The tech industry, and Silicon Valley in particular, is abuzz with the “Internet of Things,” the “Internet of Everything” and the most recent incarnation of wearable technology gadgets. In short, “Wearables.”
AT&T and NestGSV, along with Vuzix, Sensoplex, SeeedStudio, Wahoo Fitness, Texas Instruments and Pebble, are sponsoring a hackathon to tap into the future of wearables. We'll also have Skully Helmets at the event.
Vuzix, a leader in computer display software and devices, and SeeedStudio, an open hardware facilitation company, will be providing challenge prizes. Texas Instruments is providing 50 sensor tags and Sensoplex is offering $500 or one SDK plus three extra sensor modules. More prize information will be updated shortly.
The wearables industry is still very young and undiscovered, with many big players still grappling with how to best build, market and sell this new wave of devices to consumers. The most commonly recognized devices are of course, Google’s Glass product, Pebble’s smart watch, Nike’s Fuelband and the Fitbit fitness tracker.
As an industry, we are very much at the dawn of this new era of wearable tech, with the best business cases and consumer end uses still yet to be discovered.
Come hack the future of wearables with us.
HACKATHON SCHEDULE (PDT)
6 p.m. Networking and developer dating
7 p.m. Opening speeches and presentations from NestGSV and each challenge track partner.
7:30 p.m. NestGSV and partners introduce the cross-partner tracks.
8 p.m. End of basic idea creation and submission to the system. Teams have two minutes to present on stage.
8:30 p.m. Teams start coding.
9:30 a.m. Light breakfast.
5:00 p.m. Project submission deadline.
5:30 p.m. Dinner.
6 p.m. Judging begins. Each team will have 90 seconds to pitch.
7 p.m. Judges deliberate.
8 p.m. Winners announced; closing ceremony.
9 p.m. Hackathon ends.
As the Senior System Architect and Software Lead, Scott is responsible for software architecture and development for the Vuzix Smart Glasses product line. Scott's background in embedded system design and multimedia software development spans platforms from Android to VxWorks and problem domains from aircraft flight controls to professional audio.
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