Google Glass

Developers (and bloggers) who shelled out the $1500 for early access to a Google Glass unit are invited to a pair of hackathons dedicated to the wearable units at the end of the month. 

On January 28 and 29, things get underway at Google San Francisco office, and the festivities continue on February 1 and 2 at the Glass Foundry in New York. Registration starts January 18, and we're guessing that seats will sell out quickly.

In addition to learning about the Google Glass Mirror API, Google engineers will be on site to assist and answer questions. Of course, devices will be on site for developers to use, although no word on when devs will receive units of their own, or when to expect any retail units. The full letter is after the break

Via: All Things D

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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2 day hackathon for Google Glass developers planned in New York and San Francisco


What I was thinking.

You can definitely tell Google is putting extra effort on trying to make it look "hip" and that you are "with it" when you have a pair of these... ...Because they know most people are going to think you look like a complete turd when they actually see you wearing them on the street.


Just change the white frame to black or flesh tone and it wouldn't look that iRobot-y. It's no weirder than people wearing bluetooth earphones.

Google please stop. This is ridiculous. For the love of all things tech please stop this is stupid. Then again I said the iPod would never sell. I am all for wearable/mobile tech but please find another solution this one is never going to be popular.

I've seen them on sharp dressed men too. I'm just not so sure how they are gonna look on us regular geeky types! LOL Probably won't stop me from getting a pair if the price is not too bad. I'm out at 1500 though.

This could be the greatest invention ever! Even beating out sliced bread. I want an app for the google glasses that scans a pretty girls face when I walk down the street, then goes to Facebook and using its Photo recognition algorithm, it looks up her profile and provides me her relationship status. Creepy, definitely. Ingenious and loved my millions of geeks everywhere, definitely!

Yeah, because just asking her what her name is and starting a conversation would be so 2005...