Google Glass DevCamp Event Being Organized to Create More Apps
The first-ever GlassDevCamp will be held this summer to encourage development of apps for Google Glass, according to organizers.Google Glass devices are hitting the streets slowly, but the demand for apps that run on the head-mounted computers is just starting to take off. That's the belief of the organizers of the inaugural community-led, non-profit GlassDevCamp, which will be held sometime this summer in the San Francisco Bay area as a two-day Glass development event for innovation, creation and idea expansion using the Google Mirror API. Led by two earlier iOS DevCamp groundbreakers—William Hurley, who is better known in the open-source and IT communities as whurley, and former IT analyst Raven Zachary—the GlassDevCamp will be open to developers, Glass users, Glass enthusiasts and anyone else who wants to be a part of the event, said whurley. Raven and whurley are the co-founders of similar DevCamp events that are held each year for iOS users and developers. "The event format is 'unconference' or Barcamp-style, featuring content from the participants themselves," whurley told eWEEK in an interview. "GlassDevCamp is operated by volunteers as a celebration of the Google Glass platform."
And that's why no event dates, fees or location have yet been announced, he said, because organizers first need to see how many people want to sign up to attend before they determine how much space will be needed. "That's kind of how the DevCamps work," he said. "It's a community event, so you want it to be as inclusive as possible."