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Computer Visionaries will be held on July 18th and 19th at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center in Dallas’ historic West End. The event is being put on by Computer Vision of Dallas and Sponsored by Microsoft. The event will be showcased by a hack-a-thon where teams will have access to a Kinect v2 sensor from the Xbox One. Teams will be given a problem to solve using the Kinect and given just more than a day to do it. There’ll be cash prizes for winning teams. $1,500 to the winners, $250 to the runners up, and $100 to the team that comes up show.

The event is limited to 150 participants and tickets are $10. You can grab them on the event’s website.

Preparing Well for the Coming Tsunami of Technology Driven Change

COMPUTER VISIONARIES 2014, presented by Computer Vision Dallas and Sponsored by Microsoft, Brings Leading Technology Pros Together to Compete and Improve Microsoft Kinect

Friday, July 18th @ 5:00PM through Saturday, July 19th @11:00PM;

Dallas Entrepreneur Center (the DEC) in the historic West End District, Downtown Dallas

DALLAS June 21, 2014 A tsunami of technology driven change is on the horizon. Futuristic entertainment like Minority Report, Star Trek, Her, and others have inspired us to imagine how the digital world will blend with the physical world in a truly seamless way. We don’t have to imagine it anymore.

The ingredients of our future exist today through the use of a technology called computer vision. Through computer vision, we can try on virtual clothes in our living room, move virtual objects in 3d space with a swipe of our hand, instantly adjust our television settings with our face, or speak and our computers understand us. The exciting part is that this wave of technology is in its infancy. Every day these two worlds get closer and closer, experiences become more seamless and we are able to do exponentially more than ever before.

Technology leaders Computer Vision Dallas and Microsoft are inviting their industry to COMPUTER VISIONARIES on July 18 and 19 to see how the world will look in five years and also make significant impacts on the future of one of the key tools for the computer vision technology: the Microsoft Kinect v2 Sensor.

COMPUTER VISIONARIES, a structured and beneficial “hack-a-thon,” is centered on solving problems with the Microsoft Kinect v2 Sensor. The Kinect sensor is most known for its use on the XBOX One. By using the Kinect’s high-definition 3D camera with depth sensing, object recognition, facial detection, human skeletal based gestures, and voice recognition technologies, attendees of the COMPUTER VISIONARIES event will be able to shape the future of computing. Through the Kinect, a computer is able to use a person as an input device. Never before has the blending of the digital world and the physical world have been so accessible by the Dallas developer, thanks to Microsoft’s Kinect technology.

COMPUTER VISIONARIES will bring together elite Dallas developers, hackers, designers, entrepreneurs, roboticists, and engineers for an exciting competition, producing results and innovation in just more than 24 hours.
Attendees will participate in identifying and solving a problem through the use of Kinect technology. Participants will have a little over 24 hours to build a solution and present it to a panel of judges.

The winning team will receive up to a $1,500 in cash and prizes. There is a $250 second place award and a $100 third place award. Every team who presents will receive an award, and every attendee will walk away with a small gift provided by Microsoft.
Tickets are limited to the first 150 participants. To obtain tickets to participate in COMPUTER VISIONARIES , visit http://www.computervisionaries.org/default.aspx#tickets

Hack-a-thon to be held in Dallas by Microsoft

DALLAS, Texas (June 26, 2014) – Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) and Computer Vision – Dallas will host Computer Visionaries on July 18 and 19 at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center. A structured and beneficial “hack-a-thon,” the event will focus on solving business problems with the Microsoft Kinect v2 Sensor.

The Kinect sensor is best known for its use on the XBOX One. By using Kinect’s high-definition 3D camera with depth sensing, object recognition, facial detection, human skeletal-based gestures and voice recognition technologies, event competitors will develop innovative solutions that blend the digital and physical worlds in new ways.

The event will bring together elite Dallas developers, hackers, designers, entrepreneurs, roboticists and engineers for an exciting competition that produces results in a little over 24 hours. The winning team will receive up to $1,500 in cash and prizes. There is a $250 second place award and a $100 third place award.

Tickets are $10 and limited to the first 150 participants. Tickets can be purchased at www.computervisionaries.org.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. www.microsoft.com

About Computer Vision – Dallas

Computer Vision – Dallas was founded in January 2014 with the purpose of bringing together the developer community with a focus on computer vision technology. www.meetup.com/computer-vision-dallas

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