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Winner: Ultimate Coder Challenge Going Perceptual – Puppet in Motion

Posted on 25 April 2013

The winner of the Perceptual Computing competition has just been announced by Intel The Ultimate Coder Challenge put seven teams together and challenged them to make showcase applications for a Lenovo Yoga 13 Ultrabook and the Creative sensor hardware, in seven weeks. We watched with amazement at how much the teams learnt, wrote, developed and optimised their apps. We found hardware limitations, software limitations and problems with gestures themselves but […]

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Ultimate Coder Challenge – Going Perceptual and Testing the Apps

Posted on 17 April 2013

After a few days of setting up and testing I’ve spent a good amount of time with all of the submissions to the Ultimate Coder Challenge where showcase applications are being built for a Lenovo Yoga 13 Ultrabook to demonstrate the Intel Perceptual Computing hardware. It has at times been frustrating but as I write this I do feel a rush of excitement for a new wave of input methods. […]

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Ultimate Coder Challenge Week 7 – Adding Fireworks to Perceptual Computing Showcases

Posted on 10 April 2013

7 teams are competing in the Ultimate Coder Challenge where showcase applications are being built for a Lenovo Yoga 13 Ultrabook to demonstrate the Intel Perceptual Computing hardware. I’m one of the judges and this is the last week of the competition for the competitors. The competition closes on April 12th and that leaves just over 2 days before developers have to hand over their apps to us. My equipment […]

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Ultimate Coder Challenge Week 6 – Road Tests Reveal Issues. Competitor Interaction Reveals Tips.

Posted on 03 April 2013

7 teams are competing in the Ultimate Coder Challenge where showcase applications are being built for a Lenovo Yoga 13 Ultrabook to demonstrate the Intel Perceptual Computing hardware. I’m involved with the judging of the Ultimate Coder event and every week you’ll find an update from me as I analyze the teams progress. This is week 6, one week before the competition closes on April 12th and teams have just […]

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Ultimate Coder Challenge Week 5–GDC Warm-Up

Posted on 20 March 2013

7 teams are competing in the Ultimate Coder Challenge where showcase applications are being built for a Lenovo Yoga 13 Ultrabook to demonstrate the Intel Perceptual Computing hardware. I’m involved with the judging of the Ultimate Coder event and every week you’ll find an update from me as I analyze the teams progress. This is week 5 and after this there’s just days before GDC where teams should be aiming […]

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Ultimate Coder Challenge Week 4 – Four Minutes of Minority Report

Posted on 13 March 2013

7 teams are competing in the Ultimate Coder Challenge where showcase applications are being built for a Lenovo Yoga 13 to demonstrate the Intel Perceptual Computing hardware. I’m involved with the judging of the Ultimate Coder event and every week you’ll find an update from me as I analyze the teams progress. This is week 4 and this week there are some great videos, interesting artwork, honesty and a ton […]

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Ultimate Coder Challenge Week 3 – Battle The Reality of Perceptual

Posted on 06 March 2013

7 teams are finding out how hard perceptual computing can be in Week3 of the Ultimate Coder Challenge where showcase perceptual computing applications are being built for a Lenovo Yoga 13. I’m involved with the judging of the Ultimate Coder event and every week you’ll find an update from me as I analyse the teams progress. We’ve also got a video for you and it’s a scorcher – due to […]

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Ultimate Coder Challenge Week 2 – Uncovering the Strengths of the Perceptual Hardware

Posted on 27 February 2013

7 teams have just finished week 2 of the Ultimate Coder Challenge, building showcase perceptual computing applications on a Lenovo Yoga 13 that will demonstrate the sort of interaction capability that could be built into a Ultrabook, and perhaps the operating system in the future. I’m involved with the judging of the Ultimate Coder event and every week you’ll find an update from me as I analyse the teams progress. […]

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Ultimate Coder Challenge Week 1. Perceptual Computing Stimulates Big Software Projects

Posted on 20 February 2013

Air Gestures, facial analysis, object tracking, advanced voice recognition, touch and Ultrabooks. It’s all in the Ultimate Coder Challenge where 7 teams are building showcase applications on a Lenovo Yoga 13 that will demonstrate the sort of interaction capability that could be built into a Ultrabook in the future. I’m involved with the judging of the Ultimate Coder event and every week you’ll find an update from me as I […]

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Intel Ultimate Coder Challenge: Going Perceptual

Posted on 15 February 2013

Seven software development companies are about to embark on a interesting journey into perceptual computing. Another Ultimate Coder Challenge has started. The teams will be working with the amazing Perceptual Computing hardware and SDK to produce an application that showcases what perceptual computing is all about. 3D object tracking, facial analysis, gesture and voice input are at their disposal; Leading edge hardware and techniques that one day could be in the […]

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Gesture Priming and the Ultimate Coder Challenge

Posted on 13 February 2013

On Friday we will be announcing our participation in a new Intel-sponsored competition to develop showcase applications that use gesture, tracking and voice input using the new Perceptual Computing developer hardware and SDK that Intel have developed with their partners. In this article I want to put some thoughts forward about perceptual computing, how it can be used, some of the issues and a few ground-rules but first we need […]

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Ultimate Coder Ultimate Challenge – Developer Tips from the 2012 Competitors.

Posted on 05 February 2013

It was towards the end of last year that we signed-off with the first ever Ultimate Coder Ultrabook Challenge where four teams had 6 weeks to code an application that would highlight the unique features of Ultrabooks. Based around the use of sensors we learnt a lot of useful coding tips, user interface do’s and don’ts and saw six teams producing a varied range of applications. I have recently been […]

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