Tera Kull (MIT Recruiter) and I worked closely with MIT (a HUGE thanks to Brandon Muramatsu) to launch the Kinected Experiences IAP Course at MIT! We’ve held many events at different schools in the past, but I think this is one of my favorites to date!
Day 1: Windows Kinect Development
Day 2: Windows Phone Development
Day 3: Wind8ws and HTML5 Development
This is the poster I created (yes, using Powerpoint) for the event which was displayed all over campus.
We kicked off the day by announcing many of the exciting socially responsible competitions to which this course can lead. They include:
What’s cool about this course is that everything you learn in these 3 days can give you the tools, knowledge, and connections leading to other opportunities that deal with socially responsible themes!
Back to Day 1 and the Kinect Development Workshop!
Brain Peek, who writes a lot of Coding4Fun articles, integrated plenty of Visual Studio 2010 and C# learnings with the Kinect Quickstart Videos (http://channel9.msdn.com/series/KinectSDKQuickstarts/).
Some of the cool topics cool topics covered by the Quickstart Videos that can help you get started…
You can download the Kinect for Windows SDK Beta 2 here.
Brian Peek also went through code samples from the Coding4Fun Kinect Toolkit, which is filled with useful helper methods to make your life easier.
He also introduced the
During lunch, we had a some special guests talk about their current projects…
Tim announcing the new Kinect Meetup in Cambridge, MA
Zeb talking about his new Kinect related startup
Annie and Alex discussing their idea for Imagine Cup and socially responsible app idea.
After lunch, Brian continued walking through the rest of the Kinect Quickstarts.
But wait, there’s more!
Thanks to Tera’s awesome connections, she was able to find an MIT Alumus, Ed Giamo, who happens to be a Product Unit Manager for Kinect for Windows, and he generously donated a bunch of Kinect devices to the course.
This is what I like to call the OPRAH WINFREY moment…
ALL ATTENDEES RECEIVED A KINECT DEVICE!
“You get a Kinect… YOU get a kinect!!”
Thank you, Ed Giamo!
Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures of everyone with their new Kinect devices, but you can only imagine the pleasant surprise!
Day 2 recap to follow.