Google announces Project Glass developer hackathon

January 16, 2013
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Google's Project Glass is one of the more exciting things I'm looking forward to seeing in 2013. Back at Google I/O we got our first solid look at the new wearable technology, as well as the opportunity to pre-order one ourselves. While news on Google Glass has been slow as of late, later this month and early February Google will be holding a hackathon where we'll get to experience Project Glass first hand.

Google is hosting two hackathon events for select "Glass Explorers" that were able to pay the steep $1,500 pre-order fee, and will be giving developers their own set starting January 28th through February 2nd in California and New York City. Google confirms that those lucky enough to attend will be given their own pair of glasses on-site, and will be able to enjoy the awesomeness of Project Glass. Here's some of what the email had to say:

"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."

According to the invite, the first day will kick off with a full out official introduction, as well as giving out units to developers. Luckily here at Android Community we were able to order a pair, and we'll be sending one of our developers along for all the juicy details. Hopefully we'll get tons of hands-on time, video of these awesome devices in action, and Google developers will be on-site to help out with questions and showing all the projects potential.

The first day developers will learn about the product and enjoy their own pair, and we're being told the second day of Google's event will be full of details, news, special guests appearances and multiple demonstrations. If you're a part of the inner circle learn more at +ProjectGlass on Google+, otherwise stay tuned because we'll be reporting news back with all of the fun things we do.


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  • Blake Chambers

    I. Need. These. Glasses.