The last week of October was shaping up to be an exciting time in Boston; the president was coming to town, Halloween was here, and the Red Sox were a game away from winning the World Series. In the middle of it all, Tech in Motion: Boston decided to celebrate Halloween a few days early with their Wearable Technology mixer, Techtoberfest, at the very appropriate Baseball Tavern, just outside of Fenway Park. Starting at 6:30, techies from across Boston came out showing off their own wearable tech and eager to get up close with our demos.
Don Schwartz, Google Glass Explorer, was with us demoing Google Glass. Don is the founder of the Google Glass New England Meetup and has worked as Chief Tech and Web Platform Developer for CADlearning.com for almost 10 years. Our techies had a great time trying on Glass and testing out all of it’s features.
We also had Dan Wilson, Founder and CEO of AfterDark Technologies, on site with us. As a fairly new company, Dan was excited to be at the event and show off what he and his team had been working on. AfterDark Technologies is revolutionizing team sports by enabling them to play anywhere, anytime. Through their fiber optic jerseys, LED cones and line lasers defining the playing field, games are no longer limited by daylight or finding a lighted field at night. His equipment really looks like something out of Tron, and was surprisingly and extremely lightweight.
Lastly, there was Ben Cooper, CEO and Co-Founder at My Sensible Baby who was demoing their wearable tech, designed for infants and toddlers, called the Smart-One. This is a safe and easy to use passive monitoring solution that only sends alerts to parents’ smart devices when it senses an unsafe change in the baby’s sleeping environment. Although our techies couldn’t squeeze themselves into this bit of wearable tech, the software behind it drew a crowd all night long.
Our Boston Techies were able to enjoy drinks, free appetizers and networking all night long, and the demos had constant crowds around them. It was a great night and we thank everyone who was able to make it out, and The Baseball Tavern for hosting!
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