Computer Vision - Dallas presents Computer Visionaries 2014, a Kinect Hack-a-thon sponsored by Microsoft.
Friday, July 18 @ 5:00PM through Saturday, July 19 @11:00PM; Location: The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (the DEC) in the historic west end district of downtown Dallas.
SOLD OUT! - BUT EXPANDED
- Our sponsors have agreed to allow 25 more tickets. This is too big of an opportunity for everyone in our area.
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- SOLD OUT! Thanks to everyone for spreading the word!
- JUDGES ANNOUNCED
- Attention Developers! Microsoft will be flying their Kinect For Windows Engineering team from Redmond to Dallas for this event! Developers: You will be able to learn from and code with the team that built the K4W platform!
- No Kinect Needed to participate (but if you have one, bring it!)
- Near-Field Sensors? - We now have access to new experimental firmware.
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Don't have a Kinect? No problem! Kinects will be provided. Do you have a burning desire to shape the future of computing? Are you into bleeding edge technologies? Will you dedicate two days to build world changing technology, here in Dallas?
If the answer is yes... you or your team could win up to $1,500 in cash and prizes including Kinect v2 Sensors!
Tickets are $10 and include meals provided by Microsoft. Tickets are limited. Purchase a ticket here!
This event is not just open to developers. Dreamers, marketing mangers, brand managers, gamers, health care workers, developers, hackers, designers, entrepreneurs, roboticists, engineers, and anyone else interested in shaping the future of computing are invited to Computer Visionaries 2014. The new Kinect for Windows v2 has all new technology and an advanced SDK so you can build amazing projects that use gesture, body tracking, voice, and more to build gaming, health care, clothing, retail, usability software and other countless other applications. Click Here for More Kinect v2 Specifications and capabilities.
HOW COMPUTER VISIONARIES 2014 - THE EVENT - WORKS:
Competitors will be given the opportunity to present a business problem to all attending. Everyone who has an idea will be given 30 seconds to pitch to the audience. After presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to join any presenter and create a group or may choose to work on their own. Each group will have five minutes to present their solution to a panel of judges on Saturday night. First place wins: $500 in cash and up to five5 Kinect v2 sensors (one per team member). Additional prizes will be awarded to the top presenting teams, to each team presenting, and to each attendee. All registered attendees will be given Kinect v2 sample projects, source code and a thank you gift!
WHAT PARTICIPANTS NEED TO BRING:
- A laptop/tablet/computer (Note: Only developers coding the Kienct apps are required to ahve Visual Studio and Windows 8 or 8.1 installed.)
- Your Kinect v2 sensor (optional)
- A problem in need of a Kinect based solution (optional)
- Code with the Microsoft team? YES! Microsoft will be flying thier Kinect For Windows Engineering team from Redmond to Dallas for thie event! Developers: You will be able to learn from and code with the team that built the K4W platform!
- Don't have a sensor? No Kinect Needed to participate (but if you have one, bring it!)
- Near-Field Sensors? - As you may know, the Kinect v2 sensor natively provides depth data from a distance of 50cm out to 4.5m. We have experimental firmware (what better place than a hackathon to experiment?) that turns the sensor into a near-field device that can be used from about 1cm - 1m. We will have these near-field sensors on hand so that people can experiment and see what types of new scenarios might open up.
|Ben Lower | Microsoft Kinect Community Manager
Ben Lower works to enable the broad community of developers and creative coders to create experiences using Kinect technology. This includes working to provide the right tools, samples, and support. He loves helping people to realize their visions and to bring them to life.
|Gabriella Draney | Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Tech Wildcatters @gabdraney
Gabriella Draney in 2009 co-founded Tech Wildcatters, a start-up seed accelerator that offers a 12-week boot camp to tech entrepreneurs. Forbes recently named Tech Wildcatters one of the top accelerators in the country.
|Dan Ferguson | Creative Director, ReelFX
Dan Ferguson is an early adopter of new technologies and is an Oculus Rift virtual reality subject matter expert. Dan leads the Interactive Digital initiatives at Reel FX, an animation studio with over 350 people in Deep Ellum. Reel FX is currently working on their second feature length animated movie – "The Book of Life" staring Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum and produced by Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez.
|Caleb Jenkins | International speaker, Author, Consultant
Caleb Jenkins is an international speaker, author and 6 time Microsoft MVP award recipient. A 17 year software veteran and leader that approaches software from a fresh perspective spanning UX, Agile and enterprise experience from around the globe. He is currently a consultant for Slalom, a Microsoft Gold partner.
|Final Judge to be announced at the event.