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For our 23rd annual Holiday Party, we couldn't think of a better Geek holiday to celebrate than National Pi Day, even if it will be on the 15th and not the 14th. Pi Day was recognized as a National Holiday due to the work of long time GCUG enthusiast, Jonathon Zuck, now President of ACT The App Association (http://actonline.org/board-of-directors/) back in 2009.
The venue is Cendyn Spaces (thanks Davey No) in Boca Raton. Sherv is once again in charge of the bar and is promising a wide selection of beers and wines along with specialty cocktails. Paul put the menu together with items like Truffle Antipasto Skewers, Tempura Shrimp and Lobster Mac n Cheese. Start time is 6pm and theme this year is St Paddy Day Geek, so get out your St Pats gear and Geek it up!
Back for some killer User Interface presentations are our usual suspects of speakers Tim Huckaby (12th appearance) and Billy Hollis (4th appearance).
A Developers Introduction to HoloLens by Billy Hollis
Windows Holographic and the HoloLens device promises to open new doors for developers and customers. This session will introduce you to the world of Windows Holographic and HoloLens. You'll learn what you need to get started, what programming skills you can already leverage and what you need to learn. Just as the web and WPF changed how applications were designed and built, Windows Holographic introduces additional design and development constraints. You'll see how you can develop for HoloLens even if you don't have a device. You'll see HoloLens in action and have a chance to try HoloLens out yourself.
The Future in UX and Cortana Cognitive APIs by Tim Huckaby
Timmy takes you into future of User Interface design by enabling natural and contextual interaction with tools that augment users' experiences using the power of machine-based intelligence. He shows how to tap into an ever-growing collection of powerful artificial intelligence algorithms for vision, speech, language, and knowledge.
As promised, I thought you guys would be interested in some more HoloLens R&D we have invested in. This is one of my favorites.
Through our work with the automotive industry we needed to replicate HoloLens environments from one car to another so you wouldn’t have to manually reconstruct the scene each time. Pretty cool Holo-infrastructure that should be a useful tool in your holo-toolbox.
It solves the problem of the manual effort it takes to replicate HoloLens Environments.
We use Azure to store the Holographic environment so that one HoloLens experience can be easily and automatically replicated to another.
For more info on projects like this and the CNN Magic Wall see http://www.interknowlogy.com/ .