I write this as an observer of something I had yet to witness. Early in the morning of April 7th, facing bitter cold and a lack of coffee, roughly 200 developers and students entered TechNexus in downtown Chicago. They were brought there by the same reason I was there, the idea of something new, calling itself the "Intel® AI DevCamp." What it was, they didn't know. There was promise of speakers, food, and some hands-on training, all of which would be delivered by uncertain methods.
So it began.
Manic parrot shootouts, Terminator-style storylines, and “how to be a Viking” tutorials were among demos by Intel® Software Innovator at GDC 2018 in the Intel booth – all using the new Intel® NUC for smooth VR gameplay. Shadow puppets and fantastic alien worlds were also on tap in the Intel Indie Lounge, demoing ingenuity and technical expertise.