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Data Visualization & Google Glass

  • Jul 10, 2013 · 6:30 PM

Heads up-- the future is here. Google Glass has been distributed to approximately 2,000 developers in the US and more are on their way. In the past few months, developers and designers have been testing the best way to navigate the creation of apps using wearable technology.

Visualizing data for a heads up display is a completely new experience for designers and developers. The launch of wearable devices like Google Glass and Smartwatches are shaking up the field of data visualization in industries ranging from health and fitness to real-time polling. Join us in this interactive Meetup as we:

  1. Explore Glass through a live demo
  2. Google Hangout with the Glass Wedgies team, a team exploring realtime polling and data visualization on the device and
  3. Breakout into small groups to learn more about developing and designing for Glass.


  • 6:30pm - Doors open, networking
  • 7:00pm - Introductions
  • 7:15pm - PART 1: Glass demo/overview by Antonio with audience Q&A
  • 7:45pm - PART 2: Data visualization demo with the Wedgies team & live walk through of their Glass app. They'll cover their core product, integrating with the Glass API and data visualization design considerations (with audience Q&A)
  • 8:15pm - PART 3: Breakout Sessions:
    • I. Q&A Discussion on designing for Glass
    • II. Q&A Discussion on developing for Glass + general Glass questions
  • 8:45pm - Data Drinks!

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This event is organized by Data Community DCSilica Labs. If you have any questions regarding the event, feel free to reach out to [masked] or

Speaker Bios:

  • Antonio Zugaldia
    CTO, Silica Labs, @zugaldia
    Fifteen years of development experience, most recently building eHealth and crises response systems for the World Health Organization. Glass Explorer and Pioneer and winner of Google's Glass Foundry hackathon in NYC.
  • Stephanie Nguyen
    Lead Designer, Silica Labs, @nguyenist
    Background in design, data visualization, analytics. Design studio cofounder, featured in AdAge as one of the nation's Most Promising Minority Students while at the University of Virginia.

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  • Stephanie N.

    Thanks for the feedback! As we feared, there were glitches with the Google Hangout, but thanks for bearing with us. We'll be sure to figure out a better plan for the next one. We look forward to seeing some of you at our next Google Glass Design Meetup in August!

    2 · July 11, 2013

    • Greg M.

      will you post the slides?

      July 12, 2013

  • Tianzhen L.

    Thanks for showing how the Glass works and what to do to program for the Glass.

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Nevin H.

    Fun to see Google Glass in person; it really works; I agree they'll have a market if they get the price under $500, apps or no

    July 11, 2013

  • Gagan G.

    Really was looking forward to this... Stuck in the metro due to delay :(

    July 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I was in the middle of that mess as well. Thankfully, i just walked off and cabbed over when I figured it wasn't getting fixed anytime soon.

      July 11, 2013

  • Vijay

    My first meetup with the group, loved it.

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • James B.

    Wish the remote presenters worked better, but it was still fascinating.

    1 · July 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really marred, unfortunately, by the bad audio in the discussion with the guys in SLC and Vegas. But it was super to see the demo before that and I do appreciate all the hard work you guys do to put one of these events on.

    1 · July 10, 2013

  • Emily

    Unfortunately I can't escape work. I hope there'll be some roundup for those who couldn't make it! Cheers.

    July 10, 2013

  • Blackeyedsusan

    Sorry have to miss it.

    July 10, 2013

  • Ainhoa Moya M.

    Sounds like a very interesting meet up!

    July 9, 2013

  • Todd B.

    Can't attend because I'm up in NYC but if anyone's interested, please check out the project I've been working on, GlassKap, 3d printed hardware accessories for Glass. Check out

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • James B.

    Excited to be there

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • Suhas M.

    Looking forward to this! I believe visualizing for heads up displays is even more challenging than that for mobile displays. Quite an interesting design problem to solve!

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • Lisa G.

    I'd love to attend this but have a conflict.

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Dorothy S.

    Looking forward to it.

    1 · June 29, 2013

  • Noah L.

    Not for now

    June 29, 2013

  • Sripathi A.

    Yes. Definetly.

    1 · June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to miss this. I'll be out of country.

    June 28, 2013

  • Jacqueline

    I'll be there, Glass in tow!

    2 · June 28, 2013

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