This weekend ESPN is holding it’s first public hackathon.  espnW is focused on attracting women developers to the event to build on several API’s including ESPN, Twilio, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.  Current numbers from organizers show 70% of registered attendees are women.

We’re happy to announce that O’Reilly has reached out and will be giving a free ebook to each registered attendee for espnW!  Come by the Mashery table to select your book.

We’ve included a list of books relevant to designing web applications, programming languages, web design, mobile apps, big data management, open source for enterprise and more!  Adria (@adriarichards), our Developer Evangelist in San Francisco, hand-picked the titles based on her experience working with the developer community and she will be at the espnW hackathon all weekend to help you.  You will find her at the Mashery table so stop by and say hello!

The espnW hackathon is being held on the Stanford campus and will kick off tonight with a welcome, API demos and then pitches so attendees can join teams and start building.  Saturday morning will kick off with breakfast, another round of API demos as teams code, design and polish their apps for demo and judging that night.  The event sold out quickly once it was announced but you can follow along on Twitter for updates via ESPN’s Twitter account (@espnW) and hashtag #hackespnW

List of O’Reilly Books for espnW Hackathon Attendees

  1. Getting Started with OAuth 2.0
  2. Getting Started with Arduino
  3. Designing Great Data Products
  4. The Connected Company
  5. REST API Design Rulebook
  6. API’s: A Strategy Guide
  7. Cloud Application Architecture
  8. Think Python
  9. Python for Data Analysis
  10. PHP & MySQL: The Missing Manual
  11. Exploring Everyday Things with R and Ruby
  12. Environmental Monitoring with Arduino: Building Simple Devices to Collect Data
  13. Programming iOS 5, 2nd Edition
  14. Introducing HTML5 Game Development
  15. JavaScript Web Applications
  16. Lean Analytics: Use Data to Build a Better Startup Faster
  17. Learning Node
  18. Learning Rails 3
  19. Learning PHP, MySQL, Javascript and CSS
  20. Learning Javascript Design Patterns
  21. Learning iOS Programming
  22. Learning Android
  23. Head First HTML and CSS
  24. Head First Mobile Web
  25. Designing Mobile Interfaces
  26. Designing Evolvable Web APIs with ASP.NET
  27. Node For Front-end Developers
  28. Node: Up and Running
  29. Hadoop: The Definitive Guide
  30. The Little Book on CoffeeScript
  31. Big Data Now: 2012
  32. Open Source Strategies for the Enterprise
  33. Ethics of Big Data: Balancing Risk and Innovation
  34. Hacking Healthcare: A Guide to Standards, Workflows, and Meaningful Use
  35. Database Design and Relational Theory: Normal Forms and All That Jazz
  36. Using SQLite
  37. MongoDB and PHP
  38. MongoDB: The Definitive Guide
  39. Windows 8 Out Of The Box
  40. OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual

Wrap up and Thanks

We look forward to seeing you all there and the apps you build and demo for the audience.  Hack on!

Thank you to Marsee Henon, Sr. Community Manager of the O’Reilly User Group Program for helping to make this happen!

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.