Breakfast Fight Club @ OC5

Last month, ARVR Women held its largest Breakfast Fight Club yet, at OC5, Facebook’s annual Oculus developer conference in San Jose.

Named after David Fincher’s 1999 cult-classic, the early morning meet up, is for water cooler conversations without the water cooler. It’s a quirky, and casual celebration of the VR community’s unconventional work and entrepreneurial spirit.

And if you bring your business card, you’re entered into our raffle for a bar of soap.

Even better, at OC5, BFC attendees got a jump start on industry networking with a global mix of developers, artists, designers and business professionals who are driving virtual reality into the mainstream.

Throughout the morning, the Hilton restaurant staff had to add more tables as our group quickly took over the entire dining room.

The hot topic of course, was Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement the previous day, of the spring 2019 debut of the Oculus Quest, (formerly project Santa Cruz) the company’s first, all-in-one stand alone headset priced at $399.

Five years after Facebook bought Oculus for over two billion dollars, we’ve surpassed VR’s hype-cycle. The optimism in the room, especially about the Quest becoming the gateway headset to mass adoption that the industry has been waiting for, was a great start to the last day of the conference.

Thanks to everyone who braved the 8am start time. Congratulations to our raffle winners, and the first attendee to arrive, Catie Lee, who also won a Snow Angel cardboard headset. And special thanks to Lily Chen for the group photo!

For those who couldn’t attend – or missed getting contact info, I’ve included a directory of attendees who submitted business cards for the raffle. They’re arranged in alphabetical order, by industry segment.


Join us for the next Breakfast Fight Club!

ARVR Women has two Breakfast Fight Club’s coming up, first in London on Sunday Oct. 14th,  and then in Munich, for AWE Europe on Friday October 19th.


Accelerator / Investor / Incubator

Maddie Callander, Director of Operations, Boost VC
Website LinkedIn

Amy LeMayer, Investor, Advisor in AR VR AI
Website  LinkedIn

Mika Uehara, Director of Programming Fashion Incubator SF
Website  LinkedIn

Artists / Designers / Developers

Ilayada Bozkurt, XR Developer + Technical
Website  LinkedIn

Renee Gittins, Creative Director, Within
Website  LinkedIn

Rebecca Evans, AR/VR Product Strategy
LinkedIn

Evo Heyning, CEO, Executive Producer, Immersive/Interactives @XRGuide
LinkedIn

Kathryn Hicks, 3D modeler, UI, Graphic Design
Website  LinkedIn

Michaela Holland, Experiential Storyteller + Designer
Website LinkedIn

Alina Kadlubsky, Art Director, Digital Designer, Immersive Tech Enthusiast
Website  LinkedIn

Catie Lee, UX Design for AR/VR
Website  LinkedIn

Tara Packard, 3D animation and art consultant, VR, AR, XR
Website  LinkedIn

Rose Peng, Interaction Designer, Magic Leap
Website  LinkedIn

Julian Sestanovich, Animator, Motion Graphics, 3D generalist
Website  LinkedIn

Louisa Spring, Founder Sami Immersive
Website  LinkedIn

Frances Sierra, 3D Artist
Website   LinkedIn

Siciliana Trevino, AR/VR/360 Producer + Developer, ARVR Women Organizer
Website  LinkedIn

Community

Amy Allison, Head of Community, Skydance
Website  LinkedIn

Vivian Chazen, Host, The Hive on AltSpace
Website  LinkedIn

Iva Leon, Founder, VRLab, ARVR Women and Allies
Website  LinkedIn

Melanie Mentzel, Community Outreach Director, Event Organizer, Berkeley Community Media
Website  LinkedIn

Max Noir, Social Media Manager, FXG – Capturing Reality Creating Realities
Website  LinkedIn

Coworking / Production Space

Christopher Lafayette, Founder, The Armada
Website  LinkedIn

Education

Paige Dansigner, Director, + AR/VR/XR, Better World Museum
Website  LinkedIn

Azine Davoudzadeh, Educator, Founder, XR Edu
Website  LinkedIn

Publishing and Distribution

Chris Daniel, Lead Engineer, EvRealities
Website  LinkedIn
Kim O’berg, Business Development and Partnerships, Spinview
Website  LinkedIn

Real Estate

Emily Olman, CEO, Hopscotch Interactive, Co-Founder, Spatial First
Website  LinkedIn

Social VR

Navah Berg, Social VR | Mixed Reality PR | Social Media
LinkedIn

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