SpeedHack #3 is coming to Berlin
20 Mar 2015
After two successful editions in Chicago and in Paris, we are bringing SpeedHack to APIDays+APIStrat Berlin.
SpeedHack is a new franchise of hackathons of a new genre as we wrote in an earlier post here. Hackers have only 3 hours to solve code challenges suggested by our API partners. The team that solves all the challenges -- plus some extra challenges -- wins the global prize!
SpeedHack events are a great opportunity for hackers to get exposed to different sets of APIs, that they may use in their projects. API partners also take advantage of SpeedHack by meeting the local community of hackers and getting exposure and feedback. It's a great way to see how the API is perceived by the community.
Participation in as a hacker in the SpeedHack is free.
For this third edition we are happy to receive support from great sponsors:
With Twitters Fabric, you have a range of tools at your immediate disposal. Crashlytics to get crash reports from apps, Beta to distribute app to beta users, Digits to authenticate users with phone numbers, and Mopub to generate revenue with ads.
Google will come along to the SpeedHack with brand-new technology. It is so hot we have to wait announcing it till after GoogleIO which is just shortly before our SpeedHack.
Twilio has an awesome API that makes it easy to embed, VoIP or messaging services into web, desktop, and mobile apps. Twilio takes care of the messy telecom hardware and expose a globally available cloud API that developers can interact with to build intelligent & complex communications systems.
Context.IO provide a unique email API that makes it easy for developers to retrieve that information and leverage it in applications such as CRM, document management, collaboration, productivity tools and project management..
Apidaze lets web developers add voice, messaging or WebRTC to web & mobile apps. Free for individual developers. No more cables, carriers, no hidden costs. Simple and pay as you go.
Transform any JSON API into a real-time push API with streamdata.io without a single line of server side code, and an easy integration in client applications thanks to our SDKs.
Allowing any developer to interact with their customers' calendars, no matter which calendar service they've chosen or had forced upon them.
Stamplay brings together powerful components and services API in a way that you just need to define rules like: "when a user signs up, send him a welcome email and add him on my newsletter"
Search as a Service. We enable developers to deliver an outstanding search experience.
Rules of SpeedHack are pretty simple
- 3 hours long hackathon
- Challenges are revealed at the beginning on the SpeedHack page
- Teams of maximum 2 hackers
- All code should be written during the event
- fun :)
In good old SpeedHack tradition we have cash prizes to win, which are broken down the following way:
1st Place: EUR 1.500
2nd Place: EUR 250
3rd Place: EUR 150
In addition API partners will give away certain prices if you solve their challenge particularly well. And we may have some extra swag too. Both TBD, so stay tuned.
For more questions get in touch with the SpeedHack organisers directly.