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Join Us at DeveloperWeek Hackathon in SF on 2/13

Postby codetricity » 14 Jan 2016, 21:21

We will be at DeveloperWeek 2016 hackathon in San Francisco from February 13 to February 14.
http://www.developerweek.com/hackathon/#register

There is a limit of 800 passes. Be sure to get yours soon. There will be prizes and demos of new software. We may try and organize a casual meeting prior to the event to get people up to speed. It's likely we'll demo the livestreaming stitched video over USB that was first shown at CES earlier this month. There should be other cool things we'll have.

Let us know if you plan to attend.
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Re: Join Us at DeveloperWeek Hackathon in SF on 2/13

Postby codetricity » 25 Jan 2016, 21:04

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Join THETA Developers in San Francisco
Meet us February 13th and 14th to hack the RICOH THETA S, a 360 degree camera!

Interested in VR applications? There will be a cash prize of $1000 available for the best THETA application. Make friends and meet people that can help your project and business.

Our table will feature:

  • RICOH THETA S cameras for checkout and use during the event
  • Developer guides, support, and demos
  • VR Headset demonstrations
  • Limited supply of RICOH cardboard VR headsets for your mobile phone - For developers using the RICOH THETA API to build headset applications
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Re: Join Us at DeveloperWeek Hackathon in SF on 2/13

Postby codetricity » 10 Feb 2016, 14:24

I've been helping RICOH prepare for the DeveloperWeek Hackathon and tested live streaming of USB output last night. I am not sure if we'll be able to show it at the hackathon as my test computer is too slow. I've got a few days to test different equipment.

I've updated the live streaming section of the Unofficial Media Guide.
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The guide links to a test clip of a short demo.

The HoloBuilder team will be at our table.
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Re: Join Us at DeveloperWeek Hackathon in SF on 2/13

Postby gringo » 14 Feb 2016, 14:44

Here are some impression from the Hackathon, shot with Theta (I guess m15?), in HoloBuilder:
https://www.holobuilder.com/app/index.html#player/6273037737394176 :geek:
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Re: Join Us at DeveloperWeek Hackathon in SF on 2/13

Postby mbirth » 15 Feb 2016, 21:20

@codetricity Is there a way to get my hands on the beta driver (for Windows)? Do you have a specific contact at Ricoh I might ask?
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Re: Join Us at DeveloperWeek Hackathon in SF on 2/13

Postby DennisMabrey » 16 Feb 2016, 01:04

gringo wrote:Here are some impression from the Hackathon, shot with Theta (I guess m15?), in HoloBuilder:
https://www.holobuilder.com/app/index.html#player/6273037737394176 :geek:


Super green with envy. :mrgreen:
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Re: Join Us at DeveloperWeek Hackathon in SF on 2/13

Postby codetricity » 17 Feb 2016, 02:14

@mbirth, I actually ran into problems with the Windows drivers and didn't get it to work. I've sent my feedback back to RICOH engineers. Our main contact went on vacation. I can ask him when he gets back next week.

Just so you know, I tried to get it work for about 10 hours using numerous Windows machines and I failed to identify the missing library. I think we'll need to wait for another revision before RICOH accepts testers. The demo at the hackathon was on a Mac.
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Re: Join Us at DeveloperWeek Hackathon in SF on 2/13

Postby codetricity » 17 Feb 2016, 02:28

@dennismabrey, hope you can make it down to one of the hackathons. You might win the whole thing and walk away with a pile of cash. :-)

Thanks for sharing those HoloSpheres. Very nice tour by Mo. He's really getting a lot of traction in construction and other areas for his company. A heck of a nice guy, too.

The winning team used Cortana for facial recognition and emotion detection of the video stream spheres. Another group managed to flatten the spheres and apply facial recognition using OpenCV

One group of SAP interns used HoloBuilder and integrated a messaging system for real estate.

Another group used Ionic and Cordova to build a mobile app in JavaScript with browserify and node. They built a shared cruise ship experience.
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Re: Join Us at DeveloperWeek Hackathon in SF on 2/13

Postby mbirth » 17 Feb 2016, 22:09

codetricity wrote:I think we'll need to wait for another revision before RICOH accepts testers.


Please ask your contact if you don't mind. I'd love to play around with the Windows alpha/beta drivers.
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Re: Join Us at DeveloperWeek Hackathon in SF on 2/13

Postby codetricity » 18 Feb 2016, 03:14

I can ask him when he returns from vacay next week. Can you send me a note with your contact details? ricohtheta360@oppkey.com

Thanks.
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Re: Join Us at DeveloperWeek Hackathon in SF on 2/13

Postby jcasman » 22 Feb 2016, 18:46

Just a quick follow up comment, if you happen to dig into the HoloBuilder link posted by gringo here (Feb 14), make sure you follow the links past the line to get into the building and then after clicking around a couple of times on the first floor, click on the link that looks like a door. That's the steps to the downstairs and there are a few RICOH THETA booth images there. :-)

Reposting link for convenience: https://www.holobuilder.com/app/index.html#player/6273037737394176
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Re: Join Us at DeveloperWeek Hackathon in SF on 2/13

Postby codetricity » 23 Feb 2016, 00:02

@jcasman, thanks for posting that link. I see a lot of potential for the THETA in event promotion and event space promotion.
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