Thursday, January 26, 2012

January Meeting - Kinect and Improv

It's a New Year and it's time to fulfil that New Year's resolution you made about getting to more community events. What better way to do that than getting along to this months meeting where we're looking at something new and trying something new.

Our two sessions this month are as follows:

The Technology behind Microsoft Kinect - Lewis Benge
This session will spend some time looking at how the popular Microsoft Kinect actually works, its limitations, and competitors. We’ll discuss the various libraries that are available for use, and the pros and cons of each – as well as getting in to some code around getting up and running using this unique technology.
What we’ll cover:

  • Introduction to TOF sensors.
  • How Kinect differs between other hardware.
  • Overview of Kinect for Windows, Kinect for Xbox 360, OpenNI/NITE, and Omek platforms
  • Getting started with the KfW SDK using a Kinect sensor.

Improv Session - Various Artists
Yes, this session one is an experiment!  It could be really successful, hilarious and fun or it could be a complete, utter and abject failure. You'll just have to show up to find out which it will be.

The idea here is that someone volunteers to talk for 5 minutes or less on potentially any topic at all.  The audience then suggests a topic at random.  The volunteer/victim then talks on it.

When the 5 minutes is up, we go to the next volunteer and try it again.

As per usual RSVP on the site for catering purposes, spread the word and we'll see you on the night.

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