Fine Gennaio a San Francisco e inizio Febbraio a New York, Google ha voluto incontrare tutti coloro che avevano preordinato per 1500 dollari l’Explorer Edition dei Google Glass per prendere parte all’evento Hackathon. I presenti, purtroppo, come saprete non possono raccontare nulla e nemmeno condividere qualsiasi informazione con il mondo esterno a causa delle severe regole imposte da Google.

Motivo per cui le informazioni che trapelano sono quasi pari a zero, tranne quelle che non è la stessa Google a volere che si conoscano. Ne è un esempio evidente un post di Google, scusate il gioco di parole, su Google Plus dove, oltre a parlare dell’evento, condivide anche tanto di foto che stiamo per mostrarvi. Speriamo che molto presto Google decida di condividere maggiori informazioni con il mondo esterno, anche perché l’attesa e la curiosità sugli occhiali tecnologici sono ai massimi livelli.

A couple weeks ago, we held two hackathons for a small group of lucky developers from among those who signed up for the Glass Explorer Program at Google I/O 2012.  We called these events the Glass Foundry.  In San Francisco and New York, the selected Glass Explorers were able to spend two days with Glass and the API we’ve developed.  They formed teams and built over 80 new ways to use Glass.  Everyone who demoed received a special edition glass bar identifying them as a “Pioneer” of this next generation of computing.  Eight hard-working teams won the grand prize: Google will pick up the cost of their Glass Explorer Edition.
The Glass Foundry was a great opportunity to get our engineers working next to developers on Glass and the API.  We discovered that we all shared a passion for the future of wearable technology, and the feedback we received is already helping us improve the platform.  The whole event was deeply rewarding for our team and the participants seemed to have a great time, too.  We hope to have more Glass Foundries in the future.
Although the details of the API are still confidential, we did want to share the photos in the attached album.  If you’d like to know more about developing for Glass and you’ll be at SXSW this year, we recommend you attend Building New Experiences with Glass with Timothy Jordan  on Monday, March 11th at 5pm in Ballroom A of the Austin Convention Center.

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