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NYC-GDG Android Wear Hackathon

  • Aug 23, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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The first NYC Android Wear Hackathon!
Sponsored by Google and NYC-GDG

Location: Google NYC: 111 8th ave
Use the 16th st entrance of 111 8th ave (next to the Citibank)

Saturday and Sunday, August 23,24 :  
9am-5pm each day (no overnight) - doors open 8:30am
(if you arrive after 12:30pm you must use the 15th st entrance next to Chase)



9:00am:    Welcome reception, Announcements, Tutorial

10:00am:  Design Sprint 

12:30pm:  Lunch

12:30pm-5:00pm   Hacking
        note: mentors will be available

5:00pm:    adjourn to local bar/restaurant


9:00am:     Hackathon resumes

12:00pm:   lunch

2:00pm:     Project submission deadline

2:00pm -4:00pm   Presentations

4:00pm- 5:00pm    judging / awards / closing

photos: June 19 Android Wear Code Lab

Guests should enter through the 16th street entrance of 111 8th avenue. The entrance is on 8th avenue next to the Citi Bank. We'll have a registration desk set up where guests can get a building pass and a google security badge. Guests will need to wear both badges during their visit.

The registration desk will be open between 8:30am and 12:30pm. If guests arrive after 12:30pm, they should go to the 15th street entrance of 111 8th avenue (on 8th avenue next to the Chase Bank) and sign in with building security.

After checking in, a security guard will badge guests through the turnstiles and up to Water Tower cafe.

To stay up to date please follow us on our G+ page here: 

Our weekly Skylight1 group meeting will be hosting Android Wear Tutorials until the Android Wear Hackathon on Aug 23, 24. The next tutorial session is this Wed Aug 20. RSVP is limited to a class room - RSVP on meetup instead of G+ events:

Android Wear Primer slides to help you start: 

RSVP on this page for the hackathon but please don't RSVP as a place holder, RSVP only if you are committed to attend both Saturday and Sunday, Aug 23 and 24, if your plans changes please update to open a slot for those on the waiting list!

Prizes:  Winning team will receive vouchers for an Android Wear Watch! (limited to up to 4 watches)

Judging:  There's no specific theme - however there will an emphasis on originality - watch faces are allowed but again - must be original and must follow Android Wear Design guidelines. Full rules will be posted

Also note: there's a NYC Glass hackathon coming up in September:

Winners and participants of both of these hackathons will get a another chance to participate in a final face off challenge - a finale to show off your polished apps to a savvy tech crowd and panel of judges:

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  • Nitya N.

    Looks like I won't be able to make it today.. Good luck all!!

    August 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Almost there! Good morning!

    August 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good morning, I am running a little late today. I am coming in from CT and just got to Grand Central now. Should be at 14th Street within 30 minutes

    August 23, 2014

  • Angela F.

    Hey all, was looking forward but unfortunately had to let my spot go -- hope to see you all at the next one.

    August 22, 2014

  • R A.

    I will be able to visit but not enter into the hackathon, Dario, may I be added to the door list?

    August 21, 2014

  • Zack F.

    What are the judging criteria and prizes?

    August 20, 2014

    • Dario L.

      will be posted shortly - watches for the winning team (limited to 4)

      August 20, 2014

  • Zack F.

    Will Android Wear devices be provided for the demo?

    1 · August 20, 2014

    • Dario L.

      No, but the emulator should suffice for developing and testing (except for use of sensors and microphone) for demos on Sunday we can demo on actual devices - plus there will be many with devices on site we'll try to share when we can for testing.

      August 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I would like to go but is there more detail of what we do? Is this more of an advance meetup? Or is it possible for a beginner to join too?

    August 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Will it be okay to just see what every one is doing? I have been out doing programming for 6 years. I did play around with C++ , Java and object-C from here and there but not to a point where I do a serious program. If it is okay for me to follow someone, that will be great!

      August 18, 2014

    • Dario L.

      please check out the prequisites - you need to have coding environment setup before the event - come to the Wed night tutorial to get up to speed

      1 · August 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm RSVPing but not 100% sure I'll be able to attend. Going to try my best to be there!

    August 15, 2014

  • Marco P.

    Can only do Saturday night after dark and Sunday. For what it's worth, here we go

    August 12, 2014

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