July 19, 2018
Europe/Zurich timezone

Brief Description: Webfest is around the corner! Want to touch on some new cool skills you could show off your hackathon inventions that week? Join in for this session to get some hands-on experience with Augmented Reality, Internet of Things and open source technologies. ;)

We will be building a mobile app utilizing ARToolkit/ARCore to identify a gadget (music on speaker, table fan etc.) in the camera frame and then generating an interface to control the said gadget via the interface using the magical powers of an Arduino. So, the deal is that you bring a laptop, appetite and curiosity, while we bring the rest including food! Once you sign up, we will be sending a survey to understand what aspects of the project excite you the most. We will then send relevant information for setting up your laptops with the correct packages that are needed for this workshop/hack session.

Of course, we will end with a gaming session (Counter Strike Global Offensive maybe?) later if you decide to stay! 

The attendance of this lecture is optional.

Feel free to bring some snacks with you!

Speaker's short bio: Mayank is a fellow with IT-DI-LCG working on the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid. He was an Openlab summer student in 2016 where he worked at the CERN Medialab to create a visualization tool for the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid in Unity game engine. He was described as a bright lad by his then supervisor Joao Pequenao, the head and chief troublemaker of the CERN Medialab. He likes to spend time on new cool new technologies and has recently published a paper on Collaborative Virtual Environments (Skype in VR) with the Computer Graphics group at University of Bremen, Germany. In the past, his VR app that simulated color blindness won the HarkHarvard hackathon and his IoT startup was also featured in a Reality TV show in India (Bollywood’s take on Shark Tank). Throughout the journey, he has dwelled a lot into open source world, having successfully completed (2014, 2015) and also mentored Google Summer of Code (2016, 2018) twice. Through this session, he aims to introduce multiple topics that are ‘good to have’ tools for hackathons and/or solutions that you might build in the future.

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