We live in a heavily coded world – where the ability to talk to computers, and understand how they “think,” is more important than ever. At the same time, however, programming is rarely taught in schools.
For a lot of kids, STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math) can seem distant and inaccessible. This weekend, Nickelodeon and the city of Burbank kicked off Game+Hack – a three-day hackathon where students, teachers, and novices joined developers, designers, and NASA engineers to play with the latest gadgets and build creative mobile apps.
Hack Reactor is a developer bootcamp where people become software engineers through live coding, real-world projects, and meetups. On March 28, Leap Motion’s senior developer Dave Edelhart and I were invited to present the Leap Motion Controller and Three.js. Together with over 30 developers (both in training and from the wider San Francisco coding community), […]
My news feeds are different. Suddenly I find them full of hackathon hype and posts about the tech startup industry. It wasn’t like always like that; just six months ago I only personally was friends with a handful of other software engineers, and we didn’t even interact that much.
The web is all around us. With new technologies like WebGL, you can unlock great performance for real-time graphics with very little effort. Recently, we decided to throw a party for employees and friends, and decided that the large venue would work great with interactive projections. By using the Leap Motion Controller, our guests could interact with the visuals using one hand while holding a drink in the other.