I had my first experience with VR in July 2016. It was at a meetup organized by Imisi3D, the very first VR startup in Nigeria. I was opportune to attend, basically out of curiousity
The highlight of that day was when Judith, Imisi3D founder asked us what problems the VR technology was going to solve. To my surprise, lots of ideas and solutions sprang from everywhere. The particular one that stood out for me was creating educational content for secondary schools in Nigeria. My friend Uzo Awili suggested this. We started discussing the possibilities of VR in schools where the ratio of teachers to students is
1:300 making it difficult to pass knowledge across.
With VR, a teacher can handle even more students virtually, and the students also get to own their learning.
I love story telling which brings me to another use case of VR. My mother is an amazing story teller!. Her stories range from fiction to non-fiction and then Biafra war stories. I always look forward to her stories even to this day 😄. VR can help bring these imaginative events to reality. Can you imagine sharing my mother's stories using VR 😎?
Trying out VR at the Lean startup in San Fransico.
After my experience with VR, I decided to acquaint myself with the technology. I got a Samsung-Gear-VR headset early this year and I was looking for a head start to learning VR.
Then this came! 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻
YESS! A VR Nanodegree on Udacity, fully sponsored. Thank you Ire for this!!!
I've decided to keep a journal on the things I learn from the course as it will help anyone who needs to have a starting ground with VR.
My biggest challenge is self-doubt, which made me question myself if I can do this. If you are like me, here is a quote to motivate you.
“If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”
― Vincent van Gogh
Thank you Aliyu, Daniel and Bayo for proofreading.