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Chris Ismael
Mashape is taking part in two upcoming hackathons.  We would like to thank our API partners who are offering free access or mini-prizes for the iCreate Mobility Challenge 2013 (Singapore May 17th) and APIDays Mediterranea (Madrid, May 30).  See bottom for the list of APIs and their offers. For the hackathon organizers: please consolidate your participants’ Mashape IDs and send them a message in Mashape  BEFORE your hackathon.  This will give them ample time to enable access to their private APIs to your participants. If you are a Mashape API partner and interested to offer free access to your…
Chris Ismael
Congratulations to Ronaldo Barbachano for winning our Mashape April API Hack!  He used the Speech2Topic API from Yactraq and created a visualization tool to show topics as they occur on a video while it’s playing.  He won a Lego Mindstorm NXT 2.0! You can try his application here and here. Until our next hackathon!…
Chris Ismael
Here are some Mashape APIs based on Machine Learning to prepare you for our April Hackathon tomorrow (April 6th). Example: Face Recognition using Javascript Example: Yactraq Video Topic Extraction and Transcription using Javascript Nodejs wrapper for Yactraq Creating social “signals” with Ping.It Example: Face Recognition login page
Chris Ismael
After an intense 24-hour coding stint that started 16th Feb for the MusicHackDay SF 2013 at the Tokbox office, we have picked our Mashape category winner, “Nightingale”, for mashing up a bunch of APIs from Mashape, including Text Processing, Musixmatch, and Word Cloud Generator, to name a few.  Congratulations to Nightingale developer, Vivek Agrawal, for winning the $500 prize from Mashape!  (He was also awarded the best Musixmatch category :)). Nightingale creates a song playlist based on your tweets.  (e.g. I got a bunch of “Flo Rida” songs after Nightingale analyzed my Twitter account).  If…
Chris Ismael
That’s right, we’re gearing up for another hackathon – Music Hack Day SF 2013 Music Hack Day SF 2013Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomasbonte/   Music Hack Day is an international 24-hour event where programmers, designers, and artists come together to conceptualize, build and demo the future of music.  Software, hardware, mobile, web, instruments, art – anything goes as long as it’s music related. Check out these hacks from last year’s Music Hack Day.  Do you think you’ve got what it takes?  Then register here!  We’ll announce our Mashape API partners soon! See you there!…
Chris Ismael
We would like to congratulate the PlayAlong team for winning the Mashape category at the recent TVHACKFEST Hackathon @ Moscone Center West hosted by Apps World!  Here’s Jason Townes French talking about their game PlayAlong and how he used the Trivia API in Mashape. According to Jason, he has more games in store for us, and he’s looking to add more Mashape APIs in them  Congratulations again PlayAlong! We would also like to recognize the following teams that incorporated/conceptualized Mashape APIs in their hacks:
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We would like to congratulate the “Callinize” team for winning the 43-hour DeveloperWeek 2013 Hackathon! The team doing a solid presentation to the judges during the DeveloperWeek Hackathon Judging at SPUR Urban Center

What is Callinize?

As sales people beholden to our clients, we’ve all been caught off-guard at one point when we receive an unannounced call from a certain client or customer.  The last thing you want to say is “Who is this?” with a tone reserved for telemarketers.  It’s a classic scenario that we all hope to avoid. Callinize solves all that by telling you who’s calling…
Chris Ismael
*UPDATE: Check our Hackerleague Sponsor site here for ideas on APIs* Hot on the heels of the DeveloperWeek Hackathon, we are again getting ourselves involved in another hackathon – the AppsWorld 2013 Hackfest.tv Hackathon, happening this Thursday Feb 7 – 8th in The Moscone Center.  We are giving away a $500 prize for the best use of APIs in Mashape. What is Hackfest? The aim of TV Hackfest is to provide a range of TV technologies, SDKs, and APIs as well as briefs and competitions – to developers, designers, agencies, creatives, and entrepreneurs to build, design, and show how…
Chris Ismael
DeveloperWeek 2013 Hackathon The DeveloperWeek 2013 Hackathon has started!  Check out these cool hackathon projects in HackerLeague. To help out the participants, below is a list of API suggestions, one for each of the 20 teams participating in the DeveloperWeek 2013 Hackathon. (Don’t forget – you can qualify for Mashape prizes (Roomba, Surface RT, $500) if you’re using a Mashape API in your hacks :)) 1. Talkify – Turn your chat sentences into Yoda Speak! 2. Airbnb Catering – Lace it with nearby food and restaurant deals with 8coupons. 3. Visionboard – reinforce social accountability with nearby…
Chris Ismael
As proud sponsors of the upcoming DeveloperWeek 2013, we are giving away Complimentary Passes (worth ~$800/each) for the event. DeveloperWeek 2013 happens this Feb 1 – 7, 2013 at the SPUR Urban Center in San Francisco.

What is DeveloperWeek?

The first annual DeveloperWeek 2013 Conference combines a 4-day educational conference, technology-specific app development contests, developer tech exhibitors, startup lightning pitches, and keynote talks from the top engineers across app development, data science, and mobile deployment. What Mashape-related activities should I look forward to in DeveloperWeek? We’d love for you to join us in the DeveloperWeek Hackathon which is…
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