*We've updated the speakers for the night bellow. Feel free to spread the word among fellow developers and invite them to join us!
Developer Demos - 15min each + Q&A
1) Jack Lawson will talk about how WebSocketsprovide a great way to handle connections between players and servers. It's surprisingly easy to set up and use a socket connection to transmit game state. He'll briefly walk us through the technology and set up a quick demo of a game client and server.
2) Makis Tracend will be talking about the benefits of using established conventions of web development ( css styles & markup ) for creatingWebGL games in a fast-paced / quick prototyping manner
3) Ben McChesney will demo Hand Ribbon - a close range interaction piece that allows for a user to draw ribbons in 3D space and and pinch and grab to move around the scene
After the pizza & networking break, we will see a comprehensive showcase of the Intel® Perceptual Computing SDK and its potential to power the new generation of games and interactive apps.
In addition, Bob Duffy will set up a demo of creating sensor calibration controls within your game.
There will be an Ultrabooks sandbox available to play with during the evening and we will wrap up the meetup with an awesome swag raffle.
This meet-up series invites you - the developer - to demo your projects and interact with an audience of like-minded folks, with a strong emphasis on problem-solving and best practices. Anyone is welcome to present at the next Ultracode, for either cross platform HTML5 or native Windows* 8 development, keeping it within 5-7 minutes and avoiding slide-ware.
The presentations will be developer-driven, with a sprinkling of industry professionals and HTML5 expert speakers invited to demo side by side with meet-up attendees.
This code & tell group is sponsored by Intel and their dev team will be joining us to showcase code samples leveraging touch and sensor technologies for both Windows 8 desktop mode and Windows store apps. An Ultrabook™ technology sandbox will be available for attendees to get hands-on experience with the latest in PC gesture and sensor technologies.
Bring your hacks, and your friends, and join us for a night of Ultracoding powered by pizza and beer!