Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX

Building interfaces for virtual and augmented reality

Erica Stanley (SalesLoft)
11:50am12:30pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017
The Cutting Edge
Location: Meeting Room 18 A/B
Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • Developers and designers interested in building virtual and augmented reality applications

Prerequisite knowledge

  • An intermediate understanding of JavaScript and UI development

What you'll learn

  • Learn what kinds of interaction patterns work well in virtual environments and how to integrate and build on these techniques in your applications


As virtual and augmented applications become more widely used, developers of more traditional media, such as web and mobile platforms, may find themselves building nontraditional interfaces. Erica Stanley offers an overview of the interaction patterns that work well in mixed-reality environments and shares techniques that can be integrated into new or existing applications.

Topics include:

  • Gesture tracking in virtual environments
  • Head and eye tracking
  • Voice-based interactions
  • Open source projects that build on and incorporate these patterns
  • How to incorporate these patterns into your applications
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Erica Stanley


Erica Stanley is an engineering manager for SalesLoft’s integrations and analytics product teams, where she works with amazing teams of software engineers, product managers, and designers to expose actionable data and insights that optimize customers’ sales processes. She is an entrepreneur, technologist, and community organizer with over 17 years of experience working with startups and Fortune 500 companies, including Boeing, FOX Interactive Media, Turner Broadcasting, and Oracle. Erica works passionately toward gender and multicultural inclusion in tech, via education and increased exposure to opportunities. As founder of the Atlanta network of Women Who Code, she leads new developer workshops and organizes monthly tech talks, hack nights, and networking events for women technologists and frequently collaborates with companies within the Atlanta tech community to help improve strategies around diversity and inclusion. Erica also sits on the advisory board of 100 Girls of Code, helping develop new strategies and curriculums to expose girls to technology. She holds a BS and MS in computer science from Clark Atlanta University, where she conducted research in virtual reality and 3D data modeling, and conducted postgraduate research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she specialized in graphics, data visualization, and telepresence.