Seattle is a global leader in virtual and augmented reality, gaming, green building and smart cities. It is also one of the fastest growing U.S. cities and is also home to leaders in real estate innovation like Zillow and Redfin. The local virtual and augmented reality communities are growing quickly, but given that the global gaming market is only $100 billion while the global construction market is $8.5 trillion, immersive technologies in architecture, construction and real estate deserves its own meet up group. If digital cities and the future of Seattle are of interest to you. Please join our group to network and hack our future.
UW Center for Education and Research in Construction (CERC)
Our 41st AEC Hackathon at UW will happen on April 26th-28th
Info and Registration (required) here: http://aechackathon.com/seattle-4/
We completed a great 40th AEC Hackathon in last month at Facebook's HQ in Silicon Valley https://bit.ly/2O49vN8
and in January in Copenhagen (great video here) https://youtu.be/jL6ZZ1USakc
and in Berlin last July (another short video here) https://youtu.be/mX01YqX-kfo
but now it is time for Seattle to push forward at the leading edge of digital construction.
Please register asap so we can better organize and plan. We are also looking for volunteers - especially those who can help with photography and videos.
Unity is now a community sponsor and will be sending a team to this hackathon which will be available to advise all our hackers for the entire weekend! Unity is now very interested in AEC, manufacturing and the built environment and they are excited to be joining us in Seattle - along with HTC and lots of other tech and AEC companies.
My company, CutMyTimber, is also hosting an open house at our factory in Portland, Oregon on March 19th as part of the Mass Timber Conference. We are part of Tour 1 which takes place on March 19th. Over 1,200 people are expected at this conference and we expect a lot of great announcements.
The first Real Estate Hackathon was held in New York after Real Estate Tech Week earlier this month and it is time to do this in Seattle.
NY Real Estate Hackathon - https://rebnytechhack.splashthat.com/
NYC Real Estate Tech Week - http://www.realestatetechweek.nyc/
Our AEC Hackathon group was an event partner and the Real Estate Hackathon was led by Stefan Martinovic, an alumnus from past AEC Hackathons.
It was a great event - here is some of the media coverage
Inman - https://goo.gl/aADsNE
Forbes - https://goo.gl/W2XneJ
CRE.Tech - https://goo.gl/UQ3Px9
FYI - I am a licensed real estate agent, co-founder of the AEC Hackathons, a super geeky builder (robots anyone?) and founder of the Seattle VR Hackthons. I'm also the Seattle lead for the International Blockchain Real Estate Association http://www.ibtcrea.org/ (more on that soon and in another meetup group).