BEYOND INCLUSION

If you're passionate about the XR industry, are from an historically
underrepresented background, you can now apply for a full
scholarship of the XR Foundations and Prototyping Bootcamp.

Learn more about the Bootcamp
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Upskill and  Unlock a Truly Exciting Career

XR Creators

XR Bootcamp supports the free, strong and supportive network of VR/AR developers, designers, artists, and professionals, sharing opportunities and knowledge in the XR Creators Community.

Satisfaction Rate

XR Bootcamp graduates give us outstanding reviews - and usually come back for new courses and advanced-level Master Classes. Read our reviews on trustpilot or reach out to graduates.

Graduates per Year

Together with Beyond Inclusion, we aim at graduating 100 students from diverse backgrounds every year. This will make the XR industry more diverse and inclusive, step by step!

Since 2016, we are working in the VR/AR education space. Together with Beyond Inclusion by Cyber XR Coalition and XRSI, we're now able to offer 100% scholarships to selected individuals from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.

Learn more about the XR Foundations and Prototyping Bootcamp

ON-DEMAND WORKSHOPS

On-demand recorded workshops are teaching you the principles of VR/AR Development. Usefull to beginners who are thinking about starting one of our VR/AR Classes as well as advanced level VR/AR Developers and designers.

RENDERING OPTIMIZATION

VR INTERACTION DESIGN

SPECIALIZED BEGINNER CLASSES

These hands-on VR/AR Courses are for Subject-Matter Experts looking to create their first VR/AR portfolio projects and gain rapid prototyping skills using low-code/no-code tools. You can also choose to be matched with a developer to realize your VR app idea.

MEDICAL

VR TRAINING

MOBILE AR APP

About the Cause

Cyber XR Coalition

The CyberXR Coaliion believes that we need to go Beyond Inclusion and foster a pipeline of talent from diverse backgrounds. It is an effort to create equity and provide BIPOC & historically marginalized minorities with bootcamp-style training, followed up with career development sessions and potential job placement opportunities

Despite a decade of attention and recent statements of commitment to equitable access opportunities, current data suggests that very little progress has been made in increasing representation across all levels of the tech sector.

These disparities are not just harmful to communities, rather, it is an issue of significant global importance for meeting economic demands. The business case for diversity is very strong. Diversity wins.

ON-DEMAND WORKSHOPS

On-demand recorded workshops are teaching you the principles of VR/AR Development. Usefull to beginners who are thinking about starting one of our VR/AR Classes as well as advanced level VR/AR Developers and designers.

RENDERING OPTIMIZATION

VR INTERACTION DESIGN

SPECIALIZED BEGINNER CLASSES

These hands-on VR/AR Courses are for Subject-Matter Experts looking to create their first VR/AR portfolio projects and gain rapid prototyping skills using low-code/no-code tools. You can also choose to be matched with a developer to realize your VR app idea.

MEDICAL

VR TRAINING

MOBILE AR APP

Everyone should get a shot at joining the exponentially growing XR job market

The metaverse market is growing at unprecedented levels

The XR Bootcamp curriculum has been developed with a group of advisors who all work at leading XR industry companies. The curriculum is in line with current market skills demands and needs.

Career Services

Together with our network of advisors and industry network, we aim at placing all of XR Bootcamp graduates, supporting a freelance career, or even the opening of an XR studio!

Demand Growth for Engineer Roles

ON-DEMAND WORKSHOPS

On-demand recorded workshops are teaching you the principles of VR/AR Development. Usefull to beginners who are thinking about starting one of our VR/AR Classes as well as advanced level VR/AR Developers and designers.

RENDERING OPTIMIZATION

VR INTERACTION DESIGN

SPECIALIZED BEGINNER CLASSES

These hands-on VR/AR Courses are for Subject-Matter Experts looking to create their first VR/AR portfolio projects and gain rapid prototyping skills using low-code/no-code tools. You can also choose to be matched with a developer to realize your VR app idea.

MEDICAL

VR TRAINING

MOBILE AR APP

We Aim to Make the Metaverse Inclusive!

Upskilling scholarship
program to build a diverse
XR talent pipeline and
mobilize support for
underrepresented
communities.

Building and adopting
Immersive Technology
Standards for Accessibility,
Inclusion, Ethics, Privacy
and Safety

Mobilize XR communities to
collaborate with regulators,
academics, and other
advisory councils to study
the consequences of rapid
adoption in various domains

  • “It’s really easy to look away. But to make good choices we have to understand the impact. If we turn away, the choices still get made; they just don’t get made by people who care or understand.”

    Kavya Pearlman
    Founder & CEO - XRSI
    Co-founder - CyberXR Coalition

The Team

Noble Ackerson

President - CyberXR Coalition

Kavya Pearlman

Founder & CEO - XRSI
Co-founder - CyberXR Coalition

April Boyd-Noronha

D&I Advisor - CyberXR Coalition
Exec Board Member - XRSI

Ferhan Ozkan

Co-Founder - XR Bootcamp

Rahel Demant

Co-Founder - XR Bootcamp

Marco Magnano

Co-founder & Director of
Communication - XRSI

Bhanujeet Choudhary

Chief of Staff - XRSI

The XR Bootcamp Timeline

Start Date:
August 15, 2022

Students learn C# coding, Unity and XR design and development tools.

Curriculum is designed with challenging but rewarding assignments

Start Date:
October 10, 2022

Students learn to create and build a portfolio of 4 XR prototypes and 1 MVP. They learn to work in XR dev teams, just like in a real XR studio. 

Sponsor use cases will be prioritized during the XR project selection process

Start Date:
November 7, 2022

Students pitch their final project to a board of industry directors and sponsors. 

Students are scheduled for ten minute interviews with recruiters.

Start Date:
November 14, 2022

Students deepen their practical knowledge on the job and in an internship or residency program at selected companies.

The XR Bootcamp Curriculum

Are you from an underrepresented background,
passionate about XR and would like to kick start your career?

Apply for Scholarship

FAQ

Beyond Inclusion is a scholarship program initiated by the CyberXR Coalition. It is a step toward the bigger goal of creating an inclusive Metaverse. The coalition aims to remove financial barriers for aspiring XR professionals and enable a minimum of 100 scholars every year to be trained in XR development and join the XR industry workforce.

This collaborative effort enabled by XRSI, and their training partner XR Bootcamp will create a beginner and experienced level XR talent pipeline, allowing employers to select from a diverse and inclusive pool of talented XR professionals.

To help train more underrepresented groups for positions in XR Technologies, the CyberXR Coalition , XR Safety Initiative (XRSI), and its partner XR Bootcamp are the ones behind and operating the Beyond Inclusion scholarship program. Meta joins as a first major sponsor for the first cohort of 15 talents. More sponsors supporting the skill-to-job-ready educational program for underrepresented talents are going to be announced at AWE. The goal: graduate 100 ready-to-hire XR Engineers every year!

To apply for the Beyond Inclusion scholarship:

  • For our 1st cohort, starting 15th of August 2022, applicants must be residents of the United States, Canada, and Europe. The scholarship will be open globally in future cohorts, based on hiring partners and remote job positions of partnering organizations.
  • Applicants must identify as a person from an underrepresented background, including but not limited to BIPOC, people with accessibility needs, marginalized genders, veterans, neurodiversity, or others.
  • Applicants must be above 18 years of age on the date of submission of this application.

We are expecting a high number of applications, so we recommend you fill out the application form carefully and share as much relevant information as possible.

The Beyond Inclusion Scholarship covers the total cost of the 4 months of XR Foundations and Prototyping Bootcamp training and career services starting on August 15, 2022.

For the first cohort, sponsors have agreed to cover the cost of 15 students. This scholarship also offers career support to ensure that graduates join the XR talent pipeline of XR Bootcamp and become part of the active XR workforce after they have successfully graduated.

The Bootcamp is a challenging upskilling journey (requiring at least 20-30 hours per week), and your commitment, motivation and passion for the XR industry will be the most important criteria to be accepted to the program.

For detailed information on the program, feel free to read the curriculum available here: https://docsend.com/view/5nhpcnp

The application consists of a questionnaire including personal, employment, and career details. Those passing the first stage will be asked to undergo a C# Coding Course and ensure finishing the C# test before the second stage and full application deadline of July 15, 2022.

Only selected scholarship recipients will be informed by the 29th of July. Since this is a multi-stage selection process, the Beyond Inclusion team may ask applicants to provide further information, take evaluation tests or attend additional interviews

After selection, successful applicants must join the XR Foundations and Prototyping Bootcamp starting on August 15, 2022

We will keep you informed of any updates through the XR Bootcamp, XRSI, or CyberXR Beyond Inclusion social media channels.

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    Chief Strategıst

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