Google Invites Project Glass Pre-Order Customers To Two-Day Hackathon Events


Google has today announced two two-day hackathon events for customers who pre-ordered the Explorer Edition of Project Glass. The events, dubbed Glass Foundry, will be held in San Francisco and New York, and they’ll give developers the opportunity to become the first group to collectively build software for the upcoming device.

Glass Foundry will kick off in San Francisco first, on January 28 and 29. It will then be in New York City on February 1 and 2. Those who attend will be given an introduction to Glass its API, called Mirror, before diving into development with Google engineers.

Glass devices will be handed out for attendees to use while on-site, and at the end of the two-day event, developers will be able to demonstrate their projects in front of “some special guest judges.”

You’ll need to be a Project Glass pre-order customer to attend Glass Foundry, and you’ll need to register for the events by Friday, January 18. There’s a limited number of places, Google says, so you’ll want to get your application in as soon as you receive the email. You can check out Google’s announcement below.

Join us for an early look at Glass and two full days of hacking on the upcoming Google Mirror API in San Francisco or New York. These hackathons are just for developers in the Explorer program and we’re calling them the Glass Foundry. It’s the first opportunity for a group of developers to get together and develop for Glass.

We’ll begin the first day with an introduction to Glass. You’l have a device to use while on-site. Next we’ll take a look at the Mirror API, which gives you the ability to exchange data and interact with the user over REST. We’ll then dive into development with Google engineers on site to help you at any point. At the end of the second day we’ll have a lively round of demos with some special guest judges.

If you’d like to attend this first Glass Foundry, please choose and register by Friday, January 18th at 4pm PT. There is limited space. If you are accepted, you will receive a confirmation letter with additional details and required terms after registration closes. Please don’t make any travel arrangements until your attendance is confirmed.

Glass Foundry San Francisco
January 28th & 29th at Google SF

Glass Foundry New York
February 1st & 2nd and Google NYC