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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.…
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
There is no secret there: we love cool t-shirts, and our laptops are covered with stickers. Since the last two years, we have a new yearly tradition at Mashape: creating a new t-shirt and sticker design related to Mashape, the API world, or our lovely mascot, Jason. This year, we want you to be part of the creative process! We already have a bunch of ideas: “Got API?” and “API now, REST later” are some examples. They are great, but we would like you, Mashape users, to suggest to us what t-shirt you would be proud to wear at work,…
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…
Frédéric Harper
There are a lot of ways to learn something new, to upgrade our skills or to find a solution to our problem. Think about the search engine, StackOverflow, books, and documentations that spread all over the web. They are all valid ways to find the information we are looking for, but there is nothing as powerful than contact with a real person. At Mashape, we believe in the power of mentorship, and it’s why we are proud to support hack.pledge(), a movement for programmers worldwide to assemble and mentor each other. There are many platforms out there, but what…
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,…
Frédéric Harper
Hi API lovers, my name is Frédéric Harper, and I’m a new Mashaper. Starting in 2015, I’ll join the fantastic Mashape team as the Head of Developer Relations.

A bit of background

I’ve been in the tech industry for more than a decade, mostly working as a mobile, and web developer in startups. Pragmatic, with a high preference on anything Open, I’ve build softwares using many technologies. More recently, my weapons of choice were HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Since a couple of years, I’ve shared my passion about technology as a former Technical Evangelist at Mozilla, and previously, at Microsoft.…