Hackathon

APIs for DeveloperWeek 2013 Hackathon Projects

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 social activities through Placesocial. 4....

Complimentary Passes to DeveloperWeek 2013!

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 a 43-hour app-building contest...

And the winner is…

Last November, we ran a Windows 8 / Windows Phone 8 Developer Challenge in parts of Southeast Asia.   We got really cool submissions of apps that use APIs in Mashape.  Thanks to everyone who registered and submitted their entries!  We have now picked our winner, and another special (surprise!) winner Congratulations to Alexander Wong Mun Choong of Malaysia for his Blippy Deal Windows 8 app!  He won a Surface RT with Touch Cover.  Here’s what he has to say… “I am a student from Asia Pacific University which recently graduated from degree in computing. I was honored to be able to win...

Terimah Kasih from Mashape!

That’s “thank you” in Indonesian. (..err, I hope!) Recently we had the privilege of being part of Nokia Indonesia’s Lumia Apps Olympiad as prize sponsor for the Mashape/Chatterbox category. The developers who participated had twenty APIs (including the likes of Evernote, and Nokia’s own APIs) to choose from to incorporate in their mobile apps.  Here’s a screenshot of the participating APIs. We would like to congratulate the Kepotify app (video link) for winning the Mashape/Chatterbox category, as well as runner-up Pondok Sukabirus 2.  Awesome job by these developers for bringing the Chatterbox API to life in their app entries!  (We’ll post...

Join us for Mashape Christmas Greetings!

Mashape is hosting some social time and warm holiday greetings for the hackers community of San Francisco. Save the date: December 20th – 7.30pm RSVP HERE! Merry Christmas! Join us to meet hackers, talk about all things APIs, drink, socialize, and discuss the future trends for the coming 2013! Do whatever you like; bring friends, and if you want to hack on your project all night, we do have sofas. ^__^ Free beers, drinks and pizza included! Handmade Sangria will be served. PS: Christmas trees are welcome!...

Thanks for registering to Mashape’s Windows 8 Contest! What’s next?

*UPDATE!  We have extended the contest until December 22, 2012, and accepting WP8 entries!* We would like to thank everyone who have signed up for Mashape’s Windows 8 Contest!  If you haven’t registered yet, please check out our Facebook page for the contest details and registration. Here at Mashape, we are committed to supporting as many platforms as possible.  Which is why we’re running this developer challenge to reach out to those Windows 8/RT/WP8 developers out there.  The best Windows 8/RT or WP8 application that uses any APIs listed on Mashape wins a Microsoft Surface with Windows RT.  We’re...

API Hack Sunday Recap: Tuner.io Won!

The first API Hack Sunday at the Mashape Hacker House has been fantastic – the only hackathon that was conducted outdoors. The Mashape developer community on Meetup is now over 70 amazing people (register to stay updated). We had more than 20 hackers who formed 4 teams. The winner was Tuner.io, a web app that analyzes the lyrics and sentiment in popular songs. It was created by mashing-up two main APIs from Mashape: Text Processing API: https://www.mashape.com/japerk/text-processing MusixMatch API: https://www.mashape.com/musixmatch-com/musixmatch Here’s a set of photos selected with love from Mashapers. It was a fun and unique experience. We’re looking forward to...

Join us @ API Hack Sunday! $500 cash prize, thousands of APIs.

We’re hosting the first real hackathon at the Mashape Lair, (100+ years old hacker house in South Park). Free early bird tickets available now: http://octoberapihack.eventbrite.com/ From 9AM-11PM on Sunday, October 21, we’ll offer food (amazing Italian Pasta handmade by the founders!), drinks, and a $500 prize for the best Mashape API hack! Bring your epic hacking skills and build something awesome together using Mashape APIs! Schedule: 9AM-10AM – Breakfast/Registration 10AM-10:15AM – Demo by Stephen Balaban, founder of Facial Recognition API 10:15AM-10:30AM – Demo by Jacob Perkins, founder of Text Processing API 10:30AM-10:30PM – Hacking time 10:30PM-11:00PM – Judging (Stephen, Jacob, Mashape team) Come join us! Free...

Developer in SF? Join the last minute hackathon. Tonight.

Hello folks, We’re doing a friendly hackathon today, at our hacker house (South Park), the Mashape Lair. Come visit us armed with your laptop! Bring friends and hack on whatever you want. We start at around 6pm, and see how far we can go We provide free food (burgers and italian pasta) and beer. Yes, you can sleep here, we have plenty of space! We’re at 433 Bryant St. See you! Ping us hackers@mashape.com if you have any questions!  ...

The First Play! Framework Hackathon

How many Play Framework developers are there in SF? We’re proud to sponsor the first Play! Framework Hackathon organized by MasterBranch. Saturday, December 10, 2011 @ 10:00AM – Sunday, December 11, 2011 @ 3:00PM San Francisco Register here and join us in a weekend full of fun, hack a Play Framework app, and drink beer with other geeks. We are happy to support this growing community! OH! We’re Play! too…and we’re hiring: hackers@mashape.com...