Jack McCauley
Innovator in Residence Jacobs Institute, UC Berkeley
Jack McCauley is Co-Founder and former Chief Engineer of Oculus VR, Innovator in Residence at Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation at UC Berkeley, Professor at UC Berkeley, an American engineer, hardware designer, inventor, video game developer and philanthropist. Jack is best known for designing the guitars and drums for the Guitar Hero video game series, and his work at Oculus VR. At Oculus, Jack designed and built the Oculus DK1 and DK2 virtual reality headsets. Oculus was acquired by Facebook for $2 Billion. McCauley holds numerous U.S. patents for inventions in software, audio effects, virtual reality, motion control, computer peripherals, and video game hardware and controllers. Jack was awarded a full scholarship to attend University of California, Berkeley where he earned as BSc., EECS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1986. He is currently pursuing new projects at his private R&D facility and hardware incubator in Livermore, Calif.


Jun 3

01:05 PM - 01:55 PM


World Builders: The How (and Why) of Building Virtual Worlds in the Metaverse

Jacqueline Bosnjak | Mach1

Maureen Fan | Baobab Studios

Jack McCauley | Jacobs Institute, UC Berkeley

Jenna Seiden | Niantic Labs

Marcie Jastrow | Evercast