Young Rewired State is awesome. I’ll back up that statement below, but I encourage you to learn more for yourself about what creates said awesomeness: check out Rewired State, the organization that put “Young” in front of its name and decided to do more for the youngsters – technical geniuses under the age of 19 years; peruse the Young Rewired State 2012 website; and read through the Information Pack that was distributed to all the participants. Be sure to scroll to the bottom or click “What is YRS?” at the top of the Info Pack, for a quick synopsis of the true spirit of this important initiative. I’ve spent the last three days (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday GMT) visiting a few of
As Adria forecasted in a post last week, the API Hackday crew brought our hackety fun to the UK for the first time…and the London developer community did not disappoint! A large group of excited hackers showed up bright and early on Saturday morning, ready for a full day of mashing APIs. It was an incredibly talented group of DOers, and the fruits of their labors were quite impressive. You can see a [mostly] complete list of the apps that were demoed on the HackerLeague page for the event, but a few projects came down to the wire and didn’t have time to submit to the official site. So here’s a list, with links to their specific HackerLeague project page and a
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 Twilio, Mashery, SendGrid, Pusher 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
Most people look forward to the weekend because they can relax, sleep in and take care of overdue errands. With that said, there is a growing group of individuals who roll up their sleeves and commit to creating new companies in just 54 hours. This is being made possible by an organization known as Startup Weekend. Started in Boulder, Colorado in 2007 with the aim of bringin together passionate entrepreneurs for a weekend still rings true today with success stories including companies like Zaarly, Foodspoting and CloudMine.