Augmenting Reality with Layar Feb. 28, 2011

“Augmenting Reality with Layar”
The long-awaited abilities of augmented reality (AR) have arrived right into your pocket via the iPhone and Android platforms. The implications for search, gaming, social media, retail, location-based services and more are significant, with millions of users just now beginning to discover and use these new resources.
In this interactive session Layar’s Augmented Reality Strategist Gene Becker will cover the concepts and tools used to build for the platform, including the Layar API for developers as well as point & click tools that allow artists, academics and other enthusiasts to create AR experiences with no coding required. You’ll walk away with the ability to start augmenting your own reality, and with insight into what the future may hold for this emerging medium.
Presenter: Gene Becker
As Layar’s US-based AR Strategist, Gene Becker is responsible for building the creative ecosystem for the Layar platform, working with commercial brands, agencies, developers and grassroots AR enthusiasts. Prior to joining Layar, Gene led technical and business initiatives in augmented reality, gaming, cloud computing and web-based ubicomp, as an executive at HP Labs and as a consultant with Lightning Laboratories. He is a co-founder of the ARDevCamp unconference and organizer of the Ubiquitous Media Studio meetup. Gene studied engineering and computer science at MIT and Stanford, and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
This is going to be a significant expansion to the community built over the past 4 years with the Virtual World SIG.  I look forward to meeting you there.
Best Regards – your SIG chairs,
Bob Ketner
Eilif Trondsen
Maribeth Back
Pillsbury Winthrop Office Silicon Valley
2475 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1114
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6:30 PM Registration and Networking
7:00 PM -8:40 PM Presentations
$20 at the door for non-SDForum members
No charge for SDForum members
No registration required