XR Program Manager, Meta
March 22, 2023
October 17, 2023
April 17, 2023
Ronald, creator of 360Creators, was very active in the 3DVista Facebook group. At some point someone asked if there were any 3DVista Meetups. There weren't, so Ronald started to organize one. It was such a succes that more Meetups were getting organized. In the meetups we were actively sharing knowledge with each other to see how we could put 3DVista tours to the next level.
As Ronald was trying to help as much as possible, many questions started to look very similar. To be more efficient in answering questions, the idea started to arise to create tutorials. So that only a link was needed to answer a question in the group on Facebook. At some point Ronald started a 40 Day Tutorial Challenge to create a new tutorial every single day.
Now having created lots of videos, the idea was there to bring creators together who were willing to help each other out in a professional matter in a closed environment together with Roel.
From answering questions in a Facebook group, we got invited by Facebook themselves to have them as our direct client. This enabled us to think at a complete different level of tour creation. In this period Facebook transformed into Meta.
No-code tools are tools that are easy to use and do not require code. Tools such as Airtable, Make, Webflow, 3DVista. I've learned how to think with data, setting up bases and transitioning from one to another tool.
No-code tools are cool, up to a certain moment. The dark side of no-coding is the dependency, related to data-privacy, price-increases, feature-removal, server downtime. Constantly happening in all sorts of no-code tools. Finding open-source alternatives that can be hosted on your own server that are still relatively no-code, become way more interesting.
It's time to find the opensource alternatives and make the migrations happen, such as this website from Webflow servers to my own server. As I'm doing that, share my process for others to see how that can be done.
Make systems work for people.
Using the client's Figma design to develop the Virtual Tour in 3DVista. For departments such as recruitment & sales.
Creating a new menu of a 1000 buttons within 5 minutes and having that linked to all the panoramas in 3DVista. For industries such as construction.
Building a portal in which users can login using their employment codes to then get through the 3DVista e-learning tour. Per user it shows in the backend which checkpoints have been passed. For industries such as HR.
You can play your music from a CD, stream your music from Spotify or stream your music from your own server. If Spotify server goes down, you can still play your music from your CD or from your own server. With self-hosting comes responsibility. If something goes wrong, you can fix it yourself. Or wait for someone else to fix the Spotify server.
Open source whereever it is possible. With selecting your tools & solutions as well as having an open source mentality as a person.
We do what we say. We communicate when we don't know or hestitate about something. We are on time for meetings and deadlines. Positive language is extremely important to us. Communicating about what is possible and the challanges to overcome.
We need to be mindful about whom we work with. As pragmatic thinkers we like to know upfront a few more details to streamline the process right from the start.
We get back to you within 24 hours on workdays.
If we think we can help out, we send over a link to schedule some time with us to sit on a videocall for our first meeting. In here we further discuss and clarify your needs more in depth.
After the meeting call, we usually have a very good idea of your needs. This is our time to send back our offer to you.
We prefer to work hourly with a starter pack of hours which is paid upfront. Usually between 5 and 10 hours at 200 eu hourly. This way we can be as practical right from the start. Once the package of hours is used, we can either continue hourly or offer a fixed price for the overall project.
The project gets a go! We determine how to share files, whether that's on your side or from our side through nextcloud. For communication we prefer to use email, video screenrecordings and scheduling calls through scheduling-links. If we decided to work on time, we send a live time-tracker link to keep track of our time. It's possible to get notified at certain amount of hours. Taking a coffee means pausing the time. The time is tracked to the second.
We've reached what was needed, it's time to high five! We arrange the final payment, send over all the files that are needed and it's time to celebrate! We always like to ask for a testimonial, if we can use your logo and your clients logo on our website and if we're able to include the work in our portfolio. If not, that's totally fine. We understand non-disclosures.
Time to fill out the sales form.