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DG Boston - Wear Hackthon Winners Announced - Thanks to our Sponsors - We had fun and exciting participation from the Boston/Cambridge developer community - Woohoo! What a great group.

We had 120 developers attend the hackathon last Friday night at Leaf to hear about the challenge and learn about the prizes.
Saturday 59 competitors produced code submissions for 17 projects. 

Thanks to our sponsors: Google, Leaf, Samsung, LG and Motorola for contributing to a great event.

So here's out winners:

1st Place: Peter Denham, John Doyle, Dermot Duncan
Project: Wearable app which translates gestures to control applications on a computer. For example, swiping the hand to switch to the next slide on a presentation.
Prizes: Samsung Galaxy Note 4's, Galaxy S Gear's, Galaxy Gear VR's

2nd Place: Ryan Pacifici,Joe Sullivan, Eric Lehner and  Krystyana Roman
Project:  Inspired by the Weasley's family clock from Harry Potter, this project will display a clock face, where each clock hand will represent a friend or family member, with locations (such as home, school, etc) along the edge of the watch.  Using GPS positioning, users will be able to see where their friends and family are on an easy to understand clock display.
Prizes: LG G3's and LG G Watch R's

3rd Place: Zhen Hang Jiang,David Wang
Project: Virtual surface viewing on watch, using tilt scrolling
Prizes: Moto 360's

Honorable mention: Jasmine Bhambra and Patricio Cornejo
Project: Wearable mbta app to find nearby t or bus stop and get directions. App also provides mbta alerts with arduino integration.
Prizes: Moto 360

It was a long trip to arrive at the hackathon that we started at the end of last summer. We had planned to hold a single code lab in September and a Hackathon in October. What we found out that it was early and the community needed more time to digest Android Wear so, we chose a different course to raise the Wear knowledge and awareness in the community. 

5 informal evening technical sessions - half hour of talks followed by bring you laptop and code with Wear sessions. In total we reached about 120 developers 

1 evening speaker session that reached 100 developers

1 Saturday Wear code lab that reached 60 developers

1 Friday and Saturday hackathon that reached 120 developers.

Total attendance at all the events totaled ~400 with ~150 uniques.
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Hi folks,

We have a great Saturday session about Polymer, a new way to build modular web apps. We're organizing this in conjunction with the Boston HTML5 and AngularJS groups. 

Designed for both developers with some Polymer experience and those just starting to learn about it, we'll have talks by developers working with Polymer now and from organizations such as Dassault Systemes and MIT. Web and mobile Polymer topics will be presented.

It's a day of hands-on learning and a chance to develop with other birds of a feather developers in small groups or individually. 

Here's a short version of the agenda:

09:30 Doors open - Light breakfast

10:00 Polymer overview talk and Polymer basics tutorial/code lab

10:45 Real-Time Web Components with Polymer & AngularJS

11:30 Polymer: Build a Material Design Mobile Web App with Paper Elements - Hands-on codelab

12:15 Lunch

01:00 Lightning Talks! We love lightning talks! Developers will demo apps  then explain the code elements that maybe were documented but the experience of building an app gave them a special insights into how Polymer works.

02:15 Birds of a feather coding/hacking - the speakers will join like-minded small groups of developers to build something. Extra credit if two groups connect the elements they built.

04:15 Show and Tell - If you want show your app to the crowd. 

05:15 Socialize & network 

06:00 Session ends 
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Sat, November 15, 2014, 9:30 AM

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We are planning three talks in our continuing Wear developer program - working towards a Hackathon in October.  We'll also raffle off a smart watch - Samsung or LG (winner's choice). 
Here is a brief on the talks: 
Burc Oral, PhD - Burc will give a talk about getting started with Wear development and how to build wear apps.

Beth Mezias - Beth will show off a Wear App that is heading to the Google Play Store. She will talk about a tool for developers to create graphics without a designer. Working with Eclipse is another topic Elizabeth well visit.

Dheera Venkatraman, PhD Candidate - Dheera has two Wear Apps on the Play store. Although it is straightforward to port a mobile phone application to Android Wear, this may not result in a friendly user experience, and this mode of development does not bring out the best in the smart watch form factor.

Much as it took several attempts to invent the phone-friendly webpage interfaces of today, we need to continue to think outside the box to discover unique and convenient ways to access information on a 3-cm screen.

Attopedia is a Wikipedia client for Android Wear that attempts not to emulate a traditional web browser,but instead to propose a grid-like organization of content, using a custom GridViewPager component, to make sections and subsections accessible on two axes. The desired user experience is to be able to quickly look up simple facts by category without having to search and scroll through large volumes of text.
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Google Developer Group (GDG) Boston (formerly Boston GTUG). Bringing together experts, beginners and enthusiasts alike to meet and discuss a wide array of topics related to Google technologies and writing code that uses Google product APIs. We hold the occasional hackfest, and we get involved in Google developer challenge events.

We typically hold meetings in the offices of Google Cambridge, but please see our G+ feed for specific details of each event. We currently require attendees to RSVP in the GDG Boston MeetUp group.

Our meetings are always free and open to the general public. We will sometimes co-host joint meetings with other Boston-area MeetUp groups.

Disclaimer: GDG Boston is an independent group; our activities and the opinions expressed here should in no way be linked to Google, the corporation.