Meta creates Augmented Reality glasses allowing an interactive overlay of digital content onto the real world. I was employee #7 at Meta. Duing my time at Meta I saw the company grow from valued at under $2M to over $300 Million. Below I will outline some of the many roles I had over my 2 years at Meta, and the programs I developed.
Started the Developer Program – the “Meta Pioneers Program”.
From 2013 – 2015, I took the Meta Kickstarter Community and grew it into a developer community, building & publishing apps.
“Developer events are better with Brennan.
Limitless energy, good spirits and a can do attitude make Brennan a fantastic facilitator for developer events. Hundreds of developers from across the USA and across the world, from 1-2 person shops to high growth startups, to large corporates have benefited from Brennan’s ability to develop and manage high quality hands on training sessions. Brennan is inspiring, full of energy and great at bringing out the best in those around him. I have no hesitation in recommending Brennan to initiate or bring renewed life to a program of developer engagement, hackathons or formal training sessions.”
Engaging our first developers. 2013
– Providing access to the bare minimum hardware to start using our early SDK (Software Developer Kit).
– Running workshops with early prototypes, funded by the product demand. Building our first community of evangelists.
Saw the launch of our SDK. 2014
– Channeling feedback from the workshops, we were able to get the SDK ready for the public.
Shipping of our first product. 2014
– Workshops with BYO Meta 1’s, getting up to 30 people per workshop.
– Product sales at events and workshops.
– Hosted monthly webinars.
– We hit the road, travelling all around the world. Reaching the Asian, European, Australasian & Western markets.
Launch of our first 3rd party app. 2015
– Started using an app submission pipeline.
Meta Pioneer Workshops
“Hundreds of developers from across the USA and across the world, from 1-2 person shops to high growth startups, to large corporates have benefited from Brennan’s ability to develop and manage high quality hands on training sessions. Brennan is inspiring, full of energy and great at bringing out the best in those around him.” ~ Ben Sand, co-founder of Meta
The goal of the Meta Pioneer Workshops was to teach experienced developers and, first-time users of Unity, help them build a working prototype in two days of their app they can take home and show their bosses, clients and companies, which they can continue to work with after the event to launch as a Native Meta App.
It was a two-day professional workshop series, where we saw attendance from some of the biggest companies in the world, and hundreds of developers.
In the Meta Pioneers Workshops I would take developers from the basics of the Meta SDK & hardware, through to advanced concepts of how the human eye perceives 3D & Depth, how to present an app and advanced SDK features.
“Brennan is energetic, intelligent and connects with people whether they are technical or not. His easy going manner and natural curiosity made our customers feel at ease when learning how to build apps on the Meta glasses.” ~ Todd Revolt, Director of Stratecig Alliences, Meta
I have built a number of professional tutorials and online webinars making technical topics, simple. Webinars & tutorial videos are a cheap, scalable way of reaching large audiences.
Meta Company Culture
Brennan embodies passion of living life in bold and adventurous endeavors. His warmth, infectious smile, and Can Do attitude makes any one he meets feel immediately connected, at ease, and grounded in knowing encouragement and support is readily available. He easily welcomes the unknown, able to dive in and figure things out while in the process; this was consistently demonstrated with the Pioneers Team when delivering training sessions.
He is able to voice opinions and suggestions in a manner that is conducive to team spirit and consistently looks for ways to enhance team outcome. You will find his energy and output refreshing to any team that focuses on executing possibility, a necessary attribute within a start up company producing current disruptive technology.
Natalie Huen Wellness Manager, Meta
Manage the Kickstarter post-funding
After successfully raise of $194,444 USD with 501 backers, I had the task of keep our backers updated and happy with a year delay.
– Account management
– Videographer & Editor.
– Customer Support.
– Technical Support.
– Email marketer for a mailing list of 30,000+
– Software Demo Engineer
– Demo Presentor
– Investment Demo Support
– Forums Manager
– Strategic Technical Presenter
– Strategic Technical Support
– Company Happiness / Wellness Support
– Office Cleanliness Manager
– Social media content creator
– Public Relations / Unboxing presenter