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Wearable Tech - Friday, March 7

Friday, March 7, 2014: Wearable Tech

Google Glass. Fitbits and Nike Fuel Bands. Smart Watches. We're increasingly willing to wear a gadget that collects — and shares — data about intimate aspects of our lives. Come talk about this trend, hear reports from the front lines by early adopters, and explore the future of this exciting, and potentially disturbing, trend.

Wired: Apple iWatch?

About Firecat First Friday Coworking & Brownbag Sessions

Creatives and knowledge workers can work from anywhere there's an Internet connection - once a month, Firecat Studio holds a free coworking session and brownbag lunch, where we discuss a topic pertinent to digital life, marketing, and work. Coworking is a great way to come into contact with new faces and share ideas and experiences.

About This Month's Session

Join us for Firecat First Friday as we delve into various types of wearable technology, hear from folks who are wearing and using them daily, and share your own experiences and thoughts.

  1. Google Glass (Sheri Rosen)
  2. FitBit, Nike Fuel Band and other fitness gadgets (Shelley Cook)
  3. Smart watches (Michael Espinoza)
  4. The future of Wearable Tech (group discussion)

Piers Fawkes on the Future of Wearable Technology

In the next five years we will witness the rapid development - and mainstream acceptance - of wearable technology that integrates into every aspect of our lives. Wearable technology will be used to help record the world around us, nudge us into action, communicate information between one another, allow us to control our environment, verify who we are and reflect our wellbeing back to us.

Much of the innovation will develop first through wristbands. A lot of the ideas we describe in the Future of Wearable Tech report will be deployed through these accessories, including the ability to control our privacy by acting as a password device or even interacting with the environment around us.

About Our Presenters

Sheri Rosen is an IABC Fellow, Google+ moderator for Employee Communication Excellence group, and she blogs about her Google Glass Explorer experience atGazeFurther.blogspot.com.

Shelley Cook is a digital strategist who studies usability and user-centered design. As webmaster at Judson ISD, she helps the district leverage digital communication technologies.

Michael Espinoza, aka Michael the Mobile Coach, helps people select, configure and troubleshoot personal computers and software, mobile and wearable gadgets of all makes and models.

When?

Friday, March 7, 2014
Lunch workshop Noon - 1:30 pm

Where?

NEW LOCATION! The Orthopaedic Institute of the San Antonio Orthopaedic Group, 300 Concord Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78230 [i'm the map]

Yes, you are welcome to invite others, but there's limited space, so please make sure your friends register!

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Next Month: Designing for Emotion

Firecat First Friday, April 4, 2014, noon - 1:30 (Location: San Antonio Orthopaedic Institute)

Block out noon - 1:30 pm on each first Friday of the month - make lunch plans with Firecat coworkers and your own brain. And yes - please feel free to contact us to suggest upcoming brown bag topics and presenters. Thanks!