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Full Course: Intro to Glass Design and Development

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Price: $50.00 /per person
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Hands-on Full Course: Intro to Glass Design and Development

Taught by Allen Firstenberg

Goal: An introduction to “thinking for Glass”, highlighting design concepts for the Glass form factor and how to get started with the Mirror API.

Intended Audience: Developers and designers who don’t know where to begin when it comes to creating Glassware. Although we will be using code to illustrate some of the examples, many of the topics are taught at a slightly higher level and intended to get you started and help you understand Google’s documentation.

Prerequisites: Participants do not need to bring a laptop, but may wish to do so to follow along with some examples or references. Participants should be familiar with Google Glass and the apps currently available from Google.

Schedule: 3 hour course + Catered Lunch & Q&A

Design - Focusing on micro-interactions and how to adapt what we know to the Glass UX. [30 min]

Security and Servers - What you need to know about OAuth, running your own Glassware service, and timeline permissions [30 min]

Cards and the Timeline - What makes up a card and how you control it [45 min]

- Break [15 min]

Sharing, Commands, Contacts - How you interact with your Glassware from Glass [30 min]

MyGlass - What it is like getting into the “store” [15 min]

GDK vs Mirror - When should you use one or the other? What is the difference? Why should you care? [15 min]

- Catered Lunch [60 min]

Allen “Prisoner” Firstenberg - By day, Allen Firstenberg is a Senior Project Engineer at Objective Consulting ( where he has been instrumental in creating websites and mobile apps for companies and organizations from the American Booksellers Association to the National Science Foundation. Allen is a Google Developer Expert (, recognized by Google as one of the leaders in the developer community for Google+, and is a Glass Explorer and Pioneer. Appearing on the YouTube shows Our Android Week ( and Google Plus Week ( (which he co-hosts), he is one of the first to heap praise on good ideas, one of the most brutal to criticize problems, and is relentlessly focused on helping people understand the grand vision.

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