On 13 May 2017 the Tomorrowcamp was taking place in the Microsoft Headquarter in Munich. The Tomorrowcamp is a barcamp initiated by Microsoft addressing all technology enthusiasts that want to know how the future will look. The AWSi as a joint organizer of the Tomorrowcamp offered at its booth a platform for many interesting talks. Besides the initator Microsoft, the further organisers of the event are all supporters of the digitization: the AWSi, the IT consultancy Experts Inside and the developer of VR and AR applications, hololux.
But what is a barcamp actually? A barcamp is an open conference with open workshops, which are developed by the participants themselves while the barcamp is taking place. Therefore, a barcamp is open for everyone with good and innovative ideas. The Tomorrowcamp in Munich gave tho technology enthusiasts the possibility to discuss topics like Virtual and Augmented Reality, HoloLens, Bots, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Rocket Science with a large audience of more than 200 other participants.
Besides many talks about Mixed Reality, also the design of the future work environment was a large topic. The AWSi was not only a joint organiser of the event but also delighted with talks about these two future issues. The institute’s director, Dr. Dirk Werth, presented aspects of the future education in his talk “Couch Potato Education – How VR is going to change education and learning”. Tobias Greff showed in his talk “Knowmads”, how software can be used in order to work location-independent.
To give a real impression how the technologies of tomorrow can be used, the AWSi introduced its concept Virtual Remote Maintenance & Inspection and presented scenarios of a future virtual inspection and maintenance by using 360 degree cameras and VR headsets.