Developers to get hands-on experience with Google Glass this month

Google has announced they will be having a “Glass Foundry” in San Francisco and New York in the coming weeks.  If you pre-ordered the Explorer Edition of Project Glass you should be receiving an e-mail invitation to attend.  The event will allow developers to get an early look at Google Glass and start their developing.  This will be a two day event, with the first day being an introduction to Glass, while the second day will explore the Mirror API.  Google engineers will also be on site to help developers with any questions.  At the end of the second day, the developers will have an opportunity to share what they have been working on.  There will also be some “special guest judges” to take a look at all the demos.  The San Francisco event will be held on January 28th and 29th while the New York City event will be February 1st and 2nd.  According to the e-mail there is limited space, so you better respond quickly.  Below is a copy of the e-mail that was sent from Google.

Join us for an early look at Glass and two full days of hacking on the upcoming Google Mirror API in San Francisco or New York. These hackathons are just for developers in the Explorer program and we’re calling them the Glass Foundry. It’s the first opportunity for a group of developers to get together and develop for Glass.

We’ll begin the first day with an introduction to Glass. You’l have a device to use while on-site. Next we’ll take a look at the Mirror API, which gives you the ability to exchange data and interact with the user over REST. We’ll then dive into development with Google engineers on site to help you at any point. At the end of the second day we’ll have a lively round of demos with some special guest judges.

If you’d like to attend this first Glass Foundry, please choose and register by Friday, January 18th at 4pm PT. There is limited space. If you are accepted, you will receive a confirmation letter with additional details and required terms after registration closes. Please don’t make any travel arrangements until your attendance is confirmed.

Glass Foundry San Francisco
January 28th & 29th at Google SF

Glass Foundry New York
February 1st & 2nd and Google NYC


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