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Frédéric Harper
Creative Commons: https://flic.kr/p/6bun5f At Mashape, we are always looking for the best conferences where we can share our knowledge and expertise with our fellow developers. Sharing is part of our DNA! We are also huge fans of hackathons, user group meetups, and camp-style events. We are here in the community, and we like to be part of the success of different events by finding creative ways to sponsor them. Of course, we can’t participate in all tech-related events, but if your primary audience is developers, and you are looking for experienced speakers for non-product pitch talks, let us know! You…
Chris Ismael
It was great meeting everyone at API World!  We had a whopping turnout of 1000+ developers and delivered tons of tracks.  Next year will be bigger! Here are a few pictures from the 2-day event: The Mashape crew in their “Keep Calm and Use an API” shirts! Mashape CEO and co-founder Augusto Marietti talking about the Art of Selling APIs Top 10 worst API practices from John Musser APIWorld hackathon participants! Hope to see you again next year!…
Chris Ismael
This morning I did a session on API Strategy – A Developer Perspective at DataWeek.  I derived the contents mostly from Daniel Jacobson’s “APIs: A Strategy Guide”  (I gave it a bit of a twist by focusing on the developer’s perspective of the API value chain). It’s interesting to note that the term “API Strategy” is being discussed on the web, started by none other Daniel himself, when he declared that businesses should be looking at APIs as a ‘tactic’, instead of a strategy.  You can check out his post here.   The discussion reeled me in and got…
Chris Ismael

What is API World?

API World is simply the largest API conference and expo – a worldwide event for thousands of developers, API providers, and entrepreneurs shaping the future of the API economy. It was created with the mission to be technology-neutral catalyst of connections, knowledge, trust and business within the developer community of API providers and consumers. If you are a coder, a startup, or an enterprise that consumes or provides multiple APIs, this is your event.

Who’s going to be at API World?

We have an elite lineup of speakers including ProgrammableWeb founder John Musser, VMware ex-CTO and…
Chris Ismael
Mashape demo at Gluecon Last week at Gluecon 2013, we had the opportunity to show some cool demos that demonstrate the breadth and sophistication of APIs you can discover and use in Mashape.  We focused on Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, and Sentiment Analysis APIs. Below are links to demos shown during the presentation, as well as links to relevant news and references that point out to the growing popularity and importance of machine learning in the API realm. Enjoy!

Demos and APIs

World chat with local translation (using Mashape + Firebase) – http://worldchat.io/# Twilio phone…
Chris Ismael
We’re excited to be part of DeveloperWeek 2013, starting tomorrow! We’d love to meet up and chat with everyone. Here’s our schedule: Hackathon:
    Friday, February 1 – (2) minute talk @ 7:00pm (Chris) Saturday, February 2 – (30) minute coaching breakout @ 2:30pm – 3:00pm (Chris) Sunday, February 3 – (2) minute talk @ 1:00pm (Chris)
Conference:
    Tuesday, February 5 – “How to Monetize your API” @ 5:00 – 5:40pm (Augusto) Wednesday, February 6 – “API Strategy for Developers” Panel @ 10:00 – 10:40am (Augusto)
Happy Hour
    Join us for drinks and a whole night of fun at the
Augusto Marietti
It will be a busy week! Passionate about Erlang? Come to the biggest Erlang Conference in the world on March 26-31! Mashape is proudly supporting the event, and will be a speaker during the Erlounge. Want to learn more about tools? 2600hz has organized an amazing conference. Mashape will be there as a speaker with Tristan Sloughter. Check out: http://unconference2012.eventbrite.com Hope to see you in one of these, and would we’d love to chat! We’re also hiring.
Augusto Marietti
Mashape is coming to Amsterdam both as a speaker and a sponsor of the Kings of Code. On September 17th and 18th, there will be a big Hack Battle with around 300 developers who will compete against the other teams by building great apps on top of APIs and SDKs in just under 36 hours. Mashape will present two APIs that are part of its marketplace, created by: - Andrea Mucci: http://www.mashape.com/users/cingusoft - Musixmatch: http://www.mashape.com/users/musixmatch.com – Display lyrics on your website On September 19, Michele “Mike” Zonca will be giving a talk about APIs, current standards, best practices and…
Augusto Marietti
Save the date! Apr 26/ 27 – TNW Hackathon is happening in Amsterdam! The TNW hackathon will bring world’s leading platforms (API’s and SDK’s) together with an international group of coders (Web and Mobile developers). TNW is inviting a group of 200 Mobile and Web developers, programmers, and graphic designers from all over Europe to come to Amsterdam to hack cool applications on top of the world’s leading web APIs and mobile platforms. At the end of the weekend, the results will be presented in front of the group and a jury of leading entrepreneurs and investors.

Why take

Augusto Marietti
The Data 2.0 Conference is a one-day conference on April 4, 2011, in San Francisco that answers the question: How can improved access to data impact your industry? The U.S. government is opening up its data; social networks are exposing their APIs; and data-as-a-service is a new and growing business model.  How can you use this data to better target new customers? What are new business models for your data? Data 2.0 tackles the big questions about the growing importance of data in business. Get 20% off your ticket with discount code “data2reader” – Expected over 800 people!…
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