• VR With the Best

    http://vr.withthebest.com/

    Join VR and Unity Experts for a one-day conference - ticketed event With The Best is hosting [two] online conferences this Saturday, 3/19 and the following Saturday, 3/26 featuring leading VR and Unity experts for a one of a kind of online experience. Both conferences offer exclusive content and a chance to sit down with one of the speakers for a virtual 10-15-minute 1:1 mentoring session. **As a member of this meetup, you will get exclusive discount on your ticket. Register now by entering the discount codes AWESOMEVR (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vr-with-the-best-tickets-21106433912?discount=AwesomeVR) for theVR conference (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vr-with-the-best-tickets-21106433912?discount=AwesomeVR) and GAMERSRTHEBEST (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unity-with-the-best-tickets-21270896825?discount=GamersRTheBest) for the Unity conference. ** VR With The Best (http://unity.withthebest.com/) will feature Saswat Panda, CTO of LiveLikeVR, Dioselin Gonzalez, VR Senior Engineer and Amir Ebrahimi, Principal Software Engineer at Unity 3D along with 7 other VR engineers and entrepreneurs. Unity With The Best (http://unity.withthebest.com/) will feature Unity experts from all over the world including Andy Touch, Tech Evangelist at Unity 3D UK, Vincent Vergonjeanne, CEO & Founder at EveryDayPlay in Poland, and other game developers. The speakers will dive in and demonstrate codes in a specific part of the engine. If you can't make it, you will still be able to watch the recordings, which are available to you for 2 months. *You must purchase a ticket in order to attend the conference. RSVP doesn't count in this instance.

  • Disrupt the classic arcade game with IoT! Join us at the Bay Tek Hack and Play

    The Bay Tek Hack and Play (https://baytekhackandplay.splashthat.com/) on Feb. 28 to March 1 will take place at Plug and Play in Sunnyvale. Using the Bay Tek machines (Flappy Bird, Prize Hub, Piano Keys) and with the DQuid SDK, you can form a team and develop the next greatest arcade game innovation. This is a free event - Prizes include an incubation opportunity and a booth to showcase your project at The Amusement Expo in Las Vegas, plus gift card giveaways too. This is a real opportunity to get your business prototype noticed and on the market. This is your chance to bring your awesome game prototype to life, meet industry mentors and investors, and make an impact in arcade family entertainment! It's going to be a really fun weekend :) Register here (https://baytekhackandplay.splashthat.com/) Cheers, Kasey

  • Sprout by HP® SDK Meetup - Mountain View

    Hacker Dojo

    In case you haven't heard, Sprout is here and we are getting ramped up for a December 5th-7th Sprout hackathon in San Francisco. In preparation, we will be hosting a Sprout SDK meetup to give all of you a chance to learn more about the SDK, interact with the product and give you a head start for the hackathon. Sprout is an interactive blended reality system that is so incredibly cool, that you will not want to miss out on the opportunity to be among the first to see and get hands-on with it. HP developers will be on hand to guide you through the experience. Join us for this meetup and get ready to let your creativity run wild. We want you to be the ones who build the next amazing app for Sprout! Agenda: 7:00 pm - Doors open 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm – SDK session with the team that created the SDK 8:15 pm - 8:30 pm – Q&A 8:30 pm – end – Interactive demos on Sprout machines, socializing and all-around fun REGISTER here: http://bit.ly/sproutsdksv As always, we got you covered with beer, food and cool giveaways. #sproutdeveloper

  • Sprout by HP® SDK Meetup - San Francisco

    Impact Hub

    In case you haven't heard, Sprout is here and we are getting ramped up for a December 5th-7th Sprout hackathon in San Francisco. In preparation, we will be hosting a Sprout SDK meetup to give all of you a chance to learn more about the SDK, interact with the product and give you a head start for the hackathon. Sprout is an interactive blended reality system that is so incredibly cool, that you will not want to miss out on the opportunity to be among the first to see and get hands-on with it. HP developers will be on hand to guide you through the experience. Join us for this meetup and get ready to let your creativity run wild. We want you to be the ones who build the next amazing app for Sprout! Agenda: 7:00 pm - Doors open 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm – SDK session with the team that created the SDK 8:15 pm - 8:30 pm – Q&A 8:30 pm – end – Interactive demos on Sprout machines, socializing and all-around fun REGISTER here: http://bit.ly/sproutsdksf As always, we got you covered with beer, food and cool giveaways. #sproutdeveloper

  • 3D vision meetup at Embedded Vision Summit!

    Santa Clara Convention Center

    The meetup will be located in one half of the Mission City Ballroom in the Santa Clara Convention Center. Upon arriving at the Convention Center, meetup attendees should follow signs to the Embedded Vision Summit, and then look for the sign for the meetup. Note that there will be two meetups taking place, and the two groups have similar names: - SF Bay Area 3D Vision & Kinect Hacking Meetup - 3D Visual Recognition on Highly Scalable Computing Meetup Talks will start at 7pm. --- We're organizing a meetup as part of the Embedded Vision Summit! Note you'll need to buy a pass to the summit to attend, but I've worked with the organizer of the summit to procure discounts for everyone; see below. As always, if you'd like to speak, let me know! Talks should be <15 min. Our next meetup will be hosted by and co-located with the Embedded Vision Summit. The Summit is a unique conference for product developers looking to learn about how to build vision-based systems and apps. It includes keynote talks by industry luminaries from Facebook and Google, 18 expert presentations on practical aspects of processors, sensors, tools, algorithms, and development techniques, dozens of demos, and opportunities to connect with technical experts from leading vision technology suppliers. (Lunch and an evening reception are offered in the demo area.) The Summit organizers are offering the SF Bay Area 3D Vision & Kinect Hacking meetup community a special discount on registration: To attend the full-day Summit (technical presentations, lunch, Technology Showcase, and evening reception) for the discounted rate of $149, use the code 3DV4EVS. To attend the Technology Showcase (demos of vision technologies, networking with experts, plus lunch and evening reception) only for the discounted rate of $49, use the code 3DV4EVSHOW. More information about the Embedded Vision Summit and Technology Showcase is available at www.embeddedvisionsummit.com.

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  • 3D computer vision meetup #15

    Hacker Dojo (new location)

    It's been too long since we last met! Let's gather and share our 3D computer vision projects and companies. Presentations will begin promptly at 7:30, but you can show up as early as 7 if you'd like. If you're interested in giving a presentation, please let me know what you'd like to talk about. Presentations should be no longer than 10 minutes. Both technical and nontechnical presentations are welcome as long as they relate to 3D computer vision. Presentation schedule: General ecosystem update - Tango and RealSense (Matt Bell) MatterPort quality updates and showcase scans (Matt Bell) Occipital Structure Sensor remote scanning demo (Kai) Second Life viewer via Oculus (Philippe Bosut) 3Gear gesture interface demo (Robert Wang) Space Palette update (Tim Thompson) Hackathon announcement? (Damon H)

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  • Dissident Futures Art and Ideas Festival

    Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

    Grand Lobby, Screening Room, Third Street Courtyard, Youth Arts Lounge FREE w/ RSVP More info & RSVP at http://ybca.org/art-and-ideas YBCA invites you to participate in a one-day interactive festival in conjunction with the Dissident Futures visual arts exhibit in our Downstairs Gallery. The festival will bring our communities together to explore and investigate possible futures envisioned by artists, urban planners, environmentalists, scientists, robotic experts, designers, programmers, and food activists through dynamic workshops, lectures, performances, interactive media, music, and more. The worldwide effort to consider and shape the future is being conducted by a diverse number of artists, scientists, teachers, and activists. In the Bay Area, there are a wealth of future-facing projects, many involving practical innovations in technology and science. Some of these creative and pragmatic endeavors are informed by utopian dreams and fueled by a local culture that looks to the future with hope and optimism for what may come. The breadth of ideas and emergent forms ranges vastly, and given the rising pace of these activities and aspirations for the future, it is an exciting time for us to look critically at the participants in this conversation. We want to bring people together in dialogue with members of our Bay Area community who have the tools to envision a future that expands beyond the best of our aspirations and builds on our technological advances, while also keeping in check negative realities such as climate change, rising income inequalities, and gaps in power distribution and influence. We seek to look at the entire ecology and foster discussions that move us toward a world we can help to create. --------------------- A Partial List of Participants: Architects /Designers /Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR) - Raphael Sperry and Deanna VanBuren Black Futurist Arts Collective Brontez Purnell Code for America - Mike Migurski CTO of CfA , Cyd Harrell, CfA's UI/UX Evangelist Jaime Cortez with L.M. Bogad, Bill Hsu, and Jenifer Wofford Fantastic Futures Project Future Cities Lab (Jason Johnson and Nataly Gattegno) Peter Foucault GAFFTA - Josette Melchor Green House Project - Juan Carlos Cancino and David Gabriner Kyle Herbert with Jenifer Wofford Ray Gilstrap AMES NASA Kanari Productions Institute For The Future Future for Good Fellows: Milton Chen, Gabriella Gomez-Mont, Sam Gregory, Shannon Spanhake, David Thigpen, Ariel Waldman Walidah Imarisha Takehito Etani Long Now Foundation - Manual for Civilization Majos Maker Cities Dorothy Santos with An Xiao Mina and Ben Valentine DJ. Patrick Lotilla Pangea Kal Spelletich Young Artists at Work Young Gifted and Black Video Game Monologues Michael Zheng with Amber St. Germaine ------------------------------------------------- SCHEDULE: YBCA FRONT PLAZA Takehito Etani, "Transparent Footprints of Invisible Giants - Footprints from the Future" Front Plaza 12-8pm GRAND LOBBY Opening Remarks and Presentations 12pm-1pm ADPSR, Raphael Sperry and Deanna VanBuren, "Human Rights and Healing: Architects As Change Agents" 12:15PM Ray Gilstrap Opening Talk: "Where Science Meets Marginalized Communities" Forum Area 12:30-1pm ADPSR, Grand Lobby BOOTH 12-8pm GAFFTA, "The Crank" BOOTH 12-8pm Young Artists at Work, Ficto Criticism Gallery Tour 2pm Young Gifted and Black BOOTH 12-8pm Peter Foucault, “Attraction/Repulsion” BOOTH 12-8pm Fantastic Futures Project, “What Does the Future Sound Like?” Installation 12-8pm (plus workshop in RBI) Institute For The Future, "Creating a Future for Good: Join the Movement" BOOTH 12-8pm Takehito Etani, "Transparent Footprints of Invisible Giants - Footprints from the Future" Installation and Workshop 12-8pm SCREENING ROOM Presentations Future Cities Lab, Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno, “The Hydramax Trilogy” 1pm- 2:30pm Code For America, Cyd Harrell UX Evangelist and Michal Migurski CTO, "Designing a New Citizenship" 2:30-4:00pm Institute For The Future Fellows, "Creating a Future For Good: Join the Movement" 4-5:30pm Jaime Cortez , Larry M. Bogad, Bill Hsu, and Jenifer Wofford, “InsTED Talks” 5:30-7pm Lian Amaris, “The Video Game Monologues” Play Performance 8pm-9:15pm YAW LOUNGE Panel/Workshops Walidah Imarisha, "Collective Visionary Storytelling/Writing Workshop: How does Sci-fi inform social movements" 1-2:30pm Long Now Foundation, "The Manual for Civilization" 2:30-4:00pm GAFFTA, “Creative Technology for Social Good and Urban Prototyping” 3:15pm-4:00pm Green House Project, “Urban Agriculture - Rethinking Urban Density” 4:00pm-5:30pm Kal Spelletich, "Research and Survival In The Arts" 5:30-7:00pm Dorothy Santos, Ben Valentine, and An Xiao Mina, “The Honeymoon’s Over: Arts and Culture Criticism in the Age of Networked Power” 8pm-9:15pm SCULPTURE COURT : FOOD , MUSIC and PERFORMANCES MAKER CITIES booths Performance by Young Gifted and Black 1:30 pm and 7pm Performance by Kyle Herbert and Jenifer Wofford Time TBA Futuristic Pillow Fight with Brontez Purnell 2:30pm Sounds provided by DJ Patrick Lotilla 12-8pm Live Music provided by Kanari Productions featuring Majos and Pangea F.C. Black Futurist Arts Collective * For more info, call[masked] or visit www.ybca.org YBCA galleries are FREE to the public on the first Tuesday of every month. FREE First Tuesday is made possible in part by YBCA's Directors Forum Members Enjoy same-day gallery admission with all YBCA paid events. Join YBCA:You and receive FREE admission to every YBCA performance, film, exhibition, and special event! www.ybca.org/you Gallery Hours: Thu-Sat: 12 pm–8 pm Sun: 12 pm–6 pm Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, except FREE First Tuesday FREE first Tuesday: 12 pm–8 pm

  • Projection Mapping with VJ software in live

    Mission Cultural Center

    This is our first meeting about this new technique and it's a free event! At this time we're gonna show how to use VJ software for making a Projection Mapping performance. You can watch some examples of the results about this technique at the following link: http://youtu.be/OqJRIFToJNs. We want to be in touch with artists' community so we hope to see you September 19th 6:00pm at MCCLA!

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  • Game Jam for disabilities

    YetiZen Innovation Lab

    Participate and donate to our movement to support and develop tools to improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities. This 2nd annual hackathon, hosted and organized by Vast Apps, Inc., has a unique theme utilizing software development to advance current healthcare initiatives and expand options for people with neural disorders like autism. This is an incredible way to have fun and be creative while helping those in need. All proceeds and donations go towards the Bethel Center, a non-profit organization and center for people with disabilities. Delicious food, drinks, and snacks will be provided throughout the event (don’t worry we won’t let you starve) and tantalizing prizes are being generously donated by Intel, NeuroSky, Adobe, Unity, and other industry sponsors for winners and select participants. Donate at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/in-motion-game-jam-2013/x/3677824 Register today! Early bid tickets are only $10 before July 13th http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5509141992

  • Hackathon for Disabilities

    yetizen

    Get ready for this year’s iN-Motion Game Jam, a non-profit hackathon hosted by Vastapps, Inc. aimed at developing tools for people with disabilities. The event will run from Saturday, July 27 starting at 9am and running through July 28 at the Yetizen HQ at 540 Howard St. Food and drinks will be provided by Chipotle, Noah’s, ‘wichcraft and more! Participants can win prizes like a solid state drive from Intel, Neurosky Mindwave EEGs as well as many others. Last year we had a great turnout and we are expecting to nearly double the participants at this year’s event. Participant, donor, or sponsor, we’d love to have you join us. Remember proceeds will go directly to support the event and Bethel Center for children and adults with disabilities so you are assured the donation is going to a worthy cause. Please visit our website http://www.in-motiongamejam.com/ for more information on how you can be a part of this year’s iN-Motion Game Jam. Also feel free to email us with questions or comments at [masked] See you there!!!