Gert-Jan van der Wel

Hey! My name is Gert-Jan van der Wel. I'm 41 years old, Dutch, married and have three little kids. I co-founded Floorplanner and I'm currently transitioning from running the technology dept to the sales dept. In between family and work, I like to ride my road bike whenever I can.

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Oculus Go

work - 04 May 2018

As a CTO I’m responsible for keeping up with the latest tech. The day before yesterday Oculus came out with the Oculus Go on Facebook’s f8 conference and since we are very interested in virtual reality (VR) I had to buy one and give it a try 😎😎

Excuse the lame photo, but I really think it’s a great product. It’s predecessor the Oculus Rift had to be connected to a PC with cables, and the PC had to have a decent GPU. The Oculus Go is a standalone device so you don’t have to have a PC (who has a PC these days?) which makes a huge difference. You can pick it up, put it on and use it right away without any hassle. It’s unfortunate that there aren’t many VR apps in the Oculus Store for the Go at the moment, but that might be an opportunity at the same time! To be continued.