Programming the Kinect for Windows v2 Jump Start

Devs, are you looking forward to building apps with Kinect for Windows v2 this summer? In this Jump Start, explore the brand new beta Software Development Kit with experts from the Kinect engineering team, and see how Kinect v2 enables speech, gesture, and human understanding in applications and experiences.

​Learn about the new APIs and app model, and see fascinating demos and samples (plus source code) for both desktop and Windows Store apps. Get the details on Kinect Fusion (real-time 3D modeling), Face Tracking, and Visual Gesture Builder. Discover the new sensor technology, natural user interface (NUI), accessibility potential, and practical applications.

Even if you don't have a Kinect device, you won't want to miss this entertaining event. The instructors even show you how you can start building an app without a sensor. Be sure to bring your questions!

Course Outline:

  • ​Introducing Kinect Development
  • Kinect Data Sources and Programming Model
  • Kinect Interactions and Speech
  • Using Kinect with Other Frameworks or Libraries
  • Face Tracking, HD Face, and Kinect Fusion
  • Kinect Studio and Visual Gesture Builder
  • Advanced Topics: Custom Sources, Filtering, and More
Instructor Team
Ben Lower | Microsoft Program Manager | @benlower

Ben Lower works to enable the broad community of developers and creative coders to create experiences using Kinect technology. This includes working to provide the right tools, samples, and support. He loves helping people to realize their visions and to bring them to life. Contact Ben at

Rob Relyea | Microsoft Program Manager | @rrelyea

Rob Relyea has spent the last few releases of Xbox One and Kinect for Windows focused on Kinect Interactions, but he has worked on everything from runtime APIs and Kinect Studio to samples. Prior to working on K4W, Rob was a Program Manager and Architect working on WPF and XAML. He is active on Twitter and is probably already listening to whatever you say about #k4wdev!

Live Event Details
July 15, 2014
9:00am–5:00pm PDT
What: Fast-paced live virtual session
Cost: Free
Audience: D​evs interested in programming for the Kinect for Windows v2 hardware.

No previous Kinect experience necessary, but attendees should be familiar with developing apps for Windows. Experience with Visual Studio, along with C#, C++, Visual Basic, or JavaScript, is highly recommended.