Orbotix Hack Weekend #2! Nov 13 & 14

02 Oct 2010

Android  Hack Weekend #2

November 13th 10:00 am - November 14th 4:00 pm

Trash your old dusty remote controllers and let the Android coding begin!  Orbotix is having our second Official Hack Weekend and we would love for you to join us!  Our last Hack Weekend was such a great success, we took all the advise that the wonderful participants were shouting at us and we are now ready to test it out!  We have plenty of devices and phones to experiment with and hack away on.   The API couldn't be easier! So even if you are just beginning with Programming/Android if you wish to start controlling robotic devices with your smartphone please think about showing up to play, we will have orbotix crew members standing by to help with problems and get you rolling.   As if controlling robots with your phone isn't enough, it gets even crazier!


This time we decided to create a real event out of it!  There will be a judging session for the Hack-a-Thon where we will be giving out a significant prize to the top few apps/games developed during the weekend.  Rules/Guidelines will be announced saturday morning right after the tutorial.   We have 3 top notch judges lined up to make the call on the best app:

Paul Berberian - CEO : Orbotix inc.

Brad Feld - Managing Partner : Foundry Group

Julian Farrior - CEO : Backflip Studios


(In case you don't stick around all weekend)

Come join us and program a smartphone to control real world devices, win awesome prizes, meet other local developers, eat free pizza & subs, drink adult & other beverages ,  hack away and be part of the making of something great!  We will provide everything except phones + your computer!  We have dev phones around but not enough for everyone, so bring your 2.0+ Android devices, a laptop with eclipseandroid SDK ( or other IDE solution) and your spirit because it is going to be a great time!

Event Details:

How do I participate: Email hack [at] orbotix [dot] com with a short paragraph of :

  • Name
  • Phones you can bring
  • Experience (none is ok)
  • Desired Attending dates/times (all, or partial)
  • Interested in the Hack-a-Thon Judged category. (yes or no)

"I just want to drop by and check it out."

That's fine!  Come on by the Orbotix HQ during the event and say "Hi"!  If enough people are interested in bringing their children/teens to learn programming we would be willing to set something up for that.  Otherwise there will be a quick tutorial on saturday morning to get everyone up to speed, and using the example code we will provide.  If you want to use a device while you are here, please RSVP so we can prepare and have enough orbotix devices for everyone!  Feel free to email me with any questions or comments, If you would like to bring your own robots/devices stick around after the judging on sunday and we can slap a development board in and see what kind of things we can create!  Feel free to be creative and get crazy!  You can stay all night long saturday if you would like,  oh did I mention there was going to be red bull?

iOS developers please contact me directly!

When and Where?

  • Orbotix HQ   ( 1401 Walnut #300, Boulder, CO 80301 )
  • Saturday November 13th @ 10:30am  -  Sunday November 14th @ 5:00pm

-Adam  |  hack [at] orbotix [dot] com |

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