Hello! This is the thread where anyone (if they so choose) can introduce themselves to the members of the community. I'll go first:
My name is Daniel, though I'm more commonly referred to as m₂ (pronounced m-sub-2). I've been involved with WebXR since late 2020, when I created the WebXR Discord after finding there was no active spot where everyone seemed to be congregating. Since then, the server has grown to over 2100 members, but I've found that there are some who still feel left out by this focus on Discord, which is partially what prompted me to create the WebXR Community Forum. I view it as a sister community to the Discord, and in the future I'll be looking into ways to help these communities feel close-knit and able to add value to each other.
As far as development goes, I've dipped my toes into just about every engine, library, and framework out there right now, but my favorites would have to be A-Frame (and by extension three.js) and Wonderland Engine. I've worked on a lot of projects, but I've still got a lot of creative plans that have yet to be realized, and those are probably what excite me the most. You can check my signature for links to all my stuff and whatnot.
Looking forward to meeting everyone else that joins!
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Hi guys and girls, I am Arthur Mougin , also seen as slt#2291 on discord (slt is the sms version of Salut, french for an friendly hello/hi).
My first encounter with WebXR was with its predecessor, WebVR, a tad before the transition. I was a web dev student and discovered Aframe and played around with it. I then got my first actual job making a WebVR experience for Oculus Go that is still up today : desbateauxetdeshomes.com.
Community wise, I had the opportunity to join one of the early physical WebXR meetup in SF, and later join M-sub-2 (how do you type it??) 's discord server. Those experiences motivated me to create a discord community for the French-speaking WebXR ecosystem, as such a community did not exist.
If you are a French speaker worldwide and interested in the immersive web, please reach out
Ecosystem wise, When I started creating experiences and played around VR Headsets, it became clear to me that it was extremely difficult to find immersive content on the internet. Outside niche content aggregators and hidden community posts, no search engine could find any immersive content. In addition to that, browsing the web in general was (and is still) a pain compared to our smartphones and laptops.
That's why I am currently working on a search engine for the immersive web, pushing both for a better discoverability of our ecosystem and a better immersive browsing experience overall. If you want to learn more or join the project, please have a look at about.xrsear.ch/en.
See you on the immersive web !