Here is the recap of Pebble’s second annual Developer Retreat! Team Pebble and 100 of the best Pebble developers from around the world spent four days learning more about new APIs, hacked on apps, ate our way around Silicon Valley, battled robots, and had a TON of fun! We've put all of the material from the course of the four days here and will be updating it as we finish editing photos, videos, and presentations!
It was terribly sad when it was all over and we had to go home. If you missed out this year sharpen up your apps for next year and apply!
You can check out what the full schedule was like here.
Eric Migicovsky, CEO and Founder of Pebble, kicks off the 2014 Annual Pebble Developer Retreat with some words about the last year of Pebble and what is yet to come.
Thomas Sarlandie, Head Developer Evangelist at Pebble, welcomes everyone to the second ever Developer Retreat and goes through a detailed agenda of the next 4 days including some interesting facts about Pebble development over the past year.
Also featured: New stuff in 2.6 - Background Workers Coming up in 2.7 - Wakeup API
Heiko Behrens and Matthew Hungerford talk about advanced programming techniques for Pebble. This was a series of three presentations wrapped up into one but is broken out into three videos for your viewing pleasure.
This talk focused on size to optimize pebble apps for code size, heap space, and advice on use of floating point.
The Mandelbrot demo and XKCD app were featured.
This talk focused on graphics techniques including run-time dithering, offline dithering, pixel manipulations, and frame-buffer drawing.
This talk featured the amiga boing ball dithering demo.
101 on Pebble Development but 10000 times cooler (AKA 0X50 or "P"). This was a shared experience of developing for Pebble on Mac and Linux using various tools and libraries.
This videos features frame-buffer app demo, experimenting with graphics using python, AppCode, and PebbleGL (openGL).
Stuart Harrell, software engineer at Pebble, gives a talk about battery life and how to preserve it. This talk explains the effect of different system functions on battery life and discusses solutions to common battery life problems with apps.
Martijn Thé, software engineer at Pebble, talked about an experimental SDK with BLE APIs that developers were able to use at the retreat. This information will be shared once the APIs are public.
This talk given by Steve Caldwell, CEO/CTO of Strap, focused on how to add analytics to your Pebble app.
Ron Ravid and Grégoire Sage cover the Overlay technique and how to load parts of code from resources.
Interested in almost 4 hours of action packed robot on robot action? Check out the live stream footage we aired during the competition! There were BLE robots using LightBlue Bean boards and wifi robots using Spark boards!
We kept track of the competition bracket on a super official whiteboard.
Robert Hesse for Smartwatch+
David Rodríguez Ríncon for YWeather
Jon Barlow (orviwan)
Winning Team: The Keggers (KEG, FlutterBot, Footbot)
Eric Oesterle for PEBBLE PEBBLE DISCO for PEBBLE