The Augmented World Expo (AWE 2014) Wearables Hackathon produced by Augmate and sponsored by Epson & Arqetype, is coming to Santa Clara Convention Center Memorial Day Weekend: Monday, May 26th & Tuesday, May 27th. Teams from around the world are invited to come together and hack away on some of today’s latest Wearable devices. Judges will review the teams' hacks and choose the winners. 10 teams will be chosen to present in front of the group, and there will be prizes (spoiler alert: digital eyewear!).
The top Hack will be presented an Auggie Award at the AWE conference on May 28th at 7pm. Teams who complete their hacks at the Hackathon will receive an additional 70% discount off of the conference, as well as an opportunity to exhibit their creations in the Startup Alley at the AWE Expo.
The Hackathon is open for all at no cost. Please register to sign up for the hackathon and receive more information.
Epson will have a handful of Moverio BT-200 units available to check out. 15 Vuzix M100's will be available to purchase at the event for a 50% discount (coupon code AWEHACK) by paying on their website $500 (note: use USPS shipping, even though the unit is hand delivered, ship costs $14.99 are reimbursed), you can also or pay via email@example.com. Optinvent will provide 3 ORA-1 units, first come, first served. There will also be a couple Oculus Rift divices, as well as some Occipital Structure Sensors and Leap Motion devices to hack on.
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Anyone attending the AWE Hacks 2014 is eligible to participate.
You can build whatever you want involving wearable technology: websites, apps, or hardware (no soldering allowed). All code must be written during the hackathon - feel free to use open source libraries and APIs. Hacks are judged on creativity, technical difficulty, usefulness, and overall awesomeness.
On The Go Platforms
Occipital Structure Sensor
$25,607 in prizes
Meta 1 Digital Eyewear
Metaio Unlimited SDK Pro Apps
OTG Platforms: 'Almost Famous' (Pro) Ari SDK
The top 2 winners will receive the 'Almost Famous' (Pro) Ari SDK for free for a year (almost a $500 total value)
SoftKinetic 3D Camera + iisu Middleware
On our side we have :
- 2 Oculus we can borrow
- 10 3D cameras we can borrow (we may offer some cameras if we see a lot of enthousiasm!)
- 200 iisu (our middleware) licenses + the unity sample to get started
- 200 brackets to fix the camera on the oculus DK1 that we’ll give away
What we need from the hackers :
- Have their own PC/Mac with Windows
- Have unity free or pro installed
- Ideally have their own Oculus
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How to enter
It's simple! Just click on the Register for This Challenge button on the right and fill out the required fields and please fill out this form: Here
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