1. Virtual Reality Platform Built by Remote Students Opens Possibilities for VR Developers

    While virtual reality has been around in various forms for many years, there is still a high barrier to entry for software developers to enter into the space. A group of students in our Remote Beta program decided to change that by creating a virtual reality platform. This platform, TheseusVR, creates an online space with multiple screens, in which one can run separate apps on each screen. It also incorporates cloud storage. TheseusVR can be integrated with two of the leading virtual reality systems, Facebook’s Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard.

  2. Remote Beta Students Top Hacker News

    Four students in our remote program wanted to work with Facebook’s exciting and popular frameworks React and Flux. After tinkering with these technologies, they found that they were impressively speedy and organized, but also, like many new technologies, that there were unnecessary hurdles and complexities that bogged down the process of coding and raised the barrier to entry. In response, they built Tuxedo.js, a framework on top of React and Flux. Tuxedo.js gained immediate recognition, ranking in the top 3 posts on the popular aggregator Hacker News, and the framework is already being used by developers in real-world projects.

  3. Alum Builds Lightweight CSS Framework for Prototyping & Hackathons

    Alum Alexander Gugel, currently working for Famo.us at their new location in Amsterdam, wanted a simple library that covered the needs of most basic CSS projects. Finding flaws in the available options, he made his own, and so Papier was born. CSS, a language used to provide color and style to the various elements of a webpage, is used by beginning programmers and expert web designers. Papier covers CSS’ most frequently used functions, such as styling buttons, changing typography and altering charts and tables.