Dallas, Texas, USA
Amanda Watson is an XR developer and low-level systems hacker, best known for her work on Quest Air Link.
Starting her career at post-acquisition Oculus, Amanda worked closely with the original team, gaining a deep understanding of the XR runtime and pipeline. This expertise led to her being on the foundational teams of many popular and well-loved VR products, including Oculus Quest, Quest Link, and Air Link.
Amanda is known for using her unique skillset to take ‘impossible’ products from conception to fruition, demonstrating to subject-matter-experts that ‘impossible’ challenges are simply complex puzzles waiting to be solved. The existence of Quest Air Link is a testament to this philosophy.
In October 2022, Amanda embarked on a new journey as an independent XR developer, motivated by the potential of new HMDs and the expanding XR landscape.
Amanda believes in the potential of XR to push boundaries. She champions experimentation and seeks to lower the barriers to entry for developers, all to ensure that XR reaches its full potential.