Workshop Title: Professional VR App Development using Unity 3D Instructor: Dr. Jeyaprakash Chelladurai, Assistant Professor, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, United States. North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, Meghalaya, India
Overview: This workshop will provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop professional VR apps using Unity 3D. The workshop will cover the basics of Unity 3D and how to set up a virtual reality environment, create 3D objects, manipulate them, and create 3D menus. Participants will also learn how to write C# scripts for more complex VR functionality, test their applications with real users, and avoid typical problems associated with VR applications.
Audience: This workshop is intended for anyone interested in developing VR applications using Unity 3D, including developers, designers, and VR enthusiasts. Participants will need to bring a laptop with Unity 3D installed. Unity 3D can be downloaded for free from the Unity website. Additionally, participants should have a basic understanding of object oriented programming.
Duration: This workshop will be a full-day event, consisting of six hours of instruction, including lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises.
Conclusion: By the end of this workshop, participants will have the knowledge and skills necessary to develop professional VR apps using Unity 3D. They will have created a virtual reality environment and will have created 3D objects, menus, and input tools. Participants will also have the skills and knowledge necessary to continue learning Unity 3D on their own and to test and improve their VR applications for target users
About Cloud Computing: Over the past few years, cloud computing has become a dominating and transformative paradigm in information technology. It is now having an impact on a wide range of sectors, including government, finance, telecommunications, education, retail, energy and utilities, and transportation. A lot of research is being done in this area, which now includes virtualization, networking, storage, security, cloud service management, effective cloud designs, enormous multitenancy, and the creation of cloud applications and services. According to numerous surveys, cloud computing is still the way of the future. Especially since the COVID-19 Pandemic began, vast majority of organizations are using "Cloud First" policy. In 2020 alone, 61% of businesses migrated their workloads to the cloud. As of 2022, 94% of enterprises use cloud services.
About the Tutorial: This tutorial will give attendees experience in using AWS Cloud services. It will cover infrastructure components and platform services AWS EC2, S3, RDS etc. The tutorial will start with how to get started on AWS cloud platform and the attendees can perform the operations on their laptops. The tutorial will include various concepts around cloud computing and hands on experience of leveraging some of them on AWS. The tutorial will cover how to provision cloud infrastructure and how to best deploy application on it for an enterprise business. The tutorial will also include a section on the Docker and Container where attendees will see how to leverage them for real world application.
About the prospective attendee: BTech/MTech/PhD students of any engineering curriculum can benefit from this workshop. This tutorial has the potential to act as the starting point of leveraging cloud in different aspects of engineering. For undergraduate/Postgraduate students, this can be another skill which is good to have and a possible boost in the resume. This tutorial does not need any pre-requisite as such. Some knowledge of information technology infrastructure like server hardware, virtual machines and some basic networking concepts is preferred but not mandatory.
About the Resource Person: Dr. Ferdous Ahmed Barbhuiya is teaching Cloud Computing along with lab for almost a decade. He has also done several funded research project in the area of Cloud Computing and published more than two dozen research papers in Cloud and Edge Computing area in the reputed Journals like IEEE Transaction on Cloud Computing, IEEE Transaction on Service Computing, Future Generation Computer Systems and conferences like Service Computing, Cloud Computing for Emerging Market, Globecom, AsiaCCS to name a few. He has provided consultancy services to Multinational companies like Accenture, IBM etc. on challenging areas in Cloud Computing. He is an Associate Professor at the Indian Institute of Information Technology Guwahati, in the department of Computer Science & Engineering. He is also the Associate Dean of Administration at IIIT Guwahati. He has received his Ph.D. as well as M.Tech. degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati and B.E. degree from Jorhat Engineering College under Dibrugarh University, all in Computer Science and Engineering. His primary research interests is Security in Cloud and IoT. He is a member of the Working Group (WG) on “Mobile Device Security" for the realization of the mission set forth by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India. He is also active in consultancy services for various Govt. departments including law enforcement agencies for cyber security aspects. He has published more than 100 research papers in International Journals and conferences of repute. Prior to academics, he has spent several years in the software product industry, experience of which he is now translating into broader avenues of Academics and Research. He is a member of IEEE and ACM.
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