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Google Invites Out for Project Glass and Mirror API Hackathons in NYC and SF

Google has slowly been unveiling its plans around Project Glass, in the latest round, the company has sent out invitations to the developers for a “two full days of hacking on the upcoming Google Mirror API” scheduled to be held in San Francisco and NYC.

The hackathons, dubbed as the Glass Foundry, are exclusive to developers in the company’s Explorer Program, who have signed up for the $1,500 special edition glasses, during the Google I/O 2012 inviting them to an “early look at Glass.”

The invite also includes the first mention of the project’s APIs.

Google Project Glass Explorer Edition

Here is the full text of the email Google just sent out:

Join us for an early look at Glass and two full days of hacking on the upcoming Google Mirror API in San Francisco or New York. These hackathons are just for developers in the Explorer program and we’re calling them the Glass Foundry. It’s the first opportunity for a group of developers to get together and develop for Glass.

We’ll begin the first day with an introduction to Glass. You’l have a device to use while on-site. Next we’ll take a look at the Mirror API, which gives you the ability to exchange data and interact with the user over REST. We’ll then dive into development with Google engineers on site to help you at any point. At the end of the second day we’ll have a lively round of demos with some special guest judges.

If you’d like to attend this first Glass Foundry, please choose and register by Friday, January 18th at 4pm PT. There is limited space. If you are accepted, you will receive a confirmation letter with additional details and required terms after registration closes. Please don’t make any travel arrangements until your attendance is confirmed.

Below is a video introducing to the Mirror API and the Glass Developer Relations team–also discussed in the video is “Glass Foundry,” a limited event for developers in the Glass Explorer Program.

In other news, Google also announced an easier way to share food photos on Google+–now letting you also quickly share them with the world – or just the people in your circles – in one easy step.

“Starting today, it’s easier than ever to make it so. After you upload your photos to a restaurant’s local Google+ page, you can also quickly share them with the world – or just the people in your circles – in one easy step,” Google wrote in a G+ post.

All you need to do is –just upload your photos, and click “Publish.” “Add a comment, select who you want to share with,” Google adds.

Now upload and sharing food photos on Google Plus is easier than ever

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