200 Developers to Take on European Hackathon

Adam DuVander
Apr. 18 2011, 04:44PM EDT

International tech blog The Next Web's flagship conference is coming next week to Amsterdam. As part of the event, there will be a two day hackathon, which will bring 200 European developers together to build new, innovative apps out of SDKs and APIs. With partners like Blackberry, Amazon Web Services and the MailChimp API, it's a good chance to meet fellow devs and create something new and cool.

The hackathon page has an entry form, as well as this preliminary schedule:

  • 10 minute presentations API / SDK – Each participating API / SDK gets 10 minutes to present their stuff. Convince the developers to hack on top of your API or platform. Show the possibilities and help developers to get started.
  • Teams – Create teams to cooperate with and start hacking (a team consists ideally of a blend of development skills and a designer)
  • Coding – Start writing code! There will be plenty of food and drinks to code all day and all night. Representatives from the API’s and SDK’s are around to help, brainstorm and answer questions. There are chill corners to give the mind a break and return to the sessions with new energy.
  • Presentations – At the end of the Hackathon (Wednesday) each team will present the app or service they have been working on for the last 2 days to a jury and a big audience. The coolest ideas get airtime during TNW Conference.

ProgrammableWeb will join in to tell the story of some of the apps and developers. Executive Editor Adam DuVander will also take part as a member of the jury.

Find out more and apply at The Next Web Hackathon.

Adam DuVander Hi! I'm Developer Communications Director for SendGrid and former Executive Editor of ProgrammableWeb. I currently serve as a Contributing Editor. If you have API news, or are interested in writing for ProgrammableWeb, please contact editor@programmableweb.com Though I'm a fan of anything API-related, my particular interest is in mapping. I've published a how-to book, Map Scripting 101, to get anyone started making maps on websites. In a not-so-distant past life I wrote for Wired and Webmonkey.

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