One of the biggest obstacles to scientific understanding is our limited ability to interact with technology and big data. This weekend, thousands of people around the world will unite in a massive international hackathon – solving global problems with the power of data and code.
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.
Leapouts is a collaborative 3D model builder, controlled with Leap Motion interaction, that runs inside a Google Hangout. We’ve made a demo available for you to try at leapouts.com. But how did we build it over a weekend without ever having used the Leap Motion API, Firebase, or Three.js before?
Games, virtual reality, news aggregators, e-commerce, and even a development library built on top of LeapJS – these were just a few of the cool projects we saw at last month’s #ATXHack2014. Working with Compare Metrics, we brought together about 25 developers, hackers, and designers to build prototypes of next-generation interfaces. The finalists are being […]
PennApps is a meeting place for dedicated hackers ready to camp out for 48 hours straight of experimentation, coding, and a lot of energy drinks. We saw an impressive array of Leap Motion hacks built throughout the weekend, and when it came down to choosing the winner of the Leap Motion API prize, it was almost impossible to decide.