API Hackday Coming To London


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Are you a developer in the UK looking to flex your coding muscles and win some cool prizes?  API Hackday is coming to London, England August 4th after another successful run in Portland, Oregon around OSCON.  Sponsoring companies for London include TwilioMasherySendGridPusher and GoPaperless.

Developer evangelists will be on site to help you integrate the API’s including SendGrid’s Tim Falls (@timfalls), Stevie Graham (@steviegraham) from Twillio and more.

An let’s not forget about the prizes!  You can win an iPad, Nexus 7 tablet, Sphero remote controlled ball and Jambox (more to be announced soon).

Admission is free and meals will be provided for lunch and dinner with post hackathon beer to celebrate.

There are still spots left to register for the event and here’s the description from the Eventbrite page:

API Hackday London brings developers together for an all-day coding fest focused on building apps and mashups with APIs. Developers of all experience levels can share ideas, collaborate on existing projects, start new ventures, and find out about great tools and new APIs to play with.

Tentative schedule:

  • 8:00 – 9:00 Registration / Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 9:30 Intro / API Workshops
  • 9:30 – 12:30 Hackedy hack
  • 12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
  • 1:30 – 6:00 Clackedy clack
  • 6:00 Submission Deadline
  • 6:30 – 7:15 Presentations
  • 7:15-7:30 Judging
  • 7:30 – 7:45 Awards

Hackers will also hear from some of the country’s top API-focused companies on tips, tricks, and tools for building the next big app. At the end of the day, teams and/or individuals get a chance to present their work to a panel of judges and win kickass prizes.

The event has been posted on Lanyrd as well

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Adria is a developer evangelist at SendGrid. Originally from Minnesota but now living in San Francisco, she attends hackathons, conferences and local meetups showing developers how to leverage the SendGrid API. Adria has been a speaker at SXSW, O'Reilly Web 2.0, BlogHer and is involved in helping women programmers like herself learn to code. Loves bacon, snowboarding and endless Wikipedia surfing.

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