Events  Classes  Deals  Spaces  Jobs  SXSW 2018 
    Sign in  
Presentations include - Thinking for Glass (by Allen) & How I Linked My Nerf Blaster to Glass (by Zack)
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 07:00 PM    Cost: Absolutely Free
Google HQ, 76 Ninth Ave


Sign up for our awesome New York
Tech Events weekly email newsletter.
Intro to Designing/Developing for Google Glass

Part of the New & Exciting Mini Lecture Series

Presented by Google Glass NYC

In support of the NYC Tech community in developing for Glass; making NYC the hub for Google Glass and wearable tech. Proud member of the NYC Tech Coalition (

(If there is a waitlist, please join and we will add you as space becomes available)

Thinking for Glass by Allen

Before you write a line of code, you need to think about how your users will experience your program through Glass. Will it be comfortable and easy to use with Glass, or will it present a very un-Glass-like interface?

In this presentation, Allen will present several design scenarios and challenges. We'll discuss how the most obvious solution to each problem may not be suitable for Glass, but how learning to Think in Glass presents an experience that is distinct from what other devices may offer. We'll also see how each one is supported via the Mirror API or the Glass Development Kit.

Use-Case: How I Linked My Nerf Blaster to Glass by Zack

If you've only thought about writing Glassware, you're thinking too small! You can build Bluetooth devices that connect to wearables, bringing the real and the virtual that much closer. Learn how to design hardware, firmware, and Glassware that work together to create unforgettable experiences from the near future.

In front of an audience of developers at the Wearable DevCon in San Francisco, I modded a Nerf Longstrike to connect with a video-game-style HUD on Glass. Consider this session the TL;DR. I'll focus on the secret ingredients to creating a Glass-ready connected device and tying it to a cross-device interface. I'll also shoot some stuff.

Embedded devs, you'll learn how to bridge your projects to Glass. Android devs, you'll get a crash course on hardware prototyping. Not a dev? You'll learn the easiest ways to defeat common excuses, roll up your sleeves, and build your dream project in hardware and Glassware.

About the Instructors:


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.


Zack Freedman - Zack is a professional hardware hacker and Google Glass developer based out of Hoboken, NJ. After graduating from Stevens Institute of Technology, he founded a hackerspace where he taught coding and product development to over 500 students. His specialties include developing wearable apps, building and manufacturing open-source hardware, and human enhancement.

Plus, special Q&A session with Google Glass Product Lead/Senior Specialist Soji Ojugbele.
© 2018 GarysGuide      About   Terms   Press   Feedback