Good afternoon fellows engineers,
As many of you already heard, I’m organising Wearable Data Hackathon –http://wearabledatahack.com/
Join us if you are interested in any kind of wearables like smartwatches, fitness trackers, google glass or something else wearable!
We are inviting not only app developers, UI/UX experts, but also data-driven folks to try out your new inspiring ideas!
Hurry up! Reserve your spot and hack the future with us!
P.S. you need to send an application in order to be counted as a participant.
And the long text from the website:
The Wearable Data Hack Munich 2015 is the first hack day on wearable tech applications, data and design.
We aim to kick-off app development for the emerging smartwatch and wearable tech market. The Wearable Data Hack Munich 2015 will be the first occasion for most of the participants to share their views and ideas and jointly gather experience with the new data realm.
Apple calls the Apple Watch “Our most personal device ever”. And with good cause: The data from wearable tech, smartphones and smartwatches are really the most personal data ever. Our mobile devices accompany every step we take, every move we make. A plentitude of sensors on the devices draw multidimensional pictures of our daily lives. Applications of wearable data range from fitness to retail, from automotive to health. There is hardly an industry that cannot make direct use of it. And yet, wearable apps are still in their childhood.
Telling the stories of people’s lives
Wearable data is not an end in itself. Data is the raw material of our behavior. After data has been collected it has to be analyzed. There are algorithms which define the semi-finished results – these have to be enriched with other, contextual data. Analyzed, and enriched data result in stories describing our own lives.
Data & Design
For decades, designers have been seeking to design products to meet the seemingly never-ending rise of consumption. Since then, we appear to have evolved from an industrial economy to a knowledge- and data-driven economy. New models of thinking and new patterns of behavior and social values appear. Design thinking seems to provide some answers – it focuses on a human-centered approach, which combines design activities with research on human needs, and technological and business aspects, in order to create knowledge and solutions for highly complex problems.
We invite hackers and designers to meet each other, to discuss and find ways of using data in order to tell the people’s lives and create examples of socially relevant technology.