Google's Project Glass bolstered by developer events

The Google Glass team announced an upcoming event designed to jumpstart application development for its forthcoming device via its Mirror API.

Project Glass staffers this week unveiled the Glass Foundry, which will offer developers who signed up for the Glass Explorers program last year early access to the device and its developer tools.

Glass Foundry will be held in San Francisco on 28-29 January and in New York City on 1-2 February. If you are a developer enrolled in the Glass Explorers program, you must register for a Foundry event by 18 January at 16:00 PST (00:00 GMT).

" We'll begin the first day with an introduction to Glass. You'll have a device to use while on-site. Next we'll take a look at the Mirror API, which gives you the ability to exchange data and interact with the user over REST. We'll then dive into development with Google engineers on site to help you at any point. At the end of the second day we'll have a lively round of demos with some special guest judges," reads an email from Google.

According to the Glass team, developers will be able to use a range of programming languages including PHP, Python, and Java to develop tools for the device via REST (Representational State Transfer).

Google Glass has been previously touted by the search giant as something of an experiment but such activity suggests that the product is a very strategic part of Google's immediate future.