Quinta-feira, 3 de Novembro de 2011

Kinect SDK at Codebits – be a VIP

Heard about Kinect? And all that cool stuff developers around the world are doing with it? (including in Portugal) Well, seems that Microsoft was listening and released the beta of an SDK, which you can found here.
And now for the cool stuff.
Codebits established a partnership with Microsoft and, besides some really (really really) cool stuff we’re preparing to show you on the event, we also have a very special treat for all of you who want to develop your projects during Codebits using the Kinect SDK. So we’ll be selecting up to 5 teams for a very special treatment during the event, including:

  • A free Kinect (oh yeah, thank you MS) for each of the 5 teams selected, as long as you develop a project using Kinect SDK;
  • Access to Kinect SDK experts during the event that will help you on all doubts and questions you may face developing your project, including Jeff Sipko (the speaker for the Kinect SDK session) and the Wi-Go team (yup, those guys on the video above);
  • VIP treatment! (including a backpack filled with good stuff for each of the team members, and lots of special treats during the event – we know what VIP means, so you’ll have it)

So what do you have to do, besides develop your project with Kinect? Just prove that you’re the one(s) to be selected in, at most, 3 sentences and send it to us with your name and contact to kinectsdkcodebits@hotmail.com. We’ll be accepting your inspired sentences until the 23h59 of 8th November, and we’ll make you know if you’re one of the VIPs on the 9th. Stay tuned.




Oh and one more thing (cliché, anyone?): we also want to know your ideas on how could we use Kinect to create the coolest possible stuff available for you at Codebits itself, in the future. A sleepiness test? A virtual family hugger for the ones who miss home? The 2 best ideas (in 140 chars, tweet-like) sent to kinectsdkcodebits@hotmail.com until the 23h59/8th Nov. also win a Kinect (don’t forget your name and contact).

publicado por jac às 22:19
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Sexta-feira, 6 de Novembro de 2009


Just as the last two editions of Codebits, Microsoft is going to bring a set of Xboxes.

These consoles are going to be available for the attendees to play with (there's nothing like a short pause in the middle of a project to shoot a few bad guys or score some goals).

One of the consoles is also going to feature a driving wheel, so that you can play Forza Motorsport properly.

publicado por jac às 12:09
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Quarta-feira, 14 de Outubro de 2009

Microsoft Surface

Microsoft, another recurrent partner of Codebits, will be present once again in this year's edition.

Among other things, they are going to bring a Microsoft Surface for us to play with.

You've probably heard of it before; yes, it's a surface computing platform that responds to natural hand gestures and real world objects.


There will also be some training on how to use this platform and its SDK.


More details coming soon.

publicado por jac às 11:52
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Terça-feira, 28 de Outubro de 2008

Interactive Canvas

Gostam de paredes gigantes interactivas? Estão com sorte pois a Microsoft teve a amabilidade de nos emprestar uma para o Codebits deste ano.

publicado por celso às 19:33
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Domingo, 11 de Novembro de 2007

Parceiros - Microsoft

Mais um post sobre parceiros. Desta feita a Microsoft, que não só nos ajudou a trazer o Mahesh Prakriya para a workshop "IronPython and Dynamic Languages on .NET" como vai ter no Codebits estações de desenvolvimento em XNA e XBOX 360 para "testarmos", e quem sabe, oferecer uma ou outra.

publicado por celso às 00:53
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