The Oculus Experience: Success and Mentorship

The Oculus Experience: Success and Mentorship

After Nate Haskins’ team won the previous year’s Oculus Connect competition, they received funding for their project. This victory positioned them as experts within the community and led to a mentoring opportunity with Facebook (Meta). Their successful launch of a game onto the Oculus homepage served as a major accomplishment.

Nate Haskins later returned to Oculus as a coach for the next group of developers. This experience offered him the opportunity to receive training from top Oculus personnel and provide mentorship to new game developers. Haskins’s involvement stemmed from an earlier decision during the competition; he had shared valuable technical knowledge with other teams that would have otherwise faced significant publishing hurdles. This act likely contributed to his selection as a consultant, as well as the work he and his team put into their game.

During a weekend of consulting, Nate Haskins collaborated with and mentored diverse technologists from organizations such as SpaceX, Tesla, NASA, Meta, Microsoft, and Uber. It was a rewarding experience for him to collaborate and share expertise with these individuals.