Gene Becker

Gene Becker
AR Strategist, Layar

Website | @genebecker

Gene Becker is founder and managing director of Lightning Laboratories, a consultancy focusing on strategy and action for the Connected World of ubiquitous computing, augmented reality, social media & the internet of things. At Hewlett-Packard’s technology research unit HP Labs, Gene led advanced research and business development for Cooltown, a web-based platform for mobile and ubiquitous computing that was a key part of HP’s turn-of-the-century technical vision. Also at HP Labs, Gene led the creation of utility computing services used in the production of DreamWorks Animation’s feature films Shrek 2 and Madagascar, and co-founded a new cloud services business unit within HP’s Services business sector. Gene was worldwide Director of Product Development for extreme performance and mobility brand Voodoo PC, where he built the engineering and product management teams and led development of award-winning products including the HP Blackbird and Firebird liquid cooled gaming systems and the Voodoo Envy carbon fiber notebook. Gene studied engineering at MIT and computer science at Stanford, in the days when you had to go to a special room to use the computers.


Focus on Mobile
Location: 2010 Level:
Gene Becker (Layar)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 12 ratings)
Mobile augmented reality adds digital overlays and interactivity to the physical world using the sensors and display of your smartphone. Design of mobile AR experiences is complex and takes us well beyond the browser-based web. This session will give you a mix of practical knowledge and new ideas for creating AR experiences, drawing from web design, 3D graphics, games, architecture and stagecraft. Read more.
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