During the sessions between speakers I had a chance to see a some cool technologies being demonstrated, including a 3D printer. I also got to try the Oculus Rift.
But the best demo I was able to do was try out Google Glass. It was really cool, but I had few problems with it.
- Without my glasses on the screen ended up very blurry.
- It seemed a bit laggy in reacting to touch actions
- The demo model had issues with the ambient noise in the hall.
I think the lag may have been related to the tether that was used to mirror the display on a projection screen. The second demo model didn’t have the mirror setup and seemed more responsive from what I gathered from other participants.
I had to leave the event a bit early but the talks I heard were really good.
You can check out the rest of the event talks at the YouTube playlist.
If you have the opportunity to attend one of these events take it!
Here is Jessica Wachter’s excellent talk.