Pluralsight Virtual Reality Course

This course gives all the basics and practical steps, from theory to practice, to understand Virtual Reality concepts and to start immediately developing immersive apps and games with Unity 3D, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR and Leap Motion.

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Pluralsight Augmented Reality Course

This course gives all the basics and practical steps, from theory to practice, to understand Augmented Reality concepts and to start immediately developing Android apps with Augmented Reality features.

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Pluralsight Intelligent Systems Course

This course is an advanced journey in the developing phases of an Intelligent System, using Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry and Windows Azure.

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Pluralsight Windows Embedded 8 Course

My first Pluralsight course is now available. This course provides an overview about the new features, tools and changes introduced in Windows Embedded 8 Standard, the successor of Windows Embedded Standard 7.

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The Annoying Clicking

An annoying, crazy, mind-breaking game.

Now available for Windows 8! Visit the official site or go to the Windows Store to try The Annoying Clicking!

GazTrack

GazTrack is an easy car fuel tracking system with simple data analysis. It easily tracks your car refuel history and fuel economy.

Now available also for Windows 8! Go to the Windows Store and get my new app GazTrack! For Windows Phone, go to the Marketplace and download GazTrack!

SimpleQR for Windows 8

QRCode generation and printing made simple: define the content, set some desired scan target parameters and press the Generate button. Your QRCode is ready! Then, it can be printed or saved as image.

Go to the Windows Store and get my new app SimpleQR

The Wedding Planner

My first Windows 8 app is now available on the Windows Store, for free.

Please, try it! Your feedbacks are very valuable.

Now available also for iPad. Get it from the AppStore!

Happy holidays and Bardonecchia Wonder Light Night

We're arrived to the end of this amazing and interesting 2015. It is time for some short relax with friends and families and experiment with cool new technological gadgets. I wish you a Merry Christmas (or an happy 25th Dec, if you don't celebrate) and a great Happy New Year!

To celebrate the starting of 2016, I'd like to invite you to the Bardonecchia Wonder Light Night event, on January 4th, 2016, from 5.30PM. Bardonecchia Wonder Light Night is an exhibition about innovation and entertainment that will be held in the central plaza of Bardonecchia (Piazza De Gasperi). If you don't know where Bardonecchia is… well, it is here:

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We'll be present with the ImmotionAR booth, where you will be able to try ImmotionRoom, our solution for immersivity in a virtual world, that uses Kinect sensors and Oculus Rift / Gear VR. You will be able to experience the thrill of entering a virtual world where you can move freely without side effects typical of early experiences in VR!

See you there!

WPC 2015, Milano

Wpclogo -bigOvernet, in collaboration with Microsoft, organizes WPC 2015 on December 1st and 2nd, in Milano (Italy). WPC is the most important Italian conference about Microsoft technologies: it is a 2 full-days event about news and updates with more than 70 sessions divided in 8 tracks. By coming to WPC, you will be able to discover and learn the present and the future of software development technologies and IT solutions and, the most important aspect, meet and talk with experts. At WPC 2015 there will be an ATE (Ask The Expert), with lots of experts and covered technologies.

For further details and registration, visit the official website.

If you have any questions, curiosities or just want to have some talk, I'll be at the Ask The Expert, together with my colleague Beppe Platania, on December 1st.

Invitation to WTT

WTT logoI'd like to invite you to the WTT: Wearable Tech Torino, on November 20-21 from 10 AM to 8 PM.

WTT is the first exhibition in Europe dedicated exclusively to wearable technologies. During the fair, visitors will have the opportunity to try wearable devices presented by companies and startups that will take part at the event.

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MVP 2015 IoT/Windows Embedded

MVP LogoI am very happy to announce that I have been awarded Microsoft IoT/Windows Embedded MVP for the 5th time!  Thank you to everyone (Microsoft and non-Microsoft people) who made this possible again!

The Microsoft MVP Program is a worldwide award and recognition program that strives to identify amazing individuals in technical communities around the globe who share a passion for technology and the spirit of community. To become an MVP (Most Valuable Professional) candidates are nominated by Microsoft or other community members: they are rigorously evaluated for their technical expertise, community leadership and voluntary community contributions for the previous year. These individuals are chosen because they are exemplary community leaders who voluntarily share their passion and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others.

Congratulations to the other Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals world-wide, nominated and renewed. Especially, I want to congratulate with my colleague Beppe Platania who has been awarded again IoT/Windows Embedded MVP!

SQL Saturday in Turin, Italy, Oct 10th, 2015

Sql Sat Oct 10

Save the date! SQL Saturday is a free training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server: this event will be held on October 10th, 2015 at Politecnico di Torino.

This is the first International SQL Saturday organized in Turin, Italy. The event will be held in English and the arguments will be divided in 4 tracks. The main organizer of the event is UGISS (User Group Italiano SQL Server) and the organization of this event is supported by the local TTG community (Torino Technologies Group).

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Wearable Tech Torino, November 20-21 2015

WTT_logoI'm glad to announce that ImmotionAR will be at the WTT (Wearable Tech Torino) here in Turin, on November 20-21!  WTT is the first exhibition in Italy (and maybe in Europe) dedicated completely to wearable technologies. You can find more information at this link http://www.wearabletechtorino.com/.

We're working very hard to take there our solution for wandering in virtual worlds, wearing nothing but a VR headset. We made a prototype of our solution some months ago: if you haven't seen it yet check this link  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw2DrXta2Vk .

Hope to see you there!

New Pluralsight course about Virtual Reality available!

I'm happy to announce that my new Pluralsight/Digital Tutors course is finally available: Getting Started with Virtual Reality in Unity.

DT_VR_CourseSince last year my daily work consisted of analyzing and developing Virtual Reality projects with Oculus Rift for Windows and Samsung Gear VR for Android using Unity 3D. Used to IoT/Windows Embedded programming and its development tools, I had a big paradigm shift and learning curve, which gave me the idea to produce this getting started course, for people like me who want to start from scratch understanding Virtual Reality and developing immersive applications.

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals for building virtual reality games and applications targeted to the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR You will see what the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR are, how they work and then you'll see how easy it easy to start creating immersive experiences for both desktop and smartphones. You will also learn where to start when implementing VR natural user interfaces by leveraging a Leap Motion device for hands and fingers tracking.  By the end of this training, you'll have a firm grasp on the tools, techniques and workflows needed to create your own VR games and apps...

I'm willing to know what you think about it and, for any question, feel free to contact me!

Mobile Camp, May 28th 2015, Turin (Italy)

Mobile Camp Picture

You are all invited to the next  Mobile Camp, organized by  Microsoft and  TTG - Torino Technologies Group, in   Turin (Italy) on  May 28th, 2015. It will be a full day dedicated to the latest news about Windows 10, an operating system which enables developers to develop apps for an increasing number of devices: PC, Tablets, Smartphones, XBox and much more. In addition, throughout the day, the new development tools will be presented.

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IoT Day 2015, Mestre - ITALY

Logo Xe Dot Net

You are all invited to the IoT Day, organized by XeDotNet  and TinyCLR.it  on May 8th, 2015  in Mestre (VE), Italy. It will be a full day event dedicated to Embedded and IoT (Internet of Things) technologies: there will be technical sessions to understand what is IoT, how it can be used and which technologies and services are involved.

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IoT Conference 2015, Naples (Italy)

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As usual since the past years, a new appointment with the Embedded world returns to Naples (Italy): the "Microsoft Embedded Conference", which changed name to "Internet of Things Conference".

The free event will be on Saturday, April 18th 2015 in Naples (Italy), organized by DotNetCampania community and Microsoft Italy. It will be about Internet of Things and all related technologies, from micro-devices to the cloud, passing through wearables and other technologies.

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