Many years ago my wife and I were driving down the road when we were rear-ended by a high school kid. It was a minor bump up. However, when I got out of the car to talk to him, he promptly told me that his brakes didn’t work.
Since there wasn’t any real damage done, I told him that he didn’t need to make excuses. I then suggested that he should follow at a safer distance and we went on our way.
Come to think of it, I probably let him off easy because I had a few bump ups when I was 16, but that is a story for another day…
This story reminded me of a quote by our very first president, George Washington.
It’s better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
What made me think about that high school kid with the bad excuse was that I’ve recently talked with some people about HoloLens development and I’ve heard things like…
“I’d be interested in HoloLens development but the hardware is too expensive.”
“I don’t have a device, so I can’t really do much when it comes to HoloLens development.”
These are excuses, and they are bad ones at that. In this week’s YouTube video I show how you can use something as complex as spatial understanding in the HoloLens emulator itself.
With free tools, you can get 90% of your app or game done without an actual device. Having a device is definitely cool, but not having one shouldn’t deter you from getting started.
To help you get a jump start on your HoloLens development I’ve created the Learn HoloLens site. It is a members only site and enrollment will open next week. The membership includes a monthly master class discussing a HoloLens topic as well as a Live Q&A. One of the master classes is all about how to use the HoloLens emulator to its full potential so you can make great progress to see if HoloLens development is right for you.
Also, to help you get going I’ll also be providing some free webinars next week as well. Don’t let not having a device keep you from checking out HoloLens development. Many of the current members don’t have a device and have yet they have told me they have received a lot of value from the membership already.
To be notified about the webinars and when the membership opens it’s doors again, make sure you sign up on the notification list. I’ll send you the dates and times you can register for the webinar once I nail down the exact dates and time for them.