual galleries would never become full, allowing extra space for any artists to hang their art. The constant stream of art would never have a limit in VR, making it the ultimate and most beneficial place for all creatives.

Virtual Reality is the Key to Updating Education.

Virtual Reality is the future of learning

The Eventual VR Platform has added the support for virtual reality classrooms as part of our growing expansion into the VR education sector. Currently education works in the same pattern; learn, study and then go through an examination. Additionally being placed in a boring environment only furthers repetitiveness; ending in lack of interest and engagement from students. Virtual Reality however can offer an immersive experience that can revolutionize the way we learn. Astronomy can become a visual walk through of the solar system, while History can become an interactive throw back to the 18th century. Inaccessible locations like the inside of a volcano can even be recreated with the power of our Social VR environments, enhancing the learning experience.

“At Eventual we have already sent young people to classes in a virtual International Space Station and the Colosseum in Rome. We are incredibly excited by the potential of education in VR and to see the kinds of learning experiences our clients create next.”

Stephen Walsh, founder, Eventual VR

Education needs an update

The marvel of The Eventual VR Platform is that any virtual reality classroom built will allow the users to create, customise and share learning environments. Supporting a clear communication line with teachers, allowing students and teachers to communicate with each other as if they were physically in the same room. Not only does VR boost communication but interest and engagement within learning. Since generations are becoming more technologically advanced at a younger age it is time to change the process of education to keep up with the rapid development of technology. A study done by SAMSUNG in the US found that of 1,000 teachers 86% found it difficult to hold pupil’s attention. Within that 86%, 84% agreed that VR would help with motivation in the classroom. This study only goes to show that the system of education now a days is struggling to maintain young people’s attention.

The Eventual Platform

While virtual reality in education continues to enjoy healthy levels of growth, most current VR learning apps are still single user experiences which limits their real educational value. Critically, all environments built using the Eventual VR Platform are social by default, hosted in the cloud and allow multiple users to connect and be present at once. Bringing students and teachers together in virtual reality classrooms where anything is possible. VR can represent the innovation required in schools, benefiting education immensely and bring it up to date with the 21st century.

 

Fashion is Electrifying the V-Commerce Scene

With the birth of Social Virtual Reality (VR) platforms, which allow thousands of people to socialise and interact within the same shared VR space, it seems the digital retail landscape will be changing once more.

Image of model wearing a VR headset
Topshop Featured a Virtual Reality Fashion Show in London.

Virtual Reality is Only Going Up.

The VR market is predicted to exceed $30 billion US Dollars by 2023, which is no surprise considering the investment big brands are making from around the world. Ranging from automotive to the travel industry, there has been no end with the creative uses for Virtual and Augmented technologies for enticing and engaging consumers. The fashion industry has already seen some of their largest players advancing ahead of their competitors through the use of VR.

High-end Fashion meets VR.

Large brands such as cosmetics group Charlotte Tilbury, launched their debut fragrance through an immersive experience within VR by using a film starring Kate Moss. Within the year since it’s release, it has reached fifty thousand views on Youtube. American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger has also invested in in-store VR fashion shows to tempt consumers into stores rather than just shopping online.

Image of a model wearing a virtual Reality headset

We’re Giving Fashion an Upgrade.

We are taking this one step further by creating virtual retail spaces with elements of Social VR. Users will be able to watch live catwalk shows from the comfort of their own home with the ability to purchase any items they like instantly whilst watching the show.

Peter Dobson, CEO of Eventual has said, “It is a really exciting time for brands right now as they can fully connect with their consumer whilst portraying their brand personality to its full.”

Image of avatars shopping in a clothes shop
Online Shopping Has Never Been Easier Thanks to SocialVR!

What we Can Do.

Our bespoke platforms also offer some of the world’s first ever VR based retail jobs where a real life shop attendant, represented by an avatar, can help guide the consumer around the store displays and assist with purchasing. Fashion retailers can incorporate their brand style just like real world shops when designing their virtual platform. This also allows an easy way for brands to test out new branding or visual merchandising.

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The SWiT Awards were a massive success!

Oh what a night!

Eventual were kindly invited to demo at the inaugural Scottish Woman in Technology Awards and boy did it go swimmingly. Sitting along side the likes of Amazon, JP Morgan and our friends at Skills Development Scotland, we showed off the power of Shared VR to some of Scotland’s best technology pro’s.

On a night that celebrated the contribution of woman in tech, it was really a who’s who of the best Scotland has to offer! Amongst the winners were Sharon Moore, who had received the award for most Inspirational Woman and Sheila Flavell who had won the Lifetime Achievement Award! Talents across Scotland were recognised, including Ellora James for the One to Watch and Rising Star, Alyssa Ross.

We had an absolute blast, and we want to thank every member of the Scottish Women in Technology Group for welcoming us and for creating such an inspirational event! We’ve already pencilled in next years SWiT Awards Dinner in our calendars.

The SWiT Board Members looking fantastic!

Follow SWiT on Twitter to find out more about the inspirational winners and what amazing work they do. Keep up to date with our virtual adventures too on Twitter by following @EventualVR.

Meet Ryan, our newest VR Developer.

Ryan is a long-time avid gamer, growing up on the likes of Guitar Hero and Metal Gear Solid. After a year touring with a band at age 18, he decided to return to higher education to study audio technology. However, he naturally gravitated towards games. Ryan began to focus on game sound design, but quickly realized how many skills were required to bring a game together. Over his audio technology degree he learned how to program and work in game engines like Unity.

After finishing his first degree, Ryan was fascinated by games and ‘future tech’, because of this he chose to begin a Masters in serious (educational) games and Virtual Reality at Glasgow School of Art’s School of Simulation and Visualisation. Here, Ryan developed brain-computer interfacing solutions. This technology allowed players to control games with their thoughts. In particular he focused on visualising meditation through games and Virtual Reality. Allowing players to relax and control virtual worlds in real-time, with the hope of highlighting mental illness and showing ways individuals can cope.

Ryan presented his findings at Glasgow Universities TEDx event, ‘One Step Further’ with his talk, ‘Thoughtful Technology’. With an interest in pushing his research further, Ryan started an early business idea. He began LUCID (Learning Using Computer Interface Design), from the encouragement surrounding the response to his talk. Ryan received endorsement from Enterprise Campus and reached the final 10 of the Converge Challenge Kickstart competition. While networking in the Glasgow tech scene, Ryan met Eventual and was excited when he was invited to join the team. Now Ryan does his best to apply his Virtual Reality and development skills to building Eventual platforms.

“Everyday is a new challenge and working in a startup is exactly where I want to be with my interest in tech ventures and enterprise. I’m happy to be a member of a great team and working doing a job that is a learning experience, a challenge and extremely rewarding in equal measure. I can’t imagine better people to share Shared VR with.” – Ryan Murdoch.

 

Follow Ryan on Twitter or connect with him on LinkedIn.

VR/AR Ventures to the Capital!

 

From West to East

Love VR? Love Edinburgh? Well you are in luck because we are bringing our VR/AR meetup to the heart of Edinburgh on the 19th of October! The event, which will be hosted in the amazing Whitespace offices just minutes from Edinburgh Castle, aims to allow anyone who holds an interest in Virtual and Augmented Reality to indulge in the latest tech trends.

As always, our meetups host a range of industry leading speakers, including Whitespace themselves. They’ll be showcasing some of their work within Augmented Reality, along with our very own Stephen Walsh who will demonstrate Eventuals latest work!

Whitespace have done some amazing projects using the latest tech and we are excited to partner with them for our Edinburgh based VR/AR Meetup.

We are bursting with excitement for this Event as it will be spectacular, definitely one for the calendars. So pick up your pencils and mark down the 19th for a night of pizza, beer and fantastic talks from the people of Virtual and Augmented Reality.

September’s VR/AR Event in Glasgow

Edinburgh Too Far?

However, if you can’t make this event then don’t worry! Our Glasgow event is on as usual on Tuesday the 24th of October in the stylish Clockwise Offices on Renfrew Street.

 

Our Third VRAR Meetup was Another Success!

Our September VRAR Meetup was our third event this year and was another giant success! The atmosphere was great with Virtual and Augmented Reality enthusiasts filling the room with chatter and as always, their stomachs with beer and pizza.

Thank you Digitalnauts!

We want to say a huge thank you to our guest speaker Mark Baxter from Digitalnauts. Mark gave a fantastic talk about how Virtual Reality could benefit training within any industry. After his talk, Mark and his colleagues gave various demos concerning fire safety. One focused on fire training in the office and which fire extinguisher you should use. It was definitely an eye opener as the majority of people failed – thankfully, this was only a virtual experience.

Mark Baxter from Digitalnauts

Out with the Old

Gareth James kindly brought along two Microsoft HoloLens’ for people to try out! As well as several new Microsoft Mixed Reality headsets which allowed our attendees to really grasp how far technology has come between the old and new headsets. We love it when people bring along exciting gadgets, especially the newest ones on the market!

Microsoft’s New HoloLens

Future of VRAR Meetups.

We have big plans for the future VRAR Meetups, which are to be announced on Wednesday this week! Follow us on twitter or on our website to catch the big news.

Eventual headed over to the Scottish Learning Festival!

Last week we headed over to the Scottish Exhibition Centre for the Scottish Learning Festival! Springboard Events has partnered with Education Scotland in order to make this 2017’s festival a reality. The festival is held yearly and aims to encourage learning and motivate teaching in Scotland. Helping our education system to move forward with bigger, bolder and brighter ideas.

shared VR demos
People loved our Shared VR demos!

Eventual partnered with the wonderful, Digital World and Skills Development Scotland.

We spent the day at the Digital World stand. Demoing our Shared Virtual Reality environments really helped to encourage the use of virtual reality within education. Needles to say, everyone from students to politicians loved it! Whether it was staring up at the starry, galaxy-filled night sky in Geekzonia or having a walk around the eerie horror zone, everyone grasped a small glimpse of our unique VR platforms.

We also managed to take a peek at all of the other stalls at the festival. It was great being able to see what is out there for all levels of education right now. It definitely sparked a lot of ideas at Eventual HQ as to how we can help educate, inspire and motivate future generations by using Virtual and Augmented technologies within the classroom.

Eventual and digital world
The team on day 2 of SLF17

Eventual has no limits within shared VR

If you would like to find out what Eventual can build for you, or what we have already built, feel free to pop by our Glasgow based office for a coffee and a demo of our virtual environments. Click here to get in touch.