San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Share your vision | Develop a solution | Win prizes
Are you interested in smart eyewear, fascinated by the potential of augmented reality, or motivated by the opportunity to develop on exciting new platforms? Epson’s “See Smarter” event will bring together a group of eager developers, designers, and business people who want to explore the most innovative and useful applications for augmented reality glasses.
The Epson Moverio BT-100 merges the real world with the digital by rendering content on our real environment through a completely transparent display. The device runs on the Android platform, and is rife with possibilities for app developers. We are looking for the next big idea or application that will take advantage of the BT-100's unique capabilities.
We are partnering with Metaio, a global leader in augmented reality, for the event. Metaio provides a number of AR solutions, and has developed an award-winning free SDK. We encourage attendees to familarize themselves with Metaio's SDK prior to the hackathon: http://dev.metaio.com/sdk/getting-started/.
A grand prize of $1000 will be awarded to the team that presents a concept/demo that best takes advantage of the Moverio platform. Two honorable mentions of $500 each will also be awarded.
Epson will provide the venue, lunch on Saturday & Sunday, snacks, and support! We ask that you bring your laptop, ideas, and enthusiasm!
Limited space for 30 Developers, 10 designers, and 10 BizDev/ Marketing people.
Saturday, August 24th
- 9:30am - Doors open, check-in begins
- 10:00am - Event Kickoff
- 10:30am - Smart Eyewear Category Overview
- 11:00am - "The (Augmented) Reality of Wearable Computing" (Trak Lord - Metaio)
- 12:00pm - Contest Logistics, Rules
- 12:30pm - Lunch provided+ idea pitches & team formation
- 1:30pm - Begin working on concept
- 4:30pm - Building closes
- 9:30am - Doors open
- 10:00am - Day 2 Kickoff
- 10:15am - Work on concept
- 12:00pm - Lunch provided
- 1:00pm - Deadline
- 1:15pm - Team presentations & demos
- 3:00pm - Prizes Awarded
- Grand Prize (1): $1000 in Gift Cards for the team to split
- Honorable Mentions (2):$500 in Gift Cards for the team to split
- Raffle (1): Epson Moverio BT-100 Developer Kit
- Best use of the Moverio platform
- Practicality of Implementation
- Best Design/ User Experience
Trak Lord is the head of US Marketing for Metaio, the leader in augmented reality research and applications. Before joining Metaio, Trak attended Dartmouth, where he first started working with augmented reality technology, only to relocate to Silicon Valley and consult for social media and augmented reality startups. Since joining Metaio, Trak has traveled all over the world evangelizing augmented reality and Metaio’s research. He also manages Augmented Reality Blog, the most widely read source in the industry. When he’s not at Metaio, Trak enjoys vintage motorcycles, street food and coffee. Lots of coffee.
Steve Sereboff has specialized in intellectual property law since 1991. His practice includes licensing and contracts, patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. He holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, and had seven years of experience in the computer software business before earning his law degree from Boston University. While at Boston University, Mr. Sereboff founded Boston University's Technology, Science and Law Association, and was employed by MIT to negotiate and manage software licenses. His technical expertise includes many aspects of computers (both software and hardware) and myriad electronic and electrical devices, their operation and manufacture.
Participating Meetup Groups
An Eventbrite ticket is required for participation (meetup RSVP’s will not get you in).
ABBREVIATED CONTEST RULES:
See Smarter: Epson Moverio Glasses Hackathon - Summer 2013
No purchase necessary. The See Smarter: Epson Moverio Glasses Hackathon - Summer 2013 Contest starts on August 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM PST and ends at 3:00 PM PST on August 25, 2013. The Contest is open to Android app developers, designers and marketing/business development professionals who, as of the August 24, 2013 are the age of majority in their states/provinces of residence (except Quebec, which is excluded). Subject to official rules available at www.epson.com/HackMoverio. Sponsored by Epson America, Inc.
When & Where
We are excited to announce that Metaio, a global leader in augmented reality, will be joining us for the hackathon! Metaio provides a number of AR solutions, including an award-winning free SDK. They will give a talk on their vision for augmented reality, and provide development support throughout the event.
For those of you who are interested in complementary event merchandise, we are excited to announce that hackathon t-shirts are currently in production! Make sure to arrive on time on Saturday to request your desired size before they run out.
Quick FYI - Parking
Parking for the event is free. Epson has a large lot adjacent to the building. After parking, please proceed to the front entrance of the building. We will post signs to help guide everyone.