The National Weather Service PHP library by Cristian Radu aims to simplify the access to the NWS REST API. To obtain weather data, users require PHP 5.3. To show a complete list of use cases for the library, developers can go to example.php. To retrieve forecast, they only need to use the methods based on latitude and longitude. And, to extract the weather data, they just need to use the model object methods. Under MIT license.
Hackathons have been a staple in Silicon Valley tech culture for quite some time, but recently we have seen seeing hackathons evolve outside of the valley -- from Los Angeles to Prague.
The format of the Hackathon is pretty straightforward: You bring together a group of developers in a room, give them a topic to code around, then they break into teams and begin hacking for usually from 24-72 hours. On the final day, theypresent what they’ve built. Winners usually go home with cash, prizes, and of course notoriety.