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The US and the UK announced an upcoming "Cambridge v. Cambridge" Hackathon. The hackathon will pit MIT and University of Cambridge cyber security experts against each other.
Hack.Summit() will be held online Dec. 1-4 with some of the world's biggest names in programming languages and DevOps presenting. The conference supports IT not-for-profits.
Scratch, an online learning tool that teaches kids how to code, has provided a new version of its API that gives developers access to its data and some new features.
Pearson has launched its second Student Coding Contest, and the submission date has been extended.
Crowdfunder.co.uk provides an API that simplifies third-party crowd commerce integration. The API is currently in open beta and users are encouraged to provide feedback.
European Open API Platform FIWARE is making 80 million EUR available to startups and small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to build the next generation of innovative tech.
Online learning company Versal has launched an open developer program that aims to help developers build "learning gadgets" that enable teachers to build online courses.
Relias Learning uses the Tin Can API for its training platform. SOA Software adds features for API innovation.
Kaplan buys Dev Bootcamp as the coding education space gets more crowded. ReadyForZero releases an API and partners with banks to help reduce credit card debt. Plus: Facebook's plan to take on Twitter's Stream, and Gmail has a new API.
JustGiving announced the launch of new global JustGiving APIs allowing developers to create innovative third-party social and charity giving applications.
BQu, a UK-based market research and data analysis service provider, has announced the launch of the BQuSAMS API which will allow developers to integrate third-party applications and systems with BQuSAMS.
The US Department of Education has issued a Request for Information (RFI) regarding the use of APIs in higher education data, student aid programs and processes. The goal of the RFI is to gather ideas that will increase the openness of higher education data, processes, and aid to students and families. The RFI is directed towards all interested parties, and submissions will be accepted through June 2, 2014.
WS-REST.org has announced that it will host the fifth edition of the International Workshop on Web APIs and RESTful Design at the 23rd International World Wide Web Conference this April in Seoul, South Korea. The first workshop was held in 2010. As APIs have continued to drive innovation in the connected world, the workshop has continued to refine its scope of study, broaden its expectations and increase interest. As the organizers begin to develop this years agenda, PW caught up with Carlos Pedrinaci, a research fellow at The Open University, UK, and one of the event organizers.
Recently ProgrammableWeb reported that Apigee now supports Node.js which allows developers to build highly customized APIs and apps using the Apigee API Platform. Apigee has just announced the launch of Apigee Learn, a free education program that offers a series of eight-week online courses presented in video format. The Apigee-specific courses will cover topics and skills that will help participants succeed in today's API and App economies.
The Foundation Center, a leading provider of philanthropy data, analysis, and training, has just announced the launch of Foundation Stats, a brand new online tool that generates tables and charts from a vast collection of data about the U.S. foundation community. In addition, the Foundation Center has also provided a Foundation Stats API allowing developers programmatic access to the philanthropy data available at Foundation Stats.
GreatNonprofits; leading developer of tools that allow people to find, review, and share information about charities and nonprofits; has announced that it will launch a bi-directional API. The API will allow information to flow two directions. Reviewers can submit reviews via the API and third party applications can include reviews within content. Craiglist founder, Craig Newmark, recently invested in GreatNonprofits in hopes that it would become the Yelp of nonprofits.