Hacking Your Thinking with Damon Hernandez

Damon Hernandez

Aarni’s guest on this episode of WDBE Talks is Damon Hernandez, co-founder of the AEC Hackathon and an extended reality expert. Damon attends the 90 Day Finn program by Helsinki Partners. The three-month residence allows him to explore Finnish business and technology ecosystems and create new connections with built environment trailblazers.

Damon has worked with various industries regarding web-based 3D, virtual environments, mirror worlds, and other mixed reality/Metaverse related technologies for over 20 years. He is passionate about the web’s convergence with other technologies, including IoT, GIS, CAD/BIM/CAM, AR/VR, mobile, and wearable devices. To help adopt new tech, he organizes various events and hackathon communities.

Our discussion covers

  • Damon’s background
  • The current state of the AEC Hackathon
  • The impact the hackathon has had on the industry so far
  • What Damon has learned from the many hackathons across the world
  • What the metaverse, his other passion, could be in the AEC sector
  • How to start exploring the metaverse
  • The upcoming hackathons

You can meet Damon on September 28-29, 2022, at WDBE 2022, where he will be a
keynote speaker. You can review the program and register for the event at WDBE.org.

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