Many thanks to Luke Hogan for presenting in May on Phone Gap! Also, a tribute and big thanks to Steve Starr for 8 years of nurturing this group and getting it to where it is today. I am honoured to be nominated to take over and am excited to meet many more of you in the Meetups to come. Please join in June for an introduction to Google Glass User Interface with Justin Munger!
Google Glass is a new category of computing device, ushering in the era of wearables. Unlike smartphones which emphasize an immersive app experience, wearables like Glass excel at quick interactions such as notifications, short tasks, and information access through voice commands. Their smaller size and reliance on limited tap/swipe and voice input require a different user interface than is typically used with phones. In this presentation, we'll learn about the different components of the Google Glass user interface, including concepts like the timeline, cards, live cards, and immersions. We'll see how data is presented to the user and how the user interacts with and navigates around the different parts of Glass. Glass will also be available to try on after the presentation for anyone interested in experiencing it directly.
Justin Munger is an Android software developer and Google Glass Explorer, with over 16 years of professional software development experience. He is also the organizer of Google Developer Group (GDG) Chicago, a group of developers who work with and/or are interested in using Google technologies.
== Updated June 9, 10:15pm ==
A very gracious thank you to our primary sponsor, coLab Evanston, for hosting us last minute at their facilities tomorrow. For those of you who don't know where it is, it's just 2 blocks north of Firehouse Grill, or 1/2 block north from the Main Street Purple Line CTA Stop. It's in the business between Subway and the Evanston Library (corner of Main & Chicago).
Space is very limited, so please on bring a guest if you RSVP'ed that you were going to do so. We're a little overbooked for the room, but I'm sure we'll make it work--you may just find your networking amplified due to close quarters.
If you are curious to learn more about coLab Evanston (which previous organizer Steve Starr has told me is a fantastic shared working environment, if you're in need for one!), or want to drop them a line to say "thanks!" for being so welcoming last minute, check out their website at http://www.colabevanston.com/.
See you tomorrow,