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Sphero Hack Tour: Austin


Friday, June 8, 2012 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 5:00 PM (CDT)

Sphero Hack Tour: Austin

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Quick Glance
-Welcome Reception - Friday, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
-Hack - Saturday, 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
-Hack - Sunday, 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

What you’ll need:
-Mobile phone (iOS or Android)
-Sphero SDK https://github.com/orbotix 

-Best Of Show 1st - $500, 2nd - $250, 3rd - $100
-Best Music app 1st - $5000, 2nd - $1000
-Best Drive app 1st - $5000, 2nd - $1000

What we’ll provide:
-Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner (Fri, Sat and Sun)
-All the drinks you can drink
-SDK/Idea assistance
-Fun atmosphere

First off.. What is Sphero? Sphero is the first robotic ball gaming device that you control with a tilt, touch, or swing from your smartphone or tablet. You can even use Sphero as a controller for on-screen gameplay. This means big things for you developers. Find out more here.

The possibilities for gameplay with Sphero are endless. For the first time, the ball has become a brainy robot that can be controlled in a variety of ways. Sphero is changing the way we think about and enjoy mixed-reality gameplay. With seven apps currently available, our team has only scratched the surface of Sphero’s possibilities. That’s where you come in.

Join us this year as we take our mobile SDK on the road. We’ve done the hard work to get you rolling, now let your imagination run wild!

Because Sphero is so versatile, there will be several ways to win during each location. Winnings span from a free Sphero to two grand prizes – a whopping $5,000 each!

In each city, the festivities kick off on Friday evening with a party. Happy hour meets gaming as our team introduces you to Sphero. Saturday morning we host a more thorough introduction to the Sphero SDK. Then the floor opens to the developers, and the hacking gets cracking! Two weeks later, the best apps are chosen and the winners announced. You get to own what you create, but our hope is you submit the app and show off your work.

View the official rules for the contest here.

Have questions about Sphero Hack Tour: Austin? Contact Orbotix

When & Where

HubAustin Coworking
4930 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78745

Friday, June 8, 2012 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 5:00 PM (CDT)

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Orbotix is the creator of the Sphero™ , the only robotic ball controlled by your smartphone. Based in Boulder, CO the Orbotix team takes fun very seriously.

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