- Free AT&T Sustainability Hackathon at Catalyst in DTO!
To the hackers, developers, and sustainability minded! Catalyst will be hosting the AT&T Mobile App & IoT Hackathon Next week May 20th-21st! This event is 100% FREE with prizes being awarded to the winners. This Hackathon is focused on helping the environment so if you've got a passion for sustainability, green technology, or simply want to design something great sign up for for FREE: http://bit.ly/ATTHackathon
- Project 34 - The Dali Vectorform Hackathon
An experiential hackathon unlike any other - hosted on the marina at the world-renowned Dali Museum to coincide with a new science and engineering exhibit by Salvador Dali and Leonardo DaVinci. Hardware labs, judges zooming around on one wheels, wireless DJs and an amazing awards/cocktail reception on the courtyard. www.theproject34.com
- Wearable Tech Meetup Presents: Maker lab, Oculus FreeWavz, Smartwatches
Echo is hosting the first Wearable Tech meetup for 2015. Below is the agenda filled with some awesome speakers and topics. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone and reconnecting! Factur: Local Maker Space and Fabrication Lab An Orlando native, Douglas Brown has over 20 years experience in technology driven companies from education to product development. A graduate of Rollins College, Douglas founded Factur, Orlando’s first Non-Profit Makerspace. As a member-driven fabrication laboratory and coworking facility, Factur serves as a creative home in which people work, learn, and build a community rooted in science, art, and technology. Doug will give us a presentation on how maker spaces are perfect for Wearable Tech enthusiasts and entrepreneurs. Web: http://factur.org (http://factur.org/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FacturLabs Twitter: @FacturLabs Wearable Tech in Gaming: Outhouse Games is a game development studio that was started in 2013 by Phil Bias and Chris Borden. Phil worked in the Computer Graphics/ Post production field for 10+ years before getting his feet wet in game development in 2008. Chris has spent the last 12 years working in IT as a systems/ network administrator as well as location manager. They currently have 4 games on the mobile market with another in Beta test to be released within the next month. They will demo virtual reality using Unity3d engine and the Oculus VR Headset. They will show how easy it is to develop a basic Unity 3d project and build it to the Oculus headset using the provided OVR. They will take a blank project and within a few minutes import some basic assets and the Oculus provided software/ assets and build a project you can test. Web: http://outhousegames.org (http://outhousegames.org/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OuthouseGames Twitter: @OuthouseGames Wearable Tech in Clothing: Melissa Saelzer is an Electrical Engineer fascinated with technology, wearables, and fashion. She currently works in Lockheed Martin's Innovators Garage research and development team where she has worked in motion tracking, augmented reality, 3D printing, and virtual reality technologies. Melissa Saelzer Ventures is a company working in: - expanding areas of technology into fashion and art to bring more diversity into the engineering workforce and - providing girls a setting where their technical skills can be further developed and their creativity can flourish She will be presenting the roadmap for her work and demoing clothing that uses sensors, light, and sounds. FreeWavz - Smart Earphones Wireless Smart, Fitness Earphones will be the first 100% wire-free "hearables" to go to market in April of this year. Wearables are projected to reach $50-billion in revenue by 2018. The sub-segment called "hearables" are projected to reach $5-billion in revenue the same year (i.e., so 10% of the wearables market). As a pioneer in "hearables", FreeWavz will be delivering a cutting-edge, differentiated line-up of earphones to the marketplace. FreeWavz won a CES Innovations Award in Vegas and are a finalist for the Bluetooth SIG award. They were featured on the Fox National News the first day of CES: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/01/05/ces-leader-welcome-to-2015-golden-age-technology/ Web: http://www.freewavz.com Smart Watches: Apple recently made the Watch Kit available to developers for the Apple Watch. Echo's in-house developers will give an overview of what to expect and how to integrate with your current app. Web: http://www.justecho.com (http://www.justecho.com/) Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/echointeraction Twitter: @echointeraction (http://www.twitter.com/echointeraction)
- First Monthly Meetup: Let's talk Glass!
Join us for a joint event with the Android Developers Meetup Group which has over 216 members and folks who are currently developing for Google Glass. http://www.meetup.com/Central-Florida-Android-Developers-Group/ Topic 1: At Echo, we have been busy brainstorming concepts as well as developing a few Glass apps (for clients and ourselves). Some of our team along with others from the community will be discussing our findings, ideas, and what you need to know about developing for Glass. We will have a few Glass devices for you to demo. Topic 2: TBD. If you have ideas for a topic you want to see presented, or have a project you want to demo, please contact us. We will have pizza, beer, snacks and drinks. If you arrive past 6, the elevators may be locked. Please tweet us at http://www.twitter.com/echointeraction and someone can go get you at the lobby of the South tower of the Plaza.