AR Weekend: Intro to AR & ARKit

AR Weekend: Intro to AR & ARKit

Come spend the weekend with us learning how to build a portal iOS apps using ARKit and Unity! You will leave with a new knowledge of the augmented world, the ability to build a simple AR portal to an "alternate reality", a new network of passionate people and a great start to your AR future!

What's included

  • 3 Days of Training & Networking at Upload SF
  • Access to One-on-One with Instructors
  • One Week Pass to Upload SF or Upload LA
  • Snacks & Refreshments


Upload SF 1535 Mission St, San Francisco, CA, 94103


  • Bring your own Mac laptop
  • iPhone 6S or newer with iOS 11 (released or beta version)
  • Xcode 9 (released, beta, or above)

About Upload

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  • Friday, September 15th (6:30pm-9pm)
  • 6:30pm: Dinner, drinks and play VR/AR games
  • 7:00pm: AR Weekend Talk
  • 7:20pm: Icebreaker
  • 7:30pm: Intro to the AR Industry: history, industry leaders, how AR works
  • 9:00pm: Light drinks and hanging out then we're done for the night! Get some rest for a big day tomorrow!
  • Saturday, September 16th (10am-6pm)
  • 10:00am: Meet and greet and play VR/AR games
  • 10:30am-12:30pm: Intro to ARKit Development
  • 12:30pm-12:50pm: AR Weekend Talk
  • 1:00pm: Lunch break
  • 2:00pm-6:00pm: ARKit Development continued
  • Sunday, September 17th (10am-6pm)
  • 10:00am: Doors open
  • 10:30am: Work on your AR app and add on Individual Challenges, Showcase Work
  • 1:00pm: Lunch break
  • 2:00 - 4:30pm: How to best use AR, How to Get Started on Your Own, Continue working on AR app
  • 4:30pm-6:00pm : Continue building challenges, Share your work, Game testing and playing in AR

Meet Your Instructors

Janet Brown

Janet is a developer and co-founder at Atakote Studios. She is passionate about bringing experiences to VR that appeal to new and both gaming and non-gaming audiences. She also works with companies to build their innovation pipelines and bring compelling products to market, and has done so across Europe, Asia & the USA at McKinsey & Company, as well as key roles at consumer giants like Diageo and Mondalez. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Ram Ramakrishnan

Ram is a developer and fit-guy at Atakote Studios, creators of such VR titles as 'Live in Color', currently available on Steam. He loves working with emerging technologies and bringing content to life, and has done so previously at BT, Intel, IBM, Spotify, and various startups. He holds a computer science degree from a school who shares its mascot with the GO programming language, and an MBA from Kellogg but does not eat Special K. He's also actively working on how to make himself irrelevant with AI (rather than just irreverent).