At GDC 2013, Ultrabook Community Manager Bob Duffy sat down with Chris Allen, president and co-founder of Infrared5 and one of the Challengers in the Ultimate Coder Challenge: Going Perceptual contest. The Infrared5/Brass Monkey team was at GDC to show off the latest version of their game, Kiwi Catapult Revenge, as well as present on perceptual computing at the GDC Theater and interact with their fellow challengers and judges.
We've had an extremely hectic week but we're still here and Rob's going to talk about doing the sculpty-stuff - before we jump in, just want to say thank you again to Intel for inviting us up to GDC - having the opportunity to meet the Intel team and a fantastic group of developers all interested in pushing the boundaries was great. I managed to introduce PerC (or Percy as we like to call it here) to another developer who is actually rather experienced in a similar area so it should bring about something fun!
For the app we had two choices,
This is my last Blog update for the Challenge and there are only a few days left before delivery. Since the last post, I have been to LA and then flown to Tokyo and tomorrow I'm moving on to Seoul. Life has been busy, but life should be busy. As a lone developer time management and being efficient is very important. Being able to whip up my Ultrabook anywhere in the world and get some work done no matter how short time you have is really essential.
As the final post we really need to drill down on several things, explain how they effect the final product and that's likely to make an atypically long, and potentially boring post of pain and suffering...sorry Judges. But you should perhaps thank Nicole who clearly drove us to this. :)
Is this really the final blog? It’s chip reporting in once again, and I can’t believe how quickly these eight weeks have gone by. It’s amazing to see how much the Ultimate Coders have been able to accomplish in such a short time. And that is truly an appropriate name: “Ultimate Coders”. I’m shocked, humbled, and inspired by the work these teams have been able to accomplish. We’re certainly proud of what our team has put together, and I hope you all are too.
Well folks, this final blog pretty much wraps up my entry into the Ultimate Coder Challenge, and I hope you found it interesting and inspiring. The last seven weeks have seen some very late nights, some triumphs and a fair few setbacks on a quest to build a Perceptual Computing app.
As this is the final post, I'm not going to be showing code here. What I've been concentrating on since last week is tightening up on the application, testing it, and coping with those funny little niggles. I thought, instead, that I'd talk about what this contest has taught me and what I see happening from here on.