First an incredibly big thank you to The Open Planning Project office (TOPP) – @TOPPLabs, and Sophia Parafina, @spara, for organizing, hosting, sponsoring and providing so much inspiration for this event.
There is an incomplete list of attendees below, and there were about 70 people at one point watching the Ustream (thank you Dimitri Darras and friend – sorry I missed getting your card!) for setting this up.
There were at least ten or more people participating in a live skype conference moderated by Sophia with great skill.
I am sorry I didn’t get everyone’s contact info. But please feel free to add you name into the comments of this post if I have missed you out.
After a gearheady morning, we spent the afternoon and evening brain storming the “The Big ARNY” – “a collaborative game development project modeled after a Swarm of Angels.”
Some of the morning tech discussion highlights included:
But, during the afternoon, Ori presented, and we all got so caught up in the brainstorming of “The Big ARNY Game” that live blogging, skyping, and twittering ground to a near halt. The “meat space” (perhaps the slide show captures some of incredible coolness of the location) was alive with brilliant ideas that were matched by an incredibly high level of technical input – see the AR DevCamp attendees list below.
During the game session we really had a master class in augmented reality tech. Steven Feiner’s awesome discussion of markers really opened my mind to exploring markers in a new way. And the geolocated data discussion with Sophia Parafina, Kate Chapman, Philip Ashlock, and Steve Feiner at dinner was very interesting. The opportunity to break out into smaller in depth discussions during the day was one of the valuable opportunities of AR DevCamp, so I can’t possibly mention them all. But thank you everybody!
We did have some fun with low tech AR too – courtesy of Thomas Wrobel & Bertine van Hövell, Lost Again (their business card is the coolest AR card I have seen to date). In the pic on the right, I try out their business card/AR overlay on @comogard as he presents. The lighting does not do the overlay justice in my photo (on right), but I think you get the idea at least.
Unfortunately we didn’t manage to hook up our afternoon live session with The Mountain View AR DevCamp, as we lost the streaming laptop. But hopefully we will be able to catch up on each other’s activities with session notes on the AR DevCamp Wiki. There is also a public wave, AR Dev Camp NYC Shared Notes.
Sean White set the afternoon off to a great start by collecting topics and organizing topics of interest on the board. While we didn’t get time to cover everything, it was interesting how, by working on developing a collaborative game project, we had to tackle many of the topics suggested, and come up with workable approaches.
Next weekend TOPP will host the OpenNY Summit & Codeathon on Dec 11 & 12, an event “produced by open government practitioners and volunteers.” This would be another great place to explore some of the citizen 2.0 mobile, social AR game ideas that came up at AR DevCampNYC. In addition, Ori Inbar has started an AR New York Meetup.
Below is an incomplete list of AR DevCampNYC attendees.
Sophia Parafina, OpenGeo, @spara, organizer
Marco Neumann, KONA, @neumarcx, interested in developing Semantic Web based Augmented Reality demos.
Dimitri Darras, @dimitridarras, Visual designer, web developer, and virtual worlds content creator. Interested in multimodal input and AR/Virtual Worlds integration.
Heidi Hysell, @heidihysell, Creative Technologist & Software Engineer; Interested in the application of AR for entertainment technology for print, web and video.
Joe Lamantia, Muku / ARWave, @mojoe Amsterdam, interested in creating open frameworks, social augmented experiences, emerging media – (attending via skype)
Kate Chapman, Web Developer, FortiusOne, @wonderchook
Noah Zerkin,  – AR software and hardware interfaces; Exploring the idea of an AROS.
Ohan Oda, webpage – Columbia University; NYC
Sean White, webpage – Augmented reality research at Columbia University and Smithsonian Institution.
Omer Gunes, [ webpage] – NLP, Speech Recognition, Mobile Software Development
Donald Schwartz, NYC, @Ishkahbibelvirtual worlds, social media, technology writer
Chris Grayson, NYC, Twitter: @chrisgrayson | Blog: GigantiCo | Contributor: H+ Magazine | Web developer and marketing consultant — Interests: Future of commercial mobile AR / Outernet (GeoSearch & OOH marketing convergence); Future AR Form Factors; AR/Virtual Worlds integration re: distance learning & collaboration.
Saul Devitt, NYC
Bert Picot, NYC via Skype probably around 10:30 am for a few hours. Very interested in learning the value chain for AR applications and the development of applications for Festivals and live entertainment.
MZ – startup to develop a platform to use semantic data to enable virtual worlds
Jon Russek – film production + law + internet. Interested in AR as artistic medium for creativity
Philip Ashlock @philipashlock, The Open Planning Project
Michael Keating, The Open Planning Project
Yohan Baillot, @yohanBaillot future of commercial mobile AR, emerging AR standards