Making Games Exciting Again: Perceptual Computing SDK and Game Demos

Hi folks,

*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 WebSockets provide 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 creating WebGL 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

4) Iker Jamardo will be demoing the highly successful iBasket - fully developed in HTML5 game with 16M downloads; he will identify some interesting topics/code snippets in javascript and talk about the pros and cons of HTML5 by itself

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.

See you all soon!


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  • Vera H G.

    Hey guys, here are the links to the videos from our last event: - Intel perceptual computing demos - WebSockets - iBasket game and Ludei HTML5 technology - WebGl - Touch and sensors, perceptual computing, Ribbon piece Enjoy!

    February 6, 2013

  • Bob D.

    All that 7 developer perceptual computing challenge I discussed at the meetup is now public. Follow #ultimatecoder on Twitter. Here is a link to an early post. Much more on this. Some good content to follow

    Also you'll find links to Perceptual Computing in that post. Request your camera now and get in that open contest. Less than 30 days left

    January 28, 2013

  • Y C.

    Would like to see more demos of what people have done with the Perceptual Computing SDK. Would offer to demo, but this computer vision/former Kinect hacker wasn't selected for a device even though I applied for one way back in December.

    1 · January 22, 2013

  • Makis T.

    Nice meetup - great to be part of the lineup. Here's the link to my presentation:[masked]

    And the jquery-three library + the examples are at:

    Ping me with any questions @tracend


    3 · January 22, 2013

  • Bob D.

    Great turn out tonight, looks like around 75 people in attendance. Perceptual Computing links for you guys

    - PerC Challenge (request camera and submit app)

    - PerC Forum: - PerC SDK - download SDK, Guides, demos, and code samples

    Tell us what more you want to see at this meetup and what we could do for a hackathon

    2 · January 21, 2013

  • Bob D.

    Looking forward to the meetup. Intel will be showing its Perceptual Computing demo and we will have Ultrabooks with touch and sensor technology hooked up with a demo camera so you can gets hands on with the technology.

    If there is more you'd like to see from Intel, let me know.

    January 17, 2013

    • Alec D.

      Bob, any chance of a Perceptual Computing SDK and Ultrabook event down the Peninsula? Say at the great Intel auditorium on Juliette lane in Santa Clara :-) ?

      January 21, 2013

  • Jack L.

    My demo and instructions to run it can be picked up at if you want to follow along during my presentation.

    2 · January 21, 2013

  • Uday S.

    Node.js is good for websockets. WebGL works well on Chrome and for big data it has to be JSON than text data. Happy to share experience. Ping me. ([masked])

    1 · January 20, 2013

  • Eva N.

    Hey All. Anyone coming from Marin to this event? I know David is looking into a carpool buddy.
    Have a good rest of the week everyone!

    January 15, 2013

  • Vera H G.

    Sorry all for the funky looking email I sent - copy-paste just failed me. If you're having a difficult time reading the message, check out the event details here instead.

    January 14, 2013

  • Vera H G.

    Two awesome talks submitted - creating webGL games in a fast-paced / quick prototyping manner and websockets for game client - server connections. Waiting for a couple more and we'll update the agenda for the night.

    2 · January 11, 2013

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