Week 16

Week 16

And now, the end is near / And so I face the final curtain / My friend, I’ll say it clear / I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain / I’ve lived a life that’s full / I traveled each and every highway / And more, much more than this / I did it my way

Frank Sinatra

Here we are. 16 weeks later. I could go through and do the math about how much time we spent in our project rooms, how many Pegasus runs we did and how often we called each other clever, but boiling down these 16 weeks into those numbers would not do the work we did and the time we spent justice.

We accomplished a lot, more than most people expected, throughout the semester and we are very proud of that. We took a piece of hardware that none of us had ever seen and created content for it that turned it into a viable VR theme park attraction. While we are still waiting on grades from faculty and potential client negotiations, I speak (write?) for the whole team when I say (write?) that I would not go back and change anything from this semester.

From stressful prototyping weeks to motion sickness bouts to field trips, each step of our journey was necessary to getting to where we wanted to be and where we got to. Chaos Theory says that if one thing changed along the way, everything could have… and knowing our luck, Murphy’s Law would dictate that it all would have change for the worse.

I cannot thank our instructors, clients ans the rest of the ETC community enough for their support through the semester – their guidance when things got rough, their encouragement when we were on the right track and their thanks when everything finally came together. We were very lucky to have so many people on our side and we cannot properly thank them all enough.

More than that, I cannot thank my team enough for what they put into this project. Long nights, early mornings, weird requests, lots of “yes and” and more stuff that I am sure I’m forgetting. We needed each and every member of this team to create as a great an experience as we did and that does not happen by accident. Everyone worked and contributed and sacrificed for the good of the project and I hope we can all say that all of that was worth it.

Well, that’s about it from us. Thank you again for coming on this journey with us. It’s been real, it’s been fun, it’s been real fun.