Google to host hackathon for the 'next phase' of Google Glass

The tech giant invites developers to give its upcoming Glassware Development Kit a whirl.

Google Glass appears to be working on its next phase of the platform. Josh Miller/CNET

Google is inviting developers to come help it out with its next phase of Google Glass. The tech giant sent out invitations to developers on Wednesday to join the company for a two-day hackathon aimed at the new release of the Glassware Development Kit, according to 9to5Google.

"We'd like to give you a first look at the next phase of the Glass Developer Platform during an exclusive, two-day hackathon in San Francisco," the invite (pdf) reads. "Not to worry if you don't live near San Francisco. The announcement will be recorded and we'll share the video after the event."

The hackathon is scheduled to happen in San Francisco on November 19 and 20. Apparently, seating is limited, so it could be hard for people to reserve spots.

This isn't the first time that Google has thrown a hackathon for developers to get to know and work on its Google Glass project. Before the company started shipping its Explorer Edition prototypes in April, it hosted two hackathons in San Francisco and New York.

Google Glass is the company's foray into a wearable computer or smartphone. The device comes in the form of eyeglasses that can record videos, take photos, chat, get directions, look up facts on the Web, and more. The device is expected to arrive on the market for the general public sometime next year.

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Dara Kerr, a freelance journalist based in the Bay Area, is fascinated by robots, supercomputers and Internet memes. When not writing about technology and modernity, she likes to travel to far-off countries.



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