Unity Technologies, in collaboration with Government of Telangana today launched its second edition of two-day annual developer conference- Unite India 2018. The conference witnessed more than 1200 delegates on day 1 with sessions spread across industrial, gaming and education by Unity and its partners. Companies like Dell, Intel, Deloitte, Tech Mahindra, Tata Elxsi, Autodesk, Mindbox participated and spoke on the occasion with the audience.
Unity, being the global leaders in game engine is being used in all industries, particularly in education, film and automotive. As part of the keynote address, Andrew Bowell, Vice President, Product said, “India is special to Unity as it is the fastest growing economy of the world and is in the forefront when it comes to providing engineering and IT services. It is at the tip of the spear in so many areas. Our partners Tata Elxsi, Tech Mahindra, CHRP, Veative Labs, HunchCricle, Threye, Games2Win,99 Games, VideoGyaan, Toonz Animation and more are developing innovative products and helping entrepreneurs and creators.”Mark Schoennagel Evangelist, Unity Technologies commented in the keynote address, “Unity has always been committed to democratizing game development and to provide the very best tools for making those games and interactive experiences. To continue with this mission Unity is very proud to lower the barriers of entry and provide Machine Learning to all of you.
“Unity Machine Learning is being used for all sorts of applications in Research, Training Industrial simulation and even teaching cars how to drive autonomously.” He added.
During the event, through multiple sessions, Unite India has put across a strong emphasis on leveraging emerging technologies, especially Machine Learning which can potentially impact every genre and sector of companies that are paving on their way to digitally equip their operations, workforce and ultimately, the consumers.
Unite India has the highest number of attendees innovating beyond games in industrial markets. Unity also announced that it has partnered with Microsoft in the simulation space to bring their popular Open Source simulation platform- AirSIM to Unity. Many companies are already leveraging unity to train their autonomous vehicles which will be faster, cheaper, and especially safer. This offers a cross platform support across Windows and Linux apart from advantages like freedom to experiment and integrate ML agents, free city environment, integration to unity asset store. This will now be available on Github. The other partnership which was the key highlight was with Autodesk which started a year ago with Max and Maya in the gaming space.
It was also revealed during the day that Unity Developer was ranked number 7 in the top 20 emerging jobs as per LinkedIn’s Top Emerging Jobs Report. Research predicts a 39% increase in job postings requiring Unity in the next 2 years and shows the potential for a 30% increase in salary. By learning Unity, you are helping to future proof your skills.
Unity offers learning resources that helps the industry learn the latest features. Unity Certifications are helping set the professional standard for real-time content creators. In the year 2018, Unity launched 5 new certifications, partnered with Pearson, making our exams widely available to take online or at thousands of testing centers worldwide via Pearson VUE testing services- on your own time. Through the Authorized Training Partner (ATP) Program, Unity offers and scale in-person training workshops for enterprises and schools, to enable upskilling of existing pool of developer talent. Unity has 15 ATPs in India and 4 COEs across APAC region.
The Center of Excellence Program pushes the boundaries of innovation design, with research projects, helping to build high quality applications in VR, AR and games across wide variety of industry verticals.
The Academic Alliance Program by Unity is a consortium of forward-thinking, post-secondary education institutions who are committed to providing their students and faculty with the skills needed to create experiences in 2D, 3D, VR and AR. Alliance members receive exclusive Unity benefits. Unity’s Authorized Learning Partner program features best in class learning partners, like Udemy, Pluralsight and Coursera, creating and co-developing self-paced online learning content. Unity also announced a partnership focused on the India region, with Zenva Academy, who offer great courses. In India, Unity has enabled 41 Students across 30 Universities representing 10 states in India – helping reach over 1500 students.
Unite is Unity’s global developer conference hosted in 8 countries and is the most important gathering of Unity developers, artists, publishers, educators, and enthusiasts. Scheduled on 5th and 6th November, Unite India 2018 brings together gaming industry experts and eminent spokespeople from the industry, under one roof to give a deep insight into the world of evolving technologies.