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Frédéric Harper
Creative Commons image: https://flic.kr/p/9xiduB There is nothing more exciting than seeing hackers use their creativity in a small amount of time to create an amazing piece of software using APIs from Mashape. This is why we often participate and sponsor hackathons. Most of the time we sponsor a category prize; where to win, you must use one of the 10,000+ APIs in our marketplace. We strive to find cool prizes you’ll enjoy, such as Arduino or Raspberry Pi starting kits, RC Quadcopters, Android tablets, and more. Since teams usually consist of four members, we always have a prize for each…
Frédéric Harper
Creative Commons: https://flic.kr/p/p74G91 We are Web people, and we believe in the power of creating connections online: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+. You name it, we have a presence there so you can always reach us. We also think that as great as our relationship can be online, nothing will replace face-to-face interaction. Being present at user groups and conferences are a great way to meet new people, and strengthen virtual relations. Now, there is an easy way for you to request for us to speak at your conference, mentor your hackathon or sponsor your event.…
Orlando
Every other weekend, there is a hackathon to attend. Not all hackathons are the same though. Attendees, food, sponsors, ideas, and location all vary constantly and bring a unique vibe. Engineering your idea from 0 till the time you demo to everyone else on stage is a unique feeling. If you’ve never been to a hackathon, you should go. In my life, I have attended tons of hackathons around the globe. I used to go to one a week in my earlier days; sometimes, I split myself between two hackathons too! I have always been impressed by the passion…
Frédéric Harper
DataVR team at UofTHacks At Mashape, we love hackathons! A month ago, we were at Canada’s University of Toronto UofTHacks; which featured a full weekend of coding and more than 500 students from all across Canada. I was there to represent Mashape, give out amazing t-shirts, spread the API love with our stickers, award a prize, and most importantly, act as a mentor and help students with their development issues. Mashape had a prize for the best application using an API from our marketplace. With so many APIs to choose from, it was easy for students to select a…
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…
Orlando

What a night!

Local hackers in Kochi (major city of Kerala, India) attended our first Mashape Hackathon in India this last weekend of Jan 10, 2015. Thank you everyone for coming and warming up the API world with your brilliance!   Thanks for conducting the mashape hackathon in India and that too in Kochi. I have attended many hackathons in India but this one was really amazing. The organizing part was perfectly done and was executed successfully. - Bonny (Attendee) Besides being the first hackathon hosted entirely by Mashape, it was also our first official event in India, hence making…
Frédéric Harper
On January 10th (in just three days!), the first ever hackathon in India will happen in Kochi. Join Arun Babu, and many other developers to learn more about APIs development, and create amazing applications (web, mobile or desktop) by using one or more APIs on Mashape Marketplace. No matter the programming language you like, solo or in a team of maximum three people, you’ll spend the night to build a masterpiece, and get a chance to win some great prizes. No matter if you or your team win or not, everybody will get some free goodies, get some food,…
Orlando
Last week, we organized our first API Crafters Meetup since the move to our new office, and it was awesome to see so many people interested in APIs showing up. Lots of stories were shared during the networking session, and it was heartwarming to hear different war stories and implementations from various perspectives. The first speaker was Tyler from Klout. He explained in detail how Klout consumes other APIs to generate data to power their own API, which in turn generates a never-ending loop of data being exchanged between platforms. @harmophone presenting the KLOUT API architecture at the first…
Vlad Nov
Last weekend, NTT DoCoMo Innovation partnered with Mashape and hosted Global Hack. Global Hack is one of the first hackathons in Tokyo, where Japanese developers spent the weekend hacking to win a trip for 4 to Silicon Valley. Although hackathon culture is just beginning to develop in Japan, the event was well received. Final presentations were done in true hacker spirit; with no slideshows allowed, and featuring only demos of the hack to judges. The most creative hack I saw was a stuffed animal controlled by a phone that could recognize your voice, face and tell you the weather.…
Montana Flynn
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