Search giant Google, who offered a $1,500 pre-order for its Google Glass at the I/O conference 2012, has now invited those pre-order holders via e-mail to attend its two upcoming two-day events on Glass Project, going to be held in New York City and San Francisco.
The name of these events have been dubbed as Glass Foundry. On the first day, developers will explain how to access the hardware of the Glass and later familiarize attendees with the API, called Mirror. The second day will feature a round of demonstrations and “special guest judges.”
The San Francisco will be held on January 28 and 29 while the New York City event is scheduled to be held on February 1 and 2. Those who wish to attend the events (either one or both) must register for the Foundry by January 18 before 4:00 pm PST. After registering, the interested attendees who will receive their confirmation letter with instructions on how to proceed from there. We advise not to make any travel arrangements until your attendance is confirmed. Here’s the email that Google sent to the pre-order holders.
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
Here’s a video about Google Glass Project.