SF Smart Glasses Apps and Developers: Let's talk smart glasses development

  • February 20, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Please come out for an amazing night of interesting talks by knowledgeable speakers, tasty food and drinks from Bamboo Asia sponsored by eyeCam, LLC., and networking!

Signups were full last week and we just opened it up for more RSVPs so feel free to invite friends and colleagues to come! This is a 21 and over event.

We will start at 6:30 after all for food and drinks before the talks start.

More info:

Sponsor:

eyeCam, LLC* www.eyecam.tv

Speakers:

Guy Ravine, inventor and founder of mobile video startups

Randall SpragueCTO of Innovega, Inc:
http://innovega-inc.com/

 

* Please note that our sponsor will be filming during the MeetUp for commercial purposes which will include photography of its attendees. No compensation will be received by those filmed. Please let one of the organizers know if you wish to not be filmed.

 

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  • Leo O.

    Thanks David Greene. Really good links. Google Glass is still kind of blowing my mind, haha. btw, i added your links to my google glass board on verious. check it out

    http://www.verious.com/board/mo...­

    March 6, 2013

  • Y C.

    Might or might not show up depending on how behind I am for Intel Perceptual Challenge... would like to try a few eyecam.tv + iOS/Android augmented reality hacks though!

    February 16, 2013

    • Y C.

      couldn't make it to this meetup but submitted 5 entries to Intel Perceptual Challenge :) http://youtube.com/in...­

      February 22, 2013

    • Zane

      Wow those are pretty cool! Hope you win!

      February 24, 2013

  • Ann

    Thank you for attending our first event and for the wonderful feedback. It was great to meet many of you and I look forward to meeting more of you at our next meetup! The caliber of our members is truly impressive and you all had a hand in making the first meetup a success. So a big pat on the back to all the members! The group is always evolving and we will definitely work to better the events with every meetup.

    Kudos again to Guy Ravine and Randy Sprague for sharing their insight as well as eyeCam for sponsoring!

    If you have any ideas for future speakers and sponsors please let me know.

    February 22, 2013

  • Theo G.

    Would be helpful in the future to have attendees "label" themselves with regards to their areas of interest, i.e. HW, middleware, gesture, 3D, app developper so that it is easier to know what they can provide.

    1 · February 21, 2013

    • Zane

      Yeah I asked the people at the front to ask people to do that on their nametag but you know how that goes. Next meeting we will try to break into smaller focus groups or something based on preferences and industries

      February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Pretty good first meetup. Liked the food. Randall Sprague's presentation was awesome. The rest of the presenters seemed to be afraid of the microphone... I was in the back and could barely hear anything.

    1 · February 21, 2013

    • Zane

      I'll personally do everything it takes to not overdue the pizza so feel free to give suggestions for food :)

      February 22, 2013

  • John M.

    I agree that that the meeting organization could have been better: an agenda; working mike; speakers better prepared. But the GG insights were very useful (and frightening).

    Food was excellent; many thanks to our hosts.

    Randall Sprague's chat was serendipitous. Without it I would have gone away very disappointed.

    My big takeaway was that if GG isn't up to AR today (or ever), GG may handle lesser apps at any moment in the then current user reality: capturing input of image/voice now for later processing (think diary/journal); prompting the user with output of image/voice relevant to the current environment (think ads and referrals). GPS Location is essential for both.

    February 21, 2013

    • Zane

      Thanks for the feedback. Yeah, first meeting's have a way of not going perfect. I think it's pretty amazing and lucky that it even came together given everything done by people pro bono and at late notice etc. We'll work out the logistics and improve the group with everybody's help. See ya at the next meeting!

      February 22, 2013

  • Jerry M.

    A link to a Google "Glass" article with a video different from the one shown Wednesday. http://goo.gl/BtVRE­

    February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meetup - especially for being the first one! Awesome location, great food, great speakers, some tech glitches, but have you ever gone to a presentation where there isn't at least one tech glitch? The one question that I would like to see answered (perhaps in a future meetup) is, what is the right amount of AR? The presentations all focused on Google Glass not being AR and various companies' solutions to creating AR; but, do people really want 100% AR? The feedback I've heard from users of Glass is that they like the fact that the display is on the periphery of their vision so they can see notifications and quickly check status without it being always on. I think the question of how much AR is enough/too much needs to be answered before investing too much effort into developing AR apps. Seriously, does anyone actually use layar? Now, imagine having layar constantly in your FOV. I think it would be enough to drive you crazy!

    February 21, 2013

  • Michael M.

    Not bad for a first meeting. All the hype from Google Glas has amplified many expectations. It was excellent to see the presentation by Randy.

    1 · February 21, 2013

  • Zane

    Awesome very happy as well! It's only going to get better :) Working on the next one. Please send any ideas and/or sponsors or speakers.

    1 · February 21, 2013

  • Judy S.

    Presentations were very informative. Questions were good and elicited more discussion. Atmosphere was relaxed and collaborative. Food was great. Overall, an excellent meetup.

    1 · February 20, 2013

  • Jerry M.

    Thanks Zane and Ann for organizing. Interesting speakers and diverse group of attendees. Food from Bamboo Asia was the best!

    1 · February 20, 2013

  • Joe J.

    Good launch meeting...

    1 · February 20, 2013

  • Emma S.

    I have tried to add guest number but I could not find it.
    Is it possible to take 3 guests?

    February 20, 2013

    • Ann

      Emma, If you can please ask your guests to join the group as well but I do have you down for 3 guests tonight :)

      February 20, 2013

    • Emma S.

      Thank you Ann.
      Actually it became 1 guest but he also interested in this group.

      February 20, 2013

  • Walt S.

    Sorry I can't make it. Problems came up at the office which must be addressed.

    February 20, 2013

  • Basem A.

    Is there any parking spots?

    February 20, 2013

    • Ryan M.

      There are three garages in the immediate area. A 24 hour garage is under the building.

      1 · February 20, 2013

    • Natalie

      You can find some good street parking in the area too! :)

      February 20, 2013

  • Chris N.

    Hey guys - will the meetup be filmed for posterity (other than commercial purposes)? I run the AR Los Angeles meetup group, and thought I would be in SF tonight, but won't make it. Would love to stay on top of what is covered.
    [masked]
    www.holofy.com

    1 · February 20, 2013

    • Zane

      Good thought, I'll see what I can do to get entire footage somewhere, need to check with the sponsor first

      February 20, 2013

    • hafez j.

      unfortunately can't make it, would also appreciate if there is a video to check out or review of the event, thx

      February 20, 2013

  • hafez j.

    unfortunately, can't make, stuck working this evening :(

    February 20, 2013

  • Ryan M.

    Google just launched a program for getting your hands on a pair of Google Glasses.

    http://www.google.com/glass/sta...­

    3 · February 20, 2013

    • Vidya Sagar S.

      Thanks for the share Ryan! Appreciate it.

      February 20, 2013

    • Zane

      Yes perfect timing! Great stuff...

      February 20, 2013

  • Joe P.

    Can't wait! We could use our new office, except we won't be officially moved in, until March 1st. If things change I'll propose it as an option

    1 · February 20, 2013

  • Ian

    a new Glass concept video just came out ...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?fe...­

    2 · February 20, 2013

    • Ian

      I've tried on Glass. I can say that this video is the most realistic concept video representation that I've yet seen.

      February 20, 2013

  • John M.

    Alas, I will not be able to attend this one, though I'd like to attend the next meetup.

    February 19, 2013

  • Tim

    Excited to see how many folks are attending. Though I'm unable to attend, I am interested in speaking with any development folks and potential co-founders interested in working with me using this technology for social gaming & other social apps. Please contact me -- melloville2010 at gmail dot com. Thanks again!

    February 19, 2013

  • Tim

    Unfortunately due to another meeting for a project, I'll be unable to attend, but will post my needs in this area. Thanks!

    February 19, 2013

  • Tom S.

    Curious to see if anything looks like it will work with the input device I'm working on at SoLaTiDo dot com. I would love to have feedback from anyone who cares to take a look.

    February 17, 2013

  • Trav F.

    :( I can't make it! pls make this a recurring event :)

    February 15, 2013

    • Ann

      We plan to have more events like this one. :)

      February 16, 2013

  • Ian

    I'm looking forward to this!

    FYI, my startup (Augmedix) is developing some tremendously exciting health/medicine-related apps for Vuzix M100 and for Google Glass. If this is up your alley, do reach out.

    -Ian Shakil
    [masked]

    2 · February 14, 2013

  • Tony C.

    Curious to know if anyone from Google development will be attending. Sounds great Zane.

    1 · February 14, 2013

    • Zane

      nobody has identified themselves yet but ya never know we can play a good ol game of spot the google guy :)

      February 15, 2013

  • Luca Mattos M.

    Sounds pretty interesting

    1 · February 14, 2013

  • Vidya Sagar S.

    Pretty excited to attend. Thanks for organizing Zane!

    1 · February 14, 2013

  • Jerry M.

    Yes, it sounds like it will be a great event! Looking forward to it.

    1 · February 14, 2013

  • P.O.

    Interested in continuing Cv/ar experiments in wearable computing and second screen ux

    1 · February 14, 2013

  • Ann

    Can't wait! Great speakers and yummy foods/drinks!

    February 14, 2013

  • Bryan G.

    Will be out of town that week, next time.

    February 14, 2013

  • Zane

    Hey meetup crew, we finally got everything in line for the first meeting. It's going to be a great time with lots to learn and see so I hope everybody can make it. We will announce all the details shortly so keep hanging in there. Also I am opening it back up since the venue will allow more people.

    February 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How about Parisoma in SF? They can hold lots of people and are very close to Bart and Metro lines.

    February 12, 2013

    • Zane

      How is that neighborhood though, seems a bit sketchy at night :)

      February 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Not sketchy at all. 6th & Mission... now that is kinda sketchy :)

      February 12, 2013

  • Zane

    Venue update coming shortly please stay tuned. We're evaluating a couple of spaces and just want to make sure it's the best choice for the group. In order to get an accurate count please cancel your reservation if you DO NOT plan on attending. We will open it up to more reservations if the venue allows for it. Also, as always if you have ideas for speakers, sponsors, or venues please comment here or contact me directly.

    February 11, 2013

  • Basem A.

    Great its open now ;)

    February 9, 2013

  • Zane

    Almost there with the venue for the first meeting. If everything goes as planned I should be able to open up it back up for more people to attend. Going to be a great time you won't want to miss so mark your calendars! Please send me any leads for sponsors or venues as we can always use more options for future meetings etc. Also looking for people that want to present about anything related to smart glasses.

    2 · February 6, 2013

    • Peiman A.

      Great. I really would like to join.

      February 7, 2013

  • Chris

    Dear Everyone re: "wish it could be in" comments..

    Please recognize

    1) you've been asked to *actually help locate* a venue for this new group so we'll have more options

    1) a venue/sponsor is in the works yet any contacts at Yelp or Google will help provide further options as employees need to request meeting space reservation

    3) Our organizer has already gone to the extra effort -uncommon if you've been around meet-up's a while- to democratically establish our groups' preferences via the online poll link below so its numerically established *what everyone thinks about preferred locations already* [February 4th showing a 2:1 preference for SF locations over South Bay] - therefore IMHO -

    4) perhaps adding anything new or original about Smart Glasses technology, App's or development itself would be more useful, interesting and/or productive than further such meet-up location comments.


    Thanks much and look forward to seeing you wherever we end up!
    - Chris

    February 4, 2013

    • Zane

      Thanks Chris, yeah most likely the first meeting will be in SF since the poll has leaned that way and we can certainly jump around later as we see fit. Also, I need to reiterate that this is the "SF" meetup so most likely it will be based in SF. If there is a strong demand in other areas feel free to create that meetup version and maybe we all meet up once a month to demo or collaborate etc. More details to come on venue and agenda. Going to be a great time!

      February 4, 2013

  • jodah j.

    How about meeting at sofitel hotel in redwood shores. They might be set up for this.

    February 2, 2013

  • Zane

    Great news, potential sponsor and venue in the works! Hope to share the details with everybody early next week. Looking forward to our first meeting. Please contact me directly if anybody has hardware/software or information that they would like to share related to smart glass apps.

    February 2, 2013

    • Eric T.

      Awesome! Cant wait

      February 2, 2013

  • Basem A.

    I wanna join :-(

    February 2, 2013

  • Alberto N

    You can organize it on Wix lounge for free, near the BART 24th in SF.
    If outside SF I would need to organize shared trip for going and coming back.

    January 29, 2013

    • Alberto N

      This is http://www.wixlounges...­ But there is no place for many people I guess

      January 31, 2013

    • Zane

      Thanks Alberto I submitted the request with them. So far the only feasible place is Ryan's suggestion for Practice Fusion. I'll try to get a final decision by monday on the location.

      February 1, 2013

  • Ryan M.

    I work at Practice Fusion (420 Taylor St. in SF) and my company has offered to host if that would work for you all.

    1 · January 31, 2013

    • Ryan M.

      We comfortably fit 150 people for company meetings. We don't have beer on tap like the Yelp lounge.

      January 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No beer? Hmm...I don't know about that... ;)

      January 31, 2013

  • Chris

    New tech developer meets at Google SF / 345 Spear have been quite successful and well attended- exc. meeting space + ease of commute (incl. for many Googlers living in SF) hard to beat -- just a thought.

    January 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      NextSpace has two locations in the city, too. They may be willing to do after hours events. Random Hacks of Kindness has used them for their hackathons this past year.

      January 30, 2013

    • Zane

      thanks Dan looking into nextspace option

      January 30, 2013

  • Joe P.

    Can't wait! We could use our new office, except we won't be officially moved in, until March 1st. If things change I'll propose it as an option

    January 30, 2013

  • Byron H.

    It's clear I won't be having any smart glasses anytime soon, and they look too geeky for my short term needs. Longer term, they're still interesting.

    January 30, 2013

  • Jim L

    Getting into SF is always a pain if you live and work in the South Bay/Palo Alto area. Yes, even on CalTrain or BART.

    If this is on the weekend, I could do SF. During the week, it would be too impractical. As with any Meetup, I guess it depends on the location of the venue and if you are able to get some place to hold the meeting. If you have venue options - SF one month, South Bay the next - this would work. If you have no options then you should schedule this where you can get the space.

    Just my 2 cents...

    January 29, 2013

    • Zane

      That may make sense also... I'll see how it plays out with the venue/sponsors etc

      January 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How about a company that is half way down the peninsula in San Mateo or Redwood city? I frequently travel to the city, but I do understand the amount of effort required. Though, you might need to settle for who ever offers space.

    January 29, 2013

    • Zane

      Looks like most people's preference is sf. I'm leaning towards keeping it in sf since it's a sf group etc :)

      January 30, 2013

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