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Whale Con - The VR Pioneers: Catching Fire with WebVR
Christian Perry has been a community organizer and collector of knowledge on the West Coast for some time. His SF Beta events are one of many that have helped educate the masses to high tech and take entrepreneurs from idea to funded startups. Christian's latest endeavor is the podcast Whale Con: The VR Pioneers. I had the opportunity to chat with Christian a couple weeks back about all things WebVR and then some.
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It has been a while since my last post. A lot has happened in the tech space and I will get back to blogging about all that stuff in time. Now I want to take a moment for my first fan. When I started this post, I planned to write something beautiful and poetic that captured some essence of how this person means the world to me. At the moment this is all I can deliver, tears and electronics don't mix. A proper tribute will come at another time. When I went deep dive into web 3D and immersive technologies back in 2000, my mom was my very first fan and supporter. As a self-proclaimed old lady that doesn't understand tech, she still has read every post, seen every image, listened to every interview, and watched every video I have posted about my adventure with tech. My father and the rest of my family are extremely supportive as well, but a mother's love and support is in a class of its own. In my younger years, it was just my mother and me. Looking back, she is the one t
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