One of the coolest moments from Google I/O last year was when Google officially unveiled Project Glass. The demo, which consisted of people jumping out of a blimp while wearing the glasses, probably inspired a number of pre-orders for the device. Those who could afford the $1,500 pre-order will finally get the first chance to work with Project Glass later this month.
Google sent out an email to those who pre-ordered Project Glass inviting them to a hackathon event called Glass Foundry. The two-day hackathon will give developers their first real look at the hardware and software behind Project Glass. Here’s the full text of the email:
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.
We’ll begin the first day with an introduction to Glass. You’l have a device to use while on-site. Next we’ll take a look at the Mirror API, which gives you the ability to exchange data and interact with the user over REST. We’ll then dive into development with Google engineers on site to help you at any point. At the end of the second day we’ll have a lively round of demos with some special guest judges.
If you’d like to attend this first Glass Foundry, please choose and register by Friday, January 18th at 4pm PT. There is limited space. If you are accepted, you will receive a confirmation letter with additional details and required terms after registration closes. Please don’t make any travel arrangements until your attendance is confirmed.
The first hackathon will take place on January 28 and last through the next day at Google’s San Francisco headquarters. On February 1, the company will be hosting a second hackathon at its New York City headquarters.
I’m sure developers attending the event will be forced to sign a NDA, but we might get some new details out of the event nonetheless. If anything, Google will have some video of the event showing off the applications developers are able to come up with while using Google’s potentially revolutionary hardware.[h/t: Engadget]