Google Glass

  • March 17, 2014 · 6:00 PM

Google Glass is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display (OHMD) that is being developed by Google.

Glass is being developed by Google X, which has worked on other futuristic technologies such as driverless cars. The project was announced on Google+ by Project Glass lead Babak Parviz, an electrical engineer who has also worked on putting displays into contact lenses; Steve Lee, a product manager and "geolocation specialist"; and Sebastian Thrun, who developed Udacity as well as worked on the autonomous car project. Google has patented the design of Project Glass. Thad Starner, an augmented reality expert, is a technical lead/manager on the project.

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Presentation/Demo by:

Val Scarlata

Val Scarlata likes turtles.  She has been a developer and educator in the Chicago area for over 10 years.  She enjoys working on everything from Lego robots to network applications and everything in between with people all over the world.

Justin Munger

Justin Munger is the president of Berkshire Software, LLC, which provides mobile software development consulting services. He has 15 years of professional software development experience and has spent the past 4 years developing for the Android and iOS platforms. Justin has recently become a Google Glass Explorer and is currently working towards development of apps for wearables.  

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  • Todor K.

    These are the photos from the Google Glass Meetup:

    March 31, 2014

  • Chelsey L.

    Great presentation and live demo! Learned so much more than what's available online.

    1 · March 18, 2014

  • Andrew B.

    Learned a lot and met some great people.

    1 · March 18, 2014

  • Brian N.

    Learned some things I missed from online docs. Definitely worth while.

    March 17, 2014

  • Brian J. C.

    Fantastic! Learned alot.

    1 · March 17, 2014

  • Karen S.

    Great presentation and hands-on. Enjoyed it!

    March 17, 2014

  • Chris P.


    I won't make tonight's Glass Meetup, but if anyone attending (or seeing this note) is based in Chicago and wants to BUILD a Glass app, I have an idea and APIs upon which we can get started.

    Upshot: Glass can play a role in helping those who license music into video content to ensure the music used truly aligns with a brand's identity.

    The methodology typically used to license music for ads and branded content is highly subjective, and we at Music Dealers (at Jackson & Jefferson streets) apply a method we call 'Sonic Identity' to bring more rigor and data to these kinds of decisions.

    Pop a note to [masked] if you would like to talk further, and for the record, I released my RSVP so there's an opening as of a few minutes ago.

    Feel free to forward this to anyone you know who is of the mindset and skills to build a Glass app.

    My thanks, Chris

    March 17, 2014

    • Andrew B.

      Did you happen to sign up for the hands on portion

      March 17, 2014

  • Todor K.

    We look forward to seeing you at our Google Glass Meetup tonight. Please try to arrive by 6pm at Grind, 2 North LaSalle Street 14th Floor:

    March 17, 2014

  • Todor K.

    At this event Enterprise CarShare will provide complimentary one-year memberships:

    1 · March 14, 2014

  • Todor K.

    If you would like a chance to try Google Glass, register for the Hands on with Google Glass at:

    March 5, 2014

  • Todor K.

    March 2, 2014

  • Todor K.

    If your business or organization would like to be the food and soft drinks sponsor, contact tkrecu(@)

    March 1, 2014

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